Löfbergs presents a new sustainability report “Sustainable development crucial for our existence”
The financial year of 2020-2021 was characterised by challenges and new ways of working – and a strong belief in the future. Increased support for small-scale coffee farmers, more certified coffee, lower climate impact, and continuous investments in a circular transformation were some of the progress. That is what the new sustainability report from Löfbergs Group shows.
Great success for rescued coffee – Circle K and Löfbergs widen their cooperation against food waste
Since 80-90% of the climate effects of coffee occur in the coffee growing countries, it is valuable to minimize waste of the finished product. Löfbergs and Circle K’s new sustainability project Rescued Coffee was born from that insight; a coffee that otherwise would risk being wasted at the roasting house. After a successful pre-test, the coffee is now being launched on a wide front in Sweden.
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.
New report: Cooperation strengthens Löfbergs in the sustainability field
Lower climate impact, more certified coffee and increased support for small-scale coffee farmers. The new sustainability report from Löfbergs shows that the family-owned coffee company continues to develop in the sustainability field. Löfbergs is now aiming at new goals: circular transformation with zero waste.
Löfbergs partner up with Sproud
Launching in October 2020, the Swedish coffee group Löfbergs rolles out a collaboration with Sproud throughout Löfbergs Out of Home market in Sweden, e.g. Foodservice, Chain customer, Facility Management, Vending, Public Sector, Free Market. With a broad assortment of sustainably sourced speciality coffee and comprehensive services, Löfbergs has reached the position as market leader.
Löfbergs joins IKEA in commitment to halve food loss and waste
Löfbergs joins IKEA in the groundbreaking “10x20x30” initiative to root out food loss and waste. 10x20x30 goes hand in hand with Löfbergs´s ambitious initiative Circular Coffee Community with the clear-cut purpose of eliminating all waste related to coffee. 10x20x30 is led by IKEA and 10+ of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers. Löfbergs is one of IKEA’s major suppliers for coffee.
Löfbergs goes all in on circular transformation
Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs is behind the ambitious initiative Circular Coffee Community with the clear-cut purpose of eliminating all waste related to coffee. To ensure focus and accelerate progress the company appoints a Chief Innovations and Circular Transformation Officer as part of the group management team. Löfbergs represent six brands in ten core markets in Europe and Canada.
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
Circular focus as Löfbergs wants more to use the whole cup
Sweden is one of the top coffee consuming countries in the world. But are at the same time throwing away 300 million litres of coffee every year. An unnecessary waste of the earth’s resources. Löfbergs is now presenting an initiative to help people make the most of their coffee. The coffee is not only regarded as an end product, but also as a raw material for new products in a circular economy.
Chocolate ball cake on leftover coffee
Bake with leftover coffee. This a recipe of a festive chocolate ball cake. It works great to use yesterday’s coffee that you have stored in the fridge.
300 g room temperature butter
3 dl white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
2 dl cacao
1 litre rolled oats
1 dl leftover coffee
Line the cake pan with parchment paper
Beat the ingredients to an e
Coffee syrup on leftover coffee
Syrup on leftover coffee offers a rich coffee flavour and can be used for both hot and cold beverages. Or why not pour it over a cake or some ice cream?
Mix 4 parts organic sugar with 6 parts leftover coffee. Espresso coffee offers the most flavour, but fine-grind coffee works great too. Or why not mix the two?
Boil down for 10 minutes and pour the syrup into a clean bottl
Dye fabrics with coffee grounds
A simple, climate-smart and cheap way to give stained table cloths and clothes new life with coffee grounds.
Boil a big pot of water.
Soak the cloth or other fabrics and throw on a significant amount of coffee grounds (leftover coffee can also be used).
Simmer on low heat for an hour and stir every now and then for even dyeing.
When you are satisfied with the result,
Reuse the coffee grounds
Reuse, refine and enjoy one more time. Coffee grounds can be used for a lot of good things. Here are some of them.
Löfbergs chosen as the official coffee partner of the UROS LIVE arena
UROS LIVE has signed a coffee partnership agreement with Löfbergs, meaning that both hot and cold Löfbergs coffee products will be sold at the arena that will open in Tampere, Finland, in late 2021. The multipurpose arena with up to 15,000 seats will be one of the world’s most modern venues. The arena will host a wide variety of events from concerts and conferences to world-class ice hockey.
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:
Lars Appelqvist on the board of FoodDrinkEurope
The CEO of Löfbergs, Lars Appelqvist, has been appointed to the board of directors of the European interbranch organisation FoodDrinkEurope. Lars was nominated by the national interbranch organisations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Estonia.
New coffee from Löfbergs for equal value
A coffee for everyone. With the new Equality Light Roast, Löfbergs takes a stand for the equal value of all people. Löfbergs donates SEK 1 for every sold package to the Rainbow Fund, which works for a world where everyone is treated the same, no matter who you are or who you love.
Anna predicts the coffee trends for 2020
What´s brewing in the coffee industry? What´s hot and not? Anna Nordström, Specialty Coffee Manager at Löfbergs, predicts the hottest trends for 2020.
Swedish coffee roaster boosts Team Hasselborg
The new European champions Team Hasselborg return to Canada for the next event of the Grand Slam of Curling. They bring with them a new cooperation agreement with the Swedish coffee roaster Löfbergs, which recently established in Canada.
Award-winning ICE from Löfbergs
Great taste, natural ingredients and a neat recyclable package. The Swedish coffee roaster Löfbergs continues to impress the Canadian market with ICE, an organic and Fairtrade labelled iced coffee. This time as a winner in the 2019 Top New Products Awards presented by Convenience Store News Canada.