One can always dream.
A 2-acre working coffee plantation is currently available in Launiupoko, Hawaii, at the base of the West Maui mountains. The plantation comes complete with approximately 200 healthy coffee trees, a three-bedroom main house with a nearly 1,000-square-foot deck, a 1,000-square-foot luxury guest cottage, and a “barn” with milling and other processing equipment, a commercial roaster, and a tasting room/retail area. The asking price is $2,987,000.
Greg and Susy Stille are selling the plantation after 20 years there, where they discovered a number of overgrown and untended crops including coffee, papayas, lemons, asparagus and peppers. The couple eventually invested in coffee roasting and processing operations, creating the Piliani Kope coffee company, and promoting a sustainable and organic approach they hope will continue with the new owners.
As for the accommodations, they are immodest. Here is more from the listing:
The large lanai with wide overhangs positions to look out over fields of coffee trees and clear blue ocean. Many fine details within the house include the use of wood floors, wooden countertops, carved wooden or rattan inlaid doors, high ceilings, a claw foot tub and outdoor shower surrounded by tall bamboo.
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