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Löfbergs to build a new roasting facility to meet rising demand

The Swedish coffee roaster’s production output is expected to increase 30% over the next two years and extra capacity is needed for the business to ‘reach the next level’

Löfbergs Välsviken roasting facility was opened in 2021 | Photo credit: Löfbergs


Swedish coffee roaster Löfbergs has announced plans to build a new roasting facility in Karlstad to meet rising demand. 

Founded in 1906, Löfbergs currently operates across ten markets in northern Europe. The business said its sales, half of which are generated in Sweden, are on an upward trajectory and, as a result, production output is predicted to increase 30% across the next two years. 

“This is an investment permeated with a belief in the future. We are going to grow with about 30 per cent up to 2026 and we can manage that with the facilities we have, but we need to bring in more capacity to reach the next level,” said Kathrine Löfberg, Chair of the Board, Löfbergs. 

Löfbergs currently has two roasting facilities in Karlstad – a ground coffee factory in central Karlstad and a wholebean site in Välsviken, which opened in July 2021

The family-run coffee roaster said plans are still in ‘the drawing board’ phase, so exact details on the facility’s capacity and launch date are not yet known. 

“It will probably be about ten years before the first shovel of soil can be turned. This means that we have plenty of time to prepare ourselves for creating something really good and competitive,” Löfberg added. 

Löfbergs, which has an annual turnover of SEK 2bn ($191m), is one of the world's largest purchasers of organic and Fairtrade-labelled coffee. The group includes the Löfbergs, Peter Larsen Kaffe and Kobbs brands. 

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