*** 28.7 hectares (approximately 71 acres) of raw and relatively unbridled nature. Every step you take on this amazing piece of land is filled with wonderment and a real sense of tranquility. Located on the Western slopes of Berlin in San Ramon, the property consists of some of the best coffee growing soil and conditions in the entire country. Isolated for peace and privacy, and yet close enough to all of the amenities that you’re still connected to civilization when you want to be. It’s about a 30-minute drive or less into the center of San Ramon, and less than an hour away from the airport and beaches. The farm is bordered by public roads on two sides.
*** This property was purchased and developed by three teachers from Seattle, WA who wanted to grow an ecologically sustainable community in a place where the climate is steady and ideal for comfort. They chose San Ramon and this piece of pristine real estate as the canvas for their hopes and dreams. The idea was to create a like-minded community consisting of twenty (20) homes on this incredible piece of land. Ocean views, waterfalls, streams, natural springs, thick forest and jungle, hiking trails, wildlife everywhere, fruit trees, and approximately twenty (20) acres of profitable coffee plants. What more could you ask for?
*** The caretaker of the property and local outdoor expert, Diego, would be more than happy to continue providing his services to the new owner’s of the land. Diego is a fantastic resource and is worth his weight in gold. He knows every inch of this parcel and has a wonderful personality.
*** The coffee producing part of the farm has been vastly improved over the last several years through diligence and special care. The property originally only produced about 600 pounds of green coffee beans per year, but now yields 12,000- 13,000 pounds of very high quality beans each year. The coffee made here is the greatly sought after Arabic Catuai variety, and the farm is certified sustainable by the RainForest Alliance.
*** In addition to the current production of 12,000- 13,000 pounds per year, there have been more than 5,000 new coffee plants put in that will begin producing in the next year or so. Also, 200+ fruit trees have been planted, interior roads and paths have been cleared, and the twenty designated home sites were surveyed and registered (titled) for individual ownership. A pond for tilapia has been excavated along the stream and a picnic area was created around the pond. A large, flat area consisting of approximately two acres is now cleared for the growing of food for the community and areas for raising cattle, pigs, and chickens have been identified. A rough caretaker/ picker home is currently on the property and it has running water, a bathroom, and solar lighting. The project is primed and ready to be completed by a new owner with fresh energy and blood. The current owners are unable to continue and are hoping to find the people who are meant to complete this beautiful vision. This is an extremely special property and has the potential to be a phenomenal community in the hills of San Ramon. Are you ready to take the torch and run with it? Grow wild with the orchids…
*** Property is owned in the name of a Costa Rican corporation for ease of transfer. Listing Price of $595,000 USD includes this corporation.
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