K'Ho Coffee in Da Lat
The beautiful city of Đà Lạt is surrounded by lush green mountains, rushing waterfalls, calm lakes and pine forests as far as the eye can see. Its characteristic temperate climate sets it aside from other cities in Vietnam, making it the perfect contender for the development of fruit, vegetable and flower plantations and of course – coffee. But not all coffee trees can thrive in these conditions, and this is why the French colonists, in the 19th century, saw the opportunity to introduce and successfully grow the heirloom Arabica plant.
DaLat is also home to the K’Ho people, an ethnic minority group, living in Lâm Đồng province of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. They have cared for and encouraged the growth and development of the Arabica tree since its introduction in the 1860’s. And thanks to K’Ho coffee, a socially responsible cooperative, the highest quality Arabica is being sustainably grown and harvested by hand to maintain the highest standards.