There are some things that money just can’t buy. Authentic experiences. Tradition. Memories. A step back in Time. However, in this unique instance, money might just do the trick.
For the first time, one of Costa Rica’s only second generation coffee producing farms is being offered creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the experience of a lifetime. Situated in the foothills of the Barva Volcano, in Santa Barbara in Heredia, this nearly 12 hectare legacy farm, boasts a history no less rich than the volcanic soil Since 1978, the family has been acquiring invaluable knowledge about the coffee industry as the original owners sought to combine the coffee culture with their multicultural family background and the result over 40 years later, is a lifetime of laughter, education, and since 2009, the recognition of the Rainforest Alliance Certification for sustainable farming practices and Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality rating for this homegrown coffee.
The property, which consists of about 9 hectares of coffee plantations dedicated to the production of 8 varieties of Arabic coffee, is situated at about 3900 mt above sea level in the optimal setting for this Costa Rican delicacy. Santa Barbara, Heredia is one of the few remaining, authentic Costa Rican towns that have not been influenced or changed from tourism nor development. The experience of the farm is something that the owners have wanted to share with others, and aside from the 5 bedroom main home, there are a number of smaller rental properties throughout the property which over the years have been leased to students, professors, authors, musicians and anyone interested in experiencing first hand the lifestyle of a working coffee farm.
The owners have historically provided not only employment to members of the local community, but housing for them and their families. This mentality has contributed to an incomparable family setting at the farm, which is now cared for by the children and grandchildren of the original staff.
While the coffee plantation is at the core of this property, there are also fruit orchards, and stunning views over the city and surrounding areas. The main house is a 5 bedroom, typical farm house, and the additional structures amount for a total of 13 bedrooms (inclusive of the main house), making this property ideal for continued education, experience based learning, a unique retreat, or a rare opportunity for a family to teach the same values of culture and family, that the historic owners were able to do for their own multicultural and multigenerational family.
The most unique characteristic of this property, is of course the intangible. While money cannot buy everything, in this case, it can buy you the experience to last a lifetime.