APCAB has a total of 680 growers, and their coffee is known for being smooth and creamy. The cooperative is paid roughly 300% higher wages than the Fair Trade minimum, not out of charity, but for having an exceptional product.
The gem of our Haitian Blue coffees, with extraordinarily low in acid!
Grown at a high altitude of Haiti’s tropical mountain region. This is the same varietal as Jamaican Blue Mountain, and Cafe Kreyol is utilizing it to create sustainable employment in Haiti. This roast imparts notes of almonds and butter and has a smooth low acid finish, typical of island profile coffees.
We serve whole bean coffee for maximum quality and freshness.
Cafe Kreyol has partnered with WCS (wildlife conservation society) to work with farmers, native to the land on the edge of the Andes mountains, and bordering the Rainforest of the Amazon. The land next to their farms is government-protected land, and the indigenous groups have decided to treat their land as if it were protected as well.
With the help of WCS, they have been certified Smithsonian Bird Friendly, one of the toughest conservation certifications in existence. Instead of clearing rainforest, Bird Friendly coffees grow underneath shade trees that sequester carbon, fight climate change and provide habitat for birds. Those bird include migratory species whose impressive journeys can take them from the backyards of the U.S. and Canada all the way to coffee farms in Latin America. All of which have also been certified Organic.
Cafe Kreyol worked directly with one team member there, Jorge, who instructed the numerous cooperative members to implement pH testing when picking, washing, and drying the coffee. This created a consistent, sweet, and chocolatey profile. The producers can now maximize their quality as well as safely grow the quantity of their production, allowing them to earn about 300% higher than the fair trade minimum for coffee.
We believe farmers should get paid based on the quality of their product and we practice this belief by paying up to 300% higher wages than what Fair Trade requires.
This Direct Trade system, that is now the backbone of Cafe Kreyol, believes that quality and sustainability are parallel.
Our story continues as we work to alleviate poverty in rural coffee growing regions, one cup at a time.
CHIEF COFFEE HUNTER