About Us

The British Coffee Association (BCA) is the representative organisation for the coffee industry and the voice of UK coffee.
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Members’ views and concerns are the drivers behind the work we do. We actively encourage members to influence the direction and policy of the BCA to ensure we continue to steer government legislation and promote a balanced view of coffee amongst consumers and policy makers to secure the future of your business and our industry.


The BCA operates at all time under the Competition Law Compliance Rules for Food and Drink Federation Members.

The coffee industry creates over 210,000 UK jobs
What we do
  • Involve ourselves in all forms of legislation affecting the coffee industry.

  • Focus on assuring compliance with regulations and guiding our members.

  • Actively follow current and upcoming industry issues, and represent the industry on these issues as required.

  • Follow research on coffee and caffeine and advise members on any implications.

  • Provide guidance to regulatory authorities.

  • Act as a trade advisor to DEFRA.

  • Provide a networking platform through membership and social events.

  • Offer an arbitration service through arbitrators’ training courses and workshops.

  • Design and run educational seminars.

  • Work closely with the European Coffee Federation on all coffee-related issues.

  • Provide position statements on all contentious issues.

  • Work with the media to correct innaccuracies about the coffee industry and promote it, where appropriate, across key issues.

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