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The National Coffee Association is the only trade association that serves all segments of the U.S. coffee industry. Our members include small and mid-sized companies as well as large-scale growers, roasters, retailers, importer/exporters, wholesaler/suppliers, and allied industry businesses. 

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Latest News

Days for Girls International Named 2023 NCA Origin Charity of the Year

March 1, 2023 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name Days for Girls International (DfG) as the recipient of the 2023 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, in recognition of their high-impact work improving the health, education, and livelihood outcomes of women and girls in coffee-growing regions around the world.

NCA Honors Charlie Cortellini with 2023 NCA Distinguished Leadership Award

February 27, 2023  The National Coffee Association (NCA) is honored to award Charles “Charlie” Cortellini with the 2023 NCA Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of his many contributions and distinguished career spanning more than four decades in the coffee industry.

U.S. Coffee Welcomes New Bill to Protect Coffee Supplies

February 13, 2023 - The $225 billion U.S. coffee sector and more than 1.6 million U.S. jobs rely on coffee supplies from around the world. Coffee growers in Hawaii and Puerto Rico that supply the lucrative specialty coffee market in the United States, as well as growers in low-income countries, are particularly vulnerable to pests and disease. The Coffee Plant Health Initiative Amendments Act (CPHIAA, H.R. 966) will accelerate agricultural research to help overcome these challenges while maintaining flavor and quality.

NCA Names Kathryn Lawson New Chair of Science Leadership Council

October 4, 2022 - The National Coffee Association announced that Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN has been named the new Chair of the NCA’s Science Leadership Council (SLC), the preeminent authority on coffee science in the U.S. In her new role as SLC Chair, Ms. Lawson will guide the work of the Council on a range of scientific issues affecting the coffee industry from regulation and policy to research monitoring, health and nutrition, food safety, and more.

Coffee continues record high popularity and post-COVID recovery

September 29, 2022 More young adults in the United States are drinking coffee than ever before, according to the latest “Atlas of American Coffee” released today (Thursday).


NCA Names Kellem Emanuele Vice President of Operations

September 6, 2022 - The National Coffee Association, USA (NCA) announced today that Kellem Emanuele has been named Vice President of Operations. In this newly created role, Emanuele will oversee day-to-day operations of the organization as it implements its 2023-2025 Strategic Plan to further enhance coffee’s reputation and increase coffee consumption through education, advocacy, connection, and community.



National Coffee Data Trends

Coffee consumption hits two-decade high

March 15, 2022 - Coffee consumption has soared to a two-decade high as Americans brew up new post-COVID routines, according to exclusive consumer polling released this morning (Tuesday) by the National Coffee Association (NCA).


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G. Scott Clemons to be honored with the 2022 National Coffee Association Volunteer of the Year Award

March 3, 2022 -  The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name G. Scott Clemons of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as the recipient of the 2022 National Coffee Association Volunteer of the Year Award, in recognition of his efforts bringing expert analysis and insight to the coffee community and NCA Convention attendees for over 12 years.

NCA honors the late Bill Cortner with 2022 Distinguished Leadership Award

March 2, 2022 - The National Coffee Association is honored to posthumously award Bill Cortner the 2022 NCA Distinguished Leadership Award in recognition of his many contributions and distinguished career spanning more than 35 years in the coffee industry.

Seeds for Progress Foundation Named 2022 NCA Origin Charity of the Year

February 22, 2022 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name the Seeds for Progress Foundation as the recipient of the 2022 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, in recognition of the Seeds for Progress Foundation’s innovative and impactful work helping the communities of Nicaragua’s coffee-growing regions thrive. 


2021 National Coffee Data Trends

Latest “Atlas of American Coffee”: Out-of-home coffee drinking rebounds to pre-COVID levels

September 28, 2021 - Americans have increased coffee consumption at work by 55% and at caf├ęs and restaurants by 20% since January 2021, driving an overall 16% increase in out-of-home coffee consumption as COVID-19 restrictions have eased around the country.

NCA, SCA Announce Market Research Collaboration

April 6, 2021 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) and Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announced today (Tuesday) a new collaborative effort supporting the NCA’s biannual National Coffee Data Trends (NCDT) report.

COVID-19 drives record at-home coffee drinking, on-the-go ordering: 2021 National Coffee Data Trends Report

April 1, 2021 - Today the NCA released the Spring 2021 edition of the National Coffee Data Trends report, the longest-running, most comprehensive survey of consumer perceptions, behaviors, and trends in the coffee industry. 


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Ellen Jordan to be Honored with the 2021 National Coffee Association Volunteer of the Year Award

February 25, 2021 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name Ellen Jordan of Global Grounds, LLC as the recipient of the 2021 National Coffee Association Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her decades of work as an advisor, advocate, and champion for our industry; for her tireless work on the NCA Science Leadership Council, where she is the longest-standing member; and for her dedication to mentoring and elevating young women in coffee.

