Win Butler Releases Charity Coffee

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has joined his friend and collaborator James Murphy among the growing ranks of rock stars with their own signature coffee. Butler partnered with La Colombe Coffee to create RaRa, a specialty coffee grown in Haiti and roasted in Philadelphia. It’s available for pre-order here, where you can also find many more details about this specific blend. In keeping with Arcade Fire’s longstanding relationship with Haiti — Régine Chassagne’s parents are Haitian, Funeral features a song called “Haiti,” the country played a big role in the recording and promotion of Reflektor, etc. — proceeds from the sale of RaRa will benefit Partners In Health and Haiti Coffee Academy. Below, check out some tweets from Butler about the project.

And here’s a note from Butler:

Being in the mountains of Haiti, it is hard not to think about coffee. The elevation, the sunshine, the soil, and incredible people, who have been growing the plant on tiny family plots for centuries. Haiti is buzzing with potential and possibility, and coffee can be an important part of its rebirth !

I’d heard about what La Colombe was doing with their coffee academy so I approached them to see if they’d make this coffee for me, because coffee is so important to Haiti, and Haiti is so important to me and everyone in the band.

Really happy to share this with you, especially with all the funds going to Partners in Health, The Coffee Academy and Haiti.

Enjoy,

Win Butler.