Pathways to the future
Cherishing our “love for people” and “love for the Earth”.
We strive to "do good for the Earth" little by little, with our companions through food.
[Bird Friendly® Coffee Program]
This program was established by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to support commercial farms and protect migratory birds that inhabit these farms. A portion of the profits will be shared as research funds . At Bird Friendly® certified farms, tree shades similar to those found in primeval forests are maintained, and coffee is shade grown, organically farmed, and hand harvested. A single cup of coffee leads to environmental protection in South and Central American regions. We have been distributing Bird Friendly ® certified coffee since 2006, with hopes this activity will expand along with our delicious coffee.
Doi Tung Development Project
The formerly green rich mountain districts of northern Thailand were destroyed due to shifting cultivation of opium fields. “The Doi Tung Development Project” was established in 1987 by the “Mae Fah Luang Foundation”, an incorporated foundation of the Thai Royalty, with aims to restore nature and nurture independence for the local residents. By planting coffee and macadamia nuts, they are engaged in recovering the region’s forests, maintaining the living conditions for its residents, and nurturing economic independence. When we started our business in Thailand, we encountered this project, which aims to build an environment where people and nature coexist. We have been supporting its progress by distributing quality coffee and food since 2009.
Woman’s Hand Project
A program established by the Asobagri (Asociacion Barillense de Agricultores) of Guatemala to support women’s independence, betterment of their social statuses, and improvement of economic circumstances. We agreed on the concept of this program which is for female producers, and introduced the certified coffee to Japan. This initiative was started together with the local producers in 2012.
At “San Patrignano”, located on the hills of Rimini of Emilia Romagna, Italy, former drug addicts live together as a family. At this community, top Italian specialists provide technical guidance for each field. When we visited, we were impressed by the courageous rehabilitation efforts and high motivation of the residents. Each resident was focused on returning to society by acquiring techniques while residing in a positive environment. We are supporting these highly motivated residents through wine distribution.
Camel Farm Winery
We are engaged in producing world leading wines in Yoichi, Hokkaido. We aim to create interactive communication in the local community as well as engage in environmental protection by introducing unique Japanese gifts of nature. The grape cultivation, winemaking,
and distribution processes are integrated within the group to improve food traceability.