Roasting Haitian Cacao Tips

roasting Haitian cacao advice

In late spring, early summer, Singing Rooster imports tons of Haitian cacao. Like our work with coffee farmers, we’re opening markets on behalf of small producers — creating inroads to long-lasting economy building in rural Haiti. In that vein, we want chocolate makers big and small to know this bean and roast it well. Roasting cacao from Haiti (or elsewhere) is an artful science, and Singing Rooster’s advice is to help get you going in the right direction. Having roasted coffee for years, we know … Read More

Haitian Chocolate Bars are back baby!

Singing Rooster Chocolate

Singing Rooster’s Creamy Dark Haitian Chocolate Bar Line 78% Dark, luscious chocolate bars, 4 choices, ONE really important reason: Haiti’s cacao farmers win. (Note: we ship chocolate when the weather cooperates / when it’s cool). Chokola Ayisyen never tasted so good. Farm-to-table Haitian chocolate bars empowers small producers. Eat dark chocolate and build better businesses. #singingrooster #fairtrade Plain Dark Delicious Coffee Crunch (roasted Haitian coffee bits) Sea Salt & Roasted Nibs (crunchy cacao bits) Cranberry Chew (Wisconsin craisins) 2.2 ounce bars — these beauties are … Read More

Haiti 11 years later

haitiearthquake

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 Justin Dena, Singing Rooster’s favorite Veteran

Justin Dena, Singing Rooster

Singing Rooster is re-branding November 11th as “Hug your favorite Veteran Day.”  We’re wrapping our arms around Justin Dena — our Director of Development and our favorite Veteran.  He’s building markets and leading trips / visits to Haiti.  Interested in touring coffee fields in rural Haiti? We’d love to have you come along. For those of you who know us (truly know us), you know Singing Rooster has been working in Haiti for over a decade and that we are really, really small.  We’ve needed … Read More