Nestled in the mountains just south of Cap Haitian, this is the oldest running cooperative in all of Haiti. COOPACVOD has over 850 members and workers and produces the only organic certified, arabica blue mountain coffee in all of Haiti.
Francis Dubois was a physics professor in Port Au Prince. He attended school in Miami. In 1980 he moved to Dondon, Haiti, and began to create what one day would become Coopacvod. Francis used the water from the nearby river to irrigate fields, power a water mill to generate energy and wash the coffee to prepare it for consumption. He then filters the water before allowing it to return to the river, in order to not add the coffee’s acidity to the water source.
Francis is now the elected president of Coopacvod, and he uses his resources and his education to help create a sustainable business for themselves. Francis is in charge of our entire Own-a-Tree program and he also owns the largest Arabica Blue Mountain farm in Haiti. It is around 3 Hectors total.