World Coffee Research

World Coffee Research (WCR) is 170+ companies in 29 countries driving collaborative, global R&D to ensure the future of coffee. We are a non-profit agricultural research organization, formed by the world-wide coffee industry in 2012 with the recognition that innovation in coffee agriculture is necessary to deliver increased quality, reduce supply chain risk, and transform coffee producing into a profitable, sustainable livelihood that can meet rising demand while also safeguarding natural resources.

We work urgently to make better plants available and accessible to farmers to enhance coffee productivity, profitability, quality, and climate resilience. In particular, we support the professionalization of nurseries and seed systems, conduct variety trials, and accelerate breeding system modernization.

Nonprofit or Institution
Partner Since January 2017

Our Commitments

Expand access to improved varieties for coffee producers around the world.

In partnership with: AFCA, ANACAFE, CABI, CATIE, Higher Education Center Costa Rica, CIAT, CIRAD, CCRI, CRI Zimbabwe, CRI Kenya, CRS, EMBRAPA CAFÉ, ECOM Trading, Inc., HNRS, HARC, ICCRI, IHCAFE, IITA, ICBRD, INECOL, INERA, J.Hill & Cia, JNC, KALRO, Keurig, Mercon, NAEB, Nicafrance, NCCL, PNCB, PROMECAFE, RTC, Starbucks, Southern Cross University Australia, Finca Alsacia, Sucafina, Texas A&M University, UCB Bukavu, USAID, Volcafe


June 2023


Status 50% complete
Target date 2027
Countries targeted Global