In a dramatic turn for the worse, we discovered today yet another dilemma facing the lime business.
Alcademics talked to Julio Bermejo, owner of San Francisco's famed Tommy's Tequila Bar, about the ongoing lime shortage facing bars across the US. Not only is the problem coming from Mexican drug cartels harassing farmers and truckers and a bout of bad weather, but it also looks like lime trees in other parts of Mexico have been afflicted by the terrifyingly named Yellow Dragon disease, which damages lime buds so severely they can't produce fruit. According to Bermejo, the wholesale price of limes has nearly quintupled from $23 to $110 per case in just three weeks!
Get more about this recent development at Alcademics.