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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 awarded for its sustainability report
Löfbergs shares its sustainability successes and challenges in its sustainability report. The family-owned coffee roaster is now being awarded the Hallbars Sustainability Report Awards for its latest report. As a national winner, Löfbergs will be representing Sweden in the international final.
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
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
Second Shot on coffee grounds
Drinks made of coffee grounds are low in caffeine and have a mild coffee flavour.
Fill the portafilter with grounds just as you would when making an espresso.
Shorten the brewing time to 5 seconds.
Add 4-5 cl coffee syrup.
Add frothed milk, perhaps oat or pea milk, which are rich and bring out the flavours in a nice way.
With less sugar
Mix vanilla sugar and cardam
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.
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.
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.