Travel Haiti’s Coffee Lands w/ Singing Rooster

Ripe coffee cherry, Haiti

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with a trip to Haiti’s coffee lands.  Haiti was the world’s third largest coffee producer in 1949.  After decades of dormancy, Singing Rooster, a social enterprise nonprofit, has been working directly with farmers since 2009.  Together, we’re putting Haiti’s reputation back on the world’s coffee stage.  Join us on a tour of Haiti’s coffee mecca, Thiotte, where you’ll visit family farms, farmer-owned processing centers, and experience rural Haiti.  This tour provides insight into something rare– where getting there … Read More

Job Creation in Haiti? Invest in Agriculture (coffee)

Create jobs in Haiti - support Coffee farmers

Building Sustainable Business Opportunities in Haiti (Why Coffee Matters) Singing Rooster has been investing in small producers in Haiti for almost a decade. We launched operations with Haitian coffee farmers in 2009 and became 501c3 nonprofit in 2010. We’ve increased yields, planted hundreds of thousands of new coffee trees (and shade tree canopies), renovated hundreds of farms, and improved processing techniques. Coffee was a once significant crop and can be a major factor in Haiti’s path to self-sustainability (job creation, dignity). You with us? IF … Read More

Tour Singing Rooster’s Coffee Roastery in Haiti

tour Singing Rooster coffee roastery, Haiti

We invite you to tour Singing Rooster’s coffee roasting facility in Haiti. We launched our grand opening in January 2018 & it was a resounding success! Ever since, we’ve been flooded with requests for tours; we’re ready — first tours start late August. If you’re in / near the Port au Prince area, put a roastery tour on your itinerary. We’re located in Croix des Bouquets — about 12 kilometers (8 miles) north / east of PaP. Our tour lasts about 60 minutes, $10 per … Read More

New Wholesale Catalog! Haitian coffee, chocolate, art

Singing Rooster's wholesale catalog

Fair Trade Haitian products are in demand but hard to find. By putting Haitian goods in the office, on the shelves or by fundraising with Haitian products (you buy wholesale), you’re selling quality items people want.  Singing Rooster’s wholesale program offers many benefits: Tens of thousands Haitian Diaspora live in the U.S. There are thousands more who volunteer in Haiti.  Our coffee (chocolate, nibs, art) attracts new customers. We offer a growing product line in bright, uplifting packaging that tells a story conscious consumers support. … Read More

Why is Haiti so Poor?

Why is Haiti so poor?

No better tribute to Martin Luther King … Why is Haiti so Poor? The following essay was written by Bob Corbett, a longtime advocate for this sovereign island nation; Bob gave Singing Rooster permission to put his essay on our site. Bob wrote this essay in 1986 — and EVERYTHING he said then still stands. Another long-time supporter of the Rooster, Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, has published a more comprehensive book on Haiti: Haitian History: New Perspectives — an excellent compilation of articles. Plus, it … Read More

You’re Invited: Grand Opening, Coffee Roastery, January 27, 2018 Haiti

Grand Opening Coffee Roastery, Haiti

We’ve built in-roads to markets for Haiti’s small producer farmers for years.  Recently, we’ve upped the ante by creating a new coffee roasting operation in Haiti. When farmers reap benefits from crops transformed into higher value items, they prosper; we share proceeds to build better businesses like investing in water-saving pulping machines experimenting in drying techniques (no water is even better!) regenerating old fields with new trees (coffee farmers in Central America produce 66% MORE than Haiti’s coffee fields) Join us Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Open … Read More

Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe

coffee chocolate banana smoothie

Black Friday have you worn out? A caffeinated banana smoothie is packed with vitamins, fiber, protein, and muscle-nurturing potassium.  Adding coffee to the mix provides a jolt of energy.  Plus, we’ve crowed about the health benefits of (Haitian) coffee for years.  Another new study confirms what’s already been revealed in your 3 daily cups: live longer less depression one of the best antioxidants around fosters healthier liver lowers type 2 diabetes (plus a slew of other ailments) blend the following ingredients 2 large bananas (frozen?)  cut into pieces 2 tbsp sugar … Read More

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

Great Fundraising Ideas: Live Raffle, Marketplace, Signups

how to live raffle raffel fundraise

Looking for Great Fundraising Ideas? Tired of the silent auction?  You should be — they have LOUSY return on investment. Try these best fundraising ideas at your event or gala this year, and you’ll be happier with returns: hold a live raffle every 30 minutes — your most obnoxious friend will make it F-U-N set up a marketplace of Haitian goods have a table to sign up guests to visit Haiti with your team to see your work in action; this creates long-term donors who become … Read More