The world was tested in unprecedented ways in 2020, and coffee agriculture was no exception. The global pandemic proved beyond a doubt that diversity confers resilience, whether we are talking about individual coffee farms, roaster supply chains, entire global economies or coffee genetic diversity. Coffee businesses need to build resilience to thrive in the 21st century, which will require innovation and creativity across the value stream, from small family farms to global retail giants.
Our optimism for the future is unwavering. In 2020, despite a year of enormous challenge and uncertainty, 217 coffee companies—representing one-fifth of the global coffee market share—continued their support for collaborative science and innovation to secure a sustainable future for coffee.
Read more about what we do, and the results of our ongoing research, in our 2020 Annual Report.