Say hello to Papillon !

about papillion haiti

In other words, most orphans in Haiti aren’t really orphans. Why?  70% of Haitians are unemployed.  Jobless parents put children in orphanages out of need, not desire. Papillon is a Haitian social enterprise that markets artisan goods.  They create jobs for Haitian parents so that they may keep children at home.  They’re also environmentally conscience where products are made from recycled materials. Even … Read More

Wholesale Haitian Art for Gift & Garden Stores

garden art haiti fair trade

There’s something magical about specialty gift shops, fair trade stores, and garden centers.  They smell good.  They inspire. They calm. They create a sense of awe. Haitian art does this too, and we can help you put it on the shelves.  We’re Singing Rooster, a member of the Fair Trade Federation and an advocate for Haitian artists.  We’ve been working … Read More

Help spread the word about Singing Rooster

singing rooster grocery store

On your next trip to your natural grocery store, food co-op, or big box, talk to the coffee buyer about Singing Rooster. Tell them:   Haitian coffee is in demand but hard to find. Remind them:  There are tens of thousands of Haitian Diaspora living in the U.S. plus thousands more who volunteer in Haiti.  Our coffee attracts new customers. Offer a personal … Read More

THANKS – Coffee Seedling Funds Raised!

Haitian coffee seedling fundraiser

We’re planting 32,000 coffee trees in Haiti Because of your generosity – Singing Rooster raised $8,000 for a new coffee seedling nursery that will help #reforestHaiti mountains with coffee.  We’re hoping to recruit WOMEN coffee farmers for these seedlings (we’ll keep you updated on our progress). That’s a whopping $8,000 for a seedling nursery near Fond Jean Noel / Belle Anse Haiti. … Read More

Happy B-day America

thofJulyUSA

Time Magazine lists 240 reasons to celebrate America this 4th. It’s a great read and reminds us why print is not dead. Some of the Rooster’s favorite reasons include: 85 MILLION acres of national parks. We’re generous – we give a BILLION+ every day to charity (yep, every day). There’s more that unites than divides us; we keep seeking inclusion … Read More

Happy Canada Day

canada day haiti

This July 1st — wish your favorite Canadian “Happy Canada Day!” Then impress them with little known facts about their National Holiday. British Columbians guzzle 1.2 million liters 
of beer on July 1st (that’s 3.36 million cans) to celebrate the birth of their nation.  It’s little surprise this is the same province that races bath tubs across the Georgia Strait … Read More

Welcome to Summer cold brew

Cold Brewed #haitiancoffee recipe

Cold Brewed Haitian Coffee Recipe: Haitian coffee is ideally suited to make a rich, chocolaty cold brewed coffee with low acidity and malty flavors.  Cold brewed #Haitiancoffee carries notes of chocolate, with a smooth, Guinness-like sensation and a lower acidity than traditional iced coffee.  Plus, you get the satisfaction of employing Haiti’s small producers. Listen:  cold brew is WORTH the … Read More

Health Benefits of Coffee

health benefits #haiticoffee

Did you see the GREAT news about the health benefits of (Haitian) coffee yesterday (June 2016)? A new study Finds even MORE Evidence Coffee Can Be a Life-Saver. We’ve been saying this for years at the rooster! A new study adds these benefits of coffee:   those with colon cancer benefit by drinking several cups (researchers also think coffee also helps prevent … Read More

Pledge to Drink Haitian Coffee (coffee cart fundraiser)

raise money w/ a Haitian coffee cart

Great Fundraising Idea Nonprofits:   Monthly Coffee Cart / Coffee Subscription 80% of adults drink and will spend $300+ a year on coffee — why not Haitian? Get folks to pledge / sign up to drink Haitian (for a year?). Distribute bags via a coffee cart / table on the first Sunday of the month.  At the office or school, put … Read More

Meet Gonzales Seignon, Metal Artist

Metal artist, Gonzales, Croix des Bouquet Haiti

We spent a day in April 2016 interviewing some of the Rooster’s metal artists to learn more about their lives, inspirations, dreams for their city, selves. We learned many things — including that employment choices for Haitians are kinda dismal. Haitians tend to “choose” jobs around a couple of things: where they live and anything that brings in money. Even … Read More