Jonathan Feuer to be honored with the 2021 National Coffee Association Distinguished Leadership Award

February 25, 2021 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name Jonathan Feuer of LMZ Soluble Coffee Inc. as the recipient of the 2021 NCA Distinguished Leadership Award, in recognition of his distinguished career spanning more than 40 years in the coffee industry and contributing to key market developments and growth.

Community Coffee and Folgers Coffee announced as hosts for NCA 2021 Virtual Convention

February 22, 2021 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is pleased to announce that Community Coffee Company and Folgers Coffee Company will serve as hosts for NCA’s Virtual Convention, the first-ever fully virtual NCA convention and coffee’s premier annual event.

Root Capital Named 2021 NCA Origin Charity of the Year 

February 23, 2021 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) is proud to name Root Capital, Inc. as the recipient of the 2021 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee, in recognition of Root Capital’s innovative and impactful work to help smallholder coffee farmers thrive.


Dietary Guidelines

2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Reaffirm Coffee's Place in Healthy Diets

December 29, 2020 -  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today (Tuesday) reaffirm that coffee can be part of healthy diets, which is great news for the two-thirds of Americans who drink coffee each day, more than any other beverage.

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Ignores Evidence of Coffee’s Health Benefits

August 11, 2020 - The National Coffee Association today submitted comments to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) warning that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report ignores the preponderance of evidence about coffee’s unique health benefits.


Coffee Farmers

NCA Applauds ICO Taskforce Commitment to a More Prosperous, Equitable Future for Coffee Farmers

October 30, 2020 - Today the National Coffee Association announced its endorsement of a new vision and Road Map recommended by the International Coffee Organization’s Coffee Public-Private Taskforce to create more sustainable, equitable livelihoods for coffee farmers.

Coffee and Health 

Americans' Health Deserves Better than Dirty Tricks on Decaf

October 29, 2020 - The National Coffee Association (NCA) today warned that attacks on decaffeinated coffee will harm Americans’ health and wrongly ignore decades of independent scientific evidence that coffee drinkers live longer, healthier lives.

Radically Wrong: Scare-Mongering Study Off-Base on Women's Health

August 24, 2020 - The National Coffee Association warned that evidence does not support the fundamentally flawed findings of a review of coffee’s impact on women health published in the British Medical Journal today.

American Cancer Society: Coffee Reduces Cancer Risk

June 10, 2020 - Drinking coffee reduces the risk of multiple types of cancer, according to new American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines for lifestyles that lower cancer risk.

Coffee Can Reduce Depression Risk by up to One-Third

May 8, 2020 - Drinking coffee can reduce depression risk by up to one third, according to a comprehensive new review conducted by a leading researcher in neurology.



COVID Caffeine: America's Favorite Beverage Overcome Pandemic Disruptions

October 14, 2020 - Americans are drinking significantly more coffee at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the number of Americans drinking coffee away from home decreased by nearly 20 percent, according to a major new national poll released today.  

Prop 65

California Court Ends Decade-Old Wrongful Lawsuit Against America's Favorite Beverage 

August 26, 2020 -- Judge Elihu Berle of the Superior Court of California affirmed the state of California’s May 2019 evidence-based finding that acrylamide found in coffee following the roasting and brewing process does not cause cancer.

NCA Statement on exemption of coffee from Proposition 65 by OEHHA

May 31, 2019 -- NCA Applauds State of California’s Exemption of Coffee from Proposition 65.

National Coffee Data Trends 2020

NCA Release the 2020 NCDT, the "Atlas of American Coffee"

March 26, 2020 - Today the NCA released their 2020 National Coffee Data Trends survey tracking consumer perceptions, behaviors, and trends in the coffee industry. 



NCA Names TechnoServe as the 2020 Origin Charity of the Year

February 24, 2020

The award will be presented at the NCA 2020 Annual Convention in Austin, TX on March 6. Two Award finalists – meriting special mention – were Lutheran World Relief and Strategies for International Development (SID).

NCA News

U.S. Coffee Companies Act to Combat Child Labor in Coffee-Growing Countries

March 2, 2020

Responding to allegations about coffee farms in Guatemala, William "Bill" Murray, President and CEO of the National Coffee Association, commented:  “NCA and our member companies agree that child labor has no place in the coffee supply chain. We applaud the immediate action taken by the companies involved to support further investigation of these allegations.

NCA announces commitment to working to help coffee farmers

September 25, 2019

NCA today welcomed the London Declaration of the International Coffee Council’s CEO and Global Leaders Forum (CGLF). The Declaration acknowledges that a key to improving the livelihoods of coffee farmers is increasing consumption – a critically important strategy since global coffee supply is at record highs, resulting in historically low prices for coffee. The Declaration calls for globally-coordinated action including to promote sustainable production, helping farmers become more resilient to climate and other challenges, and stimulating demand.

NCA welcomes constructive debate at World Coffee Producers Forum

July 12, 2019

The World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) concluded its second plenary July 11, where the National Coffee Association was pleased to join partners in discussing challenges and opportunities for the global coffee community.

