Back in 2012, Denver had a family member undergoing chemotherapy. A common side effect of chemotherapy is the loss of taste. The one flavour that our loved one could taste, was soy sauce. This got us looking for a better soy sauce and umami rich foods. Since Canada is one of the biggest producers of soybeans in the world, we figured there must be naturally fermented, real Canadian soy sauce and miso. The answer was no. We were limited to the same few industrial brands that dominate the world's soy sauce market.
This started the curious journey of brewing real soy sauce. After a few research trips to Japan, a lot of trial and error and developing other koji-fermented products, in 2019 Denver took the leap and started Canada's first and only soy sauce brewery: Koji Fine Foods.
The Dream is a Reality
After a bunch of years attending the Vancouver Farmers Markets. We have made some big decisions. Were moving to bigger and better brewery. You should follow along on instagram @kojifinefoods. 2022 is shaping up to be an amazing year in the development of Koji fine foods.