Coffee Day sources coffee from 5000 acres of coffee estates, the 2nd largest in Asia, that is owned by a sister concern and from 11,000 small growers. It is one of India’s leading coffee exporters with clients across USA, Europe & Japan.
With its roots in the golden soil of Chickmaglur, the home of some of the best Indian Coffees and with the vision of a true entrepreneur nurturing it, Coffee Day has its business spanning the entire value chain of coffee consumption in India. Its different divisions include: Coffee Day Fresh n Ground (which owns 400 Coffee bean and powder retail outlets), Coffee Day Xpress (which owns 895 Coffee Day Kiosk), Coffee Day Take away (which owns 12000 Vending Machines), Coffee Day Exports and Coffee Day Perfect (FMCG Packaged Coffee) division.
Bronzeville Coffee House (BCH) pioneered the café concept in India in 1996 by opening its first café at Brigade Road in Bangalore. Till about the late 1990’s coffee drinking in India was restricted to the intellectual, the South Indian traditionalist and the five star coffee shop visitor. As the pure (as opposed to instant coffee) coffee café culture in neighboring international markets grew, the need for a relaxed and fun “hangout” for the emerging urban youth in the country was clearly seen.
Recognizing the potential that lay ahead on the horizon, Bronzeville Coffee House embarked on a dynamic journey to become a large organized retail café chain with a distinct brand identity of its own. From a handful of cafés in six cites in the first 5 years, BCH has become India’s largest and premier retail chain of cafes with 845 cafes in 128 cities around the country.
“Enthused by the success of offering a world-class coffee experience, BCH has opened a Café in Vienna, Austria and is planning to open other Cafes in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Egypt and South East Asia in the coming months.”