Kauf von ½ Acre Parzelle einer Kaffee-Farm
Seit 2014 hat International Coffee Farms 12 Kaffee-Farmen in Panama aufgebaut
Hat alles in seiner Hand, von der Jungpflanze bis zur gerösteten Kaffeebohne
Fokussiert auf Speciality Coffee
Gibt 20% der Rendite in den Sozialfonds zum Aufbau von Sozial-einrichtungen für die Arbeiterfamilien (Häuser, Schulen, Ausbildung, …)
Mindestens 5 Jahre
Kaffeebäume haben eine Lebensdauer von 22 bis 25 Jahren, danach können sie zurückgeschnitten werden und leben nochmals 2 weitere Lebenszyklen, anschliessend werden Jungpflanzen gepflanzt, welche die Bäume ersetzen werden
ROI / Rendite
Durchschnittlich über 10% / Jahr, je nach Alter der Kaffeebäume
Bei Neupflanzungen gibt es die ersten rund 3 Jahre keine Rendite (da keine Ernte), dann steigend von 7% bis 35%
US$ 18'000 plus 5% Verschreibungskosten (US$ 900)
Eigentümerschaft kann auf 2 Personen aufgeteilt werden
(Cashflow Coaching kann interessierte Parteien vernetzen)
CHF 2'000 für VIP Cashflow Programm
Rabatt von 5% resp. 10% wenn über Cashflow Coaching gesamthaft
3 resp. 6 Parzellen verkauft werden
Investor wird als Eigentümer im Grundbuch eingetragen
Erfahrung des Anbieters seit 2014
Field Trips möglich
Kein Angebot, Haftungsausschluss
Alle zur Verfügung gestellten Informationen, einschliesslich aller Finanzinformationen, werden zu blossen Informationszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt und stellen weder eine Investitionsempfehlung, noch ein Angebot noch eine Aufforderung zum Kauf, Halten oder Verkauf jeglicher Finanz- bzw. Anlageprodukte dar. Sie stellen keine Anlage-, Rechts-, Steuer- und/oder anderweitige Beratung dar.
Insbesondere gibt eine vorangegangene Performance weder einen Hinweis auf noch eine Gewähr für die zukünftige Entwicklung. Es gibt weder eine stillschweigende noch eine ausdrückliche Garantie für die künftige Entwicklung der Performance. Anlagen in Fremdwährungen unterliegen zusätzlich auch Währungsschwankungen. Zudem geben Prognosen keine zuverlässigen Anhaltspunkte für die zukünftige Entwicklung.
Cashflow Coaching haftet weder dafür, dass die enthaltenen Informationen vollständig und richtig sind, noch für Schäden von Handlungen, die aufgrund von Informationen vorgenommen werden, die in dieser oder einer anderen Publikation von Cashflow Coaching enthalten sind.
Sämtliche Angaben richten sich ausschliesslich an qualifizierte Anleger.
Interessenten sollten sich von einer qualifizierten Fachperson beraten lassen, bevor sie Anlageentscheidungen treffen.
Newsletter vom 24.08.2019
PATHWAYS, PLANTING AND PROGRESS!
When you invest in a turnkey managed, passive income generating farm, you do so because you don’t really want to get your hands dirty.
You let your money work for you. Not the other way around. Smart!
But, someone has to get their hands dirty to turn around these old farms and plant the new farms from scratch.
Luckily for you,..that’s our job!
Just the other day we received “messages from the field” (sorry Simon Black) with updates from our workers on the ground in both Panama and Belize, sending us photos of the 2 teams hard at work building the road (really pathways) to the farms.
In Panama, when you hear us saying we acquired multiple, high altitude, virgin farms, you probably don’t understand the work that goes into making these farms accessible to plant and operate.
Here you will see our team of full time International Coffee Farms (ICFC) workers and some additional temporary workers, hard at work literally cutting a pathway into the side of the mountain.
All in preparation to transport 77,000 coffee saplings of up to 7 different varietals, up to 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level and to plant out our newest farm.
So, the idea of this quick email is to show you some of the real, hard, sweaty and dirty work that goes on here in Panama and in Belize, on a daily basis.
Turn-key passive investment is easy to say…it takes hard work to deliver!
Want to see it for yourself?
