Adding yet another definition to the phrase “hot coffee,” it was reported by the Hawaii Island Police that a half ton of green coffee was stolen from a residence in the Kailua View Estates subdivision of North Kona. Knowing the area and the extremely small size of our coffee community, I find it extremely likely that these guys will be caught. …so, what were they thinking?
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A thief got his caffeine fix when he made off with more than 1,000 pounds of Kona coffee beans.
Big Island police are looking for 24-year-old Donimic Brooks, who is believed to be involved in the heist of the green coffee beans.
The Kona area of Hawaii’s Big Island is famous for its premium coffee beans.
Police say the beans were taken from a home in the Kailua View Estates subdivision sometime between May 27 and May 29. The beans were in 100-pound burlap bags.
Police are asking the members of the public to call if they encounter someone trying to sell green coffee beans.
I would not be so sure if the guy(s) are caught for doing this. Roast it in small batches and sell it on Ebay. So much fraudulent 100% Kona is sold there – in this case it would be real Kona but for a very low price I assume. Doubt that the local roasters will ask questions / get suspicious because there are so many hobby farmers roasting small amounts with them. I am actually astonished that this kind of theft doesn’t happen more often here in Kona. Heard it with cherry or parchment stolen from dry decks but not with green! Hopefully it is not a sign of things to come…