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Farmville comes to life in Costa Rica
mycostaricafarm.com allows clients to grow their own Costa Rica coffee from a computer. The project offers Annual Farm Plots starting at 50 sq meters (538 sq ft). Urbanistas 'work' with the Farm Team, nuturing their private coffee crop.
mycostaricafarm.com is a unique development in Costa Rica. Clients "Farmers" are able to grow their own coffee patch, remotely. People in North America have complete control over the way their coffee is grown.
Upon harvest, beans are roasted, sealed in private-label packaging, and sent to North America. By making choices, 'farmers' get their own specialized, small batch coffee. Types of pest treatment, blending with another farm for complexity, or enhancing the soil with spice plants and orange trees are things to consider. One's coffee can vary quite a bit from the others, so trying to create the perfect cup is part of the appeal. The personalized plots are physically tended by Naturewalk's Farm Team. They guarantee at least 10 pounds/50 sq meters.
"The idea", says David Giesecke, founder of mycostaricafarm.com, "is to empower consumers with a connection to the soil, to create their own special, small-batch coffee...and by adding their photo to the packaging, it makes a very personal gift ('hope you enjoy my private-brand coffee, I helped grow it') ".
Farmers compete for best farm- most attractive plot, most coffee beans, and other attributes for 50% off next year's contract. Grown from 24" tall plants not from seed, Starting at $180, includes shipping. Naturewalk has been chosen as the exclusive location, an eco- resort at 1,500 ft elevation near Jaco and Manuel Antonio. See www.mycostaricafarm.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention David Giesecke. PO box 604, Montchanin, De 19710