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About Haiti Coffee

Rebuilding An Industry

Haiti Coffee Co. provides freshly roasted single source, blended beans, and cold brew coffee. We source quality coffee direct from farmers, roast and brew small batches locally, and enrich the lives of young entrepreneurs in Port-au-Prince. 

Haiti Coffee was founded with the aim to rebuild the Haitian coffee industry and to help farmers redevelop their agricultural heritage as one of the world’s top coffee exporters.

With the perfect climate, Haiti produces natural forest shade grown, hand-picked gourmet specialty Arabica coffee that is renowned as an Espresso base. 

From our profits, we enrich the lives of young entrepreneurs in Port-au-Prince. Haiti Coffee Co. is an initiative of Kay Tita, a community resource organization dedicated to empowering Haitian entrepreneurs and small business owners through technical skills training and by cultivating critical partnerships and impact investing opportunities. Kay Tita is rooted in work between Haiti and Seattle.

More About Our Partners

Kay Tita, A sustainable community resource organization that cultivates partnerships, raises capital, and facilitates impact investing opportunities in Port-au-Prince. 

Makouti Agro Enterprise is a diversified agriculture business and marketing cooperative owned and operated in Haiti. Established in 2004, Makouti has more than 1,000 producers of a wide variety of agricultural products such as honey, rabbit, coffee, chocolate, fruits, and vegetables. In order to cultivate the agricultural business in Haiti, Makouti provides equipment, training, technical assistance, and transportation for start-up ventures. In return, Makouti receives a percentage of the final product.

Partners of the Americas Farmer to Farmer Program provides technical assistance to local agricultural producers, producer organizations, and agribusinesses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the program, U.S. agricultural volunteers share their knowledge on an individual basis to help increase farm production and farmer incomes while preserving the natural resource base.

Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) connects farmers and sustainable food advocates around the world for participatory training and cross-cultural exchange to strengthen local, resilient food systems worldwide. Since 1997, MESA has sponsored over 600 global farm stewards at over 250 U.S. host placements. MESA proudly offers the only J-1 Training and Cultural Exchange Program--as designated by the U.S. Department of State--to solely facilitate a "share and learn" experience on behalf of sustainable agriculture for small-scale farmers and grassroots activists.

COPO coffee, founded in 2014, is committed to the development of the families and communities through farm regeneration projects that help to increase production and sustainability. We are creating jobs and furthermore embracing the idea of becoming top coffee exporters again.

Our Growers

Our Vision is to raise Haiti’s current GDP. to provide a pathway for Haiti to have a stronger presence in the Global Coffee Industry.

Complete transparency farm to cup.  Enhancing and repairing the direct linkages of the Haitian coffee value chain from the producers to the consumers (Farm to Cup) to increase understanding, product quality, and cash flow.

Reviving the historic Haitian coffee industry is adding value to the forests, improving stewardship of the environment, reinvigorating pride in Haitian farmers and Haitian products which in turn motivates development by and for Haitians.

We aim to use this page as a way to share more about our Farmers and to also create access to resources for the farming community. 

We believe a global increase in demand will lead to strong investments for strengthening Haiti’s coffee industry and repairing of the old infrastructure

Historically, coffee once made up 50% of the world’s exported coffee. ReInvesting in coffee production will increase the quality of life for the people of Haiti. Help the Haitians thrive while doing something they already want and enjoy doing, rather than forcing change.

Coffee is the second largest commodity market in the world.  Demand is growing, while supply is declining due to many factors. The weakest link in the global coffee chain is the farmers who struggle daily to produce coffee on limited incomes and limited knowledge.