Unique and fantastic opportunity to own an eco-lodge and organic coffee farm as a turn key business and residence in North Central Nicaragua.
Situated on approximately 247 acres at 4000 feet in the mountains of North Central Nicaragua, this incredible property is about forty-five minutes from Matagalpa, Nicaragua and 2 ½ hours from the capitol city of Managua and its international airport.
Finca Esperanza Verde (FEV) is an award winning and unique "eco" experience that is built around the beautiful forests, shade-grown coffee, 100 mile views, fantastic birding, well maintained trail system, care and restoration of habitats and the potable watershed, with extensive use of local building materials, renewable energy systems (hydro and solar) to supply/provide power that functions as a sustainable tourism and coffee harvesting business. Please see more information and pictures at fincaesperanzaverde.com
The tourism infrastructure consists of a main lodge/dining area with a commercial kitchen, two dorm-style brick cabins (sleep 6-8 people) with two private baths, three new 1-2 person wood cabins with private bath, 3 new brick cabins in the garden/nursery area to accommodate more adventurous budget travelers and volunteers, a tiled wood-fired central shower facility, a large pavilion for workshops/group gatherings/ yoga/meditation, a butterfly conservatory, 5 distinct and well maintained trails, 4 waterfalls, one with a natural swimming hole, a certified and potable spring-fed water system, a solar and micro hydro-electric system and internet at the main lodge.
The finca covers 247 acres of cloud forest at 4000 ft above sea level. Approximately 20% (24.5 Ac/ 14.1 Mzns/ 10 Ha) of the land is dedicated for the tourism buildings which includes the central lodge, main cabins, garden cabins, roads and trails; 20% is planted with shade grown coffee (26 Ac/ 15 mzn/ 10.6 Ha – and can be expanded, vegetables and fruit trees; and the remaining 70% of the property is a tropical primary and secondary forest and former cow pastures now being reforested.
Coffee growing is part of the culture of the northern territories of Nicaragua. FEV cultivates Arabica Coffee in several varieties: Parainema, Ethiosar, Maragojipe, Caturra, Red Catuai, Bourbon and Java to mention a few. The farm aims to produce the best quality coffee and at the same time to protect and conserve the ecosystem. The farm uses responsible and sustainable coffee farming techniques from seed to cup. The pulping and washing of the coffee during the annual harvest (December - February) is done at the farm in the farm’s wet mill then dried in the yard for a few days before transporting the bags to the dry mill in Matagalpa for the final processing.
The farm’s organic vegetable garden has the most delectable veggies and fruits - kales, squashes, lettuces, beets and radishes, as well as the oranges, lemons and passion fruit in a small orchard.
Accommodations for up to twenty-eight people in various cabins located throughout the property.
An owner’s residence located 5 minutes from the main lodge
A main lodge with full commercial kitchen, dining area and common area, and a traditional Nicaraguan kitchen
A pavilion with incredible views for yoga, hammocks and group activities
Potable (and tested) drinking water on the property
Power supplied by solar and hydro-generator
Coffee beneficio (wet mill) and drying area for de-pulping and initial drying of the coffee harvest
Organic garden, composting area, and coffee nursery to cultivate seedings for planting
5 beautiful and well-maintained trails – two with amazing lookout views and a waterfall
Internet access and recharging stations
A 4x4 vehicle
Room for expansion of the tourism infrastructure and coffee planting areas
…and much more
This property is owned and operated on a central theme of responsible and sustainable environmental practices and maintenance of fair and socially responsible work environment for the local community.
The asking price is $995,000 (USD) and the owners will be available to assist in all aspects of transition.