TLF New Zealand

Our goal is to revolutionise the way we do business by creating a culture of inclusivity in trade. To do this, we are helping create an entire supply chain of coffee that is inclusive for people with disabilities across the country of origin (Mexico) and country of consumption (New Zealand).

While our team in Mexico is working incredibly hard to bring us coffee that is good for human rights, the environment, the economy AND is inclusive of people with disabilities, our team in New Zealand is also busy looking at ways we can create inclusive and accessible employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities in New Zealand.

This includes working towards…

  • Finding ways to support and promote training and employment opportunities for people with differing abilities within the New Zealand coffee and hospitality industries;
  • Looking at cafe spaces around New Zealand, and how we can work together to ensure they are accessible to consumers of all abilities;
  • Celebrating accessible and inclusive business practice within the New Zealand coffee and hospitality industries;
  • Supporting and collaborating with inclusive and accessible businesses;
  • Providing a platform for disabled people of New Zealand (and their allies!) to comment on their experiences within the coffee industry either as employees or consumers;
  • Facilitating cultural exchanges between New Zealanders with disabilities and Zapotec people with disabilities in Pluma Hidalgo.

Keep on eye on this space over the next year as we expand and grow into the future!

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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 Sicarú 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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