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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We've been so busy fundraising and sharing the TLF story that we forgot to post photos taken a couple of weeks back! This was a really neat Track 2 workshop run by Catalina Merino Varela on how to grow and harvest vegetables for eating. A key TLF focus for 2019 is not only looking after the environment, but personal health and wellbeing too.


Hemos sido tan ocupados haciendo recaudaciones de fondos y compartiendo la historia de LFL que olvidamos compartirles éstas fotos que fueron tomados hace un par de semanas. Catalina dirigió este taller de Vía Dos, el objetivo de cuál era enseñar los estudiantes como criar y cosechar vegetales para comer. El foco de LFL para el año de 2019 es no solamente cuidar el medio ambiente pero también la salúd y el bienestar personal de la gente en nuestra comunidad.

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Nacanu' Xhi'in // we are all seeds
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1 week ago

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An excellent write up on The Lucy Foundation in this month's issue of MiNDFOOD magazine. To help support our work, simply order your home and business coffee beans through Able Coffee Collaborative (link below). For every kg of coffee you buy, $3 is donated to our Pluma Coffee Project in Mexico... it really is that easy!

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Here's to the wonderful wāhine who make The Lucy Foundation tick! Did you know 80% of our TLF crew, from Mexico to New Zealand, are women? We couldn't do it without them or our amazing tribe of wāhine supporters. On a side note, today and tomorrow Grace Stratton, Robbie Francis and Romelli Graciela are hosting a TLF stall at the Fairfield Conference (ethical trade) at AUT. If you're in Auckland you can catch Robbie presenting on the TLF story at 1:30pm (Saturday).

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[Image description: TLF stall - colour posters, bunting and Mexican fabric hang from black panels. A table is covered with TLF merchandise. Grace Stratton wears glasses and a peach coloured long dress. Grace is a wheelchair user. Robbie has a denim Able apron on, glasses and a blue and yellow head scarf. She has a prosthetic leg.]
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3 weeks ago

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Mmmm... freshly processed green Pluma coffee! The TLF families are working hard to sort the good beans from the bad beans, so that we can have a delicious brew right here in Aotearoa New Zealand. All of the families are paid above the local rate for this work, including disabled family members. We believe pay equality is super important, regardless of ability or disability.

Help us create more equal work opportunities for more disabled people and their families by donating to The Lucy Foundation today!

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