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During the Reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty, the founder of Plum Garden moved to this area from China. He planted some plum seeds in front of his new home, and his fellow settlers did the same. Quickly, the area acquired a name, “plum garden.” Dongshan wasn’t famous for coffee in the beginning. When Japan ruled Taiwan, its officers discovered that Dongshan’s climate and soil are suitable for growing Arabica.
The officers then started to grow coffee on a large scale here. However, the locals did not drink coffee at the time, and the coffee plan eventually failed. It was only until 10 years ago that coffee became indispensable to modern Taiwanese. Reminded that the Japanese once grew coffee here, Dongshan residents decided to grow coffee again.
Do you know how to brew a good cup of coffee?Visit Plum Garden’s coffee house and let community experts make you a cup of coffee.
During summers, afternoon thunderstorms are common in mountainous areas. Please be sure to bring rain gears.
There are more insects at the mountain area, please bring insect repellent or wear long sleeve.