Reports of poor harvests lead to higher coffee prices – but also new opportunities
Reports are pointing to a disastrous coffee harvest in Brazil but rising prices are not the only outcome. The challenging harvest exposes the convoluted and unfair mechanisms of the coffee trade, and the environmental and climate challenges that the whole industry must solve together. The good news is that when challenges become so apparent, it gives us the opportunity to do something about them.
International Coffee Partners: 20 years of hands-on smallholder family support
Join the 20 years ICP event “Focus on People! How the coffee sector can ensure smallholder families’ livelihoods” on Tuesday, June 15th at 10 am CEST to get to know ICP and follow a discussion about the opportunities of holistic support to coffee farmer families and working together for effectively tackling the challenges ahead.
25 years with organic coffee
On 7 March, 25 years has passed since the coffee group Löfbergs as the first larger coffee roaster in Sweden produced the first package of organic coffee. There was not much of a demand and few people were willing to pay extra for sustainably certified coffee, but the family-owned coffee roaster was still convinced that this was the future. Today, Löfbergs’s entire assortment is certified.
"Being cool has never been so hot" - a webinar about climate action within the coffee sector
Climate change is a global challenge and climate action a global responsibility. The coffee sector makes no difference. To find out more about what the coffee sector can and should do, we invite you to the webinar “Being cool has never been so hot” on Tuesday March 16.
Reclaimed coffee sacks
All companies have waste material that they don’t know what to do with. Swedish based coffee company Löfbergs teamed up with Stich N Stones and figured out that they can upcycle their coffee jute sacks into Coffee Sack Caps.
Löfbergs and others in the Haga Initiative decrease their emissions
The ninth climate disclosure by the Haga Initiative shows that 11 of 12 member companies have reached the climate target by 2020, which is one year faster than planned. The coffee roaster Löfbergs is one of them. Altogether, the companies of the Haga Initiative have reduced their own emissions by 1.5 million tonnes of CO2e since they started measuring.
- Ten years with transparent climate targe
A circular game changer
The Löfbergs group is working to close the packaging loop and contribute to a circular economy. The family-owned company recently conducted a successful test of producing fully recyclable packages made of 50% bio-based polymers. The new packaging will be used by the Danish brand, Peter Larsen Kaffe, and is approved for recycling in Denmark. It is a truly game changing package.
We make people belong together
Deep down inside we are people wanting to connect with others. Starting now we will serve as role models in hopes of inspiring them. This is how.
The coronavirus – what Löfbergs is doing
The coronavirus is affecting both us and others at the moment. The immediate future will be challenging but our focus is on minimizing the risks for co-workers, our operation, customers and the wider community. We are strictly following guidelines and advice provided by national authorities - and additional measures:
Swedish ICE Coffee and FIKA at the RC Show
Their organic, Fairtrade labelled ICE Coffee has become the Swedes favorite. How popular will it be in Canada? At the RC Show in Toronto February 24-26 you will find out. Here, the Swedish coffee roaster Löfbergs, a family business founded in 1906, will offer both cold and warm coffee drinks, now available in Canada.
Kathrine Löfberg speaks at national coffee conference in Canada
November 6, the Coffee Association of Canada arrange their annual conference in Toronto. This year the theme is “Craft of Coffee”. Kathrine Löfberg, chair at the Swedish coffee roaster Löfbergs is specially invited to speak about Löfbergs and the passion for good, sustainable coffee.
New friend in International Coffee Partners
In 2001 Löfbergs co-founded International Coffee Partners, where we together with a number of other family-owned coffee companies contribute to the development of small-scale coffee farmers. From 1 July, we welcome Delta from Portugal in the team. Delta, founded in 1961, is today Portugal's most famous coffee brand with 3,500 employees around the world.