Membership

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We are 200+ companies in 27 countries working to ensure the future of coffee.

Your Support

Why invest in the future of coffee?

The challenges facing coffee are bigger than any one company can solve. Through collaborative investment in agricultural R&D, we create the foundation for a vibrant and sustainable coffee sector in diverse coffee origins.

Improve coffee’s goodness.

Through research, we improve how good coffee tastes, how good it is for the planet, and how good it is for people who grow it.

Sustain origin diversity and global supply.

Working in strategic geographies, we ensure the long-term supply of quality coffee from diverse origins.

Address the climate crisis.

R&D creates tools, technology and knowledge to reduce the risk that farmers and companies face from climate change.

Become a Member

Two ways to join.

Membership is open to any company whose business depends on or involves coffee and whose membership is consistent with WCR’s mission. Membership fees support all of WCR’s vital research activities.”

Checkoff Program


Contribution tied to coffee purchasing volumes.


For companies that purchase or trade coffee and want their WCR contribution built into the cost of coffee.


Annual Contribution


A fixed contribution amount each year.


Works for any kind of company (roasters, retailers, allied, etc.) funding across departments (R&D, marketing, sustainability).


Support Calculator

Not sure which membership is right for your business? Use our support calculator to best determine your investment and impact. New membership provides for a three-year period of increasing investment. Please contact us to discuss in more detail, and ways we can help build internal stakeholder support.

Checkoff Program

Annual Contribution

Fixed Value

Helpful Documents

Learn more about membership.

FAQ

Common Questions

World Coffee Research is an organization described by U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(5) as a nonprofit agricultural organization that is exempt from U.S. federal income tax and to which contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions but may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Please consult your tax advisor to determine whether and to the extent to which your donation may be deductible.

In 2022, WCR transitioned to a new funding model. Our historical funding model took a charity-like based approach, where contribution amounts were voluntary determined by each member company. The new model is structured as a membership model and links contribution amount to coffee purchase volumes or annual revenue. The transition provides greater equity and transparency among member companies and is more appropriate for securing the kind of long-term, sustainable funding required for agricultural research. Membership fees are unrestricted contributions that provide critical funding for all of WCR’s research activities.

We adopted a simple, straight-forward membership fee structure with three (3) primary categories for industry stakeholders to partner with us: roasters/manufacturers/retailers, green coffee suppliers/traders/decaffeinators, and allied companies in the coffee value chain (including equipment, flavoring, food, producers, consulting). If you don't see that your business fits into these categories but are keen to become a member, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options with you.

Placement in volume/revenue bands is made using current-year figures, to determine membership rate for the following year. WCR membership will be on a calendar year basis. If a member company’s green coffee volume or volume-equivalent increases such that the company would move into a higher membership band, the member will have two years to reach the new target level. At the time of annual renewal, members can also change between the Fixed Rate annual contributions and Checkoff options.


Companies are encouraged to become members of WCR at their appropriate level, and new membership provides for a three-year period of increasing investment to reach the target level. Making a financial contribution to WCR at a lower amount is possible, but does not come with member benefits. Please contact us to discuss further.

The primary value of investment is ensuring the long-term supply of quality coffee from diverse origins. Our inclusive approach ensures innovations are relevant and deliver shared value for farmers, coffee origins, and the coffee industry. We measure our impact through key performance indicators and report on research progress in our Annual Report and other member updates.

In support of engaging companies in WCR’s work, we offer additional benefits proportionate to contribution and customize each membership. Please see our Member Benefits document above.

Our Members

Industry-driven, collaborative, and global.

Our members—companies large and small—come together precompetitively to set a shared global agenda for coffee research. Their participation is a critical foundation for a vibrant and sustainable coffee sector.

Members

Thank you to all the companies who generously support our work and make it possible.

