SOCIAL IMPACT PARTNERS

Over the years, Able Coffee Collaborative has been proud to partner with a range of social impact projects.


The Lucy Foundation (TLF)  <<-- Link

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 a local business, but also disability rights and environmental regeneration at the same time! Further more, using the link above (when you order through The Lucy Foundation's online shop), $5 per kilogram 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.