Journey of a Haitian Coffee Bean – Travel Haiti w/ Singingrooster.org

haiti coffee bean

Why do you travel? To try new foods? Meet new people? Maybe you travel to help others who seem to have less than you or maybe you want to run to new and distant lands (definitely me, Keelia, all the time). Maybe it’s because you can. Whatever your reasons, it’s time you traveled Haiti.   Not only is Haiti beautiful, friendly, and has perfect temperatures, it has that sense of home you’re not going to find in other places. The culture of Haiti is welcoming and … Read More

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 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 over a decade and that we are really, really small.  We’ve needed … Read More

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

how to live raffle raffel fundraise

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

Ripe coffee cherry, Haiti

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