Join the Global Coffee Institute

The global coffee shop market has enjoyed rapid growth over the last two decades. With more at stake than ever in today’s fast-moving business environment, World Coffee Portal has identified a growing imperative for an independent and credible body to represent and champion the global coffee industry

GCI members benefit from World Coffee Portal’s unparalleled global reach and international network of industry contacts | Photo credit: Darua Shevtsova 

Whether tackling environmental issues, promoting ethical business, or embracing radical new technologies, it is essential that coffee businesses mobilise to address the issues that matter to consumers both today and in the future. The industry must act together to confront risk and harness new opportunities if it is to remain profitable and sustainable for all stakeholders in years to come.
About the Global Coffee Institute
The Global Coffee Institute (GCI) is an independent membership organisation representing coffee shop & food-to-go segments around the world. Together, we provide a powerful and united industry voice, delivering deep insight, thought leadership, strategic guidance and critical business intelligence. Supported by World Coffee Portal’s 22-years’ industry expertise, GCI provides a platform for members to shape the future of the global industry and forge stronger business outcomes.
Our mission 
GCI’s mission is to provide a voice for every corner of the global coffee industry in shaping a sustainable and profitable future. Together, we will share best practice, inform key policy and generate new business opportunities across key areas including:

  • Vision leadership
  • Skills & career development
  • Climate change & sustainability
  • Technology advances
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Fair, equal & best business practice
  • Business risk
  • Long-term Covid-19 impact
Membership benefits

GCI members benefit from World Coffee Portal’s unparalleled global reach and international network of industry contacts.
Members will include key suppliers, major industry brands and 100+ leading coffee operators from around the world. These organisations will gain premium visibility and access to an influential industry network, and state-of-the-art business intelligence, to stay in tune and support the industry’s growth.
Leading brands can join the GCI at Foundation, Platinum or Standard membership. All members will receive support on how to maximise their opportunities and get the most out of their membership through our dedicated client services team.

Together we can ensure your business thrives in this new era of hospitality business excellence. Join us in forging a bright future for coffee industry.

For more information about the CGI and how to join, contact Matthew Hill – 

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