The start of a dream
Rui Nabeiro starts his own brand – Delta Cafés
In 1961, in a small 50 sq m warehouse in the town of Campo Maior, Rui Nabeiro started his business by roasting 30 kilos of coffee each day.
And this is how the best-known Portuguese coffee brand, Delta Cafés was created.
We built the largest coffee factory on the Iberian Peninsula
Construction of Novadelta in Campo Maior
Technology revolutionised the world during the 1980s, and we took advantage of the advances to restructure our companies while investing in certification.
We began our internationalisation
Entering the Spanish market
We expanded our business to Spain, setting up the first office in Badajoz.
We shared knowledge and tradition with the opening of the
Coffee Museum in Campo Maior
In that same year, Novadelta, S. A. received quality certification, to become the first company in the sector to obtain NP certification EN 29002/ISSO 9002.
We recognised our clients with the
Delta Cafés Customer Loyalty Card
We strengthened our values and the concept of social responsibility
Delta Cafés Timor S.A., and A Heart Called Delta (Uma Coração Chamada Delta)
In addition to the Citizenship Project in Timor – Delta Cafés Timor S.A. – and the Company Volunteering movement – A Heart Called Delta – we launched Delta Magazine – a publication designed for the catering sector.
Commitment to Certification
Novadelta is the first company to receive Quality Certification
The arrival of the new millennium strengthened our desire to go further, and 2003 was the year in which we opened the group’s portfolio to other brands.
Recognising the importance of giving back. We set up the
Delta Heart Association (Associação Coração Delta) and the Commander Rui Nabeiro Post-Graduate Centre (Centro Pós-Graduação Comendador Rui Nabeiro)
This year we increased our community impact with the Delta Heart and the inauguration of the Commander Rui Nabeiro Post-Graduate Centre.
We launched the 1st edition of the
DELTA TEJO Festival
A year of major events:
Adega Mayor and Delta Q
While innovating and expanding our Group’s reach, we continued to offer community support with the inauguration of the Alice Nabeiro Educational Centre (Centro Educativo Alice Nabeiro).
Delta França, S.A.
We expanded our business into France with the creation of Delta França S.A.
We created the Group’s Innovation Centre
We opened the
Coffee Science Centre
A unique space in what is considered the coffee capital of Portugal, Campo Maior.
See, Touch, Do and Learn all blend in with the aroma of coffee roasting, awakening new ways of learning for people of all ages.
Entering the Chinese market
We expanded our business into China with the creation of Delta Food Shanghai.
We opened the Tecnidelta II Factory, where we manufacture coffee machines and coffee grinders.
Official coffee of WEB SUMMIT
Here we introduced Qoffee Qar I – a robotic coffee machine that uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to follow the operator, for the first time making it possible for the coffee to find the consumer.
RISE and MIND
We created the innovative RISE system, which injects the flow of coffee directly to the bottom of the cup – and the Nabeiro Group’s new internal innovation model, MIND.
Preparing for the future with the launch of the
Biodegradable Capsule – Delta Q eQo
We started the new decade with the launch of the Delta Q eQo biodegradable capsule. And there is much more yet to come.