13 May. 1997
Ermera, East Timor
A bull-market is raging in world coffee. New-York futures are already at the their highest since frost last hit Brazil back in 1994, and this year's season for Brazilian frost scares hasn't begun yet. Picture shows a young East Timorese boy clings to the limbs of a coffee tree as he harvests the ripe red fruit in a plantation near the town of Ermera on May 13. The production of coffee is the main agricultural produce of the former Portuguese colony of East Timor annexed by Indonesia in 1976.