Membership

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We are 170+ companies in 29 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 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 four (4) primary categories for industry stakeholders to partner with us: brand roasters/manufacturers/retailers, business-to-business roasters/manufacturers, 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.

Members

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

$1,000 to $9,999

  1. Ally Coffee
  2. Asahi Quality & Innovations
  3. Atlas Coffee Importers
  4. Barrie House Coffee
  5. Beck Flavors
  6. Bewley's North America/Java City
  7. Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  8. Blossom Coffee Roasters
  9. Blue Bottle Coffee
  10. Boomtown Coffee
  11. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  12. Bulavity
  13. Cafcom Trading
  14. Cafe Imports
  15. Cafe Virtuoso
  16. Calendar Coffee
  17. Camber Coffee
  18. Caravela Coffee USA
  19. Coffee Bros.
  20. Coffee Libre
  21. Counter Culture Coffee
  22. Covoya Specialty Coffee Americas
  23. Crankhouse Coffee
  24. Curve Coffee Roasters
  25. Dark Woods Coffee
  26. De'Longhi
  27. Descamex
  28. Driftaway Coffee
  29. DRWakefield
  30. Dunn Brothers Coffee
  31. Dutch Bros Coffee
  32. ECRE
  33. Equator Coffees
  34. Excelco Trading
  35. Finlays
  36. Fulcrum Coffee
  37. Huckleberry Roasters
  38. Intelligentsia Coffee
  39. InterAmerican Coffee/Neumann Gruppe USA
  40. Intercontinental Coffee Trading
  41. Irving Farm New York
  42. Kaldi Coffee Farm Online Store
  43. Kaldi's Coffee
  44. KIM House Roaster
  45. List + Beisler
  46. Little Waves Coffee Roasters
  47. Marubeni Foods-Specialty
  48. Melbourne Coffee Merchants
  49. Mercon Coffee Group
  50. Mr. Espresso
  51. Origin Coffee Roasters
  52. Ozo Coffee Roasters
  53. Pacific Espresso
  54. Passenger Coffee & Tea
  55. Philz Coffee
  56. PROBAT
  57. Rave Coffee
  58. Roast House Coffee
  59. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  60. S. Ishimitsu & Co.
  61. Sarutahiko Coffee, Inc.
  62. SEY COFFEE
  63. Single O
  64. Solberg & Hansen
  65. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  66. Stitch Coffee
  67. Sucafina NA
  68. Sucden Coffee
  69. Sustainable Harvest
  70. Sweet Maria's Coffee Inc.
  71. Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company
  72. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  73. Temple Coffee Roasters
  74. TERAROSA (Haksan Co.Ltd)
  75. The Gentlemen Baristas
  76. The Roastery
  77. The Seed
  78. Tony's Coffee
  79. Trabocca
  80. Transcend Coffee
  81. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
  82. Walker Coffee Trading
  83. WDF