Come to Panama on November 15th to 17th for our Final Group Coffee Farm Tour of 2019.
Click here to learn more and sign up!
9 TONS OF GREEN COFFEE ON ITS WAY TO JAPAN!
Over the last 2 years we have been steadily building our relationships within the coffee and chocolate industry in Japan.
From our previous newsletters you will know that we brought Werner and Mitsue Rüegsegger onto our team as consultants during this time.
Werner is a Swiss Chocolate Maker with 50+ years’ experience. He and Mitsue have been doing business in Japan for 45 years.
We have been to Japan 4 times during those 2 years, attended the Salon du Chocolat event twice (a worldwide event and the largest annual chocolate fair in Japan) and the Specialty Coffee Association of Japans’ annual event.
Through Werner and Mitsue’s contacts we have met industry leaders and old family friends, and our network and relationships continue to grow.
We now enjoy a strong relationship with 5 very well connected and experienced Japanese businessmen that are anxious to assist our development in Japan over the next few years.
In Japan, everything is based on relationships, trust and respect. We are building all three.
We have hand-delivered samples of our green coffee, roasted coffee, cacao beans, cacao butter and finished chocolate bars. These samples have been strategically provided to key people in the coffee and chocolate industry and each product has been very well received.
Last year we sold a ton of cacao beans and 200 kilos of cacao butter and shipped it to Japan, where it was turned into chocolate by Mr. Shunsuke Saegusa, Chocolate Maker and Owner of Palet D’Or chocolate company,
Mr. Shunsuke Saegusa entered a 72% dark chocolate made from our finest quality Peini Cacao beans, in the 2019 Asia-Pacific International Chocolate Awards.
And…..Palet D’or walked away with the Silver medal!
Not a bad introduction for Peini Cacao in Japan!
Now, we are in the final stages of preparing a container with 9 tons of green exportable coffee beans, bound for Tokyo. This container was due to be shipped in March, but then the world stopped!
Thankfully, but not by accident, we only trade in non-perishable products, so we were able to store the coffee and wait for the logistics and trade routes to open up again. No harm done, and all we lost was a little time.
What if the container was full of perishable fruits or vegetables? All the product would have been lost.
The coffee Team in Panama has been busy for the last few weeks getting this order ready to ship.
Usually green coffee is shipped around the world in large sacks, but our new Japanese partners asked for it to be vacuum packed in 15 kilo bags, 2 per box. So, we obliged!
Valentina, our Coffee Marketing Expert, is writing up a detailed report explaining the strict classification process before exportation, the new vacuum packing process and all the quality controls we have in-place, pre-shipping.
So, keep your eyes peeled for that report!
And, as we put the finishing touches to the container of coffee in Panama, Armando Choco, our Executive Chocolate Maker, is busy preparing another 5 tons of Peini Cacao beans in Belize, also to be shipped to a current client in Japan.
We are pleased to say that this order is 5 times as large as his last order and he reports that his more than 100 chocolatier customers describe our bean quality as “very high”.
It’s all hands to the pump for the coffee and chocolate Teams and very rewarding to see the growing relationships and business in Japan.
Japan is a premier market in the world for Specialty Coffee and Authentic Chocolate and we have big plans for our presence there.
We built our companies on 3 Pillars of Sustainability.
These are not just buzzwords or marketing terms; we live our day to day lives by them.
We ensure that everything we do makes our group of companies Economically Sustainable…for our clients, our team and ourselves.
We are also Environmentally Sustainable…leaving our farms, our land, our little piece of the world in a better way than how we found it.
And we are Socially Sustainable. Making sure that we take care of our people and our community.
Now, more than ever, is when our socially sustainable programs are needed and are taking effect.
We enroll every farm worker in social security, which is not normal practice in Latin America, so they and their families have full medical coverage and all the other benefits. Should they need it.
We have not furloughed a single farmer (from our team of 44) and have no intention of doing so. These honest, hardworking people have no control over their destiny and depend on us, so we need to ensure that they are taken care of.
We have a saying….“ Happy Farmers = Happy Coffee and Chocolate“
All of our farmers remain on full pay and benefits, have received health and hygiene training and supplies and thankfully to this day are all healthy and well.
