[Homeroast] Coffee cherry theft ...

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 13:12:24 CST 2011


Really Really Sad news. With rising food prices and desperate people
out of work there has been talk of the same thing happening to small
farms selling local in this country.

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
<sweetmarias at sweetmarias.com> wrote:
> With the market so high, the theft of coffee is becoming a big problem in
> origin countries. We were just visiting Finca Siberia, and Carmen emailed me
> that all the coffee fruit from the Pacamara trees on the farm was stolen in
> the night! Thieves will actually come in an pick the coffee cherry if a farm
> isn't guarded. In this case they handcuffed the administrator of the farm
> and some of the employees, and picked the trees. It's crazy what happens
> when the market surges and the local price for coffee goes through the roof.
> --
> -Tom
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Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
Amherst MA.
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