Win Butler Releases Charity Coffee, Following in the footsteps of indie superstars James Murphy and Annie Clark aka St. Vincent, Arcade Fire’s Butler has released his own signature coffee blend.
Win Butler’s signature blend was created in collaboration with La Columbe Coffee and is a little more personal for the artist than some of the other rocker variations.
For one, the beans come from Haiti, the origin of wife Regine Chassagne’s family. The country also served as inspiration for the band’s last album, 2013’s Reflektor.
Win Butler’s coffee is also possibly more worthwhile buying since proceeds of the blend, dubbed “RaRa,” will benefit Partners in Health and Haiti Coffee Academy.
In a statement, Butlet explained the connection between Haiti and Coffee, and why he wanted to be involved with this project.
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.
You can pre-order RaRa now for $15.