WCR releases 2022 annual report

Newly released 2022 annual report provides highlights from the past year, updates on four major program areas

In 2022, World Coffee Research (WCR) reinforced a premise that has been the foundation of its work since the organization’s founding in 2012—if climate change is our flood, innovation is our ark. As industry risk exposure grows due to climate change and the significant investment gap in agricultural research and development (R&D) for coffee, WCR is working to accelerate change for farmers across the world.

“I am proud to say that, this year, WCR member companies and our research partners made huge strides that are, quite frankly, just the right size and at just the right point to address the situation the world faces today,” said Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jennifer “Vern” Long, “We have focused our portfolio on the highest-leverage investments for overcoming the sheer magnitude of the climate crisis, driving the greatest value for our members, and implementing action on a global scale.”

The 2022 annual report includes updates on WCR’s four major program areas—breeding, trials, nursery, and global leadership—and highlights regarding the progress that the organization has made over the past year alongside its global members and partners.

2022 Global Highlights

This year, WCR:

WCR is humbled by the opportunities it has been afforded to accomplish the work outlined above and looks forward to the additional progress that 2023 will bring. To reflect on this past year’s progress and celebrate what’s to come for the future of coffee, access the annual report below.

English, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean versions can be found by clicking the link below.


Annual Report 2022

Ensuring the future of coffee