International Fugitive John McAfee Apparently Also Owned a Coffee Company

Weird spot for a bag of coffee, right?
Weird spot for a bag of coffee, right?Photo: Courtesy of New River Coffee Company

Eccentric gun-loving millionaire, former international fugitive, and antivirus software person John McAfee was, and possibly still is, the owner of the Belize-based New River Coffee Company. Sprudge ventures to guess he’s “probably not too hands on” these days, since Belize police still consider him a “person of interest” in the unsolved 2012 murder of his former neighbor, American expat Gregory Viant Faull. Apparently the coffee project started when McAfee’s involvement in another venture — something to do with various modes of bacterial communication — fell through. Bummer. These days, all indications are that New River Coffee may be defunct, which is a shame, because it’d be interesting what kinds of roasts are produced by someone who can quote monologues “from Blade Runner, Hamlet, German poetry and Tom Wolfe’s Of Time and the River.” [Sprudge, USAT]