The Award Goes To…
Nominate a member of the NCA community who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, expertise, and integrity in support of the Association's mission and entire coffee industry.
* Please note that all applications are due before Sept. 15 for the following year. NCA member login required.
As a membership organization, the NCA depends on the generaosity our member volunteers. You lead NCA webinars, volunteer for our Day of Service, power NCA committees — and more.
Some of these volunteers have distinguished themselves as leaders in the NCA community through their endless dedication and exceptional expertise. To honor these unique contributions, the NCA developed the following awards categories:
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work in the coffee community?
We encourage NCA members members to award criteria and eligibility, and nominate their colleagues through this online form.
Learn more about how to get involved with the NCA — opportunities are open to all employees of our NCA member organizations.
We are proud to honor exceptional NCA member contributions with the following awards:
Volunteer of the Year Award
The NCA Volunteer of the Year award is recognizes exceptional effort, dedication, and expertise from an NCA member volunteer working on behalf of the coffee industry.
Mark Corey, Ph.D.
[Formerly] Group Leader of Beverage Development at Keurig Green Mountain
NCA Scientific Advisory Group Chair 2012-2017
In 2018, the National Coffee Association hired Dr. Corey in the new role of Director, Scientific and Government Affairs. Read the NCA release.
Learn more about the recipients and requirements of the NCA Volunteer of the Year Award.
Honorary Lifetime Member
NCA Honorary Lifetime Membership is a tribute to individual volunteers who consistently go above and beyond in their contribution of time, knowledge, and resources to further the mission of the NCA and the coffee community worldwide.
George Vukasin, Sr.
Peerless Coffee and Tea
NCA Chairman of the Board 1998-2000
Learn more about the recipients and requirements of the NCA Honorary Lifetime Member Award.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The NCA Lifetime Achievement Award honors long-term, innovative achievement and an individual’s lasting legacy on the coffee community.
Alan Levion, MD
Harvard Medical School, Professor of Neurology
Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of Neuroepidemiology
NCA Scientific Advisory Group Member
Learn more about the recipients and requirements of the NCA Lifetime Acheivement Award.
About the NCA Awards
NCA awards are selected by an independent committee of NCA members. Learn more about the criteria and eligibility for the following awards: