Finca Puriscal: Mercedes Coffee Farm & Piedras Blancas Entry Lot
Mercedes Norte, District 2°Mercedes Sur, Cantón 4° Puriscal, Provincia 1° San José, Costa Rica
Price: $1,241,102 USD
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This property consists of two farms

**Coffee Farm**
Area as per registry: 8 hectares 1529 square meters
Location: Located in Mercedes Norte, District 2°Mercedes Sur, Canton 4° Puriscal, Province 1° San José. It is located southeast of San José, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the capital depending on traffic. It is very close to the center of the Santiago de Puriscal canton. Its exact location is 1.5 km west of the central park of Puriscal, adjacent to the sports plaza of Mercedes Norte.

**Entry Lot**
Area as per registry: 1211.19 m2
Location: Piedras Blancas, District 3° Tabarcia, Canton 7° Mora, Province 1° San José.

The farm is exclusively dedicated to coffee cultivation, boasting a range of high-yield, improved varieties that have been carefully selected for their productivity. Over the past four years, the entire expanse of the farm has been transformed into a thriving coffee plantation. Among the primary varieties nurtured on the land are Catigua MG-2, Paraíso, Marsellesa, Obatá, Hybrid H1 (known as L13A44 or Central American Hybrid), and Hybrid H10 (known as L12A28 or Milenium Hybrid).

Strategically planted along contour lines, the coffee plants benefit from the natural shade provided by a variety of trees, including Eucalyptus, Erythrinas, and Sabana Oaks, among others. This thoughtful approach not only enhances the quality of the coffee beans but also contributes to the overall ecological balance of the farm.

The infrastructure of the farm includes essential facilities such as a well-maintained overseer’s residence, strategically placed bays to accommodate coffee pickers during harvest seasons, and a designated area for coffee reception. However, it’s worth noting that the coffee reception area requires some improvements to bring it up to optimal condition. Moreover, a network of well-maintained roads crisscrosses the farm, facilitating various agricultural activities and ensuring efficient bean harvesting.

In addition to its agricultural potential, the property holds considerable promise for urban development. A detailed Master Plan has been meticulously crafted, envisioning the transformation of the land into a vibrant urban community comprising 180 residential units. Preliminary groundwork, including the establishment of contour lines and the construction of a robust water supply system, has already been undertaken. Notably, a well has been drilled on the premises, yielding an impressive flow rate of over 5 liters per second—twice the amount deemed necessary for the envisioned urbanization project. Although the well is presently inactive, its capacity far exceeds the requirements for sustaining the planned development.

In summary, the farm not only serves as a flourishing coffee plantation but also holds significant potential for future urban expansion. With its carefully selected coffee varieties, meticulous cultivation practices, and strategic location, it stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of agricultural excellence and urban planning foresight.

As part of the studies to assess the feasibility of urbanization, an appraisal of the farm was done in 2010, which resulted in a value of $15 per square meter. Based on this figure, the total cost would be $1,241,102 (one million two hundred forty-one thousand one hundred two dollars). However, despite the appraisal being 14 years old, I maintain the same price. I consider it important to continue visualizing the urban value that this property has.

Key Features:

  1. Location: The property consists of two farms, one in Mercedes Norte and the other in Piedras Blancas, both located in the province of San José, Costa Rica. The Mercedes Norte farm is approximately 1.5 km west of the central park of Puriscal, making it conveniently close to urban amenities.
  2. Size: The coffee farm spans 8 hectares and 1529 square meters, while the entry lot measures 1211.19 square meters, providing ample space for agricultural activities and potential development.
  3. Coffee Farm: The entire coffee farm is planted with improved varieties of coffee known for their high productivity. The plantation includes newer coffee plants, planted within the last four years, with main varieties such as Catigua MG-2, Paraíso, Marsellesa, Obatá, and various hybrids.
  4. Shade and Infrastructure: The coffee plantation is strategically planted on contour lines with permanent shade provided by Eucalyptus trees, Erythrinas, Sabana Oaks, and other species. Infrastructure on the farm includes a house for the overseer, bays for coffee pickers, and roads for agricultural practices and harvesting.
  5. Urban Development Potential: The property holds strong potential for urban development, with a Master Plan proposing 180 lot units. Contour lines have been established, and a well with ample water supply has been built to support future urbanization efforts.
  6. Water Resources: The property benefits from a well with a significant flow rate of over 5 liters per second, which exceeds the requirements for urbanization outlined in the Master Plan.
  7. Property Potential: Despite the appraisal being 14 years old, the seller maintains the price at $15 per square meter, emphasizing the continued potential for urban development and appreciation of the property’s value.
  8. Accessibility: The property is conveniently located approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the capital city of San José, making it accessible for both agricultural activities and future development projects.

San José, Costa Rica

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of San José Province are its famed coffee farms, which contribute to the region’s rich cultural tapestry and agricultural heritage. These sprawling plantations, adorned with rows of coffee plants, paint the hillsides with shades of green, offering a glimpse into Costa Rica’s renowned coffee culture.

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air, enticing visitors to delve deeper into the world of coffee production. Here, amidst the lush foliage, travelers can witness the meticulous process of coffee cultivation, from planting and harvesting to roasting and packaging. Guided tours of the coffee farms provide a fascinating insight into the intricacies of coffee production, allowing visitors to learn about the different varieties of coffee beans and the techniques employed by local farmers.

Beyond the educational aspect, coffee farms in San José Province offer immersive experiences that engage all the senses. Visitors can indulge in coffee tastings, savoring the complex flavors and aromas of Costa Rican coffee, renowned for its smoothness and richness. Some farms even offer hands-on workshops where guests can try their hand at roasting their own beans, gaining a deeper appreciation for the craft of coffee making.

Moreover, these coffee farms serve as hubs of community and sustainability, supporting local economies and promoting eco-friendly practices. Many farms prioritize organic farming methods and environmental conservation, striving to preserve the natural beauty of the land for generations to come.

For travelers seeking a deeper connection with the land and its people, a visit to the coffee farms of San José Province offers a truly enriching experience. It’s a chance to not only savor the world-class coffee produced in Costa Rica but also to immerse oneself in the traditions, culture, and warm hospitality of the region. In the embrace of the rolling hills and verdant valleys, amidst the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, visitors can forge lasting memories and discover the soul of San José’s coffee country.



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