11 Oct '17, 8pm

NPR Explores Hurricane Maria's Affect On A Puerto Rican Coffee Farm - Sprudge

The devastation left by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico has been cataclysmic. Many are without power and potable water, and relief efforts from the United States have come under severe criticism for being insufficient. Estimates of the damage caused have led CNN to refer to Hurricane Maria as the “$95 billion storm.” But what does that damage look like? A recent article from NPR explores how Hurricane Maria decimated one of Puerto Rico’s specialty coffee farms and what it will take—and how long—for it to recover. Hacienda San Pedro is a fourth generation coffee farm in Jayuya, Puerto Rico in the Cordillera Central mountain range. Roberto Atienza, a third generation coffee farmer at Hacienda San Pedro, tells NPR that Hurricane Maria wiped out 90 percent of his plantation. And it did so almost overnight. Compounding this problem is the fact that the harvest came...

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