Haiti 11 years later

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Haiti’s Earthquake Struck January 2010 Each January 12th, we commemorate the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake where more than 230,000 people died and a country’s infrastructure was destroyed. Haiti still suffers major challenges: cholera introduced by foreign peacekeepers is still present, tens of thousands still live in tent slums, and over 60% continue to live in extreme poverty. Billions in aid went missing. Today we pause, remember, recommit. Then we get back to work. Haiti: an endless list of tragedy? How does one stay committed in a … Read More

Meet Pamphile Richard – Singing Rooster’s Original Crane Artist

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Whether stepping across a marsh or migrating by the thousands, Cranes have an elegance that draws attention. These tall, gray-bodied, crimson-capped birds live in open wetlands, fields, and prairies across North America. Cranes are associated with good luck and peacemaking. To the ancient Chinese, the crane is a powerful symbol of justice and longevity, happiness and eternal youth. #Singingrooster is a patron of all things art in Haiti – we love soap stone sculptures, paintings, and pottery. But our heart is with the metal artists in Croix des … Read More

Welcome to Summer .. cold brew Haitian Coffee

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Cold Brewed Haitian Coffee Recipe: Haitian coffee is ideally suited to make a rich, chocolaty cold brewed coffee with low acidity and malty flavors.  Cold brewed #Haitiancoffee carries notes of cherry chocolate, with a smooth, Guinness-like sensation and a lower acidity than traditional iced coffee.  Plus, you get the satisfaction of employing Haiti’s small producers. Listen:  cold brew is WORTH the time.  Plus, the slow release caffeinated kick is awesome!  It’s less acidic and more tasty vs. iced coffee (pouring hot coffee over ice).  It’s … Read More

#haitiancoffee salutes Mothers of Thiotte

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Moms in Haiti need jobs. They want clean water, food security, access to schools and medicine. The coffee industry in Haiti employs thousands. Women working in coffee is significant: picking coffee cherries, sorting / processing coffee, and everything in between. We even know a handful of women farmers. We’ve known the coffee bean sorters of Thiotte for years. They’re a lively group of women who are thankful for employment. We salute them each year on this Day for Mothers: Haiti’s Coffee Mecca – Thiotte Thiotte … Read More

Irish (Haitian) Coffee Recipe

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Irish Coffee Recipe It’s mid-March, and we’re all waking up to spring.  And the coronavirus.   Warm summer nights are far away; keep the spring chill at bay with an easy-to-make Irish Haitian coffee.  Naturally, Singing Rooster’s recipe uses delicious Haitian coffee because the smooth, mellow taste is perfect for any drink recipe. Ingredients: teaspoon 2 ounces Irish whiskey (or Barbancourt?) 2 teaspoons brown sugar 6 ounces freshly-brewed strong black Haitian coffee  (Tete Source is our favorite for recipes!) 2 teaspoons whipping cream Preparation: Place … Read More