Coffee-farming is the keystone of Puerto Rican agriculture, but it is under siege. Hector, Martina, Israel, and Alexis are all fighting to save their way of life. Their enemies are the globalization of the food industry, the spread of agri-business, a dysfunctional neo-colonial government, and shifting social values. When a plague of beetles descends on the plantations, the mountain people are pushed to the edge. As the islandʼs agriculture collapses around them, the community rises to meet the challenge with a unique blend of grassroots activism, good humor, strong coffee and all-natural biological warfare.