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Löfbergs

Löfbergs Coffee Group is one of the Nordic region’s biggest family-owned coffee businesses, but our history began 113 years, or four generations, ago. We have been passionate about great tasting coffee with a vision of a sustainable world right from the start.

Today, we are about 350 devoted coffee lovers operating in northern Europe, sharing the passion for taste, trends and sustainability. And for securing great coffee for tomorrow. 

Coffee is still the core of our business and we are constantly developing new products and looking for business opportunities that can add value to our increasingly international group.

  • Size: MNE
  • Type: Private company
  • Listed: Non-listed
  • Sector: Food and Beverage Products
  • Country: Sweden
  • Country Status: OECD
  • Employees: 250 - 499
  • Revenue: 193000000 USD
  • GRI Community: Not provided
  • Stock listing code: Not provided

Contact

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HQ Address: Tolagsgatan 1
HQ City: Karlstad
Contact person: Eva Eriksson
Email: send email

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Risk

Climate change has an impact on the entire planet, and coffee is a crop that is extremely sensitive to the changes affecting cultivation conditions in terms of drought/rain/ temperature/soil conditions/presence of plant diseases etc. Half of all the land in the world where we grow coffee run the risk of becoming unusable by 2050 due to climate change according to the Climate Institute.

The average age among coffee farmers is increasing, in many places it is closer to 60. At the same time, more and more young people do not see a future in coffee. 

Together with climate change, these are the greatest sustainability challenges for our industry and something we are working actively with in several ways, for example in our development projects and by purchasing coffee from certified farms.

Opportunities

The biggest climate impact from our coffee arises during farming, but under the right conditions, coffee farms absorb more CO2 than they produce – they can be what are known as “carbon sinks”. We therefore encourage farmers to take part in climate initiatives such as the Coffee & Climate project and the Rainforest Alliance certification body.

Some coffee farms emit the powerful greenhouse gas methane. These are the farms that use the wet method, where the flesh of the coffee cherries is removed when soaked in water. With the right technology, this gas can be captured and used instead as climate-smart biogas, which can replace fossil fuel and reduce emissions.

Next Generation Coffee is our initiative to encourage the young generation to see a positive future in coffee farming. We work to improve development opportunities for the next generation of coffee farmers through education and trading with few intermediaries. At the same time, it is a way for us to secure access to really good coffee in the future. The education includes sustainable farming methods and increased equality. We are currently working with young farmers in Colombia.