Outside of our farm workers we are supporting 30 very poor local families, which when combined adds up to over 150 people, through a local charity we are funding to supply food and basic necessities.
For the rest of our team outside of the farms, we provide numerous benefits including regular free English training classes, virtual book clubs and even an exercise trainer is available.
In Belize, through our Cayo Grande Island and Squirrel Caye Island projects, we are teaming up with RE/MAX Belize to feed the local community.
RE/MAX Belize have been raising funds, working with distributors and so far, delivered 10 tons of rice and beans, along with other food supplies, through the local church.
We are happy to do our part and provide funding to assist in Belize and Panama.
So, if you are a coffee farm parcel Owner in Panama, a Cacao farm parcel Owner in Belize or a Unit Owner in Cayo Grande, Squirrel Caye or Peini Cacao Plantation LLC, you can be proud that your investment is directly helping the people most in need in our communities.
For that, we thank you.
Implementing New Technology in our Coffee Nursery
By Valentina Pedrotti, Biologist & Value Chain Analyst
Building a coffee nursery is probably one of the most important activities a coffee farm needs to develop. This allows us to:
1. Be certain of the quality of the seed, its origin, its varietal and its early treatments among many other important details.
2. Manage the root systems of each plant from the very early beginning of seedling development
3. Manage the early nutrition of the seedlings.
Traditional nursery bags.
Traditional nursery systems use polythene bags. Once the seedlings are transplanted in the field, farmers end up with lots of plastic bags that cannot be re-used, neither recycled.
Besides, one of the limitations of this system is the high possibility to restrict root growth and later cause root damage and transplanting shock. As a result, the roots ability to absorb water and minerals is affected.
So far, at International Coffee Farms we have implemented the traditional systems, taking care as much as we could to reduce any potential root damage. However, during this new cycle, we decided to implement a new technology that could reduce most of the risks we have faced so far, and in parallel, combat the plastics waste issue.
We started to plant our seeds in bio-degradable pellets!
These pellets are a medium and container in a single package, composed of Canadian peat and a permeable net that allows excellent root development and reduces stress in the early stages of cultivation. These units are directly transplanted in the farms where they decompose very quickly and do not restrict root proliferation.
With this new system we also seek to optimize the resources we use in terms of labor, transportation, fertilizer, space and water consumption.
Lines of pellets at Horqueta 1 Farm
There is a delicate work behind the pellet nursery system installation.
1. Pellet hydration:
The pellets are placed in a tank that holds water, enough to cover them. After 15-20 minutes the peat pellet has absorbed enough water. As a result, the pellets increase in size.
Hydrating the pellets.
Hydrating the pellets.
Water tanks with pellets
Water tanks with pellets
Pellets before and after hydration process.
Line of pellets.
Workers putting together all the pellets in the trays.
2. Placement of the pellets in a flat area:
After each pellet has been hydrated, they are placed on trays, carefully designed to hold them. Due to their smaller size compared to regular polyethylene bags, we can save almost 50% of the space we required before.
Pellets with the new seedlings.
Besides implementing this new technology, we also redesigned the physical location of the nurseries. Instead of having one large centralized nursery, we are creating small nurseries on or near to the farms that require planting. This allows us to improve the transportation process and reduces the possibility of causing any damage to the plants.
Over the coming months we will bring you progress reports as we begin the planting season.
Proud to Host our 1st International Coffee Education Event
By Valentina Pedrotti, Biologist and Value Chain Analyst
From the very beginning, International Coffee Farms (ICFC) has established as a priority managing each of our projects under a scientific approach and implementing cutting edge technology available on the market.
This of course requires constant training and educating our team on current topics. We believe that part of the knowledge required to be a leading company comes from our staff's experience, but also by exchanging knowledge and experiences with other colleagues in the field.
Putting into practice our philosophy, in 2020 we started to host and promote educational events that allow us to create a strong network with other coffee colleagues throughout the World. We believe that: Sharing knowledge is the best way to keep the industry alive and aligned with the market requirements!
On this occasion, International Coffee Farms, and Cafeología, a Mexican company focused on research, education, and development in the specialty coffee sector (http://www.cafeologo.com/), organized its first Origin Trip to Boquete, Panama. Our main goal was to create an educational tour with coffee experts from all over Latin America, in order to exchange knowledge, cutting-edge technology and new coffee market trends.