National Coffee Association and Conservation International Join Forces to Support Farmers

June 27, 2019

As part of the partnership, NCA President &CEO William (Bill) Murray joins the Sustainable Coffee Challenge Advisory Council, where he will leverage the technical, operational, and consumer expertise of NCA’s vast membership to help inform the Challenge’s strategy and support specific programs.

NCA Promotes Matt Cariani to Senior Manager, Education, Research, and Digital Media

June 21, 2019

"Matt has made it possible for us to develop an outstanding webinar program, provide a growing array of benefits to members, and to better serve the industry during a time of rapid change," says Bill Murray, CEO, NCA.


Coffee at a Crossroads: National Coffee Association USA Shares 2019 National Coffee Drinking Trends

March 9, 2019

63% of American adults drink coffee daily, according to new market research announced at the NCA Annual Convention in Atlanta.

The National Coffee Association Names Coffee Trust the 2019 NCA Coffee Charity of the Year

March 1, 2019

Two Award finalists – meriting special mention – were Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc. and Strategies for International Development.


NCA Submits Comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Feb 7, 2020

“Since 2015, when the U.S. government first advised Americans that coffee can be part of a healthy diet, overwhelming scientific evidence has even more strongly confirmed that coffee drinkers live longer, healthier lives,” Murray said.”


NCA Statement on “Coffee and Cancer” Lawsuit Regarding Court of Appeal Order Staying the October 15th “Coffee and Cancer” Trial

Oct. 15, 2018

“The Court’s Order is an important step forward, towards common-sense and resolving this outrageous lawsuit that has dragged through the courts since 2011,” said NCA President & CEO William (Bill) Murray.

“This lawsuit not only seeks to mislead consumers by placing a label on coffee falsely linking coffee consumption to cancer, but to extract millions of dollars from coffee companies for their failure to provide such a false warning.”

NCA Submits Comments in Support of Coffee as Part of  Healthy Lifestyle

Oct. 11, 2018

"Coffee is a product that serves as an excellent example whereby hundreds of reports suggest benefits," writes Dr. Mark Corey, NCA Director of Scientific & Government Affairs.

NCA Comment Letter: OEHHA’s Proposal Is Well Within Its Statutory Authority And Furthers The Purposes Of Proposition 65

Aug. 30, 2018

Scientific Evidence Is Clear - Drinking Coffee Is Good For You

Aug. 16, 2018

NCA Testimony In Support of Proposed OEHHA Regulation to Clarify that Cancer Warnings are Not Required Under Proposition 65 

Aug. 16, 2018

NCA News

NCA Promites Doreen Madigan to New Role of Director, Events and Member Services
Aug. 1, 2018

NCA Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From The International Coffee Organization (ICO)
April 3, 2018

Traditions and Visions: The NCA 2018 Convention in New Orleans
March 15, 2018

Mark Corey, Ph.D., Joins National Coffee Association As Director, Scientific Affairs and Project Management
March 7, 2018

Prop. 65

NCA Statement on Today's Coffee and Prop. 65 Ruling
March 29, 2018

Prop. 65 Percolates: What You Need to Know [Video]
January 31, 2018

NCA Statement on CERT Lawsuit
August 30, 2017


NCA Recognizes World Health Organization Monograph Release
June 20, 2018

Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer, New Studies Suggest
July 11, 2017


NCA Spearheads Joint U.S., Mexico, and Canada Plea to Keep Coffee Duty-Free Under NAFTA
July 3, 2017

NCA Speaks Out Against Seattle Beverage Tax
June 2, 2017

The Border Adjustment Tax and the Coffee Industry

Will Washington Put a 20% Tax on Coffee?
May 31, 2017


The Border Adjustment Tax on Coffee: Unintended Consequences?
April 6, 2017 

Market Research

Daily Coffee Consumption Up Sharply: National Coffee Drinking Trends 2017
March 25, 2017

From the NCA Convention 2017

NCA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Alan Leviton, M.D., Distinguished Physician and Professor at Harvard Medical School
March 23, 2017

NCA Presents Volunteer of the Year Award to Mark Corey, Ph.D., Keurig Green Mountain Lead Scientist and Chair of the NCA Scientific Advisory Group
March 23, 2017

NCA Confers Honorary Membership to George Vukasin, Sr. Posthumously
March 23, 2017

NCA Announces the Next Generation Council To Cultivate Leadership among Younger Industry Members
March 23, 2017

NCA Annual Convention 2017 to Spotlight “Innovation,” Featuring Visionary Speakers
December 5, 2016


The Coffee Career Center,Targeted Industry Job Board, Launches Today
November 8, 2016

Updated: NCA Statement on NIOSH Diacetyl Recommendations
November 1, 2016

Terri Bartlett Joins the NCA as Director of Member Services
October 31, 2016

NCA Welcomes “Highly Significant” Coffee Health News From World Health Organization (WHO)
June 15, 2016

NCA Statement on IARC Findings
June 14, 2016

NCA Statement on Diacetyl
April 13, 2016

NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends 2016: Millennial Tastes Contribute to Pivoting Market
March 19, 2016

NCA Statement on Caffeine
January 8, 2016

NCA Statement on Dietary Guidelines
January 7, 2016

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