Precisely a year later and in the same place, the Cold Greenhouse, The Nabeiro-Delta Cafés group announced great news as it had already done in the presentation “Delta Innovation 2018” with the presence of the Prime Minister and Minister of Economy. Around 300 employees were at Estufa Fria this time in which the patriarch and founder of this important group, the commendator Rui Nabeiro, was among those present in a teleconference from Campo Maior.
The group entered the pharmacy sector with a range of functional coffees developed in partnership with the Portuguese laboratory Edol, and Diverge., the company’s innovation center. Rui Miguel Nabeiro, the administrator of the Nabeiro Group – Delta Cafés made the presentation stating that “The two products aimed at pharmacies will be launched during the first quarter” next year.
The manager said that the first range of functional coffees in the national market, called aQtive Coffees will be marketed by Edol. Delta Q has developed this range in partnership with the Portuguese laboratory Edol pharmaceuticals, and Diverge, which is the center of group innovation where 20 people work in full time. The perfect espresso has been enriched with vitamins and minerals that provide a balanced preventive response to anyone seeking solutions to combat intellectual tiredness or joint discomfort. “In the first year (of activity of products directed to) pharmacy channel the group expect to sell 600 thousand capsules”, said the administrator.
* But this aren’t the only news. There is also a coffee that does not need sugar: Delta Q Sweet Qoffee, and has also been announced the return to the ritual coffee: Delta Slow Coffee.
* For the Horeca channel the news is Bruma, a cold coffee extracted under pressure; cold – 0% alcohol and an innovative Quorum Qonnect intelligent machine.
* Delta Q also features a new blend: Delta Q Sweet Qoffee Reinforcing this new focus on health and wellness, an innovation created through MIND, Delta’s Innovation Model which recently received the most prestigious international innovation award. . This blend has been designed with consumers in mind who are increasingly concerned with controlling sugar consumption.
* Delta Q Sweet Qoffee is a perfect sweet-flavored espresso that does not require the addition of sugar. With zero added sugars, Delta Q Sweet Qoffee includes carob, a non-calorie natural sweetener, and is characterized by a balanced, creamy, smooth-flavored coffee that stays true to the promise of a perfect Delta Q espresso. It is the ideal choice for anyone who does not dispense sweet coffee but is looking for an alternative to sugar.
This groundbreaking new recipe will be available in the first quarter of next year at super and hypermarkets, regular retail outlets, Delta Q stores and the brand’s online store (mydeltaq.com).
The Return to the Ritual Coffee: Delta Slow Coffee
Inspired by Slow Living’s international trend, Delta Cafés has created Delta Slow Coffee – a new coffee experience designed to enjoy with time and without haste.
Slow coffee is a range of blends created specifically for slow brewing. There are four blends that will allow the consumer to enjoy two preparation experiences: the Pressing Experience (Balloon, French Press and Aeropress) and the Dripping Experience (Chemex and V60). Delta Slow Coffee is Delta Cafés’ entry into a new craft coffee segment. All attention has been paid to the preparation of each blend. Each coffee is roasted separately and slowly to ensure the best grades and properties in their artisanal production. The result is a unique sensory experience and new moments where coffee and time allow you to get the most out of this product. Delta Slow Coffee will be available early next year on the Horeca channel and in the online store at deltaslowcoffee.com. Each coffee can be purchased individually or in conjunction with the various brewing equipment.
Why Not Start-up Partnership launches Craft Soda on the market
Nabeiro Group’s innovation – Delta Cafés also remains focused on creating value by using the innovation ecosystem that brings innovative ideas, bring different cultures and new business opportunities. Thus is Nabeiro’s latest partnership with start-up Why Not which represents the launch in the national market of the first Portuguese handmade soda, Lemon Mate, a new drinking experience. Why Not Lemon`Mate is a lightly carbonated lemon drink with a twist of mate tea and some organic cane sugar. A bio-certified product produced in Portugal that contains only high quality natural ingredients. (95% water and 5% organic lemon juice, mate tea extract, organic cane sugar and caffeine).
This release anticipates trends for healthier non-alcoholic beverages in social context or in mealtime. A new drink for young adults to be distributed to all Group distribution channels.
News for the Horeca channel: a cold coffee extracted under pressure; New Customer Relationships and the New Quorum Connect Smart Machine
In a society where new generations are looking for different flavors and experiences, Delta continues to want to innovate and surprise seeking to provide new moments of consumption. Delta presents the first cold coffee drink extracted through an innovative system of pressure: BRUMA, a unique coffee with a positioning completely adjusted to the new urban trends which demands moments of social consumption, sharing and conviviality. It’s a new taste, smoothness and creaminess experience that forms on top of the glass. From the hippest esplanades in the city to the most trendy music festivals, BRUMA is an experience that is part of these moments.
Aware of new trends, the Group also continues to look for new ways to interact with customers on the Horeca channel, creating new experiences and ways of being always privileging a close relationship with customers at every moment. To this end, Delta launches a renewed loyalty program for the Horeca channel, Delta Go, with a new image and value proposition, based on a new customer experience with different benefits and advantages. The new program will be available in January as part of the Zone Soft Group Comproo platform, which works in Zone Soft POS, web and Apps, enabling its customers to place orders for all Group products, from placing orders online, checking account pay bills, consult partnerships, DeltaGo balance and request technical assistance.
Still based on the importance of connectivity, Delta Q is preparing to launch the new Quorum Qonnect: the new intelligent generation Quorum machine for the professional channel.
With a new user interface, it has a touch screen, which stands out for its connectivity features and allows a greater orientation to the customer’s business. Through bilateral communication between the equipment and the cloud, the information is collected and processed and then forwarded to Delta Q customer service allowing for proactive action. Preventive equipment maintenance and remote intervention in terms of technical screening will also be possible. It will also enable the customer, through the machine, to request contact from Delta Q technical and / or commercial teams through their touch screen. The launch, scheduled for the first half of 2020, will be accompanied by an App that will benefit customers, including the consumption view and remote configuration of machine parameters. “The focus on innovation remains a priority in building the future of the Nabeiro Group. In today’s paradigm it is challenging to create trends. I believe that what differentiates brands are the ideas and diversity of the offer, and above all their ability to develop and bring them to the market. It is in this sense that we work every day with the aim of adding value to the moments of consumption and sharing provided by coffee”, underlines Rui Miguel Nabeiro, the Nabeiro Group – Delta Cafés Administrator. The Nabeiro group anticipates closing the year with revenues above 400 million Rui Nabeiro, administrator of the Nabeiro – Delta group. The administrator Rui Miguel Nabeiro, admitted to the journalists that the group’s turnover this year will exceed 400 million euros, despite the devaluation that the kwanza – Angolan currency – has been suffering. Portugal, Spain and Angola are among the main coffee group markets. Angola has a very large weight in our turnover and last month the kwanza devalued 30%. Angola is the third most important country for us. All our markets are growing”. The manager admitted that the group invests about 1% of its turnover in innovation.