Haitian Chocolate (and raw cacao for #beantobar)

haitian cacao criollo

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.  Then if you’re a bean to bar maker, order a sample / a few pounds 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. Cacao is the raw form of … Read More

Rooster’s New Website

singing rooster new website

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

Haitian coffee – Canada

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

tete source haiti coffee

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

Reforesting Haiti with Coffee Trees

reforestation haiti

Hispanolia was once an island of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbean inhabited the island for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1492. The Spanish, and soon after, the French, saw a land of opportunity. Spain and France divided Hispaniola in 1697 where the western 1/3 of the island became Haiti, ruled by the French and the other side ruled by Spain – present day Dominican Republic. Because the native population was largely killed off through warfare, slave labor, and European disease, people were kidnapped … Read More