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Topic: Coffee cherry theft ... (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
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.
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2) From: Edward Bourgeois
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
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3) From: Terry McVay \(rr\)
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.. 
Terry/Kona
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4) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Amazing Terry - In a place that is so hard to find pickers, there is 
no problem to attract picking thieves!
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