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Video: World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014

Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director of the ICO, delivered the keynote speech at World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. In his speech, Mr Silva stressed that a key threat to the sustainability of the global coffee industry is the environmental and economic vulnerability of farmers. Watch the video on our blog>>

ICO’s Head of Operations Attends 1st Lao Coffee Festival

Mauricio Galindo, Head of Operations at ICO, visited the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on the occasion of the 1st Lao Coffee Festival. Mr Galindo delivered a speech on production and consumption trends in the global coffee industry as well as climate-related challenges farmers are facing around the world. In light of current discussions that Lao may join the International Coffee Organization, he also presented a brief history of the ICO and the benefits of becoming a Member country. Read more on our blog>>

Coffee Market Report Oct. 2014: October Coffee Prices Highest In Over Two Years

Coffee prices soared higher at the beginning of the month, with the ICO composite price gaining 15 cents in just 6 days, but rains in Brazil drove prices lower, finishing the month below where they started. Nevertheless, the average monthly price for October is the highest in over two and a half years. At the end of coffee year 2013/14, total exports reached 111.3 million bags, slightly down compared to 2012/13, but the second highest level on record. Despite the drought, exports from Brazil have continued to exceed their levels of a year ago. Read the full Coffee Market Report on our blog>>

21st Meeting Between the Common Fund for Commodities and International Commodity Bodies

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) hosted the 21st meeting between the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and the International Commodity Bodies at its offices in London on 27 October 2014. Read more on our blog>>

ICO’s Executive Director Delivers Speech at 3rd Annual Ethiopian Coffee Conference

The Executive Director of the ICO, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, is presently on an official visit to Ethiopia. This morning he delivered a speech at the 3rd Annual Ethiopian Coffee Conference, opened by His Excellency Dr Mulatu Teshome, President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Read more on our blog>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - September 2014

World coffee exports amounted to 8.15 million bags in September 2014, compared with 8.55 million in September 2013. Read more about global coffee exports for the month of September 2014 on our blog>>

Celebrating the Culture of Espresso, ICO’s Executive Director Attends TriestEspresso Expo 2014

ICO’s Executive Director, Robério Oliveira Silva, attended the TriestEspresso Expo held 23-25 October 2014 in Trieste, Italy. Find photos and details about the event on our blog>>

World Coffee Leaders Forum 2014 Confirms ICO Executive Director As Keynote Speaker

The 3rd World Coffee Leaders Forum (WCFL) 2014 will be held at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea, on 19-22 November 2014. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is proud to support this event which will feature Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, ICO’s Executive Director, as keynote speaker for the second year in a row. Read the press release on our blog>>

ICO Internship Programme Winter 2014/Spring 2015 Now Accepting Applications

The ICO is now accepting applications for its Winter 2014/Spring 2015 Internship Programme at its offices based in London. Deadline for application submission is November 21. Find details on our blog>>

3rd Annual Ethiopian Coffee Conference in Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association (ECEA) invites you to the upcoming 3rd Annual Ethiopian Coffee Conference, “Towards Quality and Traceability,” at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on November 6 & 7. Details on our blog>>

Job Vacancy: Research Officer

The International Coffee Organization seeks qualified candidates for a Research Officer position based in London. This position is responsible to the Head of Operations on matters concerning research on coffee-related issues. Click here for the full job description>>

ICO Executive Director Travels to Japan

The Executive Director of the ICO, Robério Oliveira Silva, visited Japan on 29 September to 5 October 2014 at the invitation of the All Japan Coffee Association (AJCA) to celebrate Japanese National Coffee Day. Read more about his visit on our blog>>

What We're Reading at the ICO

Here’s a list of coffee-related books, articles, and blog posts our staff at the ICO have been reading in the last few weeks. What are you reading? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing us at library@ico.org, and we may include it on the ICO blog. Read the list on our blog>>

Coffee Market Report Sept. 2014: Season '13/14 Finishes in Balance but Deficit Expected Next Year

Crop year 2013/14 has now finished in all exporting countries, with total production estimated at 145.2 million bags, essentially unchanged on the previous year. World consumption was also around 145 million bags in calendar year 2013, leaving the market reasonably balanced, but lower production expected in 2014/15 will likely result in a global deficit next year. Read the September 2014 #CoffeeMarketReport on our blog>>

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Coffee Leaf Rust outbreak

The current epidemic of coffee leaf rust affecting all countries of the region with a 53% incidence is the worst seen since this pest appeared in Central America in 1976.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  19/11/2014
ICO Composite 167.83 +2.7%
Colombian Milds 214.14 +3.1%
Other Milds 217.94 +3.0%
Brazilian Naturals 189.52 +3.5%
Robustas 104.18 +0.9%

4th Consultative Forum on #CoffeeSectorFinance

The 4th Consultative Forum was held in London on 23 September 2014. The event was open to ICO Members, civil society, financial institutions, development professionals, and other actors in the coffee industry. Details>>

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