Tags: circular economy
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
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
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,