Thunder Coffeemilk purchases the coffee from Alltech® Café Citadelle. This is truly a “cup of hope” for Haiti. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons aimed to create a sustainable enterprise there with a local gem: the country’s 100 percent mountain-grown, organic, Fair Trade Certified™ Arabica coffee.
Café Citadelle market and sell these coffee beans. All profits from sales of Café Citadelle go directly back to Haiti, where they are reinvested in two primary schools in northern Haiti.
Fair Trade Coffee
Thunder Coffeemilk has a passion for giving back. That is why we purchase our coffee from Café Citadelle. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project was launched and resurrected a Haitian gem with Alltech® Café Citadelle, a fair trade, shade-grown and hand-picked 100 percent Arabica coffee. Alltech Café Citadelle, which builds upon existing trade and resources, aims to develop a sales and marketing channel for Haitian coffee and serves as a sustainable source of income for Haitian families.
Profits from the sales go directly into our registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit Alltech ACE Involvement Foundation, which helps fund the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project. We believe that education and a lifelong love of learning are essential to sustainability, and this project includes complete financial responsibility as well as renovations and education support for two Haitian primary schools in Ouanaminthe and Dondon.
Beyond the earthquake: Haiti’s long-term challenges
There are many ongoing problems in Haiti that have been compounded by natural disasters. The poorest country in the Western hemisphere, centuries of poverty have resulted in poorly built and maintained structures and sprawling slums with makeshift housing.
Additionally, unsustainable timber harvesting and agricultural clearing has continued for more than two centuries, resulting in devastating soil erosion. This has increased the frequency of flooding and reduced agricultural potential.
Sustainable economic growth is the key to making a long-term difference in Haiti, which is why we are investing in its future at the grassroots level.
Sustainable growth begins in the community
There can be no sustainability without education, which is why the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project includes complete financial responsibility as well as renovations and education support for two grade schools in northern Haiti
Together, we are helping build a more sustainable future in one small part of Haiti by creating employment opportunities for the Haitian people and sparking a lifelong love of learning in its children.