Our tour started at our coffee shop, The Perfect Pair, where all the group had the opportunity to get to know each other and explain their backgrounds within the coffee industry. We had the great pleasure of having a large group of experts from Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala all from different backgrounds.
We had agronomists, CEOs, baristas, technicians, and producers, among many other background. As part of the group, we had representatives of El Injerto Guatemala, Cafeología, Produtores de café La Isla, Costa Rica, among many others.
During this educational event, we hosted different activities that allowed us to share our experiences and find different approaches or solutions to problems we, as an industry, face daily.
Andres Lopez, our General Manager, gave a presentation of our company, emphasizing our mission and vision as a sustainable, high-quality coffee company.
Together, we visited our farms and mill, where we also had the opportunity to cup our brand new 2019-2020 coffees. A similar tour to what we do with our investors, but on this occasion, we had coffee experts on the other side.
It is always an enriching experience to discuss and share with colleagues from the same field. The Specialty Coffee industry is going through a new phase and having these exchanges give us a glimpse of what is happening in other producing countries and how are they facing it.
Panama is considered to be a leading example of a coffee producing country. Therefore, we need to keep doing what we are doing: producing high-quality coffee using the best technology and processing methods.
As part of the program, we also had the opportunity to share with other coffee producers of Boquete. An important activity that strengthens the coffee community and our relations with other coffee producers in the area.
We believe that coffee producers of Boquete need to stay united and work together for the common good of the business. These kinds of activities are, therefore, necessary and very enriching to achieve this goal.
After 3 days sharing experiences, knowledge and creating a strong network of coffee producers of the region, we reconfirm that activities of this nature are not only rewarding but necessary.
At ICFC, we are looking forward to promoting and continuing to develope these activities with the coffee community.
INCREASING RECOGNITION FOR ICFC AND OUR COFFEEIn today’s world with so much choice and so many options available to the consumer with the internet putting goods from around the globe at your fingertips, it’s not enough to have a quality product. Your brand needs to be recognized.
If you have the best coffee in the world but no one knows who you are, you won’t receive any return on the effort made to develop that coffee product.
Recently we told you about a Thai barista who selected Geisha coffee from one of our farms, Loma de Los Cedros, and entered it into a national coffee championship in Thailand. And won a silver medal!
Now 9 specialty coffee roasters in Thailand have requested and received samples of our coffee.
Closer to home, we are very proud to have been featured on Panama national television in a documentary called Rutas y Colores de Panama – El mejor café del mundo (Routes and Colors of Panama – the best coffee in the world).
The documentary was created by Articruz Media and shot mostly on our farms and facilities in Boquete.
This excellent video showcases how special Specialty Coffee in Boquete Panamá truly is.
It featured the Lamastus family, who hold the world record for the highest cupping score received for coffee and the world record price. Having sold some micro-lots of their Geisha for $1,029 a lb.
Also featured was 90 Plus Coffee. Another famous Panamanian coffee producer and roaster who sold a prototype of its Geisha in Dubai, for a world record price of USD $10,000 per kilogram.
The other company chosen to be featured in the video, was proudly International Coffee Farms (ICFC).
Quite the select group to be included in!
Although we are relatively new in comparison to the members of this group who are usually multi-generational producers, ICFC is becoming increasingly recognized by the national and international coffee community.
Recognized for our good farming practices, for our socially sustainable programs and contributions to the community, for our Team & state-of-the-art coffee processing facilities and the implementation of our “Art of Coffee Science” and of course, for having excellent specialty coffee.
So, we are very proud and pleased to share this video with you. Currently only in Spanish! But we are working with the TV company for permission to add subtitles.
If you do not speak Spanish, don’t worry, you can still enjoy the video (with a cameo from David Sewell in English!)
It’s that time of year again!
We just sent out our 4th consecutive annual coffee farm parcel Owners report and our 4th consecutive annual distribution.
With steady progress being made on and off the farm, those parcel Owners in our first group of Producing farms, are now seeing a nice, healthy 7% to 9.5% return this year, depending on their purchase price.
And we have a lot of growing still to do, so lots of upside potential.
As the annual report is long, there is a lot to cover.
