Monday, January 19, 2009

Coffee Smuggling...

Is becoming a bit of problem round here.

Hondurans in particular appear keen to scramble their coffee over the border in order to get a better price in Guatemala, which has an established reputation for premium quality, gourmet beans. During December of last year and the first weeks of 2009, some 230,000 60kg bags of coffee were reportedly shifted illegally to Guatemala, and if smuggling on this scale continues Honduras may not meet its forecast export quota of 3.6 million bags of coffee during the 2008/09 season.

1 comment:

scott said...

So they bring it in to Guatemala so they can sell it as Guatemalan coffee?