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Blooming coffee flowers a hidden gem in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Thursday, March 04, 2021, 13:29 GMT+7
Blooming coffee flowers a hidden gem in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
A coffee plant with blossoming flowers at a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

Photos of coffee flowers in full bloom across the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak are capturing the imaginations of photography, travel, and nature lovers across Vietnam. 

Bui Nguyen Van Nguyen, the photographer behind the Instagram account @odaucungchup, is known for his stunning depictions of life in Ho Chi Minh City.

His newest photo series, however, has shifted gears, highlighting the beauty of blossoming coffee flowers for the account’s 108,000 followers.

With 7,700 ‘loves’ and 160 comments on the series, his photos are a hit.

“I was surprised to see how much everyone loved my photos. So was my family,” Nguyen told Tuoi Tre News.

According to Nguyen, a Central Highlands native who now lives in Ho Chi Minh City, the photos were taken at his father’s two-hectare Robusta coffee farm.

“My father was thrilled to see his farm adored by so many people,” Nguyen said, adding that his father looks after the coffee plants as if they were his own children.

Coffee flowers bloom into white clusters of small petals, which makes them look like daisies.

Coffee flowers blossom in clusters in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

Coffee flowers blossom in clusters in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

They do not smell like coffee, but do produce a light fragrance.

“Coffee flowers smell pleasant," Nguyen commented.

"That, combined with their beauty, makes them irresistible and romantic.”

A bee amongst the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

A bee amongst the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

According to Nguyen, coffee flowers in the Central Highlands typically blossom from February to April.

After the flowering season, farmers wait until the end of the year, normally November, to harvest the coffee beans.

“As perennial plants which only reproduce once a year, coffee plants require daily care until they’re ready for harvest,” Nguyen shared. 

"“The important factors in achieving high output lie in both the year’s climate and the farmers' skills.”

Below are some photos of coffee flowers taken in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak:

Coffee flowers blossom in clusters in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Coffee flowers blossom in clusters in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Tiny bugs hover near the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Tiny bugs hover near the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Coffee flowers blossom in clusters in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

A bee amongst the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

Tiny bugs hover near the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Tiny bugs hover near the coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
A group of women take selfies against the white blossoming coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
A group of women take selfies against the white blossoming coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
A woman takes selfies against the white blossoming coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
A woman takes selfies against the white blossoming coffee flowers in a Robusta garden in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Nguyen’s father works on his coffee garden in the Central Highland Province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen
Bui Nguyen Van Nguyen’s father works in his coffee garden in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

Coffee flowers on the ground in the garden of Nguyen’s father in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

Coffee flowers on the ground in the garden of Bui Nguyen Van Nguyen’s father in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. Photo: Van Nguyen

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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