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.

HEAR FROM OUR MEMBERS

Forging the future of coffee

Why companies large and small from 29 countries have come together to invest in agricultural innovation for the coffee sector.

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.

Coffee tree ($$$$$)

  1. illycaffè
  2. KEY COFFEE
  3. Tim Hortons

Sprout ($$$)

  1. Arvid Nordquist HAB
  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. Bulavity
  12. Cafcom Trading
  13. Cafe Imports
  14. Cafe Virtuoso
  15. Camber Coffee
  16. Caravela Coffee USA
  17. Coffee Bros.
  18. Coffee Libre
  19. Counter Culture Coffee
  20. Covoya Specialty Coffee Americas
  21. Craft House Coffee
  22. Crankhouse Coffee
  23. Curve Coffee Roasters
  24. Dark Woods Coffee
  25. De'Longhi
  26. Descamex
  27. Driftaway Coffee
  28. DRWakefield
  29. Dunn Brothers Coffee
  30. Dutch Bros Coffee
  31. ECRE
  32. Equator Coffees
  33. Excelco Trading
  34. Finlays
  35. Fulcrum Coffee
  36. Huckleberry Roasters
  37. Intelligentsia Coffee
  38. InterAmerican Coffee/Neumann Gruppe USA
  39. Intercontinental Coffee Trading
  40. Irving Farm New York
  41. Kaldi Coffee Farm Online Store
  42. Kaldi's Coffee
  43. KIM House Roaster
  44. KIM House Roaster
  45. La Colombe Coffee Roasters
  46. Lincoln & York Ltd.
  47. List + Beisler
  48. Little Waves Coffee Roasters
  49. Marubeni Foods-Specialty
  50. Melbourne Coffee Merchants
  51. Mr. Espresso
  52. Origin Coffee Roasters
  53. Ozo Coffee Roasters
  54. Pacific Espresso
  55. Passenger Coffee & Tea
  56. Philz Coffee
  57. PROBAT
  58. Rave Coffee
  59. Roast House Coffee
  60. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  61. S. Ishimitsu & Co.
  62. Sarutahiko Coffee, Inc.
  63. Single O
  64. Solberg & Hansen
  65. Stitch Coffee
  66. Sucafina NA
  67. Sucden Coffee
  68. Sustainable Harvest
  69. Sweet Maria's Coffee Inc.
  70. Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company
  71. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  72. Temple Coffee Roasters
  73. TERAROSA (Haksan Co.Ltd)
  74. Toa Coffee Co. Ltd.
  75. Tony's Coffee
  76. Trabocca
  77. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
  78. Walker Coffee Trading

Seed ($$)

  1. 7000 Coffee Trees
  2. Apex Coffee
  3. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  4. Bagavathi Organogenic Molecular Mineralised Coffee
  5. Beans n Dough Cookie Company
  6. Bell Lane Coffee
  7. Black Subtle Notes Coffee
  8. Bodum Roasting
  9. Bontain Coffee Co.
  10. Brewpoint Coffee
  11. Bridge Coffee Co.
  12. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  13. BUNA
  14. CafeTracker
  15. Caravan Coffee
  16. Ceremony Coffee Roasters
  17. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  18. Coastal Coffee Traders
  19. Coffee Nexus
  20. Coffee Unified
  21. Coffeebar
  22. Coffein Compagnie
  23. Covoya Ltd.
  24. CuBa BIOTEC
  25. Cultivar Coffee South Africa
  26. Cup north
  27. CUPRIMA
  28. Dancing Goats Coffee
  29. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  30. Demus S.p.A.
  31. Dispatch Coffee
  32. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  33. Established Coffee
  34. Exhale Coffee
  35. Fadie Sasaguri Roastery Corporation
  36. Falcon Coffees Peru
  37. Firsthand Coffee
  38. FiXX Coffee
  39. Forecast Coffee Company
  40. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  41. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  42. Friday Coffee Roasters
  43. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  44. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  45. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  46. Honey Coffee
  47. Horiguchi Coffee Research Institute
  48. I & M Smith
  49. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  50. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  51. Jones Coffee Roasters
  52. Kerchanshe
  53. Kiss the Hippo Coffee
  54. Klatch Coffee
  55. Kua Coffee
  56. Kurasu LLC
  57. La Baia Coffee Supply
  58. Limini Coffee
  59. Madcap Coffee Company
  60. Market Lane Coffee
  61. Metric Coffee Co.
  62. Moplaco Trading PLC
  63. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  64. Murnauer Kaffeerösterei
  65. Nemesis Coffee
  66. Nincomsoup
  67. Nylon Coffee
  68. Ome by Spacebar Coffee
  69. One Village Coffee
  70. Peak Coffee Co
  71. Peekskill Coffee
  72. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  73. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  74. Raw Bean Limited
  75. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  76. RGC Coffee
  77. Rimini Coffee
  78. Ringtons Ltd.
  79. Rio Coffee
  80. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  81. Roundtable Coffee Works
  82. Samadool Coffee
  83. Sample Coffee Roasters
  84. Satoru Coffee
  85. SCS Global Services
  86. SEY
  87. Small Planes Coffee
  88. South India Coffee Company
  89. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  90. Specialty Grade Coffee
  91. Specialty Grade Coffee
  92. Sucafina N.V.
  93. Supremo
  94. Taf Coffee
  95. TBD Coffee Co
  96. TCPL Beverages and Foods Limited
  97. The Artisanal Bean
  98. This Side Up Coffee
  99. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  100. Vides58Coffees
  101. Whittard of Chelsea
  102. Workshop Coffee

Checkoff Program Participants

Thank you to all the roasters, retailers and suppliers that make this program possible