Membership

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We are 150 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. 1Cup Coffee Roasters
  2. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  3. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  4. BlendIn Coffee Club
  5. Blossom Coffee Roasters
  6. Blume Coffee Traders
  7. Bolt Coffee Company
  8. Boomtown Coffee
  9. Boon Boona Coffee
  10. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  11. Brewpoint Coffee
  12. Bridge Coffee Co.
  13. Cafe Virtuoso
  14. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  15. Caravan Coffee
  16. Casa Espresso
  17. Chanji Coffee Firm
  18. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  19. Coastal Coffee Traders
  20. Coffee Bros.
  21. Coffee Cube
  22. Coffee Editor
  23. Coffee Friend
  24. Coffee Nexus
  25. Coffee Traders
  26. Coffeebar
  27. Coldblow Coffee Company
  28. Colour Coffee Roasting
  29. Crankhouse Coffee
  30. Cuppers Choice
  31. Curve Coffee Roasters
  32. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  33. Dispatch Coffee
  34. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  35. ECRE
  36. Electric Coffee Lab
  37. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  38. Exhale Healthy Coffee
  39. Firsthand Coffee
  40. FiXX Coffee
  41. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  42. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  43. Friday Coffee Roasters
  44. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  45. Fulcrum Coffee
  46. Full City Rooster
  47. Greenway Coffee Company
  48. Halvo Coffee Roasters
  49. Heart and Graft Coffee
  50. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  51. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  52. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  53. Johann Jacobs Haus
  54. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  55. Kiss the Hippo Roastery
  56. Kittel Coffee
  57. Kua Coffee
  58. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  59. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  60. List + Beisler
  61. Mantra Coffee Beans
  62. Marigold Coffee
  63. Market Lane Coffee
  64. Method Coffee Roasters
  65. Metric
  66. Monastery Coffee
  67. MoonGoat Coffee
  68. Moplaco Trading PLC
  69. Mugeyo Coffee
  70. Mundo Novo Coffee
  71. Nemesis Coffee
  72. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  73. Old Spike Roastery
  74. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  75. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  76. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  77. Prufrock Training & Consulting
  78. Public Coffee House
  79. Quaffee
  80. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  81. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  82. Rimini Coffee
  83. Rio Coffee
  84. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  85. River City Coffee
  86. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  87. Rose Park Roasters
  88. Ross Street Roasting
  89. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  90. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  91. Sample Coffee Roasters
  92. Satoru Coffee
  93. SCS Global Services
  94. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  95. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  96. Square One Coffee Roasters
  97. Structure Coffee Roasters
  98. Taf Coffee
  99. Tata Coffee
  100. TBD Coffee Co
  101. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  102. The Steam Engine
  103. Torque Coffees
  104. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  105. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  106. Vides58Coffees
  107. WB Coffee
  108. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  109. Wise Consultants
  110. Zephyr Green Coffee

Checkoff Program Participants

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 N.A./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. Dispatch Coffee
  27. Driftaway Coffee
  28. Dunn Brothers Coffee Franchising
  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. Metric
  50. Monastery Coffee
  51. MoonGoat Coffee
  52. Mr. Espresso
  53. National DCP / Dunkin'
  54. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  55. Origin Coffee Roasters
  56. Ozo Coffee
  57. Philz Coffee
  58. Public Coffee House
  59. Quaffee
  60. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  61. Rave Coffee
  62. Rimini Coffee
  63. Ringtons Ltd.
  64. River City Coffee
  65. Roast House Coffee
  66. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  67. Rose Park Roasters
  68. Ross Street Roasting
  69. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  70. Sample Coffee Roasters
  71. Single O
  72. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  73. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  74. Square One Coffee Roasters
  75. Structure Coffee Roasters
  76. Taylors of Harrogate
  77. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  78. Temple Coffee Roasters
  79. The Roastery
  80. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  81. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  82. West Cork Coffee Roastery