Presenting Kolen, our specialty green coffee from Haiti, perfect for coffee roasters seeking unique and ethically sourced additions to their product line. This washed coffee represents the essence of Haiti's rich coffee culture, offering a unique flavor profile that is both sophisticated and captivating.
Ideal for various roasting levels, Kolen delivers a smooth, well-balanced cup with notes of chocolate, fig, and maple syrup, perfect for espresso, French press, and drip brews. Each bag is a testament to the tradition and meticulous care in cultivation and processing, promising an outstanding coffee experience. Haitian coffee is not only exceptional in taste but also in its story of sustainability and ethical sourcing.
Available in 60kg bags, this coffee is ideal for professional roasters committed to making a difference in their craft and the global coffee community. Our partnership with Kok Ki Chante, a non-profit organization, ensures every purchase supports Haitian coffee growers' fair wages and community welfare.
What is so special about this coffee?
Milky and buttery, maple syrup, brown sugar, and fig are only some adjectives used to describe the Kolen fully washed arabica typica we received from Kok Ki Chante.
This balanced, well-rounded Haitian coffee produced by the Association de Petits Producteurs de Cafe Colin (APPCC) is excellent for dark roast and espresso blend applications. Kolen is now a staple for many roasting partners across North America.
Sales of our Haitian coffee support local communitites through The Association Petits Planteurs Café Colin in Kolen and The Association des Paysans Agricoles de Savane-Zombi.
Haitian coffee, a gem from the Caribbean
Similar to Jamaica, Haiti also has a unique micro-climate that benefits the production of coffee; it is also the most mountainous country in the Caribbean. The coffee has a distinctive and unforgettable taste due to its healthy, volcanic, and rich soils. The coffee's Ethiopian roots heavily influence the traditions of the Haitian farmers when cultivating, making the coffee refined and rich in flavor.
Kolen is more of an area than a town in rural Haiti. It's situated in the High South East Department of Haiti near the Dominican border. Farmers in this area have been growing coffee for centuries; it's not just a tradition; this small farmer-owned association, APPCC (Association de Petits Producteurs de Cafe Colin), is the livelihood for 200+families that comprise the cooperative.