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The NCA Next Generation 

Meet the future leaders of the coffee industry


Join the NCA Next Gen Coffee Professional Group 

The Next Generation group is an ongoing initiative from the NCA to support talented young professionals who are passionate about the coffee industry. 

Whether you want to change your career or change the world, we encourage you to get involved. This is a unique opportunity to build your network, gain real-world leadership experience, and give back to the community. (And you never know where the opportunity could lead.)

For more information, please contact Matthew Cariani at mcariani@ncausa.org

About Next Gen


The group will be structured in two levels: leadership (the Next Gen Council) and membership. 

General membership is open to young professionals between the ages of 18-39 who are working or interning in the coffee industry at an NCA member company.

Registration is accepted on a rolling basis. Those interested in being a member of the General Membership should submit this form, or contact Matthew Cariani at mcariani@ncausa.org.

The Next Gen Council

You can help shape the future of the NCA - and the coffee industry.

Members of the Next Gen Council will establish themselves as industry leaders through unique, hands-on experience and networking opportunities with NCA Board members and senior executives.

Next Gen Leadership will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the group and working with the NCA Board of Directors. The council consists of three officers (Past-Chair, Chair, Vice-Chair) and five council members. Leadership roles are determined by the NCA External Member Relations (EMR) Committee.

Non-officer council members must chair or co-chair one of the Next Gen Council committees.

NCA Next Gen Council members must be employed by NCA member organizations. 

NCA Next Gen Council Application 

NCA Next Gen Committees

Looking to get more involved in the NCA Next Gen? Join one of three Next Gen Committees. Play an integral role in the planning and execution of Next Gen initiatives. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated people to join the Communications, Events and Engagement Committees.

Committee Request Form 

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