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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.

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 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.


Thank you to all the companies who generously support our work and make it possible.

Seed ($)

  1. 7000 Coffee Trees
  2. Alpaca Coffee Roasters
  3. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  4. Bagavathi Coffee
  5. Bell Lane Coffee
  6. Bodum Roasting
  7. Boon Boona Coffee
  8. Brewpoint Coffee
  9. Bridge Coffee Co.
  10. Bulavity
  11. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  12. BUNA
  13. CafeTracker
  14. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  15. Coastal Coffee Traders
  16. Coffee Bros.
  17. Coffee Nexus
  18. Coffee Unified
  19. Coffeebar
  20. Coffein Compagnie
  21. Covoya Ltd.
  22. CuBa BIOTEC
  23. Cultivar Coffee South Africa
  24. Cup north
  26. Dancing Goats Coffee
  27. Dear Green Coffee Roasters
  28. Dispatch Coffee
  29. Espanola Coffee Roasters
  30. Established Coffee
  31. Exhale Coffee
  32. Falcon Coffees Peru
  33. Firsthand Coffee
  34. FiXX Coffee
  35. Fort Findlay Coffee & Doughnut Shoppe
  36. Fortitude Coffee Roasters
  37. Friday Coffee Roasters
  38. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Oslo
  39. Fuglen Coffee Roasters Tokyo
  40. Gaia Artisan Coffee
  41. Good Good Coffee
  42. Honey Coffee
  43. Horiguchi Coffee Institute
  44. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  45. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  46. Jones Coffee Roasters
  47. Kerchanshe
  48. Kiss the Hippo Coffee
  49. Kua
  50. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  51. La Baia Coffee Supply
  52. Limini Coffee
  53. Madcap Coffee Company
  54. Market Lane Coffee
  55. Metric Coffee Co.
  56. Moplaco Trading PLC
  57. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  58. Murnauer Kaffeerösterei
  59. Myracle Kitchen
  60. Nemesis Coffee
  61. Nylon Coffee
  62. Pacific Espresso
  63. Peak Coffee Co
  64. Peekskill Coffee
  65. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  66. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  67. Raw Bean Limited
  68. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  69. RGC Coffee
  70. Ringtons Ltd.
  71. Rio Coffee
  72. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  73. Ross Street Roasting
  74. Roundtable Coffee Works
  75. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  76. Samadool Coffee
  77. Sample Coffee Roasters
  78. Satoru Coffee
  79. SCS Global Services
  80. SEY
  81. Small Planes Coffee
  82. South India Coffee Company
  83. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  84. Stitch Coffee
  85. Sucafina N.V.
  86. Sucafina NA
  87. Taf Coffee
  88. Tata Coffee
  89. TBD Coffee Co
  90. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  91. This Side Up Coffee
  92. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  93. Vides58Coffees
  94. Workshop Coffee
  95. Your Coffee Counts

Checkoff Program Participants

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