Cafe Kreyol

Manassas, VA, USA

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The Beginning In January 2012, we traveled from Northern Virginia to Haiti, the most poverty stricken country in the Western Hemisphere. There we bought motorcycles and scouted out the coffee growing regions. Soon we found ourselves immersed in growing two varietals of Arabica with local Haitian producers: Heirloom Typica, and Arabica Blue Mountain. Being the same variety as Jamaican Blue Mountain, we found the coffee to have a sweet taste and a unique smoothness, that created a serene cupping experience. Cafe Kreyol was founded on certain principles. - We believe that irresponsible handouts are more damaging to people than helpful. - We believe that socially responsible business and conscious capitalism can help poverty-stricken areas far more than providing a single meal. - We believe that business provides economy. It provides hope. - It is sustainable when if a quality product exits… and if the product doesn’t exist, well then you can always create one. Our Purpose We took our love for specialty coffee, and our desire to create small local entrepreneurs in coffee-growing countries, and we decided to start our journey. Searching for more unique opportunities to expand. Sourcing coffee strains that others weren’t noticing. Creating coffee varieties that do not yet exist. Bringing you coffees that you have never heard of. Always of exceptional quality, and always sustainable. Direct Trade is our backbone We started Cafe Kreyol in order to create sustainable employment in Haiti, using specialty grade, organic coffee. Today Haiti remains our primary focus. We believe farmers should get paid based on the quality of their product and we practice this belief by paying around 300% higher wages than what Fair Trade requires. Our story continues as we work to alleviate poverty in rural coffee growing regions, one cup at a time.

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