About the NCA
Overview of the National Coffee Association of USA, Inc.
The National Coffee Association of USA was founded in 1911, it is one of the earliest trade associations formed in the United States and the first trade association for the U.S. coffee industry. Since that time, the NCA has helped American coffee companies through some of the most volatile periods in the nation's history, including two world wars, a depression, a cold war and numerous frosts, strikes and cartels, not to mention a wide range of consumer trends in the U.S. coffee market.
That success is based on the Association's ability to respond to external issues, wherever and whenever they arise.
Whatever issue has impacted the coffee trade, the Association has represented the U.S. coffee industry before the legislative and executive branches of government, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative's Office, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Congressional committees.
Equally prominent has been the profile of the NCA in the international arena, advancing the American coffee industry before international trading organizations and with more than 50 coffee producing nations as the national voice of the U.S. coffee industry.
This kind of public policy expertise is backed up by decades of consumer and scientific research. Our National Coffee Drinking Trends, started in 1950, continues to be the only national survey of the U.S. coffee consumption market, in-depth statistical research which we publish every year. And we've invested $6 million for scientific research during the past 20 years into investigating the many aspects of the product. It's these kinds of services and programs that give our members a strategic advantage in the global marketplace.
Our members are to be found throughout the United States and overseas. They include retailers in California, importers in Tennessee, roasters in Ohio, suppliers in Illinois, and wholesalers in New York—as well as market exchanges, associations and exporters operating on every continent.
and NCA Board Committees
Who's on the Committees
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