edit Gävle is known for being the birthplace of the Gevalia coffee brand, which is produced by Kraft General Foods Scandinavia and exported around the globe. The city's most famous resident. In 1787 Gävle was awarded "free and unrestricted sailing rights" to and from foreign ports. In 2006 the goat was covered in a flame-resistant coating to prevent arson, enabling the goat to remain standing throughout that winter. The number of stone and brick houses also started to increase.