Press release -
ICP has a theory to improve the smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods
In 2001 Löfbergs co-founded International Coffee Partners (ICP), where eight family-owned coffee companies contribute to the development of small-scale coffee farmers. ICP’s vision is to improve smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods. To achieve that, ICP is not here for the short term. ICP is committed to long-term projects and long-term impact in the coffee sustainability sector. That’s why ICP recently reworked its Theory of Change.
The Theory of Change describes how to make smallholder coffee farming more competitive, based on sustainable practices. Smallholder families’ livelihoods can only be improved with a holistic approach that combines different aspects of their daily life such as running a farm like a family business, stronger inclusion of the next generation, mitigating effects of climate change and developing strong farmer organizations. With gender equality as a fundamental aspect of all areas of work, ICP’s aims to joint decision making and planning of responsibilities in smallholder communities.
Family-owned coffee companies
International Coffee Partners (ICP) is a strong pre-competitive partnership of eight leading family-owned European coffee companies. ICP-shareholders are: Delta Cafés (Portugal), Franck (Croatia), Joh. Johannson (Norway), Lavazza (Italy), Löfbergs (Sweden), Neumann Gruppe (Germany), Paulig (Finland), and Tchibo (Germany).
The coffee roaster Löfbergs is a Swedish Family Business founded in 1906. We are 350 coffee lovers operating in Northern Europe and Canada, sharing the passion for taste, trends and sustainability. We have a turnover of SEK 1.9 billion and is one of the world's largest purchasers of organic and Fairtrade-labeled coffee. The Löfbergs group also consists of the brands Green Cup, Kobbs, Percol, Peter Larsen Kaffe and SuperBonobo. Website