[Homeroast] Coffee cherry theft ...

Terry McVay (rr) tmcvay at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Feb 25 13:27:46 CST 2011

Tom that is so true.  We had a problem in my neighborhood a couple of years 
ago where 'pirate' crews would get into a coffee farm where the owners lived

in town (and not on the farm) and clean large portions of it out.. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com [mailto:homeroast-
> bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of Tom & Maria - Sweet
> Maria's Coffee
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:55 AM
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> Subject: [Homeroast] Coffee cherry theft ...
> 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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