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Profitable Coffee Farm (and much more) for Sale - $649,000

Please let me know if you would like additional information as I have lots more and one last thing - no more snow or cold. Always in the 70s and 80s. Want Beach? -We also have a house and lots for sale at the beach.

 

Ralph and Margarita Atenas, Costa Rica 011-506-8779-2344

 

Costa Rica Coffee Farm and Development Property – Maybe it’s Time

Location - 30 minutes to San Ramon, Atenas and one hour to airport, the beach and all services. Climate – At an elevation of 3,000 feet, the temperature is always in the 70s and 80s.

Privacy – The farm is located at the end of two public roads Water and Electricity – installed to the farm

More water – The farm has two pure water springs (4,000 gallon per day) and two streams with waterfalls 20 Titled Building Sites – all have ocean view with 10 sites prepared for immediate construction

Open Space – the coffee and building sites use only 50% of the farm, 20% is in native forest, talipia pond Wild life – birds, white face and holler monkeys, sloths,

 

This is a very special piece of property. The best thing about this farm is that all of the hard work has been done. Paradise

 

The Coffee

 

I bought this farm and started getting the infrastructure in place. The focus was on getting the coffee plants rehabilitated from years of neglect. We were able to find an excellent, dedicated and honest - third generation local coffee farmer to manage the farm on a daily basis. We also started a program of planting fruit trees, ornamental plants and about 1,000 new coffee plants a year. Whenever we planted coffee, we planted a variety of fruit trees, about 300, for shade, personal consumption and as a second salable crop. We are now embarking on a program which will increase the farm’s coffee production from 12,000 to 30,000 pounds in three years. In the four years since we bought the farm, coffee production has increased from 670 pounds to 12,000 pounds heading for a goal of 30,000 pounds by 2020. There are approximately 30,000 coffee plants currently on the property and room for an additional 80,000 plants. Our coffee is high elevation and RainForest Alliance Certified. A productive farm should produce 60 fanegas per hectare and that translates into 6,000 pounds of green beans. Depending on the market, that is $7,000 - $9,000 per hectare. The coffee earnings were developed to make the farm sustainable. That’s the coffee part.

Development

 

The real economic value of the farm is in development. After establishing the coffee crop, we then worked with the surveyor and municipality for two years to get 20 lots platted and registered - not an easy process. After that we bulldozed a tilapia pond and cleared the existing 1 1/2 miles of internal roads and a two acre area for growing crops. The only building on the property at this time is a small, primitive two bedroom, one bath workers house that has spring fed water and solar electricity and no occupants. It does have a bathroom with shower and flush toilet and this year has public water and electricity.

 

The developmental plan for the property was to build and sell 20 houses on the 20 titled lots generating a profit of $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 depending on the type of housing and the development of the property. All 20 lots have a view of the ocean with plenty of room for more development. This was where the profit is to be made on the purchase of the property.

 

In addition to the two year around streams, the farm has two springs providing free fresh water. It’s very nice having your own pure water source Did I mention that the farm has 8 waterfalls. We have been relying on solar panels for electricity and water pumping. Although the farm now has electricity from the public utility, it is nice to know that it is feasible to rely on solar and hydro for sustainability and self-reliance if necessary.

 

Please let me know if you have further questions as I do have a lot more information. We would be more than happy to host you for the day and arrange a visit to the farm and nearby communities as we live in Costa Rica near the property. The property is fully owned and has no encumbrances. Also, check out our revised website at; http://costaricacoffeefarm.com/

 

In summary

 

70 acre Coffee Farm and development property with 20 titled lots

Ocean views, waterfalls, titled building sites, end of the road and close to everything.

Secluded and Private yet less than an hour to shopping, medical services, beaches, airport and less than 30 minutes to San Ramon and Atenas. This is an incredible property, definitely a lifestyle change.

Spring and summer all year, in the 70s, fresh fruits and vegetables daily from your own gardens Electricity, water, Toyota pickup truck

8 Waterfalls some 100' high with natural swimming holes.

30 acres in commons with forest, streams, fruit trees, gardens, tilapia pond, birds, monkeys, etc.

20 acres of coffee in production; 18,000 pounds in 2014, and hundreds of new plants with a goal of 30 thousand pounds of coffee by 2020. Currently 30,000 plants with room for 100,000.

Two acres for vegetable gardens – with year around growing season.

20 Titled, individual building sites (not condo), from 1/4 to 1 ¼ acres - all with ocean views.

 

Best places to retire: - AARP September 2010 Best Climate in the world - National Geographic Happiest people in the world, no military

Higher educational level and longevity greater than USA

 

Lots of photos below…… sorry about my meager photographic skills