Did you know that in 1788 Haiti was producing over half of the world`s supply of coffee?
Nowadays it is still growing one of the finest coffee beans, relying on the `ti kiltivaté`, the smallholder farmers in Haiti`s mountainous regions.
Today we are very proud to select for you the best of Haitian coffee and bring it to your door to enjoy.
Following my trip to Haiti, I felt that i wanted to reconnect with my homeland and work with the locals.
As coffee was my first love when i did arrived in the UK in 2001 working in retail.
We select our coffee partner as we love their vision:
"We shared our vision of sustainable employment with local growers and soon established a Direct Trade business model. This Direct Trade system, that is now our backbone, we believes that quality and sustainability are parallel. We believe farmers should get paid based on the quality of their product and we practice this belief by paying up to 300% higher wages than what Fair Trade requires. Our story continues as we work to alleviate poverty in rural coffee growing regions, one cup at a time."
We embraced our partner's project:
The Own-A-Tree Project offers you the opportunity to purchase a coffee tree for a farmer in Haiti--for the average price of a cup of coffee.
"After your purchase, the tree will be planted from an organic coffee seed at our high elevation nursery, grown and cared for until it is ready to produce coffee fruit, and then given at cost to a farmer in need. Each Arabica Blue Mountain tree will produce about 3 times as much coffee fruit as the variety the farmers previously used and each plant takes only 4-5 years to start producing enough to be profitable. Keep in mind that when you purchase a tree for under the Own-A-Tree Project, all of your donations are 100% tax deductible."
Are you after any equipment?
- Coffee machines
- Filter machine
- Bean to cup equipment
We can help with those as well
Haiti has been our first stop but we have been working with new collaborators.
We will keep you update soon.
Come and say