Arguably, the big news coming out of the Dunkin’ Brands global convention last week was the decision to change the name to Dunkin’ across the footprint effective in January. However, it was also announced that the National DCP has inked a five-year agreement with World Coffee Research (WRC) to support coffee sustainability efforts by the nonprofit collaborative program. According to the agreement, a percentage of sales from every pound of Original Blend coffee beans sold to franchisees will be donated to WCR. It was reported that among the initiatives the funds will support are research on supply constraints including climate change, disease and insect problems and a lack of genetic diversity. Funds will also go to improving the livelihoods of coffee growers with greater technologies and increasing the capacity of coffee origin countries. Which brings us to the other announcement from last week. Perhaps, the extra quality and quantity of coffee beans produced will help keep the new Dunkin Coffee Porter beer from Harpoon Brewery available for those who may run on Dunkin’ in the morning, but chill on it after work!