Happy B-day America from Singing Rooster

#thofJulyHaitiancoffee

Time Magazine lists 240 reasons to celebrate America this 4th. It’s a great read and reminds us why print is not dead.  Happy B-day America Some of the Rooster’s favorite reasons include: 85 MILLION acres of national parks. We’re generous – we give a BILLION+ every day to charity (yep, every day). There’s more that unites than divides us; we keep seeking inclusion (1 in 10 of Americans is born in another country and our neighborhoods are more integrated than ever). We Roosters wish all … Read More

Happy Canada Day

canada day haiti

This July 1st — wish your favorite Canadian “Happy Canada Day!” Then impress them with little known facts about their National Holiday. British Columbians guzzle 1.2 million liters 
of beer on July 1st (that’s 3.36 million cans) to celebrate the birth of their nation.  It’s little surprise this is the same province that races bath tubs across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver. While most provinces in Canada (can you name all 10?) are throwing back a cold one, tens of thousands in Quebec are MOVING … Read More

Welcome to Summer cold brew

Cold Brewed #haitiancoffee recipe

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

Health Benefits of Coffee

health benefits #haiticoffee

Did you see the GREAT news about the health benefits of (Haitian) coffee yesterday (June 2016)? A new study Finds even MORE Evidence Coffee Can Be a Life-Saver. We’ve been saying this for years at the rooster! A new study adds these benefits of coffee:   those with colon cancer benefit by drinking several cups (researchers also think coffee also helps prevent it) — so go ahead, pour yourself another cup — just make it #haitiancoffee. One benefit of drinking #Haitiancoffee?  You’re directly supporting farmers.  Do-gooders are … Read More

Pledge to Drink Haitian (monthly coffee cart ideas)

raise money w/ a Haitian coffee cart

Great Fundraising Idea Nonprofits:   Monthly Coffee Cart 80% of adults drink and will spend $300+ a year on coffee — why not Haitian? Get folks to pledge / sign up to drink Haitian for the year Distribute bags via a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of every month.  At the office or school, put monthly coffee in the break room for pickup. Set and post a concrete goal for money raised.  Track progress, share photos, stories. The big picture : If just … Read More

Meet Gonzales Seignon, Metal Artist

Metal artist, Gonzales, Croix des Bouquet Haiti

We spent time in April 2016 interviewing some of the Rooster’s metal artists to learn more about their lives, inspirations, dreams for their city, selves. We learned many things — including that employment choices for Haitians are kinda dismal. Haitians tend to “choose” jobs around a couple of things: where they live and anything that brings in money. Even those who attend higher education (not many), may resort to metal art if they’re not able to find employment elsewhere. Meet Gonzales Seignon: Gonzales is 28 and … Read More

Cherry Hills Community Church

Empower Haiti

Singing Rooster helps lots of groups reach goals in Haiti — like Cherry Hills Community Church of Denver.  They’re building a church in Haiti using coffee and chocolate proceeds.  It’s a new concept — raising money while supporting Haiti’s small producers. Here’s how they’re doing it: Help build our church! Drink coffee! Haitian coffee is classically Caribbean – Chocolaty sweet with mellow citrus-highlights. • Pledge to drink Haitian coffee for a year! • Sell coffee to friends & family • Hook us up with a … Read More

Irish (Haitian) Coffee

irish haitian coffee recipe

Irish Coffee Recipe It’s mid-March, and we’re all waking up to spring. Warm summer nights are far away; keep the spring chill at bay with an easy-to-make Irish coffee. Ingredients: Hot teaspoon 2 ounces Irish whiskey (or Barbancort?) 2 teaspoons brown sugar 6 ounces freshly-brewed strong black Haitian coffee  (Tete Source!) 2 teaspoons whipping cream Preparation: Place a teaspoon in a bowl with hot water to heat; let sit until ready to use. Preheat a stemmed whiskey goblet (7-ounce coffee cup or goblet may be … Read More

Garden Stakes from Haiti, recycled oil drums

Metal #gardenstakes from Haiti

Handmade garden stakes from Haiti.   Recycled oil drums.  We know.  They’re spectacular. Nonprofits:  Haitian art sales do GREAT once or twice a year — your supporters will love them AND the story. If you’re a nonprofit big or small – we have a wholesale / fundraiser program. Want to buy just a few?  We retail them too:  Haitian metal garden stakes. Approximately ~8″ diameter, height ~27″   Send questions our way – info@singingrooster.org

for your Valentine

hands love

Be the Hero this Valentine’s Day –   Go Haitian Send the best Valentine’s Gift Ever :  a box of love that will earn you a big hug, maybe more. Under 40 Bucks :   (nobody needs to know) Only 100 in stock –> Buy the best Valentine’s Day gift ever. (we’ll ship in early February to your sweetie) Interesting Facts about Valentine’s Day  : Valentines Day began in 270 AD when Bishop Valentine was jailed for performing weddings against the emperor’s wishes. While in the clink, he wrote … Read More