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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.


Common Questions

World Coffee Research is a 501(c)(5) nonprofit agricultural organization. As such, WCR is exempt from U.S. federal income tax. In the U.S., contributions to WCR may be tax-deductible as trade or business expenses. WCR is not a 501c3, therefore contributions are not tax deductible for individuals. 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 membership model that 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.

World Coffee Research unites the global coffee industry to drive science-based agricultural solutions to urgently secure a diverse and sustainable supply of quality coffee today and for generations to come.

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.


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. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  4. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  5. Bell Lane Coffee
  6. BlendIn Coffee Club
  7. Blume Coffee Traders
  8. Bodum Roasting
  9. Bolt Coffee Company
  10. Boon Boona Coffee
  11. Brewpoint Coffee
  12. Bridazul
  13. Bridge Coffee Co.
  14. Bulavity
  15. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  16. BUNA
  17. Cafetales de Venezuela
  18. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  19. Caravan Coffee
  20. Casa Espresso
  21. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  22. Coastal Coffee Traders
  23. Coffee Bros.
  24. Coffee Cube
  25. Coffee Editor
  26. Coffee Friend
  27. Coffee Nexus
  28. Coffee Traders
  29. Coffee Unified
  30. Coffeebar
  31. Coldblow Coffee Company
  32. Colour Coffee Roasting
  33. Covoya Ltd.
  34. Cup north
  35. Cuppers Choice
  37. Cyesha Coffee Ltd.
  38. Dancing Goats Coffee
  39. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  40. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  41. Dispatch Coffee
  42. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  43. Electric Coffee Lab
  44. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  45. Established Coffee
  46. Exhale Coffee
  47. Falcon Coffees Peru
  48. Firsthand Coffee
  49. FiXX Coffee
  50. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  51. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  52. Friday Coffee Roasters
  53. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  54. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  55. Full City Rooster
  56. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  57. Greenway Coffee Company
  58. Halvo Coffee Roasters
  59. Hansa Coffee
  60. Heart and Graft Coffee
  61. Honey Coffee
  62. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  63. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  64. Ickle Coffee
  65. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  66. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  67. Johann Jacobs Haus
  68. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  69. Killashops Gourmet Coffee
  70. Kiss the Hippo
  71. Kittel Coffee
  72. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  73. Kua
  74. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  75. Lüna Coffee
  76. Madcap Coffee Company
  77. Mantra Coffee Beans
  78. Marigold Coffee
  79. Market Lane Coffee
  80. Method Coffee Roasters
  81. Metric Coffee Co.
  82. Monastery Coffee
  83. MoonGoat Coffee
  84. Moplaco Trading PLC
  85. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  86. Mundo Novo Coffee
  87. Myracle Kitchen
  88. Nemesis Coffee
  89. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  90. Nylon Coffee
  91. Old Spike Roastery
  92. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  93. Ome Project PLT
  94. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  95. Osito Coffee
  96. Pacific Espresso
  97. Peekskill Coffee
  98. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  99. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  100. Prufrock Training & Consulting
  101. Quaffee
  102. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  103. Raw Bean Limited
  104. Rebel Dog Coffee
  105. RGC Coffee
  106. Rimini Coffee
  107. Rio Coffee
  108. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  109. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  110. River City Coffee
  111. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  112. Rose Park Roasters
  113. Ross Street Roasting
  114. Roundtable Coffee Works
  115. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  116. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  117. Samadool Coffee
  118. Sample Coffee Roasters
  119. Satoru Coffee
  120. SCS Global Services
  121. Shedlight Coffee Roasters
  122. Small Planes Coffee
  123. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  124. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  125. Square One Coffee Roasters
  126. Stitch Coffee
  127. Structure Coffee Roasters
  128. Taf Coffee
  129. Tata Coffee
  130. TBD Coffee Co
  131. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  132. The Steam Engine
  133. This Side Up Coffee
  134. Torque Coffees
  135. Tropic X
  136. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  137. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  138. Vides58Coffees
  139. WB Coffee
  140. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  141. Wise Consultants
  142. Workshop Coffee
  143. Your Coffee Counts
  144. 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. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  6. Bewley's North America/Java City
  7. Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  8. Blume Coffee Traders
  9. Bodum Roasting
  10. Bolt Coffee Company
  11. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  12. Brewpoint Coffee
  13. Cafe do Capitao
  14. Cafe Virtuoso
  15. Calendar Coffee
  16. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  17. Caravan Coffee
  18. Chameleon Cold-Brew
  19. Coldblow Coffee Company
  20. Colour Coffee Roasting
  21. Cuppers Choice
  22. Curve Coffee Roasters
  23. Dancing Goats Coffee
  24. Dark Woods Coffee
  25. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  26. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  27. Dunn Brothers Coffee Franchising
  28. ECRE
  29. Equator Coffees
  30. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  31. Full City Rooster
  32. Greenway Coffee Company
  33. Heart and Graft Coffee
  34. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  35. Huckleberry Roasters
  36. Ickle Coffee
  37. Intelligentsia Coffee
  38. Irving Farm New York
  39. Johann Jacobs Haus
  40. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  41. Kaldi's Coffee
  42. Kittel Coffee
  43. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  44. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  45. Limini Coffee
  46. Marigold Coffee
  47. Market Lane Coffee
  48. Monastery Coffee
  49. MoonGoat Coffee
  50. Mr. Espresso
  51. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  52. Origin Coffee Roasters
  53. Ozo Coffee Roasters
  54. Philz Coffee
  55. Quaffee
  56. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  57. Rave Coffee
  58. Rimini Coffee
  59. Ringtons Ltd.
  60. River City Coffee
  61. Roast House Coffee
  62. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  63. Rose Park Roasters
  64. Roundtable Coffee Works
  65. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  66. Single O
  67. Small Planes Coffee
  68. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  69. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  70. Square One Coffee Roasters
  71. Stitch Coffee
  72. Structure Coffee Roasters
  73. Taylors of Harrogate
  74. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  75. Temple Coffee Roasters
  76. The Roastery
  77. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  78. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  79. West Cork Coffee Roastery