Coffee Brands Starting With L

Coffee seems like a simple product but as connoisseurs can attest it has to be perfect to pass the taste test.

It evolved from its simplest form in the 1800s known as the first wave when it became a commodity while its first Wave (1800s): Coffee becomes a commodity, and its consumption grew exponentially. 

In 1970 the second wave was introduced when American coffee giant Starbucks transformed the coffee culture.

In the early 2000s, the third wave was introduced when coffee purchases were based on its production origin and its methods of production emphasizing high-quality beans.

Beans are sourced from individual farms and are roasted more lightly to bring out their distinctive flavors. 

List of Coffee Brands Starting With L

We have compiled a list of coffee brands starting with L to help you along your coffee journey.

  1. La Colombe Coffee Roasters
  2. Lavazza
  3. Levista
  4. Löfbergs
  5. Loumidis

1. La Colombe Coffee Roasters

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Image: La Colombe Coffee

La Colombe Coffee Roasters is a US coffee roaster founded by Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti in 1994. The company is a coffee retailer with its headquarters in Philadelphia and cafés in cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. 

The first café was set up near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

In 2015 the coffee roaster industry went through some consolidation where companies bought stakes in coffee roasters or invested large sums in coffee roasters.

Hamdi Ulukaya bought out private equity firm Goode Partners to get a stake in La Colombe Coffee roasters whereafter he helped the company to raise $28.5 million for expansion.

This enabled La Colombe to expand its footprint into existing cities as well as new cities such as Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. 

In 2019 La Colombe reached a milestone when they opened their thirtieth store in the USA.

La Colombe was one of the early pioneers of purchasing coffee directly from the supplier in what is known as the third wave of coffee.

Draft Latte 

Although La Colombe sold coffee through their outlets they decided in 2016 to increase their offering by introducing a canned version of the Draft Latte, a cold-pressed espresso, and frothed milk latte. Multiple flavors of Draft Latte are available for purchase at selected retailers in the USA and all Colombe cafes. 

Different Drum is a coffee-infused rum distilled at the La Colombe café located in Fishtown, Philadelphia. 

They also offer a line of La Colombe single-origin and blended roasted coffees via their cafes and online.

2. Lavazza

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Image: Lavazza

Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. shortened as LAVAZZA is an Italian manufacturer of coffee products. The company was founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza.

Today the business is still managed by the third and fourth generations of the Lavazza family.

Coffee is imported from various countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Uganda, Indonesia, the United States, and Mexico whereafter it is blended thus producing a wide variety of products.

Lavazza Coffee is branded as “Italy’s Favorite Coffee” and is rated as the seventh biggest coffee roaster globally and owns 36 percent of the Italian coffee market.

Coffee is produced at six production sites, three in Italy and three abroad while 46% of its production is distributed is exported to more than 90 countries.

Their large product range include brands such as:

  • Qualità Oro
  • Qualità Rossa 
  • Club
  • Top Class
  • Lavazza Blue 
  • Grand’Espresso 
  • Caffè Espresso
  • Il Perfetto Espresso 
  • Espresso Point 
  • Caffè Crema
  • Gran Aroma Bar
  • Super Crema
  • Crema e Gusto 
  • Crema e Aroma 
  • Dek (decaffeinated) 
  • A Modo Mio coffee capsules
  • Nespresso Compatible Capsules (NCC)

To increase their already stronghold in the coffee market, Lavazza partners with various international and scientific research centers.

Luigi Lavazza Centre for Coffee Research was established in 1979 and is totally “devoted to the study of espresso” It developed into the Lavazza Training Centre which trains 30,000 people annually.

The Lavazza Foundation was established in 2002 with its Tierra project partnering with the Rainforest Alliance research to produce the “finest end product quality”.

Aiding their expansion Lavazza acquired the Carte Noire and Merrild brands from Jacobs Douwe Egberts in February 2016. Furthermore, they bought an 80% stake in Canadian-based Kicking Horse Coffee in May 2017.

Additional products were added in 2019 when they teamed up with PepsiCo to launch canned ready-to-drink cappuccinos in Europe.

3. Levista

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Image: Levista

Levista is an Indian Coffee roaster that has been in the coffee business for over 60 years. Coffee beans are handpicked from their estates in Coorg, India. The beans are roasted, blended, ground, and processed.

Why is Coorg Famous?

It is famous for its breathtaking views which include coffee plantations, steep hills, streams, rich flora & fauna, and lush forest. 

Reasons for purchasing Levista include

Authentically flavorful – the best beans are grown in dense plantations to retain the rich, natural flavor.

Ground to perfection – beans are roasted to bring you the most authentic coffee experience with every cup.

Finest coffee experience

The coffee is 100% pure using beans prepared from the finest Arabica and Robusta beans.

Levista Classic – 100% Coffee and nothing else.

Levista Premium – A blend of 80% Coffee and 20% Chicory. 

Levista Strong – The strong blend of 60% Coffee and 40% Chicory. 

4. Löfbergs

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Image: Löfbergs

Löfbergs was founded in 1906 by the three brothers Josef, Anders, and John Löfberg. It has grown to one of the biggest coffee roasters in the Nordic region while remaining a family-owned company, now in its fourth generation.

Their head office is located in Karlstad, Sweden where they also have a roasting house.

For increased revenue and to increase their footprint, Löfbergs also owns 50% of Peter Larsen’s Kaffe in Viborg, Denmark as well as Kobbs Tea.

As one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic region, the company has a 20% market share in Sweden.

Products include 

  • Tinned Espresso + Milk
  • Tinned Double Espresso
  • Tinned Latte Macchiato

There are two coffee shops, one in Karlstad and the other in Stockholm.

Löfbergs is one of Europe’s largest importers of organic and fair-trade coffee supplying coffee to restaurants, cafés, and companies.

5. Loumidis

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The company was founded in 1928 in Greece by three brothers, Antonis, Nikos, and Jason Loumidis

Its first coffee house was opened in the center of Athens and one in Thessaloniki while the infamous coffee house on Stadiou Street was opened in 1938. This soon attracted intellectuals and artists and it soon became a regular meeting place. 

When you translate the company’s motto to English it reads “Each one has an expertise and…for Loumidis that is Coffees.”

Loumidis SA has all the rights to selling the Loumidis Greek coffee brand which attracted Nestlé who purchased the company in 1987.

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