World Coffee Research Receives Five-Year $2.5 Million Grant From Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
World Coffee Research (WCR) announces that they are the recipient of a five-year, $2.5 million grant from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers. WCR is the non-profit, collaborative research and development program of the global coffee industry and is managed by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of the Texas A&M University System.
The grant will help support WCR’s mission to sustainably grow the Arabica coffee supply chain and improve coffee farmer livelihoods through collaborative agricultural research and development. World Coffee Research will conduct research projects with partners around the world to protect and improve coffee productivity against the effects of climate change and other threats.
Lindsey Bolger, Senior Director of Coffee for GMCR’s Specialty Coffee business unit, said, “GMCR wants to play an active role in helping to shape the future of the specialty coffee industry— particularly in helping to sustain the supply chain and being ahead of the challenges that loom in the horizon, including climate change.” “Clearly, we have a keen interest in ensuring a continued supply of high quality coffee,” added Bolger. “We would invite any coffee company to join us in support of the World Coffee Research program, especially companies that are concerned with sustaining a supply of high quality coffee.”
For more on the grant, visit here.