Membership

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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.

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. 1740 Coffee Genesis
  2. 1Cup Coffee Roasters
  3. Beanstock Coffee Roasters
  4. Bell Lane Coffee
  5. BlendIn Coffee Club
  6. Blossom Coffee Roasters
  7. Blume Coffee Traders
  8. Bolt Coffee Company
  9. Boomtown Coffee
  10. Boxcar Coffee Roasters
  11. Brewpoint Coffee
  12. Bridazul
  13. Bridge Coffee Co.
  14. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  15. Casa Espresso
  16. Chanji Coffee Firm
  17. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  18. Coastal Coffee Traders
  19. Coffee Bros.
  20. Coffee Cube
  21. Coffee Editor
  22. Coffee Friend
  23. Coffee Nexus
  24. Coffee Traders
  25. Coffeebar
  26. Coldblow Coffee Company
  27. Colour Coffee Roasting
  28. Crankhouse Coffee
  29. CUPRIMA
  30. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  31. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  32. Electric Coffee Lab
  33. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  34. Exhale Healthy Coffee
  35. Firsthand Coffee
  36. FiXX Coffee
  37. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  38. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  39. Friday Coffee Roasters
  40. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  41. Fulcrum Coffee
  42. Full City Rooster
  43. Greenway Coffee Company
  44. Hansa Coffee
  45. Heart and Graft Coffee
  46. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  47. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  48. Ickle Coffee
  49. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  50. Johann Jacobs Haus
  51. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  52. Kiss the Hippo Roastery
  53. Kittel Coffee
  54. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  55. Kua Coffee
  56. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  57. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  58. List + Beisler
  59. Mantra Coffee Beans
  60. Market Lane Coffee
  61. Method Coffee Roasters
  62. Metric
  63. Monastery Coffee
  64. MoonGoat Coffee
  65. Moplaco Trading PLC
  66. Mugeyo Coffee
  67. Mundo Novo Coffee
  68. Nemesis Coffee
  69. North Fork Coffee Roasters
  70. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  71. Nylon Coffee
  72. Old Spike Roastery
  73. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  74. Ome by Spacebar Coffee
  75. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  76. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  77. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  78. Public Coffee House
  79. Quaffee
  80. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  81. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  82. Rio Coffee
  83. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  84. River City Coffee
  85. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  86. Rose Park Roasters
  87. Ross Street Roasting
  88. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  89. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  90. Samadool Coffee
  91. Satoru Coffee
  92. SCS Global Services
  93. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  94. Square One Coffee Roasters
  95. Structure Coffee Roasters
  96. Taf Coffee
  97. Tata Coffee
  98. TBD Coffee Co
  99. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  100. The Steam Engine
  101. Torque Coffees
  102. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  103. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  104. WB Coffee
  105. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  106. Wise Consultants
  107. 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 Virtuoso
  15. Calendar Coffee
  16. Chameleon Cold-Brew
  17. Coldblow Coffee Company
  18. Colour Coffee Roasting
  19. Curve Coffee Roasters
  20. Dark Woods Coffee
  21. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  22. Dear Green Ltd.
  23. Dunn Brothers Coffee Franchising
  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. Ickle Coffee
  32. Intelligentsia Coffee
  33. Irving Farm New York
  34. Johann Jacobs Haus
  35. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  36. Kaldi's Coffee
  37. Kittel Coffee
  38. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  39. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  40. Limini Coffee
  41. Market Lane Coffee
  42. Metric
  43. Monastery Coffee
  44. MoonGoat Coffee
  45. Mr. Espresso
  46. National DCP / Dunkin'
  47. North Fork Coffee Roasters
  48. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  49. Origin Coffee Roasters
  50. Ozo Coffee
  51. Philz Coffee
  52. Public Coffee House
  53. Quaffee
  54. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  55. Rave Coffee
  56. Ringtons Ltd.
  57. River City Coffee
  58. Roast House Coffee
  59. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  60. Rose Park Roasters
  61. Ross Street Roasting
  62. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  63. Small Planes Coffee
  64. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co.
  65. Square One Coffee Roasters
  66. Structure Coffee Roasters
  67. Taylors of Harrogate
  68. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  69. Temple Coffee Roasters
  70. The Roastery
  71. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  72. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  73. West Cork Coffee Roastery