Molly and Christophe Nicaise, co-founders of Singing Rooster, had been long-time volunteers in Haiti. After several trips, they recognized a need to create long-term and self-sustaining solutions like economic development through agriculture.
Following a trip, Molly decided to research Haiti’s economy. Coffee is one of the country’s most important crops. Haitians have been producing coffee for more than 200 years.
The country was the world’s third largest supplier in 1949. Molly and Christophe thought coffee could be an ideal way to help rebuild self-sustaining communities in really poor areas of Haiti. So they started Singing Rooster, a Madison-based nonprofit that is working to build new markets for Haitian coffee.
Singing Rooster provides on-the-ground support to farmers in Haiti, help with exporting and importing the crop, as well as roasting, packaging and marketing on behalf of farmers.
Molly and Christophe manage the entire supply chain — from crop to table. They pay farmers a minimum of $3.50 per pound of green coffee. Singing Rooster coffee is roasted in Hager City, Wis.
Fans of Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kona (Hawaiian) coffees will enjoy Haitian coffees. Haitian coffee is a classic Caribbean in every sense — chocolatey sweet with mellow citrus highlights. You’ll find Singing Rooster coffee at your favorite Outpost location.