Arvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today they are a leading company in premium coffee, food and wine products.
Lofbergs Lila was started in Sweden by 3 brothers. Today, it is one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries. The company also owns a tea company and sponsor a Swedish hockey team and an Arena.
Paulig was started by a German immigrant in 1876 in Helsinki Finland. Today the international Paulig Group considers Paulig coffee to be their flagship coffee operation.