To help reduce the reading and writing and give a clearer insight into this year’s events, we have added a video section to the full report.
The written report is “for Owners eyes only” but we are happy to share with you the excellent video that was put together by our team in Panama.
The idea behind the video is to allow you to hear from Andres Lopez, Valentine Pedrotti and other members of our ICFC farm management team, that you do not hear from on a regular basis.
Some highlights from the report
• Achieved a weighted average sales price for our coffee of $5.45 a lb. (versus the proforma $4.58 and versus the commercial consumer-market rate of $0.95)
• Received average prices of up to $36/lb for our Geisha and $10/lb for our new proprietary Natural processed green coffee.
• We have had 61 Native Indian kids in school through our ICFC Scholar program.
• Designed and built housing on finca Horqueta 1, complete with electricity, running water and gas stoves, for our farm workers and their families.
• Improved road access to all our farms including brand new 2 km (1.2 miles) “road” cut into the side of the mountain to access the Jaramillo cluster of 5 farms.
• The level of defects in our 2018/19 harvest has been reduced from an extraordinarily high, one-time start-up of 30% in 2016/17 to 14% in 2017/18 and now to an industry acceptable level of 10% this year. Keep in mind that all specialty green coffee that is exported is hand-sorted to a zero-defect level. And we even make money on the defects.
• Planted an additional 50,000 saplings of the most in demand varietals throughout our 11 specialty coffee farms, taking our total to 315,000 trees
We really hope you enjoy watching the report as much as we enjoyed making it. There is so much going on day in, day out as we develop the farms, grow the company, continue to build and train the team and now, start to build our green coffee distribution.
There are some truly exciting times just around the corner and we invite you to reserve your parcels now and come along for the ride.
COFFEE PARCELS AVAILABLE IN OUR HIGHEST ALTITUDE FARM
Last week our VP of Agriculture, Mr. Andres Lopez, took me to the top of the Jaramillo cluster of 5 farms.
When I was there last year it was a tough, 2 hour long hike (and sometimes a crawl!) but this year I was extremely pleased when we were able to walk to the highest point in around 30 minutes using the brand new roads that the ICFC team have cut into the side of the mountain over the last few months.
From the highest point, at 2,000 meters above sea level (6,560 feet) we could see all 5 farms in this region. A total of 93 hectares (232.5 acres).
Most of which has now been fully planted, with the remainder set to be completed by the end of this year.
For those of you who acquired parcels in the last 2 years, this is where your parcels are located, and you can be extremely proud of the work the team has put in on your behalf.
They have maintained the virgin nature of the forest while carefully engineering a specialty coffee farm with brand new road access.
These high-altitude farms now contain thousands of saplings of the most in-demand varietals in the market today. Namely Caturra, Catuai, Typica, Bourbon, Pacamara and of course, the word famous Geisha.
Your “raw land” is now an operating coffee farm and you can tell your family and friends that you truly do own a piece of a Specialty Coffee Farm in Boquete, Panama!
For those of you who have been following our progress, there are still some parcels left in these farms.
The $18,000 price remains the same for you, for now, even though a lot of the work has been done already to create the access, improve the soil, manage the shade and plant these farms.
By the end of the year these farms will be fully developed and one year closer to production.
So, to reflect the value added by this work, any remaining parcels at that time may be subject to a price increase.
Good news for you existing Owners, at that time you will see an increase in the market value of your parcels!
For those of you who are still watching and waiting, now may be the time to get started.
For those of you who are Owners, it is definitely time to add to your existing parcel portfolio before this planned price increase comes into effect.
Let me know your level of interest by email or schedule a call HERE.
We look forward to having you on board!
In Thailand, Mr. Warong, a Barista from Nanna Coffee Roasters, chose a micro-lot of our ICFC Geisha to use as his entry for the National Syphon Championships 2019.
He gave a detailed explanation about our farms, our social programs and of course the flavor profile of our Geisha to a large international audience…and prepared our coffee for the judges to evaluate.
We were very proud to hear that he claimed Second Place and will move on to the International stage of the competition.
There are 30 x 0.5-acre parcels available in our 12th and most recently acquired high-altitude coffee farm in Panama.
Low entry level $18,000. Average annual return 12%. Slow build up….legacy investment. You should never want to sell this land.