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Date: 18 Jun 2007 12:39:19
From:
Subject: Stolen Coffee
I got this email this morning from the National Coffee Association and
I don't think they'd mind my posting it here.

Just in case someone knows something.

aloha, Cea
************************************
Industry Advisory:
Stolen Green Coffee
The coffee industry is advised that a shipment of Colombian coffee was
stolen from the International Coffee Warehouse in Miami, Florida,
sometime in April or May 2007. Details of the stolen green coffee are
as follows:

* 275 bags
* Colombian Coffee Marked: " 3/145/0179 "
* Original container # : MSCU -325111-4

If you have information relating to this shipment, please contact the
National Coffee Association office at (212) 766-4007, or email
info@ncausa.org.

Regards,
Steve Wolfe
Director, Membership Development & Marketing
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona




 
Date: 19 Jun 2007 09:51:00
From: Danny O'Keefe
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
What would you bet that there was something in that container besides
coffee?

D. O'Keefe


<beans@smithfarms.com > wrote in message
news:g72e73pjmj75lk0relt3vlaam7k1gibvll@4ax.com...
>I got this email this morning from the National Coffee Association and
> I don't think they'd mind my posting it here.
>
> Just in case someone knows something.
>
> aloha, Cea
> ************************************
> Industry Advisory:
> Stolen Green Coffee
> The coffee industry is advised that a shipment of Colombian coffee was
> stolen from the International Coffee Warehouse in Miami, Florida,
> sometime in April or May 2007. Details of the stolen green coffee are
> as follows:
>
> * 275 bags
> * Colombian Coffee Marked: " 3/145/0179 "
> * Original container # : MSCU -325111-4
>
> If you have information relating to this shipment, please contact the
> National Coffee Association office at (212) 766-4007, or email
> info@ncausa.org.
>
> Regards,
> Steve Wolfe
> Director, Membership Development & Marketing
> roast beans to kona to email
> farmers of Pure Kona




  
Date: 20 Jun 2007 01:17:12
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:51:00 -0700, "Danny O'Keefe"
<oksongbird@centurytel.net > wrote:

>What would you bet that there was something in that container besides
>coffee?
>

it's quite possible the thiefs had no idea what was in the container.
istr a rash of truck hijackings a few years back where the thieves
would take the truck, and then abandon it later with the tires
removed. all they wanted was the truck tires.



   
Date: 20 Jun 2007 15:14:10
From: Lavarock
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
Barry Jarrett wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:51:00 -0700, "Danny O'Keefe"
> <oksongbird@centurytel.net> wrote:
>
> >What would you bet that there was something in that container besides
> >coffee?
> >
>
> it's quite possible the thiefs had no idea what was in the container.
> istr a rash of truck hijackings a few years back where the thieves
> would take the truck, and then abandon it later with the tires
> removed. all they wanted was the truck tires.
>

I once bought coffee that tasted like truck tires...

--

They said that someone has to live in Hawaii and I raised my hand first!


    
Date: 20 Jun 2007 19:43:53
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:14:10 GMT, Lavarock
<lavarock1@myhawaiiansite.com > wrote:

>I once bought coffee that tasted like truck tires...

i've tasted coffee which had a distinctive tire flavor, but i've never
bought any.

;)



     
Date: 20 Jun 2007 20:05:39
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
I just tried some Robusta SO from SM's. I've used it in my espresso blends
but it's been ages (last trip to Italy) since I knowingly tried it by
itself. It had a taste like old tires smell - does that make sense? It also
reminded me of the smell around an old oil well (those who've lived in or
around the 'oil patch' will always remember *that* smell). So I guess that
means I've actually paid money too.

--
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"Barry Jarrett" <barry@rileys-coffee.com > wrote in message
news:9r0j7354236qbl1lkpno8a0msi1alcatk1@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:14:10 GMT, Lavarock
> <lavarock1@myhawaiiansite.com> wrote:
>
> >I once bought coffee that tasted like truck tires...
>
> i've tasted coffee which had a distinctive tire flavor, but i've never
> bought any.
>
> ;)
>




  
Date: 19 Jun 2007 14:20:13
From:
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:51:00 -0700, "Danny O'Keefe"
<oksongbird@centurytel.net > wrote:

>What would you bet that there was something in that container besides
>coffee?
>
>D. O'Keefe
>
>
Ah, I never thought of that Danny:).

Hope all is great with you.

aloha,
Cea
roast beans to kona to email
farmers of Pure Kona


   
Date: 20 Jun 2007 09:49:20
From: Coffee for Connoisseurs
Subject: Re: Stolen Coffee
>What would you bet that there was something in that container besides
>coffee?
>
>D. O'Keefe

My first thought too. Incredibly difficult to sell even a container load of
stolen green coffee for enough $ to make the theft worthwhile, not to
mention that there aren't a lot of roasters who could use a FCL, and those
that can don't need to buy it "off the back of a truck". I'd guess that the
coffee component of the shipment will end up dumped.


--
Alan

alanfrew@coffeeco.com.au
www.coffeeco.com.au