For decades, LMZ has collaborated with the top soluble coffee producers in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, India, and Southeast Asia. Combining this extensive network with unsurpassed experience and expertise, LMZ offers a wide range of soluble coffee products to meet a diversity of needs and lifestyles.

Coffee Products

Spray Dried Coffee

A “powdered” form of soluble coffee, spray dried coffee is created in three manufacturing stages: extraction, concentration, and drying. Extraction is carried out by applying hot water and pressure to yield approximately 20% soluble coffee solids. Because of the high water content, this extract must be concentrated before drying, typically through a heat evaporation process that effectively boils off the water at lower atmospheric pressure and temperature. Eventually, the extract is pumped to a spray dry tower, where controlled temperature air transforms the liquid extract in the final powdered form.

LMZ Spray Dried Products

  • Spray Dried Regular
  • Spray Dried Dark Roast
  • Spray Dried Decaffeinated
  • Spray Dried Aromatized
  • Spray Dried Acid Neutralized

Freeze Dried Coffee

Freeze dried coffee is a high-quality crystallized form of soluble coffee created through cold processing. As with the spray dried and agglomerated varieties, freeze dried coffee requires three main manufacturing stages: extraction, concentration, and drying.

After the extraction stage, the extract of 20% soluble coffee solids typically is concentrated in one of three ways — freeze concentration, crio-concentration, or heat evaporation. The method chosen depends on the quality desired.

Once concentrated, a freezing chamber converts the extract into crystallized frozen particles. This process preserves the many important volatiles and aromatics that comprise the highest grades of soluble coffee.

LMZ Freeze Dried Products

  • Freeze Dried Regular
  • Freeze Dried Dark Roast
  • Freeze Dried Decaffeinated
  • Freeze Concentrated

Agglomerated Coffee

Agglomerated coffee is essentially a dried powder that readily dissolves in water. To bind the spray dried particles into an agglomerated cluster, a steam belt or steam curtain process is employed.

Some customers prefer agglomerated coffee because of it ready solubility and attractive appearance.

Extracts and Oils

The popularity of coffee extracts, concentrates, and oils has soared over the last decade. These components have proven indispensable in the creation of many coffee-based beverages, as well as the enhancement of flavor and aroma in a variety of foods and beverages.

Once concentrated to a pre-determined brix level (percentage of solids), liquid extracts most commonly are frozen, stored, and transported in their frozen state.

For the creation of coffee oil, coffee beans are hydraulically squeezed until they produce an aromatic, flavorful residue. This residual oil generally is shipped sealed but unrefrigerated.

Nutritionally Enhanced Coffee

Global demand for healthful foods and beverages is soaring. LMZ meets this demand with a selection of nutritionally enhanced coffees.

For these coffees, LMZ sources the choicest natural ingredients from a diversity of global regions. Our enhanced blends are infused with these ingredients to create a product that tastes good and is good for you.

The health benefits of nutritionally enhanced coffee are well-documented. Studies reveal that the infused ingredients can provide a significant boost to the immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems.

Affiliations & Certifications

LMZ certified coffees include varieties that reflect a commitment to environmental and sustainable agriculture issues, as well as social concerns. Among these are Organic and Rainforest Alliance coffees, and Fair Trade coffees.

USDA Organic Coffee

Organic coffees are grown, harvested, and processed according to strict standards recognized by the National Organic Standards Board. These products are intended to promote biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity.

Properly certified coffee farms selling to the U.S. market undergo periodic inspections to establish they have:

  • Been free of synthetic pesticides and other banned chemicals for at least 3 years
  • Created a buffer between organic and non-organic crops
  • Applied a sustainable crop rotation plan

Fair Trade Coffee

Fair Trade is a non-profit social justice program designed to improve economic conditions for coffee farmers and growers by:

  • Providing them with above-minimum level compensation
  • Creating sustainable businesses in developing countries
  • Improving economic conditions

Rainforest Alliance Coffee

A New York based non-profit organization with a global reach, The Rainforest Alliance is committed to conserving biodiversity of coffee farmland and promoting sustainability in agriculture, forestry, and tourism.
Rainforest certification requires a coffee farm to:

  • Reach a minimum of 40% shade with natural forest coverage
  • Protect a minimum of 12 native species
  • Preserve all natural waterways