how to raise money with coffee from Haiti  

About Haitian Coffee

Haiti is a small place - about the size of Maryland. Plus, much of it is vertical.

Mountains aren't good for most agriculture, but they're IDEAL for coffee growing; coffee trees thrive in moist but well-drained soil at high altitudes. The higher the altitude, the bigger the bean, the better the coffee.

Because coffee trees are water-intensive, they do best growing in the shade. Fruit trees provide ideal canopies where fruit becomes additional food.

Although small, Roosters are tenacious. We're quickly building a network with small scale farmer co-ops; eventually, we'll source coffee from all major coffee regions in Haiti.

*Did you know Haiti has only 2% of forested lands? Half are coffee trees. Their root structure is IDEAL for reforestation projects. Plus.. you get to drink the harvest. Win-Win. Just like the Rooster.

Gabriel de Clieu brought coffee seedlings to Martinique around 1720. Those sprouts flourished, and 50 years later Jesuits spread cultivation to Haiti, Mexico and other Caribbean Islands.

Because of the world's taste for coffee, French colonial plantations relied heavily on African slave laborers. In 1788, Haiti supplied half the world's coffee.

Dreadful slave conditions and brutality resulted in the first successful slave revolution in 1804. After independence, coffee remained one of Haiti’s major export crops, peaking around 1850. In the 1940's Haiti's coffee sector made a brief comeback where in 1949, Haiti was the third largest coffee exporter in the world. Thereafter coffee production and exportation made rapid declines.

Since 1950, Haitian coffee, once again, has been forgotten for many reasons.
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But the Rooster is helping to change all of that.

Our RARE Mountain Blue roast is rich, nutty & semi-sweet; cool nights at high altitudes produce gentle & FLAVORFUL coffees!

Haitian Mountain bleu coffee growers hand pick coffee cherries then use wet processing techniques to yield a unique blue-green colored bean.

All of our coffee is 100% Arabica and wet processed. Varietals are Arabica typica and Arabica blue mountain --grown from the same plant & in a similar region as the wildly successful Jamaican Blue coffee - but at a fraction of the price.

We ship these BEAUTIFUL beans from Haiti to the U.S. and air roast in small batches to cultivate the natural nuances of the beans to a medium, dark roast.

This allows for a clean cup and yields FRESH and EXCELLENT tasting coffee that is perfectly balanced in body and acidity.

Customers say great things about our coffee -- unsolicited reviews posted independently by Google.

fund raising ideas to use Haitian coffee

Haitian coffee can help you raise money for your school

Haitian coffee can help you raise money for your charity

Haitian coffee is a great way to raise money, funds for your cause

If you're a Non-Profit, school, or charity organization, add Singing Rooster's Haitian coffee to your fund raising arsenal. We'll show you how to raise money with coffee from Haiti.

We've helped hundreds to raise thousands.

100% of Singing Rooster's efforts go BACK to Haiti; we provide direct assistance to rural coffee farming communities through interrelated support for the sake of self-sustainability, dignity and economic autonomy.

Our Haitian Mountain Bleu coffee comes from the same plant & is grown in the same region as the wildly successful Jamaican Blue - but at a fraction of the price.

Our goals: provide Fundraising ideas, fundraising with coffee, raising money with coffee, building/developing Haiti's economy through coffee.