KATHMANDU, May 11: Coffee farmers, entrepreneurs, and tourism entrepreneurs assembled in Kathmandu on Sunday to discuss the potential and collaborative opportunities of introducing coffee tourism in Nepal through a sustainable model.
In the 'Tourism Stakeholder Workshop' organized by European Union-funded 'Hamro Coffee Project', stakeholders came up with three possible locations: Dhikur Pokhari, Nuwakot, and Nirmal Pokhari for coffee farming. Each destination provides amazing views along with promises of a complete Nepali experience, according to the stakeholders.
Possibilities are high with coffee tours becoming a popular attraction in many areas and with coffee being the second most traded commodity after crude oil. Nepal, known for specialty coffee with an estimated 33,000 farmers, could be a potential land, especially with Nepal having witnessed a 24 percent tourist growth in the past year.