Today We Give Thanks at #haitiancoffee

#haitiancoffee Thanksgiving

Dateline:  Thanksgiving, 2017.  Life gets busy.  We forget to acknowledge small things like clean water, tasty food, warm (safe) housing.  Take the next 30 seconds to recognize the abundance in your life (close your eyes, whisper thanks to the universe).  This is what we’re whispering today:  We’re grateful for lifetime friendships made across these 9 years. We’re thrilled about the new coffee roasting operation in Croix des Bouquets and seedling nursery in Beaumont (YOU helped to raise $10,000 after hurricane Matthew). Thank you Jesus for … Read More

Want to live longer? Drink (Haitian) Coffee

live longer, drink (Haitian) coffee

We’ve said it before — coffee is good for you* *as long as you keep our the good stuff … you know, sugar, cream, booze. Two new 2017 studies say drinking coffee daily leads to a longer life.  Over half a million people across 10 European countries participated in one study.  The second study focused on hundreds of non-white participants.  Both revealed coffee may significantly reduce a person’s risk of mortality (fancy word for death). People who drank 2 cups of coffee daily had an … Read More

Deforestation Made Hurricane Matthew Worse for Haiti

satellite haiti dr deforestation nasa

If it seems like Haiti has a disproportionate number of natural disasters, you’re right. But it’s more than just bad luck or lousy geographical positioning (tornado alley anyone?).  Some (too much) of the damage, death, and suffering is man-made.  The cause?  Deforestation. According to the World Bank, Haiti has less than 4% tree coverage as of 2015.  Why?  Because oil is expensive, Haitians make charcoal by cutting down and burning trees in massive heaps; the process is disturbing. Charcoal has provided 85% of Haiti’s cooking energy for decades, and along with heating daily … Read More