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. BUNA
  16. Casa Espresso
  17. Chanji Coffee Firm
  18. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  19. Coastal Coffee Traders
  20. Coffee Bros.
  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. Cyesha Coffee Ltd.
  31. Dave's Koffiebranderij
  32. Don Alberto Coffee Co
  33. Electric Coffee Lab
  34. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  35. Exhale Healthy Coffee
  36. Firsthand Coffee
  37. FiXX Coffee
  38. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  39. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  40. Friday Coffee Roasters
  41. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  42. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  43. Fulcrum Coffee
  44. Full City Rooster
  45. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  46. Greenway Coffee Company
  47. Hansa Coffee
  48. Heart and Graft Coffee
  49. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  50. Horsham Coffee Roaster
  51. Ickle Coffee
  52. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  53. Johann Jacobs Haus
  54. Junker's Café-Rösterei
  55. Kiss the Hippo Roastery
  56. Kittel Coffee
  57. Kona Kaffeerösterei
  58. Kua Coffee
  59. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  60. Landmark Specialty Coffee
  61. List + Beisler
  62. Mantra Coffee Beans
  63. Market Lane Coffee
  64. Method Coffee Roasters
  65. Metric Coffee Co.
  66. Monastery Coffee
  67. MoonGoat Coffee
  68. Moplaco Trading PLC
  69. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  70. Mundo Novo Coffee
  71. Nemesis Coffee
  72. North Fork Coffee Roasters
  73. Nyakiyumbu Community Coffee Pulping and Wash Station
  74. Nylon Coffee
  75. Old Spike Roastery
  76. Olisipo Coffee Roasters
  77. Ome by Spacebar Coffee
  78. Orbital Coffee Roasters
  79. Peekskill Coffee
  80. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  81. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  82. Public Coffee House
  83. Quaffee
  84. Rabbit Hole Roasters
  85. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  86. Rio Coffee
  87. Ritual Coffee Roasters Tasmania
  88. River City Coffee
  89. Rose N Crantz Roasting Co.
  90. Rose Park Roasters
  91. Ross Street Roasting
  92. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  93. Saint Henri - Micro Torrefacteur
  94. Satoru Coffee
  95. SCS Global Services
  96. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  97. Square One Coffee Roasters
  98. Structure Coffee Roasters
  99. Taf Coffee
  100. Tata Coffee
  101. TBD Coffee Co
  102. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  103. The Steam Engine
  104. Torque Coffees
  105. Tropic X
  106. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  107. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  108. WB Coffee
  109. West Cork Coffee Roastery
  110. Wise Consultants
  111. 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 North America/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 Coffee Roasters
  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 Coffee Co.
  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. Stitch Coffee
  67. Structure Coffee Roasters
  68. Taylors of Harrogate
  69. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  70. Temple Coffee Roasters
  71. The Roastery
  72. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  73. Vagabond Coffee Roaster
  74. West Cork Coffee Roastery