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. 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

coffee chocolate banana smoothie

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

#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

Wholesale Haitian Coffee, Port au Prince

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Wholesale Haitian Coffee in Haiti Have a guesthouse, boutique, hotel, facility, or store in Haiti? In early 2017, Kok ki Chante S.A. (our sister Haitian  company) launched a roasting operation in Haiti, and Singing Rooster is quickly becoming Haiti’s #1 gourmet coffee brand. You guests, visitors, shoppers want to take home gifts, and coffee is the perfect treat.  They also want to drink great tasting coffee while in Haiti.  Profit margins on coffee help off-set facility costs: Serve farm-direct Haitian coffee and see the difference.  Put … Read More

#haitiancoffee salutes bean sorters of Thiotte

mother of all bombs is poverty

#haitiancoffee salutes the bean sorters of Thiotte this Mother’s Day Haiti has 32,000 children who  languish unnecessarily in over 750 orphanages. At least 80% of these kids have one or two living parents who want them, but have no access to health, education or social services.  More importantly, even if those services did exist, parents couldn’t afford them as stable employment is rare. Gross National Income per capita  is $1730. The average for Caribbean/Latin Americans is $14,098 (World Bank 2014) 59% of the population lives on less than $2 … Read More

Deforestation Made Hurricane Matthew Worse for Haiti

satellite haiti dr deforestation nasa

Earth Day 2017 – Deforested Mountains Made Hurricane Matthew Worse for Haiti 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 … Read More