Up to $999

  1. 1740 Coffee Genesis
  2. 1Cup Coffee Roasters
  3. 7000 Coffee Trees
  4. Alpaca Coffee Roasters
  5. Apex Coffee
  6. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  7. Bagavathi Organogenic Molecular Mineralised Coffee
  8. Beans n Dough Cookie Company
  9. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  10. Bell Lane Coffee
  11. BlendIn Coffee Club
  12. Blume Coffee Traders
  13. Bodum Roasting
  14. Bolt Coffee Company
  15. Bontain Coffee Co.
  16. Boon Boona Coffee
  17. Brewpoint Coffee
  18. Bridazul
  19. Bridge Coffee Co.
  20. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  21. BUNA
  22. Café Tenango
  23. Cafetales de Venezuela
  24. CafeTracker
  25. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  26. Caravan Coffee
  27. Casa Espresso
  28. Ceremony Coffee Roasters
  29. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  30. Coastal Coffee Traders
  31. Coffee Cube
  32. Coffee Editor
  33. Coffee Friend
  34. Coffee Nexus
  35. Coffee Traders
  36. Coffee Unified
  37. Coffeebar
  38. Coffein Compagnie
  39. Coldblow Coffee Company
  40. Colour Coffee Roasting
  41. Covoya Ltd.
  42. CuBa BIOTEC
  43. Cultivar Coffee South Africa
  44. Cup north
  45. Cuppers Choice
  46. CUPRIMA
  47. Cyesha Coffee Ltd.
  48. Dancing Goats Coffee
  49. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  50. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  51. Demus S.p.A.
  52. Dispatch Coffee
  53. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  54. Electric Coffee Lab
  55. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  56. Established Coffee
  57. Exhale Coffee
  58. Falcon Coffees Peru
  59. Firsthand Coffee
  60. FiXX Coffee
  61. Forecast Coffee Company
  62. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  63. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  64. Friday Coffee Roasters
  65. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  66. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  67. Full City Rooster
  68. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  69. Good Good Coffee
  70. Greenway Coffee Company
  71. Halvo Coffee Roasters
  72. Hansa Coffee
  73. Heart and Graft Coffee
  74. Honey Coffee
  75. Horiguchi Coffee Research Institute
  76. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  77. I & M Smith
  78. Ickle Coffee
  79. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  80. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  81. Johann Jacobs Haus
  82. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  83. Kerchanshe
  84. Killashops Gourmet Coffee
  85. Kiss the Hippo Coffee
  86. Kittel Coffee
  87. Klatch Coffee
  88. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  89. Kua
  90. Kurasu LLC
  91. La Baia Coffee Supply
  92. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  93. Limini Coffee
  94. Lüna Coffee
  95. Madcap Coffee Company
  96. Mantra Coffee Beans
  97. Marigold Coffee
  98. Market Lane Coffee
  99. Method Coffee Roasters
  100. Metric Coffee Co.
  101. Monastery Coffee
  102. MoonGoat Coffee
  103. Moplaco Trading PLC
  104. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  105. Mundo Novo Coffee
  106. Murnauer Kaffeerösterei
  107. Myracle Kitchen
  108. Nemesis Coffee
  109. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  110. Nylon Coffee
  111. Old Spike Roastery
  112. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  113. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  114. Osito Coffee
  115. Peak Coffee Co
  116. Peekskill Coffee
  117. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  118. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  119. Prufrock Training & Consulting
  120. Quaffee
  121. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  122. Raw Bean Limited
  123. Rebel Dog Coffee
  124. RGC Coffee
  125. Rimini Coffee
  126. Ringtons Ltd.
  127. Rio Coffee
  128. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  129. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  130. River City Coffee
  131. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  132. Rose Park Roasters
  133. Ross Street Roasting
  134. Roundtable Coffee Works
  135. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  136. Samadool Coffee
  137. Sample Coffee Roasters
  138. Satoru Coffee
  139. SCS Global Services
  140. SEY
  141. Shedlight Coffee Roasters
  142. Small Planes Coffee
  143. South India Coffee Company
  144. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  145. Specialty Grade Coffee
  146. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  147. Square One Coffee Roasters
  148. Structure Coffee Roasters
  149. Sucafina N.V.
  150. Supremo
  151. Taf Coffee
  152. TBD Coffee Co
  153. TCPL Beverages and Foods Limited
  154. The Artisanal Bean
  155. The Steam Engine
  156. This Side Up Coffee
  157. Torque Coffees
  158. Tropic X
  159. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  160. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  161. Vides58Coffees
  162. WB Coffee
  163. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  164. Wise Consultants
  165. Workshop Coffee
  166. 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. Covenant Coffee
  22. Cuppers Choice
  23. Curve Coffee Roasters
  24. Dancing Goats Coffee
  25. Dark Woods Coffee
  26. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  27. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  28. Dunn Brothers Coffee
  29. ECRE
  30. Equator Coffees
  31. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  32. Full City Rooster
  33. Greenway Coffee Company
  34. Heart and Graft Coffee
  35. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  36. Huckleberry Roasters
  37. Ickle Coffee
  38. Intelligentsia Coffee
  39. Irving Farm New York
  40. Johann Jacobs Haus
  41. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  42. Kaldi's Coffee
  43. Kittel Coffee
  44. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  45. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  46. Limini Coffee
  47. Marigold Coffee
  48. Market Lane Coffee
  49. Monastery Coffee
  50. MoonGoat Coffee
  51. Mr. Espresso
  52. National DCP / Dunkin'
  53. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  54. Origin Coffee Roasters
  55. Ozo Coffee Roasters
  56. Philz Coffee
  57. Quaffee
  58. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  59. Rave Coffee
  60. Red Bank Coffee Roasters
  61. Rimini Coffee
  62. Ringtons Ltd.
  63. River City Coffee
  64. Roast House Coffee
  65. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  66. Rose Park Roasters
  67. Roundtable Coffee Works
  68. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  69. Small Planes Coffee
  70. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  71. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  72. Square One Coffee Roasters
  73. Stitch Coffee
  74. Structure Coffee Roasters
  75. Taylors of Harrogate
  76. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  77. Temple Coffee Roasters
  78. The Artisanal Bean
  79. The Roastery
  80. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  81. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  82. West Cork Coffee Roastery