ScarNov is a Joint Venture established in 2013 between Scarborough Group and Cafès Novell.
Scarborough Group is a leading property development, investment and retail management group founded in the U.K. in 1970’s and present in Hong Kong since 2004.
With this solid partnership of two strong companies we aim to bring a unique coffee experience to Asia.
The world of Café Novell is all about seducing peoples’ senses through the perfect cup of coffee in a restaurant, hotel, coffee shop, at work, at home or anywhere else where you may fancy one.
The company was founded in 1958 by Mr. Ramon Novell Vivó. From that day forth Cafès Novell has always committed to excel at constantly selecting the best beans that result in an exquisite cup, with a delicate bouquet and a unique aromatic profile.
During the 1990s, the company increased its manufacturing facilities and started expanding throughout Spain, opening subsidiaries in Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao, Málaga, Ibiza and Canarias.
In 2011, the first international subsidiary of Cafés Novell opened in Italy, and was quickly followed by additional venues in Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom and China.
Our high commitment to social responsibility has lead us to obtain responsible coffee certifications for our products from both fair trade and UTZ Cafés Novell is a strong advocate for certified coffee through these globally recognized brands which allow the company to ensure the sustainable future of our suppliers. Cafès Novell has also been selected by various business schools for its practice of adopting commendable CSR policies an has won several awards in this field.
Awards & Certifications
Our Corporate Social Responsibility policies are implied in our company values.
Cafès Novell works together with UTZ Certified and Fair Trade to promote sustainable coffee production through improved farming methods, traceability of products and improved incomes for the workers. These two international entities certify the worldwide production of responsible coffee by:
- Controlling the farming and collection methods.
- Establishing a Code of Conduct that includes economic, social and environmental standards.
- Guaranteeing a fair income for both workers and producers.
Cafès Novell has the International Quality Standard Certification ISO 9001 for its production facility in Vilafranca del Penedès (Polígon Industrial Estació de Mercaderies) and its commercial offices in Barcelona.
The Coffee Process
The process of selecting the best coffee beans and roasting them at its optimal point is essential for Cafès Novell. This selection will define the aroma; the body and the characteristic taste of the cups of coffee. For this reason, Novell always source its beans directly from selected farmers in the countries of origin, and each batch is subject to several tests and tastings before being introduced in the final blend.
Cafès Novell has achieved a number of international awards and recognitions within the coffee industry, including the international Q Grader title for Jaume Freixedas who is head of production, ensuring every batch is perfect prior to leaving our roastery.
Cafès Novell roasts each coffee origin individually in order to take it to its optimal level in the roasting curve. Coffee is served in many different ways all around the world: brewed, as an espresso, using Aeropress, etc. and the company constantly look for the roasting level that enhances the qualities and the taste of each type of coffee.