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Buy good coffee, do good!

When you purchase Able Coffee Collaborative coffee beans using the link below, you are actively supporting human rights, disability inclusion and accessibility, as well as the regeneration of our planet!

Our current range includes:

Pluma Single-Origin: Single-origin coffee is coffee grown within a single geographic origin. In our case, that’s Pluma Hidalgo. With an outstanding aroma of vanilla, almond and strawberry, Pluma single-origin has a syrupy and smooth body (2020 cupping score 86).

Lucy blend: Lucy is Able’s signature blend and includes three types of beans from Sumatra (Fair Trade/Organic), Ethiopia (Fair Trade/Organic) and of course Pluma Hidalgo Mexico. Full bodied, with a bit of kick, Lucy is by far the most popular of Able’s coffees, enjoyed in cafes, offices, and at home.

*All coffees are delivered right to your door, in any form you choose (whole beans, ground filter/espresso/plunger)

Not only does Able Coffee Collaborative purchase the green beans directly from the farmers who partner with TLF, but for every 200g of roasted coffee you buy here in Aotearoa New Zealand, and additional $1 is donated back to the TLF Pluma Coffee Project in Mexico.

Don’t want coffee, but still want to support inclusive, accessible, and sustainable trade?

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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

[Image description: crossed legs next to an open laptop on the floor.]
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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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