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

Welcome to Summer .. cold brew Haitian Coffee

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

#haitiancoffee salutes Mothers of Thiotte

mother of all bombs is poverty

Moms in Haiti need jobs, not handouts. 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’ve known the bean sorters of Thiotte for years. They’re a lively group of women who are thankful for a job. How can you thank them? Put #haitiancoffee on the table each morning. Buy your 2 monthly bags of Haitian coffee online (even … Read More

Impact of Planting Coffee Trees in Haiti

Haitian coffee seedling fundraiser

Your donation reforests Haiti w/ income-providing coffee trees and has BIG impact: In 1923, 60% of Haiti was covered by lush forests; by 2006, less than 3% remained. Your donation allows #singingrooster to plant seedling nurseries that #reforestHaiti mountains with income-providing coffee trees.  Across the years, we’ve planted tens of thousands of trees in Haiti’s highest mountains / coffee lands: Fond Jean Noel Beaumont (the eye of Hurricane Matthew – TOTAL devastation) Thiotte Cahos/Artibonite Dondon Baptist An Example: The Impact of $8000 (the perfect size nursery) … Read More