A good coffee from Haiti is rich-flavored with a medium body and a relatively low acidity that gives the coffee a pleasant softness, sweet and smooth.
Haitian Coffee Production and Coffee Grading
Most Haitian coffee is produced by a group of cooperatives and sold under the market name Haitian Bleu.
The highest grade of coffee from Haiti is known as Strictly High-Grown Washed.
History of Coffee Growing in Haiti
The recent history of coffee in Haiti includes political strife, a trade embargo, problems with coffee diseases (e.g., coffee rust), and a general decline in the price of coffee.
Major devastation of Haiti occurred in January of 2010 when more than 200,000 Haitians were killed in a massive earthquake. The future of the Haitian coffee industry remains uncertain. Also see Haitian Bleu Coffee.
Haiti Coffee and Espresso Brewing Tips
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of Haiti coffee see our section on coffee brewing. You can also read extensive coffee flavor profiles of Specialty Coffees and helpful tips on preparing Espresso Drink Recipes.
Green Coffee Production
|Year||60kg bags||Coffee grown|
|2016||350,000 bags||46,200,000 pounds|
|2015||342,141 bags||45,162,546 pounds|
|2014||343,207 bags||45,303,284 pounds|
|2013||345,210 bags||45,567,694 pounds|
|2012||349,732 bags||46,164,611 pounds|
Green Coffee Exports
|Year||60kg bags||Coffee exported|
Data may not be available for the most recent year.
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