EN: Anyone for K'Hofee?
Trekker Café is more than a place to drink fantastic coffee (though it is that too). It's Saigon's secret gateway to the world of the K'Ho ethnic group. Likewise the café’s treks aren't just fantastic explorations of the Lam Dong forests of the Central Highlands. They're also the chance to immerse yourself in K'Ho culture.
The K'Ho are a matriarchal society in which the women 'catch' husbands for whom they may be required to pay a hefty bridegroom price. Children take the mother’s name, and family life is based around stilted longhouses gathered in small hamlets called ‘Bon’.
The K'Ho celebrate the spirits of sun, moon, river, and earth in their famous music and poetry.
After years living with them, the founders of Trekker Café decided to celebrate the richness of the K'Ho by promoting a sustainable social enterprise system for both selling their coffee and introducing the more discerning travellers to the beauty of their lifestyle through tours. These are guided by the K'Ho themselves through their mountains and villages.
As well as being experts in the K'Ho, the Trekker Café team are experts in the outdoors and woodcraft, as demonstrated at Rocktoberfest where they demonstrated ways of lighting fire and brewing coffee on the go as you can see in our videos.
Whether it's the K'Ho that you want to learn about, or the lush landscape of Vietnam, Trekker Café is the team to tour with. You can learn more about Trekker Café tours at Push Climbing, or by chilling and sipping the fine K'Ho Arabica coffee in a comfy chair at the Trekker Café in District 1. Travellers, armchair travellers, coffee lovers and all else are welcome at Trekker.
Trekker Café tours can be booked at Push Climbing.
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