1961

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. 

Rui Nabeiro starts his own brand – Delta Cafés Rui Nabeiro starts his own brand – Delta Cafés
1984
Construction of Novadelta in Campo Maior

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.

1986

We began our internationalisation

Entering the Spanish market

We expanded our business to Spain, setting up the first office in Badajoz.

Entering the Spanish market Entering the Spanish market Entering the Spanish market
1993
The opening of the Tecnidelta I factory

We pledged our commitment to progress

The opening of the Tecnidelta I factory

A company operating in equipment and services for the Hotel, Restaurant and Food Distribution sector.

1994

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.

Coffee Museum in Campo Maior Coffee Museum in Campo Maior Coffee Museum in Campo Maior
1998
The official coffee of EXPO’98 The official coffee of EXPO’98

We expanded our horizons

The official coffee of EXPO’98

We also continued our commitment to internationalisation with our entry into the Angolan market: Angonabeiro.

1999

We recognised our clients with the

Delta Cafés Customer Loyalty Card

Delta Cafés Customer Loyalty Card
2000

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.

Delta Cafés Timor S.A., and A Heart Called Delta (Uma Coração Chamada Delta)
2003
Novadelta is the first company to receive Quality Certification Novadelta is the first company to receive Quality Certification

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.

2005

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.

Delta Heart Association (Associação Coração Delta) and the Commander Rui Nabeiro Post-Graduate Centre (Centro Pós-Graduação Comendador Rui Nabeiro) Delta Heart Association (Associação Coração Delta) and the Commander Rui Nabeiro Post-Graduate Centre (Centro Pós-Graduação Comendador Rui Nabeiro)
2006
DELTA TEJO Festival

We launched the 1st edition of the

DELTA TEJO Festival

2007

A year of major events:

Adega Mayor and Delta Q

This year was marked by the launch of two brands that would become two of the Group’s main pillars: 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).

Adega Mayor and Delta Q Adega Mayor and Delta Q Adega Mayor and Delta Q
2008
Delta França, S.A.

Internationalisation

Delta França, S.A.

We expanded our business into France with the creation of Delta França S.A.

2010

We created the Group’s Innovation Centre

DIVERGE

DIVERGE
2012
Entering the Brazilian market

Internationalisation

Entering the Brazilian market

We expanded our business into Brazil with the creation of Delta Foods Brasil.

2014
Coffee Science Centre Coffee Science Centre Coffee Science 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.

2015

Internationalisation

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.

Entering the Chinese market Entering the Chinese market
2016
Official coffee of WEB SUMMIT Official coffee of WEB SUMMIT Official coffee of WEB SUMMIT

Innovation

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.

2017

Innovation

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.

RISE and MIND RISE and MIND RISE and MIND
2019
DISRUPTION DISRUPTION DISRUPTION

Innovation

DISRUPTION

In addition to creating the DISRUPTION Start-ups Innovation programme, we entered the Polish market, opened the Herdade dos Adaens  and acquired a position in the Alardo water  brand.

2020

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.

Biodegradable Capsule – Delta Q eQo Biodegradable Capsule – Delta Q eQo Biodegradable Capsule – Delta Q eQo