Lavazza Coffee Here at Lorenz Foods!

Lavazza Coffee at Lorenz Food Distribution

Every day millions of people around the world wake up and reach out to grab a warm, aromatic cup of coffee.  Just take a moment and smell that sweet Arabica brewed coffee that puts an extra jump in your step and a smile on your face.  I personally like to say coffee is addicted to me.

We at Lorenz are bringing the amazing taste and quality of Lavazza coffee to grocers of Ontario in addition to our other offerings like deli meats, cheese, desserts and snacks.

ORIGIN

Coffee is thought to have been originated in Ethopia but the earliest evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen.

The word coffee entered the English language in 1582. Oromo ethnic groups were the first to have recognized the energizing effect of the native coffee plant.  Coffee was primarily consumed in the Islamic world where it was originated and was directly related to religious practices.

Let’s just say coffee has many diversifying variables and studies show that coffee may be interpreted in many different ways.  Nonetheless, coffee is part of everyday culture.

BENEFITS

Coffee is considered to be a healthy beverage loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that, when consumed in moderation, can improve your overall health.

Coffee can:

  • Improve energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
  • Increase fat burning in the body and boost metabolic rate.
  • Increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from fat tissues,
  • Enhance physical performance.

A single cup of coffee contains:

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B12)
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
  • Manganese and Potassium
  • Magnesium and Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Lavazza CoffeeLAVAZZA Brand Coffee at Lorenz Food

Lorenz Food has been carrying the LAVAZZA brand coffee for many, many years now.  In fact, it has become one of the stand out brands in our product gallery.

Their history extends back 120 years when Luigi Lavazza opened Lavazza’s first shop in 1895 in Turin, Italy.  What makes the Lavazza one of the best coffee brands?  What makes Lavazza coffee so exceptional was Luigi’s innovative idea to combine coffee from different global locations.  He selected the best blends from around the world to create truly exceptional coffee.

Lavazza believes that quality is not controlled but rather built and are active in all steps from selecting the batches to roasting, blending and grinding, testing the finished product and packaging and distributing around the world.

They also hold themselves to a high level of sustainability in everything they do from their impact on the environment to the respect they show the communities that grow the coffee beans.  They are part of the International Coffee Partners which helps smallholder coffee farmers be more competitive on the basis of sustainable practices in order to improve their livelihood.

Now that you know more, you may be asking where you can find Lavazza coffee to add to your offerings?  We carry the Lavazza roast and ground coffees to suit all your deepest cravings and you will be able find it in all of your local grocery stores and independent super markets.

At Lorenz Food we take pride in selecting the latest and most innovative specialty products available.  There is always something new and delicious to eat!  As always, we welcome your feedback. You can reach us by email or telephone or leave a comment right here on the site.

Until next time,

The Team at Lorenz Food

Zeppole, an Italian Dessert in Time for Easter at Lorenz Foods

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We did find a way to power through January and February, with the healthy eating, the New Year’s resolutions and of course the credit card bills.  Congratulations to all and let’s breathe in the fresh air of March.  With Easter approaching, many people will have family dinners to plan and attend.  Why not treat your hosts or guests to a delicious Italian delicacy, Zeppole!

WHAT ARE ZEPPOLE?

A zeppole is an Italian pastry consisting of a deep fried dough ball typically 4” in diameter. Usually topped with powdered sugar, and may be filled with custard cream or whipped cream. With some imagination and creativity adding fruit like strawberries, blueberries or bananas can add more colour, flavour and vitamins. Continue reading

Sonora Tortillas Available Here at Lorenz

stack of homemade whole wheat flour tortillas on a wooden table

Now that the New Year is in full swing, are you wondering how to keep your meals healthy and delicious?  I can share with you the latest buzz on tortillas, which are a very versatile addition to any meal!  Tortilla, the name given by the Spaniards to the unleavened flat bread that they found in Mexico among the Aztec in the sixteenth century, comes from the Spanish word “torta” which means round cake. Continue reading

Get Ready for Skinny Dipping with our New Skinny Dip!

