About Café Paradee
Café Paradee provides a home away from home…where comfort, belonging, and community settle in. Café Paradee is a place where everyone knows your name. We only believe in creating fresh, hand-crafted meals for out guests. We’ve crafted a menu that blends the bold flavors of French cuisine with the spirit and heart of the Cowboy way…it isn’t easy…but for us it’s a passion we love sharing.
One Love…Coffee, it brings people together from the mountains of DonDon Haiti, as we crossed rushing rivers in the back of trucks, making our way up to a higher elevation on foot through rain forest like trails to see and touch and breathe in the experience where organic Blue Mountain coffee trees grow, to 2800 ft. above sea level in the Dominican, where I snacked on organic Caturra beans, drank fresh brewed pour through on the side of the mountain, gained knowledge about the life of the coffee bean from a seedling to the roasting and last but not least…danced a little Salsa in the local coffee shop; it was a trip that is forever stamped in the depths of my soul. An opportunity only my God could have orchestrated. An opportunity of a lifetime very few coffee shop owners will ever experience. To meet and thank the farmers who grow our liquid gold was an honor. And to them, again I say THANK-YOU. This is in part…my journey. And I am grateful.
Mountains of Haiti
In The Coffee Fields of Haiti
Unpicked Coffee Beans
Coffee Beans On The Tree
Examining 10,000 lbs of Coffee Beans
With a Haitian Coffee Farmer
Eating Chicken Feet
Shelled, Ready For Roasting
Coffe Beans In Burlap Bags
Green Coffee Beans
Update on the coffee fields of DonDon and Jarabacoa.
“We got a lot of wind and much rain” says Philemon, the older gentlemen to my right. “But our fields have survived” When you sip my coffee, here at Cafe’ Paradee, this is the face of the man who works so hard to produce such an excellent bean.
Edmond, to my left, is our interpreter. Edmond speaks 6 languages by the way….He lives just across the border into the Dominican Republic. He moved his family to a higher altitude for the duration and they are okay as well.
The Ramirez Estate in Jarabacoa closed their doors, sent the workers home and hunkered down. And I am relieved to report that they have been spared as well.
What a great report I received. And all is well.
What exactly is direct trade coffee? Individuals working directly with the coffee farmer to produce a better bean, paying a fair price according to the quality of the bean, eliminating the corporate world, cutting out the middle man, allowing farmers to earn a fair price for the product they produce. In turn, the liquid gold we sip every morning is fresher/richer and we all have great satisfaction in our soul knowing we are helping farmers across the seas to better provide for their families.
Our coffee…grown organically, hand picked, and perfectly roasted. We grind it fresh each morning just for you, our treasured customers. We sell by the drink or by the pound. Stop by and have a sip with us.
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