Greg Flaherty, Advises Haitian Coffee Farmer Cooperative on the Development of Haitian Roastry

Master Roaster and Tas Kafe owner Greg Flaherty knows coffee. He also knows that helping others involves more than just giving money. To create change in places like Haiti, Flaherty believes in support through coffee development.
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Helping Haitian Coffee Farmers  Through Coffee Development
Helping Haitian Coffee Farmers Through Coffee Development
Nov. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Flaherty has been a long-time supporter of Haitian coffee farmers; his roastery and coffee shop in Beacon is a tribute of sorts where Tas Kafe means “cup of coffee” in Haitian Creole, and the walls of the café are decorated with Haitian art. Along with traveling to Haiti and buying coffee beans directly from farmer cooperatives.

Flaherty works in collaboration with Singing Rooster, a nonprofit based in Wisconsin that assists Haitian coffee farmers on the ground and helps to develop coffee markets in the United States. According to co-founder of Singing Rooster, Molly Nicaise, “Passionate people like Greg is exactly what coffee farmers the world over need. By helping Haitians to sell their products globally and to help them to create in-country jobs provides dignity and economic autonomy to a people who are craving such opportunities.”

On Thursday afternoon, November 15th, Greg is hosting a Haitian coffee farmer at 504 Main Street and will be advising him on creating a coffee roasting company near Les Cayes, Haiti. By helping this farmer and his group to understand the workings of a roastery, he’s arming Haitians who are eager to create their own businesses and support their own families.

Tas Kafe is one of few places in the country that offers the rare Mountain Blue coffee; Pushcart Coffee Shop in New York City now offers their freshly roasted Haitian coffee.

Find Tas Kafe’s Haitian coffee locally at 504 Main Street, Beacon NY or at Pushcart Coffee, NYC: 221 East Broadway (at Clinton) or 362 2nd Ave

To learn more about Singing Rooster's work in Haiti, see

Their green Haitian coffee beans are 100% Arabica and wet processed. They currently source their beans from the Dondon, Artibonite, Beaumont, Cavaillon and Thiotte regions of Haiti.

Varietals: Arabica typica, Arabica blue mountain.

Cupping Notes: soft sweetness, hints of chocolate, medium body, balanced cup, mellow acidity.

Two words: smooth & rich

To learn more about Singing Rooster's projects or to support their work through donations, see their website:

Singing Rooster's Haitian Mountain Bleu coffee ( comes from the same plant & is grown in the same region as the wildly successful Jamaican Blue - but at a fraction of the price.

100% of Singing Rooster's proceeds go BACK to Haiti; our goal is to build economic infrastructures based, in part, on coffee growing, production and exportation.

Drink our Coffee. Build an economy. Pass it on.
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