Coffee Tours

Want to get a first-hand look at what TLF is up to in Pluma Hidalgo? Take a tour on an organic Pluma coffee farm and learn about the disability inclusion and specialty coffee practices our families use.


 We want to share our passion for inclusion, equality and speciality coffee with you!

What do I do on the coffee tour?

The organic Pluma coffee farm (Finca Don Juan) is a 20-minute drive outside of Pluma Hidalgo. Ryan Sanders (TLF Field Director) will drive you there and guide you along a stunning hour-long bush walk with Don Juan, the farm owner.
We will then take you back to TLF’s new ranchito, show you how to plant a coffee seedling and treat you to a traditional Oaxacan lunch.
Don’t have a lot of time in Pluma Hidalgo? We also have a short tour option available for those with limited time. You can stop by our farm and learn about disability inclusion over a delicious cup of fresh Pluma coffee. We will then teach you how to plant a coffee seedling of your very own. Our tours are child friendly and open to people of all abilities.


$600 pesos per adult / $300 pesos per child
Approx: 10am – 2pm
  • Personal tour of a local organic boutique farm (finca) – pick and process your own coffee cherries and learn about the different speciality coffee processes that take place here in Pluma Hidalgo.
  • Traditional Oaxacan lunch
  • Visit the finca’s cafe in Pluma where you will enjoy coffee and snacks
  • Visit the new Lucy Foundation finca and get your hands dirty! Clear a spot and plant your own Pluma Coffee seedling, with your name on it!
Note: This tour takes four hours and requires a reasonable level of fitness. So bring your comfy walking shoes (but don’t worry we won’t be walking the whole time)!
We welcome people of all abilities so if you do have any extra needs or need help on the tour let our team know!


$500 pesos per adult / $250 per child
Approx time: 10am – 1pm
  • Personal tour of a local organic boutique farm (finca) – see and hear about day-to-day tasks from picking to processing.
  • Traditional Oaxacan lunch
  • Visit the finca’s cafe in Pluma Hidalgo where you will enjoy local coffee and snacks
10% discount for students (with identification), people with disabilities and seniors (65+).
Children under 5 free.


$250 pesos per night including breakfast // $350 pesos for two people
If you would like to stay here in Pluma, we have a humble abode, we can offer one bedroom with a queen bed or two single beds, breakfast included. WiFi, hot water, back-up water supply and indoor and outdoor bathrooms available. You are most welcome!
Other options for accommodation in Pluma and surrounding areas if you would prefer. We are happy to put you in contact.


To book a tour, please contact us with your name, tour option, number of people doing the tour and your preferred date for the tour. Once you have booked your tour you will receive a confirmation email with useful information for your tour and payment information. 
We look forward to sharing The Lucy Foundation journey with you soon!

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In April 2018 the heads of governments from all Commonwealth nations (and the Queen!) will meet in London for the biennial CHOGM summit. The theme of this year's meeting is "Towards a Common Future", with a particular focus on youth and inclusion.

In the lead up to the summit, the hosts of the CHOGM are showcasing Commonwealth stories from around the world, and our very own Robbie Francis was asked to share hers! Check it out:
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Meet Robbie - a human rights advocate & co-founder of The Lucy Foundation, a social enterprise which works to improve #disability inclusiveness through sustainable trade ICYMI: We featured Robbie as one of our amazing role models who is changing lives and making a difference in #ourCommonwealth 🇳🇿 marking #IWD2018 UK in New Zealand University of Otago @commonwealthscholarships @roberta.francis.3551

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A few more awesome snaps from the field...

Memo (TLF Temporary Field Director) writes that for him, inclusion is all about including people with disabilities in as many activities as possible. On this occasion the guys shared their skills with Don Epifanio (organic coffee farmer), and helped him make a mineral treatment for coffee rust (fungus disease). In this way, people with disabilities, as well as the community, can be empowered through the sharing of activities, skills and socialization.

"It's always a good time to work in Paradise!" - Memo Baca Acuario
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Today is International Women’s Day, so we wanted to give a shout out to the amazing wahine on our TLF team! We are so proud that 71% of our team identify as female, and more than half of them proudly identify as disabled! But as much as today is about celebrating mujeres, we also want to remember that globally women and girls with disabilities are one of the most marginalised sectors of humanity:

- 75% of women with disabilities are unemployed
- Women with disabilities who are employed earn less than male counterparts and women without disabilities
- 99% of girls and women with disabilities in the global south are illiterate
- Women and girls with disabilities face disproportionately high rates of gender-based violence, sexual abuse, neglect, maltreatment and exploitation
- Women and girls with disabilities are more likely to experience gender-based violence compared to women and girls without disabilities
- Women with disabilities are regularly denied reproductive healthcare and at times are subjected to forced sterilization

We must be the change!

#iwd2018 #disabledandcute
#strongwomen #disabodyposi
#inclusionrider #thelucyfoundation #plumacoffeeproject

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