SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERS

Able Coffee Collaborative are proud to partner with a range of social impact projects.


The Lucy Foundation (TLF) - 

TLF is a Kiwi social enterprise working to transforming the global coffee industry through inclusive, ethical, and environmentally regenerative trade.

TLF's first project is based in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico, where they are working with indigenous coffee-farming families and disabled people to regenerate the environment while developing a culture of inclusivity and empowerment through the production of specialty Pluma coffee beans. The coffee is shipped to Aotearoa New Zealand by John Burton Ltd., and lovingly roasted by Able Coffee Collaborative. Together, we have created what is believed to be the world's first entirely inclusive value chain of coffee - from farmer (Mexico) to consumer (Aotearoa).

When you purchase TLF coffee beans, not only are you supporting your local, but also disability rights and environmental regeneration at the same time! Using the link above choose any coffee of Able’s coffees and $5 will be donated back to The Lucy Foundation.

The TLF 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.

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I AM HOPE and Key to Life Charitable Trust - 

I AM HOPE is the youth and community focused support group run by The Key to Life Charitable Trust, started by Mike King. For the last three years Key To Life have been promoting positive attitudinal societal change in schools and communities up and down the country, and funding private care and counselling for young people stuck-in-the-mud on waiting lists. 

IAH knows that kids want to take agency of their own mental health development AND their communities’. IAH give kids permission to do just that, and contribute directly to the social change we’re all working towards.

IAH speaks and communicates directly to and with kids: "We are unconventional, grassroots, provocative and anti-establishment simply because we know that our approach is effective at engaging with kiwis."