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. Boon Boona Coffee
  9. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  10. Brewpoint Coffee
  11. Bridge Coffee Co.
  12. Cafe Virtuoso
  13. Camino Real Coffee Roasters
  14. Caravan Coffee
  15. Casa Espresso
  16. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  17. Coastal Coffee Traders
  18. Coffee Bros.
  19. Coffee Editor
  20. Coffee Friend
  21. Coffee Nexus
  22. Coffee Traders
  23. Coffeebar
  24. Coldblow Coffee Company
  25. Colour Coffee Roasting
  26. Crankhouse Coffee
  27. Cuppers Choice
  28. Curve Coffee Roasters
  29. Dispatch Coffee
  30. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  31. Exhale Healthy Coffee
  32. Firsthand Coffee
  33. Fixx Coffee
  34. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  35. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  36. Fulcrum Coffee
  37. Full City Rooster
  38. Greenway Coffee Company
  39. Halvo Coffee Roasters
  40. Heart and Graft Coffee
  41. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  42. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  43. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  44. Johann Jacobs Haus
  45. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  46. Kiss the Hippo Roastery
  47. Kittel Coffee
  48. Kua Coffee
  49. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  50. List + Beisler
  51. Lüna Coffee
  52. Marigold Coffee
  53. Market Lane Coffee
  54. Method Coffee Roasters
  55. Monastery Coffee
  56. MoonGoat Coffee
  57. Mundo Novo Coffee
  58. Nemesis Coffee
  59. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  60. Public Coffee House
  61. Quaffee
  62. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  63. Rebel Dog Coffee
  64. Rimini Coffee
  65. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  66. River City Coffee
  67. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  68. Ross Street Roasting
  69. Rothfos Corporation
  70. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  71. Sample Coffee Roasters
  72. Satoru Coffee
  73. SCS Global Services
  74. Shedlight Coffee Roasters
  75. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  76. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  77. Square One Coffee Roasters
  78. Structure Coffee Roasters
  79. Taf Coffee
  80. Tata Coffee
  81. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  82. The Steam Engine
  83. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  84. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  85. Vides58Coffees
  86. WB Coffee
  87. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  88. Workshop Coffee
  89. 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. Intelligentsia Coffee
  38. Irving Farm New York
  39. Johann Jacobs Haus
  40. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  41. Kaldi's Coffee
  42. Kittel Coffee
  43. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  44. Limini Coffee
  45. Marigold Coffee
  46. Market Lane Coffee
  47. Metric
  48. Monastery Coffee
  49. MoonGoat Coffee
  50. Mr. Espresso
  51. National DCP / Dunkin'
  52. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  53. Origin Coffee Roasters
  54. Ozo Coffee
  55. Philz Coffee
  56. Public Coffee House
  57. Quaffee
  58. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  59. Rave Coffee
  60. Rimini Coffee
  61. Ringtons Ltd.
  62. River City Coffee
  63. Roast House Coffee
  64. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  65. Rose Park Roasters
  66. Ross Street Roasting
  67. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  68. Sample Coffee Roasters
  69. Single O
  70. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  71. Square Mile Coffee Roasters
  72. Square One Coffee Roasters
  73. Structure Coffee Roasters
  74. Taylors of Harrogate
  75. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  76. Temple Coffee Roasters
  77. The Roastery
  78. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  79. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  80. West Cork Coffee Roastery