It's unlikely that I'd ever dig up a Coffee Plantation. I just love the smell of roasted Tropican in the morning!
But, as an example of what I was talking about, in my last game I had a strip of ground that proved to be nearly perfect for both bananas and tobacco. Only problem, the forest that stood in my way! So I dropped in two banana plantations, along with a few others in the area and in about five years or so the area around the plantations were stripped bare of trees and producing a money making crop. When I had enough money to build a high school and cigar factory, I simply converted the two banana plantations to tobacco. BTW, one of the original plantations that I did not convert to tobacco wound up making a profit of P85,000 and providing over 3600 meals during the 45 or so years it was in operation! Heck of a good return on a thousand peso investment!
Anyway, the only time I would plow up or convert a money making operation like that would be for the opportunity to make bigger profits, as in cigars.
Revolucionario: The new taste tester is the former Presidente. We bring a new batch to his jail cell under the Palace every day! It seems to be the only way the poor man can function these days.