EcoCafé Haiti was awarded 4th place out of 24 coffees from the Caribbean and Hawaii, beating out all the Kona coffees and Jamaican coffees in the competition. This award-winning Haitian coffee is good for people and the planet. Their three-fold mission it to enable economic self-sufficiency in rural Haiti by cultivating, processing and exporting quality Haitian coffee; to combat food insecurity by cultivating land for food (corn, beans, manioc, peanuts, fruit/leguminous trees); and to restore the heavily deforested ecological environment to good health.
EcoCafé Haiti employs up to 25 full time workers who are paid fair wages to cultivate land that is deforested and deemed unsuitable for cultivation. Additionally, 25 seasonal workers are employed at fair wages to harvest and process the coffee during the annual harvest season, from August to December. They have made ongoing purchases from over 300 Haitian farmer families at or above fair trade prices, allowing families the ability to pay for the basic needs, such as food, medicine, education, and housing. Approximately 500 to 1,000 Haitians have been made food secure in the community, no longer surviving on handouts, food scraps, and marginal crop harvests.
This award-winning coffee has been a fan-favorite each year!