Meet Daniel & Cat Moretz – owners of a coffee shop in Jupiter Florida: i Need Coffee
It’s small. Unassuming. They opened about a year ago… in the middle of a pandemic.
They’ve been buying roasted coffee from Singing Rooster from the beginning because they wanted to offer something special, something unique.
According to owner Daniel Moretz, “We’re proud to be supporting some of the poorest farmers in coffee as well as serving an unknown product to Jupiter.” i Need Coffee sources roasted Haitian coffee and chocolate bars from Singing Rooster, who also works with metal artists in Haiti.
i Need Coffee’s owners are well aware of ongoing violence and chaos in Haiti. Although farmers are relatively insulated, by serving Haitian coffee, they’re able to continue economy-building in one of the poorest nations on earth. When they learned metal artists were especially vulnerable to Haiti’s current chaos, they went to work.
Singing Rooster, social enterprise nonprofit
“I sent out my monthly e-news and featured an artist we’ve known for years,” said CEO of Singing Rooster, Molly Nicaise. “Then I get an email from Daniel saying he wants to pay Gonzalez’s studio rent for a year. Here you have a couple, with small children, who’ve opened a coffee shop in the middle of a world pandemic wanting to help others.”
The recipient of their generosity is Gonzalez Seignon – a 34 year old who is a quiet leader and artist in Croix des Bouquets – a suburb of Port au Prince that is world renown for art made from upcycled oil drums. “When I heard this man and woman were paying for my studio this year, it was like a dream. I hope to meet them one day, to thank them in person. It brings hope that people are good.” said Gonzales.
You can find Gonzales’ oil drum art along with Haitian coffee and chocolate at Jupiter’s i Need Coffee — located in Jupiter Town Centre. Find the best Haitian coffee in all of Florida here, because coffee solves everything: 711 W. Indiantown Road
Not in Jupiter & still want Haitian coffee, cholate & oil drum art ? We do that.