Global Coffee Institute

Championing Global Coffee Shop Excellence

The Global Coffee Institute (GCI) is a non-profit venture, created to represent and champion the coffee shop community on a global scale, ensuring its longevity within the changing market dynamics.

Together, we present a credible voice for the industry, providing thought leadership, guidance and ensuring the facts surrounding  industry wide issues are communicated completely and without commercial bias.

Membership Benefits

Membership in the GCI affords the opportunity to influence the global agenda and help create a roadmap for the entire coffee shop industry. 

Executive tier membership provides a seat on the GCI Advisory Board and access to the Steering Committee Meetings held quarterly across the world.
Our global market reports can help your business develop winning strategies with the latest trend insight, consumer studies and market data analysis. Our country and sector-specific Project Café reports provide comprehensive snapshots of coffee shop markets around the globe.

Members will exclusively benefit from the State of the Industry Annual Survey and receive access to the Global Trends presentation.
Included within the membership package is access to selected international conferences and networking events hosted by Allegra.

The events provide a line-up of inspirational speakers, thought leadership and critical business insight as well the opportunity to engage with other industry peers to share and discuss key industry topics. 

Upcoming events include the European and Middle East Coffee Symposium Conference, the European Coffee Awards Dinner (11-13 November 2019, Dubai) and the global CEO Forum (27 March 2020, Shanghai, China).
GCI members can benefit from Allegra World Coffee Portal’s global reach and international network of industry representatives.

Executive membership offers premium exposure within the 5THWAVE coffee industry magazine and additional sponsorship opportunities across our portfolio of events and publications.

Membership Enquiries

For more information on the GCI or to apply for membership please contact:

Or call +44 (0)20 7691 8800
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