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 (the island shared by present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) was once full of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbeans 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 … Read More