In November 2011, the Foundation held the Haiti Coffee Summit in Furcy with more than 70 participants from all over the country and abroad. This summit was a unique opportunity to have actors from across the spectrum in the coffee industry gather for workshops identifying major challenges in the sector today and steps moving forward. The Foundation is also working to bring Haitian coffee to new markets and has facilitated new purchase agreements between Haitian coffee companies, cooperatives and international buyers.
In 2012, the Foundation began work on the Haiti Coffee Academy with international coffee company La Colombe Torrefaction. With support from the Leslois Shaw Foundation, the Haiti Coffee Academy will be a model coffee farm and training center which will serve rural coffee growing communities with the objective of improving crop yields, the quality of coffee grown, and access to markets and investments.