Friends of The Lucy Foundation

able Coffee Collaborative

Each coffee has a unique story to tell. From the coffee origin, to how it was grown, who are the people that care for it and how choosing the right coffees, roasters and coffee lovers can support the coffee growing communities and families.

At .able Coffee Collaborative, they want to create a true connection from the seed to your cup, by using coffees that are fair trade, that benefit the growing communities achieving inclusion, education and have a positive social impact.

 

 

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Coffee Educators Ltd.

The philosophy of Coffee Educators is to drive passion, to ensure quality coffee training and cafe experiences for all. They aim to teach employable skills through direct access to wider industry and provide practical on the job training in fully functioning cafes.

 

 

John Burton Ltd

John Burton Ltd imports high quality green coffee beans, sourced from more than 20 countries around the world, and distributes them to New Zealand coffee roasters. The company also imports and sells bulk tea and tea bags from Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. 

 

 

LUSH COSMETICS

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an international, fresh and handmade cosmetics company with over 900 shops spanning the UK, Japan, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and Russia.

The Lucy Foundation is proud to be a partner of the LUSH Charity Pot campaign in Mexico (2016) and New Zealand (2018).

 

 

Direct Impact Group

The Direct Impact Group is an international coaching and consulting firm. They work with organisations that engage in the development of civil society to deliver the results they seek through civil society experience. They support the formulation and execution of their client’s strategy and develop the organisation’s accountability towards beneficiaries, donors, governments and the public. Darren Ward from the Direct Impact Group has been working with The Lucy Foundation as a mentor and business advisor since 2014. His experience in social enterprise, business, humanitarian work and community development has been invaluable to the Foundation.

 

 

All Is For All

Allisforall.com, All Agency, and its adjoining platforms form a global movement toward accessibility in mainstream fashion. Allisforall currently works with New Zealand brands to create a fashion experience without barriers.

 

 

Downlights

Downlights is a NZ owned & operated fragranced soy candle company that manufactures luxury candles. Our candles are hand poured & the entire manufacturing process supports the development of workplace skills for people with Downs syndrome & disabilities.

 

 

University of Otago Auckland Centre

Located in Queen Street central Auckland, the University of Otago Auckland Centre operates as the vital hub for the University of Otago’s northern presence.

The Lucy Foundation office is proudly housed at the University of Otago Auckland Centre.

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And the sorting begins....

Each family is paid by the weight of the coffee they sort, meaning they can take as much or as little time as needed. Some family members are fast, some family members are slower, but when they work together they get it done!

"Today we started selecting the coffee. Pepe, Juan and Doña Victoria helped us, carefully inspecting each grain with love and joy. These meetings are where we learn and talk, and where everyone shares their story of the day." - Cata

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Do you have a laptop you no longer want or need? In a few weeks Ryan Sanders will be returning to Mexico, and we want to send a laptop with him to give to Cata and the crew. At the moment they are using a phone for all their updates, research, budgets, and admin. A laptop would make such a difference!

If you can help, flick us an email on [email protected]

#recyle #reuse #socialenterprise #disabilityrights #disabilityinclusion #accessibility #accessibletechnology

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2 weeks ago

The Lucy Foundation

The next step of our process is to weigh and allocate 'gold coffee' to each family we partner with. A key aspect of our business model is ensuring people with and without disabilities have the opportunity to work together on shared tasks such as sorting coffee - we believe this is one of the best ways to dismantle ableist attitudes.

Of course, delivering bags of gold coffee around the village is thirsty work, so the team stopped by our friend Rosie's cafe - La boveda del cafe pluma hidalgo - for a coffee when they were done!

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2 weeks ago

The Lucy Foundation

While us Kiwis have spent the summer enjoying 2019's Pluma coffee, over in Mexico a fresh crop of coffee cherries has been picked and dried, and is now being processed by the disabled people we employ, together with their families. Over the next couple of weeks the team wants share their process with us using photos.

First step: remove the outer husk from the coffee seed. "The retrilla process is where a special machine removes the parchment to free the seed or kernel, resulting in 'gold coffee'. Our team will then sort through the gold coffee to select the best beans for shipment to New Zealand. In these pictures you can see Juanito placing the parchment into the retrilla machine, and showing you how gold coffee turns out after this process." - Cata

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