Subjects: Food industry
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.
Löfbergs celebrates 115 years by inaugurating a new whole bean roastery
On this very day, 115 years ago, Löfbergs was founded. The family-owned coffee roaster celebrates the occasion by treating itself to a solid birthday present: a new state-of-the-art whole bean roastery in Karlstad, Sweden.
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.
Löfbergs strengthens the board of directors with Rosie Kropp
Rosie Kropp has been appointed to the board of directors of the Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs. Rosie is a senior advisor in brand development, transformation and marketing. She has 25 years of experience from senior leadership positions in global companies and consulting firms.
Coffee packages in fully recyclable mono-material about to become reality at Löfbergs
By 2030, Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs strive to be 100 % circular, which includes only using packages that are recyclable and made from renewable or recycled materials. In a recent project, Löfbergs has reached revolutionary results – successful pilot tests of what likely is the world’s first high barrier soft plastic PE mono-material prototype for coffee.
Companies create mutual value in circular community
The number of companies in the Circular Coffee Community is growing steadily, and the first solutions and business models are starting to sprout. The community, founded by Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs, wants to make coffee 100 percent circular.
Milestone for Löfbergs: Started roasting coffee with fossil-free bioLPG
The roasting process has been one of the great sustainability challenges for the coffee group Löfbergs for a long time. Now, the family-owned coffee roaster has found a solution. The company started roasting with 100% fossil-free bioLPG at its facility in Karlstad, Sweden, last week, which significantly reduces Löfbergs’s climate impact.
“Promoting equality is something we need to work with 365 days a year”
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. These are three aspects that Kathrine Löfberg, chair of the board at Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs, bears in mind on International Women’s Day – and every other day of the year.
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.
Coffee comes full circle: First ever 3D printed coffee station made from waste
Swedish coffee group Löfbergs is collaborating with 3D print entrepreneur Sculptur to transform coffee production waste into brand new coffee stations. The collaboration is part of the Circular Coffee Community and the pursuit of the group’s ambition of zero coffee waste by 2030. The World’s first 3D printed waste-based coffee station is already in operation and more are underway.
He is the new CEO of Löfbergs
The Swedish-based coffee group Löfbergs has appointed Anders Fredriksson as new CEO. Anders has 20 years’ experience of management positions and is currently CEO of Norrmejerier, a Swedish diary company with a variety of national and international brands.
"The future is circular"
Coffee is amazing! We love the smell and taste. We love how it wakes us up in the morning. We love how it brings people together and generates conversations and togetherness. We also know that coffee could mean so much more. The full potential of coffee is not being used today. We want to change that to contribute to a 100 per cent circular production and consumption of coffee, without any waste.
"Small in some aspects, but large enough to make a difference"
This past year was one of the most important ones when it comes to sustainability – and one of the toughest. This put great demands on us and our business, and in our view, we can and must contribute to a sustainable development in line with Agenda 2030.
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.
ICP provides emergency relief fund after hurricanes in Central America
As a response to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras and Guatemala, International Coffee Partners (ICP) makes an emergency relief fund available. It will support 400 smallholder coffee farmer families with direct food access and restoring damaged infrastructure. In total 40,000 Euro will be available.
Swedish fika creates growth – Waynes Coffee and Löfbergs join forces
They are both a part of the Swedish fika culture. The coffee shop chain Waynes and the coffee group Löfbergs are now joining forces in a collaboration that will strengthen the two companies. As from spring of 2021, Löfbergs will be the exclusive coffee supplier to all of Waynes’s coffee shops in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Löfbergs invests in 100% plastic-free disposable cups
Disposable cups often contain a plastic barrier layer, which makes them more difficult to recycle in a proper way. Unnecessary according to Swedish based coffee group Löfbergs, which has found a new solution that is completely plastic-free and easily can be fully recycled. It means Löfbergs takes another step towards the vision of being 100 per cent circular and generating 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.