The Nicola brand owes its origin to Lisbon's emblematic Café nicola. In the early 1800's, this café was the meeting place for politicians and writers, especially the poet Bocage.
From the beginning, the café's owners wanted to offer their own coffe blend. Beans from Brazil and Sao tome and Principe were roasted at specialised companies and sold under the Nicola name.
As time went by, the Nicola coffee brand made its way to shops throughout the country. The Nicola coffee's popularity, the emergence of new habits and demands for higher coffee quality made it necessary to control all production stages.