EcoCafe Haiti


“Good Coffee. Good Cause.”
- Tom Durant, founder
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The mission of EcoCafé Haiti is threefold: to enable economic self-sufficiency in rural Haiti by cultivating/processing and exporting quality Haitian coffee; to cultivate land for food (corn, beans, manioc, peanuts, fruit/leguminous trees); and to restore the heavily deforested ecological environment to good health.

EcoCafé Haiti has benefitted over 300 Haitian farmer families from the on-going purchase of cherry coffee at or above fair trade prices, providing a modest income and the ability to pay for the necessities of life (food, medicine, education, housing, etc.) Approximately 500-1,000 Haitians have been made food secure, no longer surviving on handouts, food scraps, and marginal crop harvests. The local workers are paid fair wages to cultivate land that is deforested and deemed unsuitable for cultivation. This land is owned by local Ranquitte citizens and is now cultivated with food crops, fruit/nut trees, and Haitian Arabica Typica coffee.

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