An unidentified party, or parties, last week stole roughly 1,200 pounds of parchment from a South Kona Coffee operation.
Jean Orlowski, of Hala Tree Coffee in Captain Cook, reported thieves broke into the company’s mill in Opihihale and removed the parchment from a container in staging storage. The amount they took could be transported as one load in the back of a pickup truck and has a processed value of between $30,000 and $40,000, Orlowski said.
“We don’t know exactly what happened,” he continued. “It was (equal to) about 800 pounds of roasted coffee.”