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A cup of coffee that empowers people, preserves a rare coffee varietal and that tastes delicious. You too can be part of this dream – making disability-inclusive business practice and ethical and sustainable coffee farming a reality.

But we need your help! After a successful year of production in 2016 we are now raising funds to expand and grow into 2017. To do this, we need $61,000!

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Listed below are a bunch of ways you can join our journey and be a part of this story, as we create a culture of disability inclusion together!

Limited Edition TLF Tote Bag Bundle – $60 (postage included)


We have the perfect gift for the coffee fiend in your life! Not only will it bring you massive hugs and kisses, but will also help take our project to the next level. Each tote includes…

  • 200g Flight Coffee… oh yeah!
  • 8oz Joco reusable cup (colours may vary from the picture)
  • Little trinkets from Mexico
  • Oaxacan hot chocolate
  • Screen printed TLF coffee project tote!



TLF Tote Bag – $25 (postage included)


Do away with plastic and put your bits and pieces into a TLF Tote!



Support the crew for the price of a brew! – $5


By donating $5 to The Lucy Foundation (the price of your weekly coffee), you too can help us create the perfect coffee supply chain. Because $5 here goes a long way there!

Plant a Pluma Seedling – $100

Your very own seedling! When you donate $100 or more, The Lucy Foundation will purchase a Pluma seedling on your behalf, ready for planting.

Support the Sanders! – $250

While the aim of this project is to be totally self-sufficient and sustainable, there are considerable costs involved in setting up a project like this one. This includes the costs of our project facilitators being on the ground in Mexico.

In September 2016 Ryan, Jess and their two children Ebony and Lorenzo moved to Pluma Hidalgo Mexico. Motivated by their passion to serve the global disability community, you can now support the Sanders by making sure they have a roof over their head. $250 will cover the Sander’s rent for one month, electricity included!

Donate – $$$


If none of these options suit you but you still want to contribute financially, use the Poli button below to select an amount of your own choosing. We thank you for your support!


English//Spanish Translations – $020170117_104218

Don’t have any cash to spare? Fluent in English and Spanish? We’re always on the look out for people to help us with English-Spanish translations. Flick us a message and we’ll get back to you with ways you can help!


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For overseas contributors: Please contact us directly for alternative methods of payment.

Disclaimer: The Lucy Foundation is a registered New Zealand Charity (CC54316). However, at this point in time, we are unable to offer New Zealand tax credits for your financial support.

Thank you for your understanding.


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That's a wrap! Thanks for sharing the coffee dream with us Co-Ed. Safe travels back to Aotearoa New Zealand - we can't wait to hear your stories, see your photos and share your videos. Watch this space, more coming soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday feels: After days in the dark following the massive earthquake in Mexico, the power has been turned on just in time for the TLF and Co-Ed barista training! Wohoo!

Power permitting, they'll run two three-day courses in Barista training skills; one for local people with disabilities and then another for teenagers that are gearing up to leave school.
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QUAKE UPDATE: When we met with the Coffee Educators Ltd crew a couple of months back to talk through the Pluma Hidalgo visit, we told them to expect power outages. We chuckled at the thought of trying to use sign language in the dark, while holding a torch in their mouths so they can see each other sign!

Little did we know, a massive earthquake would plunge Pluma into days without power, phone reception or water! Contact is still limited, but family members report some contact with the Sanders (Jessica Pantoja-Sanders), Amber Shaw, Julz Russ and Tagialofa Sefina Eneliko. There is no town water supply so they're collecting rain water from the roof. Unfortunately, without power there is no way to pump the water back into the tank. Apparently the Sanders managed to pay someone to use their inverter, so they could run it off their car battery and fill the tank back up with rain water. Despite the darkness, spirits are high and they're all enjoying screen free candlelit card games. Slips and cracks in the roads mean access is limited, and a few buildings have come down. But most have already been fixed up.

And perhaps our favourite report... Ebony Sanders (5) slept through the entire quake! Classic! <3 <3 <3 😴😴😴
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Morena! We just wanted to let you know we were finally able to touch base with TLF Field Director, Jessica Pantoja-Sanders, and the Coffee Educators Ltd crew in the night. They are shaken but safe following the 8.1 earthquake in Mexico.

Power remains out in Pluma and it sounds like there's a lot of structural and internal damage. But incredibly, no serious injuries. Phone data and battery is limited, so if they don't reply to your messages straight away, it's only because they're saving juice! They are now checking in with neighbours and friends to make sure they are ok too.

We'll keep you updated when we hear more. Thank you for all your concerns, messages, thoughts and prayers <3
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