Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative
The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI)
- "At the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Symposium in 2009, after a presentation by Dr. Tim Schilling, a group of industry leaders began discussing the problems of supply and potential solutions. After much dialogue, a proposal was unveiled in 2010 that called for an industry-wide initiative to improve, grow and protect the supply of high quality, washed Arabica coffee.
- "Steering partners include the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University (the research partner for this endeavor), and a number of specialty coffee companies who have signed on as genesis partners to get this initiative off the ground. The GCQRI would not be possible without their support."
The following are industry partners who helped found this project:
- Allegro Coffee
- Coffee Bean International
- Community Coffee Company
- Counter Culture Coffee
- Cultiva Coffee
- Fair Trade USA
- Fres-co System USA, Inc.
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
- Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea
- InterAmerican Coffee
- La Marzocco International, LLC
- Mars Drinks
- Nouva Simonelli
- Olam Americas
- Orsir Coffee Co., Ltd.
- P&A International Marketing
- Peet’s Coffee and Tea
- Probat Burns
- Royal Cup Coffee
- Songer and Associates, Inc.
- Square Mile Coffee Roasters
- Sweet Maria’s
- Tony’s Coffees and Teas
- Transcend Coffee
- Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
- Wilbur Curtis
"In addition to the Genesis Funding supporters above, companies committed to supporting the ongoing research and development programs of the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative include the following."
- Transcend Coffee – Edmonton, Alberta
- Square Mile Coffee – London, United Kingdom
- Cultiva Coffee – Lincoln, Nebraska
- Piccolo Coffee – United Kingdom
- Web: http://gcqri.org/
Articles and Resources
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Industry Partners, Accessed November 28, 2011.
- Tim Schilling, "GCQRI Mission to South Sudan confirms presence of wild arabica and potential for development," The Borlaug Institute, February 8, 2011.