Jessica Pantoja-Sanders

Profile of Jess: Smiling woman, white and brown floral dress and yellow cardigan, short brown hair, purple lipstick, leaning on a table that has a milk bottle on it, in front of purple wall

Motivated by the prospect of being part of a team striving to change the way disability is perceived globally, Jess joined The Lucy Foundation in 2014.

With 14 years experience in Event and Café Management and a passion for conscious sustainable living and disability inclusion, Jess is excited to put her skills into action on the ground in Mexico, with The Lucy Foundation coffee project. Being half Mexican herself, Jess loves to use food and cooking to bring people together and encourage sustainable, healthy living.

Jess (along with husband Ryan, and children, Lorenzo and Ebony) currently lives in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico where she is full-time Field Director for The Lucy Foundation.

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1 month ago

The Lucy Foundation

Buy good, do good! Calling all orders for the next roast of Pluma coffee. When you purchase these tasty Pluma coffee beans, lovingly roasted by Able Coffee Collaborative, you are supporting the empowerment of people with disabilities. It's a win win!

ablecoffee.co.nz/collections/coffee/products/mexicoHey Team, we have a few orders up for this amazing coffee. But we need a couple more to make up the numbers for a batch. Jump online and order today!
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It is past 11pm in Mexico... ever wondered what late night shinanigans our Field Directors Jessica Pantoja-Sanders and Ryan get up to at this time of night? Coffee stuff, that's what! They have an event down on the coast this weekend, so they're sorting good beans, bad beans, moisture testing and roasting!

#commitment #PlumaCoffeeProject #plumahidalgo #inclusion #disability

[Image description: A grid of 4 photos. Top left shows a grain moisture meter device, top right shows a close up of good 'green' coffee beans. The lower left photo shows bad 'green' coffee beans that are chipped and with holes from burrowing Broca bugs. The lower right photo is a birds eye view photo of hands sorting green coffee beans on a wooden table in Jess and Ryan's house]
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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

Colectivo SicarĂș is a new initiative set up by TLF and a handful of other incredible women, for the women of Pluma Hidalgo. Our first meeting was a low key event, getting to know each other. We are looking forward to future events, workshops focused around creative arts, various forms of education and sustainability. #allwomenwelcome #thelucyfoundation #inclusiveness #educationandopportunity ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

A couple of weeks ago we had the absolute pleasure of hosting a LUSH New Zealand media event in collaboration with Coffee Educators Ltd. Social media influencers Kate Manihera and Annalee Muggeridge joined us for a night of fab food, fab coffee, and yarns about how to create impact through business and social media.

On that note... there are more Pluma coffee beans available for purchase! For your Pluma coffee fix, head on over to:

ablecoffee.co.nz/collections/coffee/products/mexico
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2 months ago

The Lucy Foundation

"With a little break in the rain, we were able to get out and help one of the TLF families collect coffee seedlings. Here Don Epifanio, Fidel, Ryan, Lorenzo and Ebony load the TLF truck to take the seedlings to Don Epifanio's ranchito (farm)." - Jessica Pantoja-Sanders

#plumaseedlings #plumacoffee #everyoneisincluded #thelucyfoundation
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