Membership Benefits


Join NCA

Whether your company is a roaster or importer, retailer or wholesaler/distributor, a company that provides services to the coffee industry or one that grows coffee or exports it to the United States, your NCA membership will give you all the information you need to stay on the competitive edge, plus the personal contacts needed for your company's growth. Join Today!

Government Affairs

NCA's Government Relations program is looking out for your company's best interest. NCA is the recognized spokesperson on behalf of the coffee industry to the government. Through many active committees, NCA makes recommendations to government agencies and represents the industry on both national and international coffee matters.

Public Relations

Through NCA's Public Relations program, a positive image of the industry is being brewed. NCA is also the public voice of the American coffee industry to the media, the trade and the general public. A key component of the mission has been building a positive image for coffee products over the years through an ambitious public relations program that includes interviews, articles, news releases and a website. In addition, NCA's health issues management program focuses on educating editors, journalists and health care professionals on the latest scientific research on coffee and caffeine to ensure that accurate information is reaching the consumer on this vital aspect of NCA's industry. Finally, NCA is available to answer the general questions that consumers have about the industry, the product and emerging developments.

Education Programs

NCA's Education Programs will have you thinking outside the cup! For the best available education, networking and product knowledge, you can't beat NCA's Coffee Summt, Webinars and its Annual Convention. With a broad range of topics offered for all levels of expertise, NCA will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. And, as a NCA member, you receive substantial discounts on the programs.

Annual Convention

At the Annual Convention, you'll meet a worldwide mix of leadership in the industry in one location. The program allows for educational as well as social interaction that cannot be matched at any other convention.

Coffee Summit

Don't miss out on the latest and newest information on the industry …attend NCA's Coffee Summit. Some of the educational topics include country of cupping & grading, industry trends and branding. Other highlights of the two-day program include tours throughout coffee's journey - from seed to cup - port, importer house, warehouse, roasters and retailers.


There's no better way to stay up-to-date on coffee information! The Coffee Reporter is NCA's online newsletter packed with timely information regarding the global coffee industry, NCA activities and more.

Market Research

The National Coffee Association teams up with the best in the business to produce invaluable research on coffee consumption.  The National Coffee Drinking Trends, The Single-Serve Format: Changing Perceptions, Growing Opportunities, 2010 Portrait of the Coffee Consumer, Digging Deeper Into Demographics, and the 2008 Out of Home Report give you access to consumer research data that affects the industry as a whole.  As a member you are eligible for substantial discounts as well as the opportunity to contribute to the research and benefit your industry.