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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. Bridge Coffee Co.
  13. Bulavity
  14. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  15. BUNA
  16. Cafetales de Venezuela
  17. Casa Espresso
  18. Chanji Coffee Firm
  19. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  20. Coastal Coffee Traders
  21. Coffee Bros.
  22. Coffee Nexus
  23. Coffee Traders
  24. Coffee Unified
  25. Coffeebar
  26. Coldblow Coffee Company
  27. Colour Coffee Roasting
  28. Covoya Ltd.
  29. Cup north
  31. Dancing Goats Coffee
  32. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  33. Dispatch Coffee
  34. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  35. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  36. Established Coffee
  37. Exhale Coffee
  38. Falcon Coffees Peru
  39. Firsthand Coffee
  40. FiXX Coffee
  41. Flat Fox Coffee Company
  42. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  43. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  44. Friday Coffee Roasters
  45. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  46. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  47. Full City Rooster
  48. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  49. Greenway Coffee Company
  50. Hansa Coffee
  51. Heart and Graft Coffee
  52. Honey Coffee
  53. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  54. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  55. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  56. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  57. Johann Jacobs Haus
  58. Jones Coffee Roasters
  59. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  60. Kiss the Hippo
  61. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  62. Kua
  63. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  64. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  65. Madcap Coffee Company
  66. Mantra Coffee Beans
  67. Market Lane Coffee
  68. Method Coffee Roasters
  69. Metric Coffee Co.
  70. Monastery Coffee
  71. MoonGoat Coffee
  72. Moplaco Trading PLC
  73. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  74. Myracle Kitchen
  75. Nemesis Coffee
  76. North Fork Coffee Roasters
  77. Nylon Coffee
  78. Old Spike Roastery
  79. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  80. Ome Project PLT
  81. Pacific Espresso
  82. Peekskill Coffee
  83. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  84. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  85. Quaffee
  86. Raw Bean Limited
  87. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  88. RGC Coffee
  89. Rimini Coffee
  90. Rio Coffee
  91. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  92. River City Coffee
  93. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  94. Rose Park Roasters
  95. Ross Street Roasting
  96. Roundtable Coffee Works
  97. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  98. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  99. Samadool Coffee
  100. Sample Coffee Roasters
  101. Satoru Coffee
  102. SCS Global Services
  103. Small Planes Coffee
  104. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  105. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  106. Square One Coffee Roasters
  107. Stitch Coffee
  108. Structure Coffee Roasters
  109. Taf Coffee
  110. Tata Coffee
  111. TBD Coffee Co
  112. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  113. The Steam Engine
  114. This Side Up Coffee
  115. Torque Coffees
  116. Tropic X
  117. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  118. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  119. Vides58Coffees
  120. WB Coffee
  121. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  122. Workshop Coffee
  123. Your Coffee Counts

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. 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 Virtuoso
  14. Calendar Coffee
  15. Chameleon Cold-Brew
  16. Coldblow Coffee Company
  17. Colour Coffee Roasting
  18. Curve Coffee Roasters
  19. Dancing Goats Coffee
  20. Dark Woods Coffee
  21. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  22. Dunn Brothers Coffee Franchising
  23. ECRE
  24. Equator Coffees
  25. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  26. Full City Rooster
  27. Greenway Coffee Company
  28. Heart and Graft Coffee
  29. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  30. Huckleberry Roasters
  31. Intelligentsia Coffee
  32. Irving Farm New York
  33. Johann Jacobs Haus
  34. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  35. Kaldi's Coffee
  36. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  37. La Colombe Coffee Roasters
  38. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  39. Limini Coffee
  40. Market Lane Coffee
  41. Monastery Coffee
  42. MoonGoat Coffee
  43. Mr. Espresso
  44. North Fork Coffee Roasters
  45. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  46. Origin Coffee Roasters
  47. Ozo Coffee Roasters
  48. Philz Coffee
  49. Quaffee
  50. Rave Coffee
  51. Rimini Coffee
  52. Ringtons Ltd.
  53. River City Coffee
  54. Roast House Coffee
  55. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  56. Rose Park Roasters
  57. Roundtable Coffee Works
  58. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  59. Small Planes Coffee
  60. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  61. Square One Coffee Roasters
  62. Stitch Coffee
  63. Structure Coffee Roasters
  64. Taylors of Harrogate
  65. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  66. Temple Coffee Roasters
  67. The Roastery
  68. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  69. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  70. West Cork Coffee Roastery