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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. 1740 Coffee Genesis
  2. 7000 Coffee Trees
  3. Alpaca Coffee Roasters
  4. Bäckerei Happ GmbH & Co.
  5. Bagavathi Coffee
  6. Bell Lane Coffee
  7. Bodum Roasting
  8. Boon Boona Coffee
  9. Brewpoint Coffee
  10. Bridge Coffee Co.
  11. Bulavity
  12. Bun Coffee Byron Bay
  13. BUNA
  14. CafeTracker
  15. Chouette Torréfacteur Laboratoire
  16. Coastal Coffee Traders
  17. Coffee Bros.
  18. Coffee Nexus
  19. Coffee Unified
  20. Coffeebar
  21. Coffein Compagnie
  22. Covoya Ltd.
  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. Honey Coffee
  42. Imbibe Coffee Roasters
  43. IRC (Instituto Regional del Café)
  44. Jones Coffee Roasters
  45. Kiss the Hippo
  46. Kua
  47. Kyokuto Fadie Corp.
  48. Limini Coffee
  49. Madcap Coffee Company
  50. Market Lane Coffee
  51. Metric Coffee Co.
  52. Moplaco Trading PLC
  53. Mount Sunzu Coffee Ltd
  54. Murnauer Kaffeerösterei
  55. Myracle Kitchen
  56. Nemesis Coffee
  57. Nylon Coffee
  58. Ome Project PLT
  59. Pacific Espresso
  60. Peak Coffee Co
  61. Peekskill Coffee
  62. Philippine Coffee and Barista Insitute
  63. Prometheus Coffee Roasters
  64. Quaffee
  65. Raw Bean Limited
  66. Red Cedar Coffee Co.
  67. RGC Coffee
  68. Rio Coffee
  69. Riposo Coffee Roasters
  70. Ross Street Roasting
  71. Roundtable Coffee Works
  72. Rumble Coffee Roasters
  73. Samadool Coffee
  74. Sample Coffee Roasters
  75. Satoru Coffee
  76. SCS Global Services
  77. SEY
  78. Small Planes Coffee
  79. South India Coffee Company
  80. South Texas Coffee Initiative
  81. Stitch Coffee
  82. Sucafina N.V.
  83. Sucafina NA
  84. Taf Coffee
  85. Tata Coffee
  86. TBD Coffee Co
  87. Temecula Coffee Roasters
  88. This Side Up Coffee
  89. True Stone Coffee Roasters
  90. Vides58Coffees
  91. Workshop Coffee
  92. Your Coffee Counts

Checkoff Program Participants

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