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By Jeff Pack
Village News Correspondent 

Is specialty coffee the next big agriculture boom in Fallbrook, Bonsall and De Luz?


Last updated 10/8/2018 at 10:27am

Chuck Badger III photos

Specialty coffee plants are being planted more and more around North County area, including Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz and Temecula. Frinj Coffee is at the forefront of developing the industry that they believe could transform the agricultural landscape of Southern California.

According to some, specialty coffee farming could become the next big thing in North County.

"This is the next big cash crop for California," Chuck Badger III of R.E. Badger & Son Inc. said. "We see an amazing future in specialty coffee, and we're excited. We really believe that if growers make the investment into coffee now, in a few years, they are going to be much more financially stable per acre."

Based on estimates by Badger, he said that with an investment of about $40,000, depending on the property and needs, farmers can expect a net profit of about $45,000 to $50,000 a year aft...

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