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Skinny dipping is a classic Ontario summer experience that we have all thought about doing but most have never followed up on.  With the holidays over and the snow piling up, people are starting to daydream about the warmth of summer again.  And there is no better way to prepare for summer (and possible skinny dipping), than to start eating a little healthier now. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Tomatoes From Turkey Here at Lorenz Food

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Slow roasted tomatoes from Turkey…..yes you read it right, Turkey! Did you know Turkish cuisine is regarded as one of the most prominent in the world? A big emphasis is on refining Central Asian, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. Right away you may think of freshness, herbs, spices, night life and social get-togethers with family and friends. Continue reading

What are Bocconcini and Buffalo Mozzarella?

Bocconcini Mississauga

Bocconcini, meaning “little bites” in Italian, are egg sized Mozzarella cheeses that originated in Naples and were once made only from the milk of water buffaloes. They are semi-soft, white and rindless, unripened mild cheeses available as a delicatessen in plastic tubs filled with whey or water. Nowadays, they are usually made from a combination of water buffalo and cow’s milk as opposed to Buffalo mozzarella. It is packaged in whey or water, as it is best consumed fresh. Continue reading

Mario Batali Sauces Available Here at Lorenz Food

Mario Batali pasta sauce Mario Batali or Mario Balotelli?… Will the real pasta sauce maker please stand up! One is famous for wowing fans by scoring goals with his feet and the other is famous for scoring with his hands; that is by creating authentic tantalizing homemade pasta sauce! If you guessed Mario Batali you are correct. And his sauces are now available here at Lorenz Food!

Mario Batali sauces are made with fresh herbs and spices, freshly chopped onions and fresh garlic. There is no paste or puree added! There are definitely no preservatives, added sugars and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup. Continue reading

Beach Road Kielbasa – Available Here at Lorenz Food

Beach Road KielbasaYes, it’s available here at Lorenz Food – the world famous Beach Road kielbasa! Even Pope John Paul II praised it!! It’s a perfect solution for a tasty snack in your children’s lunch or as a midday snack at work. Slice it, fry it, barbeque it on the grill, eat it with a cracker or bun, combine with veggies and condiments – savour the smoky rich taste and share it with friends and family.

It all started in Hamilton in the late 1950s when Thadius (Ted) Kwiatkowski emigrated from Poland, got married and started a family while working part time at the Beach Road Market. It wasn’t long before he purchased the shop in 1967. The business thrived in Hamilton’s industrial community where it was supported by many of the local families. Some of the locals even remember Ted serving Pope John II the delicious kielbasa back in 1985. Beach Road kielbasa has since become “World Famous”! Continue reading

All Natural, Gluten Free Sauces Available at Lorenz Food

all natural gluten free sauces OntarioWelcome 2015! New Year’s Resolutions are in full effect! On the top of the list has to be that oath to superior health. This usually inspires the mad rush to buy gym memberships, gym equipment, fitness clothing and yes anything and everything which can turn our flab into slabs! The best transition starts with a healthy diet and the makers of One Source Foods have created their Award Winning, all natural, gluten free Villa’s Sauces – available here at Lorenz Food.

Villa's Pesto Sauce - Lorenz Food MississaugaThey come in variety of flavours such as: Continue reading

3 New Cheeses from Pine River Available at Lorenz Food

Pine River CheeseCheesemongers beware! There are three new cheddars in town and their names are Carmelized Onion, Thai Curry, and Ranch Cheddar! Pine River cheesemakers have built a reputation for their unique brand of high quality aged cheddar originating back to 1885 and we are pleased to carry this brand here at Lorenz Food!

Located near the shores of Lake Huron, on the banks of the Pine River, this manufacturer has invested years of creating the finest cheeses like Mozzarella, Monterrey jack, Havarti, and Colby, not to mention their signature three, five, seven, eight and 9 year old cheddar that can only be found in specialty cheese shops across Ontario. Maybe you are one of those shops! Continue reading