The Chicago Tribune reports that Puerto Rico has turned to welfare recipients and prison inmates to help fill their labor shortage of coffee pickers: Chicago Tribune | Puerto Rico coffee growers not picky.

Puerto Rican high-end haciendas, akin to Costa Rica’s famous La Minita, have fared well as boutique growers of excellent island-style coffees. However, they have been the exception, and the Puerto Rican government is hoping to establish more of a sustainable business across the island.