Haitian Coffee

What's wrong with coffee? Coffee always attracts the heart, whoever the lovers are. Among the various things about coffee including the type of coffee, this time I am interested in "Haitian Coffee". Regardless of what type and how to get it, information about this type of coffee is indeed very difficult to get. Inexplicably?

Haiti itself is a republic country in the Caribbean region. The word "Haiti" itself means "land in the mountainous plateau", and in French, it is called by the name "La Perle des Antilles", or "Pearl of the Antilles".

Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean, after Cuba and the Dominican Republic, with an area of 27,750 square meters and an estimated population of only nine million people.

Haitian Coffee
Haitian Coffee (Picture: haitian-recipes.com)

French culture is indeed very closely related to this country, even though French is one of the main languages spoken by Haitians, in addition to Haitian itself. This is because, since the 17th century, Haiti was a colony of France.

Coffee Haiti

Speaking of coffee in Haiti, then coffee began to be known in the countries around the Caribbean islands, in addition to sugar and tobacco, which are also the backbone of Haiti's economy. To this day, coffee is still the most profitable agricultural industry. Coffee in Haiti is grown as a rural industry in mountainous areas as a family business of farmers.

In 1788, Haiti was the world's largest supplier of coffee. But then due to a series of natural disasters, as well as an embargo from the United States, there was a decrease in the amount of coffee production. Their coffee machines then began to rust and the ability to farm the coffee was no longer studied by the next generation.

Only later in 1850, coffee again became the main export material in Haiti. In 1949, Haiti again became the third largest coffee producer in the world, and the coffee industry in Haiti advanced and developed.

In the 21st century, the coffee industry in Haiti is again suffering due to drastic and erratic weather changes. There is the erosion of their soil, not to mention that deforestation also has a great influence on the decline of the coffee industry there. Floods and drought disasters are changing. In 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed many people and plunged the country into poverty. Currently, several non-profit companies from the United States, such as the San Francisco Bay Area, are again trying to introduce Haitian coffee to the main coffee market in the world.

That's a little information about "Haitian Coffee". Hope it is useful.

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