Coffee (珈琲, Kōhī) is the fourth chapter of the manga Tokyo Ghoul.
- Ken Kaneki
- Touka Kirishima
- Rize Kamishiro (Mentioned)
- Nishiki Nishio
- Ken Kaneki's mother (Flashback)
- Kazuo Yoshida
Yoshimura gives Ken Kaneki a package, letting him know that he can come back at anytime. Touka Kirishima asks Yoshimura as to why he would help him, he begins to explain Kaneki’s origin as a ghoul, with Rize Kamishiro being responsible. Sitting in his room, Kaneki stares at the package. Not being able to eat it, he throws it and begins to rummage through his kitchen trying to find something he can eat, he finds out that he can drink coffee. After his big discovery, Kaneki goes to a downtown store looking for coffee, since coffee and water are edible to ghouls and humans. He comes to the conclusion that none of the coffees he sampled have the ability to mask the disgusting taste in his mouth. He runs into Nishiki Nishio, who advises that the Blondy coffee is the best instant coffee to date, as it wields a strong flavor.
While walking home that night, Kaneki smells a delicacy from afar, comparing it with his mother's cooking. He rushes to the smell, thinking that it will be something he can eat with the exception of human meat. Upon his arrival, he sees a ghoul, Kazuo Yoshida, feeding on a human body, and recognizes that he was attracted by the stench of a human corpse.
Kazuo questions him as to why he is surprised, assuming that Kaneki must be a ghoul too. Suddenly Nishiki appears, kicking Kazuo's head off. Nishiki remarks that he does not need any intruders on his feeding grounds. Kaneki recalls that he met Nishiki at the convenience store earlier.