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 23-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 powerful independent voice for every corner of the global coffee industry in shaping a sustainable and profitable future. Together, businesses 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
  • Consumer and societal trends affecting the coffee industry
  • Fair, equal & best business practice
  • Business risks
  • 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 include key suppliers, major industry brands and leading coffee operators from around the world.
Supported by the 5THWAVE magazine and podcast media platforms, these organisations 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.
Costa Coffee, Eversys, BRITA, Alpro, Gruppo Cimbali, Matthew Algie, JDE are among the founding members of The Global Coffee Institute


For more information about how the Global Coffee Institute can benefit your business, please contact:
+44 (0) 20 7691 8800

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