Sami Chakie a fine coffee lover is looking for a place where the atmosphere and quality of products are up to expectations. In August 2000, Mr. Chakie implements his vision and opens the first Moca Loca Café Co.
at 799 Boulevard Gappe.
Mr. Chakie and his wife Nathalie Bénard are the first owners and administrators of this coffee brand.
This ambitious business couple wishes to distinguish themselves in the Outaouais
market. Thus, Moca Loca Café Co. expands across the region.
In June 2003, the owners decided to franchise their concept into cafes and lounges.
Moca Loca café opens 3 locations, one in Buckingham, in Aylmer and in Gatineau on La Savane road.
In June 2006, Moca Loca Café opened a small counter at the University of Quebec, Alexandre Taché campus now operated by franchisee Pierre-Paul Billard.
In December 2007, the franchisor proceeds to a corporate expansion and opens its headquarters.
In November 2008, Moca Loca opens a location on Mont-Bleu boulevard. This location embellishes the innovative concept of the company and is a huge success.
In January 2010, Moca Loca opens at the Regional Rehabilitation Center, Centre de la Resource.
In February 2010, Moca Loca Café opens a location on St- Joseph Boulevard, in the Hull sector.
In June 2010, the headquarters moved to 15 rue de Valcourt. More than a head office, a training center and a café is open to the public.
Moca Loca's flagship store is now a successful franchise.
In February 2014, Moca Loca Cafe Co. Express opens its counter in the Rapibus station. In collaboration with the STO, this new concept was created to meet the travelling customer requests to fast service while enjoying superior products and quality coffees.
In July 2014, a new concept is born: the Moca Loca Lounge. This Moca Loca Café & Lounge is distinguished by its sumptuous decor and upscale menu with alcoholic beverages. In addition, this location offers table service. Located inside the Victoria Suites hotel, near the national capital, this new concept will meet a refined clientele and attract the attention of tourists.
Well established, the company Moca Loca has earned an excellent reputation and a loyal and grateful customer base. Moca Loca Café Co. became the leader of cafes and lounges in the Outaouais area and knows a great success through its branches. In the coming years, Moca Loca Café aims to expand the concept in the region, but also elsewhere in Canada, in large cities such as Montreal or Toronto.