This International Coffee Day, the Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Research are calling on coffee lovers around the globe to support innovation in coffee science.
Coffee is one of the most under-innovated major crops in the world. World Coffee Research was created to change that. Using advances in agricultural science, it is possible to dramatically improve coffee yields, coffee quality, climate resilience, and farmer livelihoods to sustain coffee in the decades to come.
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World Coffee Research is the only organization in the world applying advanced agricultural science for coffee on a world-wide, collaborative basis. WCR enables the global coffee industry to invest in advanced agricultural R&D to transform the coffee sector and make coffee a vital source of global human progress in the 21st century.
Companies large and small—from Keurig Green Mountain, Starbucks, and Illy to Counter Culture, Intelligentsia, Workshop, Square Mile (and over 80 others)— support our cutting-edge research to create new technologies and market opportunities for farmers because they recognize it is an essential precondition for farmers to achieve sustainable livelihoods.
The Specialty Coffee Association is a membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain.
SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community.