Up to $999

  1. 1740 Coffee Genesis
  2. 1Cup Coffee Roasters
  3. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  4. Bell Lane Coffee
  5. BlendIn Coffee Club
  6. Blossom Coffee Roasters
  7. Blume Coffee Traders
  8. Bolt Coffee Company
  9. Boomtown Coffee
  10. Boon Boona Coffee
  11. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  12. Brewpoint Coffee
  13. Bridazul
  14. Bridge Coffee Co.
  15. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  16. BUNA
  17. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  18. Caravan Coffee
  19. Casa Espresso
  20. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  21. Coastal Coffee Traders
  22. Coffee Bros.
  23. Coffee Cube
  24. Coffee Editor
  25. Coffee Friend
  26. Coffee Nexus
  27. Coffee Traders
  28. Coffeebar
  29. Coldblow Coffee Company
  30. Colour Coffee Roasting
  31. Crankhouse Coffee
  32. Cuppers Choice
  33. CUPRIMA
  34. Cyesha Coffee Ltd.
  35. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  36. Dispatch Coffee
  37. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  38. ECRE
  39. Electric Coffee Lab
  40. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  41. Exhale Healthy Coffee
  42. Firsthand Coffee
  43. FiXX Coffee
  44. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  45. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  46. Friday Coffee Roasters
  47. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  48. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  49. Fulcrum Coffee
  50. Full City Rooster
  51. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  52. Greenway Coffee Company
  53. Halvo Coffee Roasters
  54. Hansa Coffee
  55. Heart and Graft Coffee
  56. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  57. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  58. Ickle Coffee
  59. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  60. Johann Jacobs Haus
  61. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  62. Killashops Gourmet Coffee
  63. Kiss the Hippo Roastery
  64. Kittel Coffee
  65. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  66. Kua Coffee
  67. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  68. List + Beisler
  69. Lüna Coffee
  70. Mantra Coffee Beans
  71. Marigold Coffee
  72. Market Lane Coffee
  73. Method Coffee Roasters
  74. Metric Coffee Co.
  75. Monastery Coffee
  76. MoonGoat Coffee
  77. Moplaco Trading PLC
  78. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  79. Mundo Novo Coffee
  80. Nemesis Coffee
  81. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  82. Nylon Coffee
  83. Old Spike Roastery
  84. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  85. Ome by Spacebar Coffee
  86. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  87. Peekskill Coffee
  88. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  89. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  90. Prufrock Training & Consulting
  91. Public Coffee House
  92. Quaffee
  93. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  94. Rebel Dog Coffee
  95. Rimini Coffee
  96. Rio Coffee
  97. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  98. River City Coffee
  99. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  100. Rose Park Roasters
  101. Ross Street Roasting
  102. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  103. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  104. Samadool Coffee
  105. Sample Coffee Roasters
  106. Satoru Coffee
  107. SCS Global Services
  108. Shedlight Coffee Roasters
  109. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  110. Square One Coffee Roasters
  111. Structure Coffee Roasters
  112. Taf Coffee
  113. Tata Coffee
  114. TBD Coffee Co
  115. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  116. The Steam Engine
  117. Torque Coffees
  118. Tropic X
  119. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  120. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  121. WB Coffee
  122. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  123. Wise Consultants
  124. Zephyr Green Coffee

Checkoff Program

Thank you to all the roasters, retailers and suppliers that make this program possible

Participating Roasters & Retailers

  1. 1Cup Coffee Roasters
  2. Allegro Coffee Company
  3. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  4. Barrie House Coffee
  5. Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters
  6. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  7. Bewley's North America/Java City
  8. Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  9. Blume Coffee Traders
  10. Bodum
  11. Bolt Coffee Company
  12. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  13. Brewpoint Coffee
  14. Cafe do Capitao
  15. Cafe Virtuoso
  16. Calendar Coffee
  17. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  18. Caravan Coffee
  19. Chameleon Cold-Brew
  20. Coldblow Coffee Company
  21. Colour Coffee Roasting
  22. Cuppers Choice
  23. Curve Coffee Roasters
  24. Dark Woods Coffee
  25. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  26. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  27. Dispatch Coffee
  28. Driftaway Coffee
  29. Dunn Brothers Coffee Franchising
  30. ECRE
  31. Equator Coffees
  32. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  33. Full City Rooster
  34. Greenway Coffee Company
  35. Heart and Graft Coffee
  36. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  37. Huckleberry Roasters
  38. Ickle Coffee
  39. Intelligentsia Coffee
  40. Irving Farm New York
  41. Johann Jacobs Haus
  42. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  43. Kaldi's Coffee
  44. Kittel Coffee
  45. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  46. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  47. Limini Coffee
  48. Marigold Coffee
  49. Market Lane Coffee
  50. Metric Coffee Co.
  51. Monastery Coffee
  52. MoonGoat Coffee
  53. Mr. Espresso
  54. National DCP / Dunkin'
  55. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  56. Origin Coffee Roasters
  57. Ozo Coffee
  58. Philz Coffee
  59. Public Coffee House
  60. Quaffee
  61. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  62. Rave Coffee
  63. Rimini Coffee
  64. Ringtons Ltd.
  65. River City Coffee
  66. Roast House Coffee
  67. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  68. Rose Park Roasters
  69. Ross Street Roasting
  70. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  71. Sample Coffee Roasters
  72. Single O
  73. Small Planes Coffee
  74. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  75. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  76. Square One Coffee Roasters
  77. Stitch Coffee
  78. Structure Coffee Roasters
  79. Taylors of Harrogate
  80. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  81. Temple Coffee Roasters
  82. The Roastery
  83. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  84. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  85. West Cork Coffee Roastery