YKK Corporation recently opened the Café Bonfino Main Store at its company building in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, offering visitors an authentic cup of coffee sourced from the company’s very own farms.

Coffee beans imported from YKK Corporation’s farms in Brazil are roasted in-house to create the fresh coffee served at Café Bonfino. In addition to establishing a Kitchen Lab for menu testing and development as well as food and drink tasting sessions, the Café also hosts seminars on coffee-related topics.

Plans going forward are to expand the number of stores significantly. Says the head of the Main Store, “We will begin our activities in earnest, as the starting point of the Café Bonfino business.”

YKK Corporation entered the fastener industry in Brazil in 1972, and launched its coffee business in 1985 with the goal of reinvesting in the local market and contributing to regional growth. Today the company’s in-house farms are located in Cerrado, in the central highlands region of Brazil, and cover an expanse of land in excess of 100 million m2.

The company’s farms produce beans of the Catuai variety, a member of the Arabica species, and only the large, red, fully matured beans are carefully selected for harvest. The farms have also acquired certification from the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Using these beans, YKK Corporation and Café Bonfino provide customers with a freshly-ground coffee characterised by its clean, pure taste and luxurious aroma.