Delta Cafés

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Novadelta, S.A.
Sociedade Anónima
Founded 1961 (1961)
Founder Rui Nabeiro
Headquarters Campo Maior, Portugal
Area served
Products Coffee, tea, sandwiches and iced drinks

Delta Cafés (Portuguese pronunciation: [dɛɫtɐ kɐfɛʃ]) is a Portuguese coffee roasting and coffee packaging company headquartered in Campo Maior, Alentejo. The company was founded in 1961 and is among the top market leaders in the Iberian Peninsula. The company belongs to Nabeiro Group, the personal conglomerate of its founder Rui Nabeiro, which include interests on agribusiness, agriculture, real estate, hotels, and other services.[1]


Delta Cafés was founded by Rui Nabeiro in 1961 in the town of Campo Maior, Alentejo, in a small 50-m² warehouse, which could only handle two 30 kg roasters and with the participation of onlt three workers.[2] In 1994, the company became Portugal's market leader with a share of 42%.[3] In 1998, the Nabeiro/Delta Cafés Group was restructured and gave rise to 22 companies organized into strategic areas, with turnover of approximately 160 million. In the 2000s, it become the market leader for coffee in Portugal, with a market share of 38%. It has 47,000 direct retail clients (among the largest of which is Sonae, a leading Portuguese retailer) and 3,000 employees.[4] Also in the 2007, Delta Cafés launched its own espresso products, Delta Q, based on a proprietary system of single-serving "capsules" containing ground coffee and rooibos, and specialized machines to brew espresso from the contents of the capsules in a similar way to that of Nestlé's Nespresso brand portfolio.[5]In October 2017, Delta Cafes partnered with the 'e-commerce' platform Alibaba.[6]


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