Move Over Cafecito… Little Haiti has Coffee Too
Photo: itisclaudio, Miami Herald
Miami is just as known for its cultural diversity as its sunny beaches. A hop and skip from the Caribbean, Miami’s population is a melting pot of the different people from a variety of Caribbean islands. Each island has its distinct music, food, art, culture and traditions. From Cuba comes the tradition of sharing a Colada (Cuban coffee) in the afternoon. An afternoon social gathering all over South Florida with the main guest of a Cuban expresso, as known as #305cafecito. The 3:05 p.m. cafecito break time was officially declared by the former City of Miami Mayor Thomas Regalado.
Haitians are Miami’s second largest ethnic group and have rich history with coffee as well. Haiti’s mountainous regions made the Caribbean island ideal and fertile for the cultivation of coffee. Haiti has been exporting coffee around the world since the 1700s and became one of the world’s top producers. Although, the production has slowed, Haitian coffee is still very much alive.
As a new social impact company Welcome to Little Haiti aims to showcase Haiti’s vibrant culture presence in the Little Haiti community. Its products aim to help the consumer recreate Haiti’s island experience at home. Its first endeavor strives to make Haitian Coffee as well-known as Cuban coffee. Move over Cafecito, Little Haiti has coffee too. Welcome to Little Haiti’s first roast is called Bonjour Blend, a medium-dark French roast made of 100% Haitian Arabica beans. Bonjour Blend is a fair-traded coffee that has a smooth dark smokey taste with hints of raw bittersweet chocolate.
If you're looking to venture away from the Cuban colada, venture to Little Haiti and try Welcome to Little Haiti’s Bonjour Blend for your next afternoon pick me-up.
Bonjour Blend is available for purchase online at welcometolittlehaiti.com.