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Quang Tri, Vietnam offers a unique coffee bean harvesting and processing tour

Quang Tri Province in north-central Vietnam is now offering an exciting agricultural tour for coffee lovers. Visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the entire coffee production process, from harvesting and processing the beans to enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee. This tour allows enthusiasts to get hands-on experience and gain a deeper appreciation for the art of coffee-making. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind adventure in Quang Tri Province!

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The ‘Khe Sanh Coffee Tour’ was introduced at Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province. This tour offers a unique experience for local coffee farmers.

During the one-day tour, visitors have the opportunity to harvest and process coffee beans, as well as roast and grind them.

Each tourist is provided with a backpack basket and follows the coffee farm owner to collect coffee beans. Hoang Luan, the owner of the farm, also participates in the bean harvesting process while giving instructions to tourists on how to pick ripe beans without damaging the coffee branches.

Tourists hold baskets of ripe coffee beans. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Tourists hold baskets of ripe coffee beans at Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Afterwards, the tourists clean the coffee beans and remove any low-quality seeds.

At noon, they roast and grind the coffee beans.

Luan’s family has been cultivating two hectares of coffee trees for the past 12 years.

“I switched to organic coffee farming five years ago. Instead of using chemicals, I use coffee husks to fertilize the trees in order to ensure public health,” said Luan.

In the afternoon, the tourists visit another coffee farm owned by Tran Mai Huong in the local area.

The ‘Khe Sanh Coffee Tour’ concludes at the Ta Con airport relic site, where visitors can enjoy a cup of fragrant hot coffee next to a C-130 military plane while learning about the heroic history of the region and admiring the green coffee gardens.

The tour is designed to connect the past, present, and future with the slogan “Create Coffee, Not War.”

A tourist picks coffee beans. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

A tourist picks coffee beans at Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Duong Thi Huyen Trang, a 25-year-old resident of Vinh City in Nghe An Province, considers herself fortunate to have experienced the coffee culture and learned valuable insights from successful and experienced individuals.

The tour offers a unique experience in coffee planting and processing, as well as the opportunity to savor Huong Hoa District’s specialty coffee, according to Tran Thai Thien from the Huong Hoa Tourism Association.

“Each journey is not just an incredible story and memory, but also an immersion into local culture and traditions. The tour benefits both farmers and the local economy,” added Thien.

Hoang Luan (L, 2nd), the owner of the Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, where the ‘Khe Sanh coffee tour’ is launched, instructs tourists to remove poor-quality coffee beans. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Hoang Luan (L, 2nd), the owner of Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam, where the ‘Khe Sanh Coffee Tour’ was launched, shows tourists how to remove poor-quality coffee beans. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Khe Sanh possesses significant potential for agricultural tourism, especially coffee tours, according to Harro Boekhold, an agricultural tourism expert from the Netherlands’ Programma Uitzending Managers.

“In addition to regular tours, you can organize tours specifically for international coffee traders, entrepreneurs, coffee roasting and grinding units, and coffee agents,” noted Boekhold.

Huong Hoa District is home to over 3,900 hectares of coffee trees, cultivated by approximately 6,000 households.

Quang Tri is one of the eight provinces selected for the development of Vietnam’s specialty coffee brands.

Tourists plant coffee trees. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Tourists plant coffee trees at Ara Farm Hoang Luan, an organic coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam. ​​Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Tourists visit a coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

Tourists visit a coffee farm in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

The tour ends at the Ta Con airport relic site where a C-130 military plane is placed as a connection of the past, the present, and the future. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre

The tour ends at the Ta Con airport relic site where a C-130 military plane is placed as a connection of the past, the present, and the future. Photo: Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre