A Taste of Haitian Chocolate

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Haitian Chocolate and Sustainability When it comes to growing cacao, Haitians know what they are doing. A centuries old tradition, Haitians have mastered the art of growing some of the world’s best cacao. Grown in Northern Haiti, our cacao is chosen with care and presented as a special and rare treat. We transform the farmer’s harvest into products so that they may reap financial benefits from crops. Try Haitian chocolate today! The Rooster is excited to be one of the few to introduce Haitian chocolate … Read More

for your Valentine

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Be the Hero this Valentine’s Day –   Go Haitian Send the best Valentine’s Gift Ever :  a box of love that will earn you a big hug, maybe more. Under 40 Bucks :   (nobody needs to know) Only 100 in stock –> Buy the best Valentine’s Day gift ever. (we’ll ship in early February to your sweetie) Interesting Facts about Valentine’s Day  : Valentines Day began in 270 AD when Bishop Valentine was jailed for performing weddings against the emperor’s wishes. While in the clink, he wrote … Read More

Travel in Haiti Made Easy, Hire Driver & Minivan

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Hire a Driver & New Minivan for  Travel in Haiti Needing to hire a driver for transport in Haiti?  Hire Fedner and his team of experienced drivers; Fedner trains his staff personally.  He is dedicated and will get you to where you’re going in a new mini-bus (we fund entrepreneurs with vision).  His service has transported mission or small tour groups for years.  He’s based in Port au Prince and trains drivers who know the roads. If you have an upcoming trip (landing and departing from Port au … Read More

Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras

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What goes better with pancakes than … coffee? If you’re hosting a Shrove Tuesday / Mardi Gras Pancake event – serve & sell Haitian coffee !  Add some Haitian chocolate & make it a real party. Biggest winners?  Haiti’s small producers.  Learn more about adding Haitian coffee & chocolate to your fund raising arsenal. 10 Things you didn’t know about Shrove Tuesday (or pancakes): Eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is more than 1,000 years old and was was first adopted by the Irish where Lent meant … Read More

Haitian Chocolate (and raw cacao for #beantobar)

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Certified organic Haitian chocolate (cacao) is a livelihood for thousands; learn how we’re leveraging the world’s hunger for chocolate to benefit small producers in Haiti.  If you’re a bean to bar maker, order a 3 pound sample of raw (unroasted) Haitian cacao. In early 2015,  Singing Rooster began working with a small farmer cacao cooperative in Haiti.   Like our work with coffee farmers, we’re supporting autonomy-building by assisting cacao producers to farm better crops, build better businesses.  We bring proceeds back from chocolate bar sales … Read More

Rooster’s New Website

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We’re Singing Rooster & We have a New Website We’ve been working on our new site for longer than we’d like to admit.  We’ve been busy assisting Haiti’s small producers for years:  Haitian coffee & Cacao farmers in particular. It’s done (well, mostly because these things are never really done). We hope the new streamlined site allows for easier shopping — especially wholesale orders (there’s a quick, 1-page shop feature we’re really proud of). We appreciate you suffering along with our growing pains & apologize in … Read More

Haitian Coffee Now in Canada

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Haitian coffee – Canada We’re partnering with a Canadian rooster, er roaster, to provide our friends north of the border delicious Haitian coffee.  We carefully roast — so beans don’t get too dark & lose flavor (dark shiny beans are great for photos, not for drinking). Canadians can now enjoy a daily cup of Haitian coffee without expensive shipping costs. Tasting notes : Deep, smoky-taste with hints of attractive bittersweet flavors.  Creamy dark, rich & smooth. Our retail options launch soon but our wholesale is … Read More

Rooster’s Farmer Partners: WIN Cup of Excellence

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Just Launched:  Tete Source — perfect for espresso application, French press or drip brew. Small but Powerful Tete Source, a farmer-owned cooperative, is tiny. After harvesting cherries – they convert HOMES into processing centers. As a community, they combine housing (sleep on each others floors) so that they may use “extra” houses for materials required for harvest. In March, 2015, Tete Source was awarded Haiti’s Cup of Excellence at the first national coffee competition. We’re proud to offer this coffee for the first time. Tete Source – … Read More