About I Need Coffee
Why We Need Coffee
From Friends, To Married, To Coffee Shop Owners
Dan and I met each other our freshmen year of high school in Bloomington Illinois at 15! We have been inseparable ever since. Fast forward 10 years and Dan and I FINALLY get Married. Add 5 more years and we became the proud parents of a beautiful little boy, Grant. His younger brother, Owen, joined our crew 3 years later.
We moved to Florida in 2005 when Dan started working at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. I started my career as a social worker soon after. After ~15 years working with children in Palm Beach County, I decided it was time to try something new!
We stumbled across a little coffee shop in Jupiter, fell in love with the place, and decided we needed to act fast.
Here we are a year in and still loving it everyday!!
Thank you Customers!!
Cat, Dan, and the boys
Haitian Coffee Industry
Why You Need Coffee
Local, Artisan, Coffee
At I Need Coffee, our mission is to both support the local community and obtain the best ingredients possible. We are offering Singing Rooster Haitian Blue Mountain coffee, chocolate, and art selections. We partner with Importico's Bakery Cafe to provide us with daily fresh baked muffins and pastries. When a pastry isn't going to cut it we also serve house-made breakfast sandwiches and overnight oats! Come get your breakfast sandwich and coffee today.
The coffee industry in Haiti has a long and rich history, dating back to the colonial period when French colonizers established coffee plantations on the island. Today, Haiti is recognized as one of the top coffee-producing countries in the Caribbean, and its coffee beans are highly sought after for their unique flavor profile.
Despite its potential, the Haitian coffee industry faces a number of challenges that have hindered its growth and development over the years. One of the most significant obstacles is the country's political instability, which has made it difficult for farmers to access the resources and support they need to improve their coffee production and processing techniques.
Another challenge facing the Haitian coffee industry is the lack of infrastructure and technology needed to produce high-quality coffee beans. Many farmers still rely on traditional farming practices and equipment, which can lead to inconsistent yields and lower-quality coffee.
However, there are efforts underway to support and revitalize the Haitian coffee industry. Organizations such as the Haitian Coffee Academy and the Coffee Quality Institute have been working to provide training and resources to Haitian coffee farmers, helping them improve their production methods and increase the value of their coffee beans.
In addition, there has been a growing interest in Haitian coffee among specialty coffee buyers and roasters, who recognize the unique flavor profile of the country's coffee beans. This has created new opportunities for Haitian coffee farmers to sell their beans at premium prices and expand their customer base.
Despite the challenges facing the Haitian coffee industry, there is reason for optimism. With the right support and resources, Haitian coffee farmers have the potential to produce high-quality coffee beans that are in demand around the world. By investing in the Haitian coffee industry, we can help support the livelihoods of thousands of farmers while also promoting sustainable agriculture practices and preserving Haiti's rich coffee heritage.