At the very beginning of the Nektar adventure, in 2009, our goal was to introduce the world of specialty coffee to a wider audience. We offered you more than twenty thirdwave roasters in our small room in the St-Roch district of Quebec City, but we felt that something was missing. We wanted to share with you our knowledge and discover what was new in the world of coffee culture, but we had to navigate through the proposals of our roasting partners that did not offer the full range of what we aspire to.
That's why in 2018, we chose to take the leap into the roasting world, to offer you more exploration, our vision, our DNA.
The world of coffee is evolving at a lightning speed and several drying processes, several terroirs and coffee growers deserve to be highlighted more than they are currently.
We have decided to offer you a discovery experience without preconceptions, with a traceability approach from farm to cup. This is what allows us to actively participate in the sustainable development of producing countries. More and more of you are choosing our coffees and this allows us to exchange and forge links with more than twenty producers per year.
We are still as passionate as we were in 2009 and our curiosity is no longer in doubt. If there is a new technique being used, a new crossbred cultivar or a farm experimenting with its harvest, we have probably reserved a part of that lot. Exploring and sharing the fruits of our research with you is our greatest pleasure.
This enthusiasm is accompanied by one crucial element: respect for all the humans behind every farm, every bean harvested, roasted and every cup of coffee you hold in your hands.
Let's explore together, with respect.
Guillaume, Vincent and Constantin
Our story is one of passion, curiosity and longstanding friendship.
From coffee enthusiasts to roasters
The idea to open our own cafe is growing on us. Create a place for discovery and discussion about coffee, where people can come to learn more or just have a good time.
There is a business for sale on St-Joseph Street in Quebec. This is where our life as entrepreneurs begins. On February 14, 2009, the Nektar Caféologue is officially a registered company.
Over the next few years, it is with both advice and discussion that we will build the reputation of Nektar Caféologue.
Our clientele is eclectic, loyal, curious and more and more open to discovering new ways of consuming their coffee.
We open a second café in Limoilou. We are known to offer and distribute exclusive coffees from different roasters, but already, Guillaume dreams of roasting the fruits himself and learn the science of roasting.
We are investing in roasting equipment and we are opening a third café annexed to this new space, in St-Nicolas. This is the start of a whole new definition of the term caffeologist. The coffees we introduce are now ours.
We develop the Origine series, then we continue roasting tests to develop different taste profiles, from classic to audacious with the Récolte series.
Known for continually renewing our selection, we make sure to keep the spirit of discovery that lives in us and that makes our mark.