40 Hectare Farm For Sale in San Geronimo, Imbabura Ecuador
Spectacular 40 Hectare Coffee Farm
Asking Price: $200,000 USD (Negotiable)
Finca San Francisco is a spectacular opportunity to develop a 40 hectare property into a thriving coffee farm. 6 hectares are already planted in 1-4 year old Castillo varietalcoffee plants. The farm is situated in the northern part of Ecuador in a perfect micro-climate for coffee production. There are other small coffee farms in the area and this particular piece of property would be perfect for both coffee (about 28 hectares) and the rest in fruit trees, bamboo, flowers and wilderness preserve. It's is about 1 hour from Ibarra (a town of 150,000) and is about 3 1/2 hours from the coast. There is a good highway from Ibarra to about 6 miles from the farm. There is a dirt road (serviced by a bus route) to the farm that the government of Ecuador is planning on paving in the near future. The farm is at about 1450-1600 meters in elevation, is bordered by two year around rivers and backed by a waterfall and mountain preserve. It is private and secure with outstanding vistas of the surrounding valley. This is the perfect altitude to prevent the broca beetle disease. This varietal also is resistant to roya (coffee rust). There will be a harvest this year of about 100 quintales (100 lbs per quintale). There is a 60 square meter worker house with electricity and satelite phone (internet and TV are available also) There is a 175 square meter galpon (a divided roofed structure that could be used for compost and animals). There is a small drying patio, several raised drying beds, basic farm equipment, and a coffee cherry pulper. There is one full time permanent work and plenty of available part time workers for harvesting, fertilizing, and planting. The Ecuadorian government has recently decided to offer training and assistance to coffee farmers in this area. They will be offering fertilizer, training, and seeds. There is also a new cooperative of local farmers who are planning on working together to get top dollar for their coffee. There is a perfect spot on a flat terrace to build an owner's house that overlooks the entire valley.