I'm the guy that originally started this string about Coffee Tree LLC and the Roasters Mark brand. I haven't visited the Forum recently, but was amazed that there have been this many posts and that there continues to be so much interest. I can tell you that I was VERY disappointed after filing a report with i3 because I have heard nothing back from them. I think they are overwhelmed with scam cases. Anyway, I'm sure you've read my earlier posts and seen that I never received calls back from the "references." I never receiveda call back from Coffee Tree VP Dan Patrick who called my home and asked my wife if he had reached the current phone number of (my name) after he'd been contacted by his building manager. I spoke with her and asked her about Coffee Tree as a building tenant and she told me they set up their office on June 1 in the building. She must havae contacted Dan Patrick after she hung up with me, thus the call from Patrick to me. Anyway, I called him back, left a message, but never heard back. I've never been able to speak to an actual Coffee Tree/Roasters Mark customer. As I said in an earlier posting, the local (Dayton, OH) office of the FBI told me that this is a scam. They told me to file a report with ic3.gov which I did. I really think that the Coffee Tree business model is to get as many people as they can to fork over the initial $5,000, then fold up tent before they are caught. If you really look at their website, notice the typos and grammatical errors. Their business site, doesn't provide any direction to finding a distributor or ordering product. It's all shoddy. Look at the way the photos of the products like sugar, paper plates, etc. are cropped. It isn't real. Can't be.