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

Want to live longer? Drink (Haitian) Coffee

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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

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#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

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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

Happy Easter, John 3:16

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We have a long tradition at Singing Rooster of celebrating holidays by presenting interesting and perhaps unknown facts about special days. Holy Week is celebrated by many but not all Christians. It’s the week before Easter and includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Easter is the most important celebration for most Christians; it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, Easter isn’t, specifically, mentioned in the Bible. Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. “Maundy” is a Latin word meaning  … Read More

How to Use Haitian Cacao Nibs

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How do you use cacao nibs? What are cacao nibs you ask?  They’re chunky bits of roasted cocoa — smaller than chocolate chips and not as uniform (but tastier and oh, so much healthier!).  Cacao nibs have a chocolatey taste, but they’re not as sweet as chocolate, which make them more versatile.  Nibs are actually pre-cursors to chocolate.  Chocolate makers use super grinders to create a fine mixture out of nibs to serves as the base for chocolate bars.  Sugar, cacao butter, and other flavors … Read More

4 Arms, metal sculpture from Haiti – Basketball teams covet her

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In honor of spring and March Madness, Singing Rooster presents our newest acquisition of original Art from Haiti – Four Arms is one of a kind Haitian metal art wall sculpture. She’s a basketball coach’s dream come true.  She can shoot, block, and hit the boards all at the same time.  University of Wisconsin’s basketball team won’t stop calling. #gobadgers #sorryvillanova #notreally 4 Arms is handmade from recycled metal/steel oil drum — so she can hang outdoors in the garden (she’s great at shooing squirrels off the bird … Read More

March Madness on Haitian coffee, nibs & chocolate

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March Madness :  Gwo Cheval, Cacao Nibs & Haitian Chocolate Remember how last month you were thoughtful & spent all that time (and money) buying gifts for others? Welcome to March. Indulge in our totally mad offer & Haiti’s small producers win :  a 12 ounce bag of premium coffee (Big Horse / Gwo Cheval), a full pound of roasted nibs & our 3 best selling chocolate bars:   plain, lemon-ginger & cinnamon-cayenne. 35 bucks — includes SHIPPING Buy today –> March Madness Tidbits: The odds of filling … Read More