Meet Justin, Singing Rooster’s favorite Veteran

Singing Rooster is re-branding November 11th as “Hug your favorite Veteran Day.”  We’re wrapping our arms around Justin Dena — our new Director of Development and our favorite Veteran.  He’s building markets and leading our 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 almost a decade and that we are really, really small.  We’ve needed … Read More

Great Fundraising Ideas: Live Raffle, Marketplace, Sign-ups

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Does the thought of organizing ANOTHER silent auction keep you up at night? Make you feel fatigued? It should. They have LOUSY return on investment. Do the math. Add up the hours required to finding and retrieving items, pricing, writing and framing descriptions, displaying, assembling auction book (while items are coming in), and disturbing guests for bidding. Now add in the days you spent coordinating the checkout and gaggle of volunteers. Don’t forget to include the fact that a wonderful evening ends by requiring guests … Read More

Travel Haiti’s Coffee Lands w/ Singing Rooster

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Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with an origin 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 map.  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 … Read More

Job Creation in Haiti? Invest in Agriculture (coffee)

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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

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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. Singing Rooster’s Haitian coffee roastery is located in Croix des Bouquets — about 12 kilometers (8 miles) north / east of PaP.  (We have a … 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

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Black Friday have you worn out? Shopping, even online, can make you tired, a bit crabby.  A caffeinated banana smoothie is packed with vitamins, fiber, protein, and muscle-nurturing potassium and will revitalize those fingers.  Adding coffee to the recipe 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.  Drinking coffee is pretty healthy: live longer less depression one of the best antioxidants around fosters healthier liver … Read More

Today We Give Thanks at #haitiancoffee

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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