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Ecuadorian Ambassador Visits the ICO

The new Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the ICO, H.E. Ambassador Carlos Abad Ortiz, paid a courtesy visit to the ICO on 24 July 2015 to meet with Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director at ICO.

Japan Returns as a Member of the International Coffee Organization

The Executive Director is pleased to announce the return of Japan as a Member of the International Coffee Organization. The Japanese Government deposited the instrument of accession on 23 July 2015. Japan becomes the 8th importing Member of the ICO and joins the European Union, Norway, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States of America in that category.
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Colombia Completed Membership Procedures of the International Coffee Agreement 2007

The Executive Director is pleased to announce that the Colombian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Néstor Osorio, deposited an instrument of ratification this afternoon, 22 July 2015. Accordingly, Colombia has now completed membership procedures of the ICA 2007.
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ICO's Executive Director Delivers a Speech at the 2015 International Coffee Convention in Mexico

Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director of the ICO, delivered a speech at the 2015 International Coffee Convention in Mexico City this month. The event was hosted by the Mexican Government through the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). Watch the video on the ICO Blog>>

Colombia to Host the International Women’s Coffee Alliance Convention in October

The Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) invite you to attend the IV IWCA Convention, Coffee & Trade Beyond Barriers in Bogota, Colombia, on 15 and 16 October. Learn more about the event on the ICO Blog>>

First Official International Coffee Day to Take Place on 1 October 2015

London, 14 July 2015 — The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, has announced that 74 Member States of the ICO and 26 coffee associations from around the world have joined forces to celebrate the first official International Coffee Day on 1 October 2015. Read the media advisory on our blog>>

Coffee Market Report June 2015 - Lower Coffee Exports Lend Support to Robusta Prices

The coffee market rallied slightly in June, led in most part by a recovery in Robusta prices. For the sixth month in a row exports were lower than last year, yet the market seems to have no immediate supply concerns, particularly as recent reports suggest an optimistic view of coffee production. The continued weakness of the Brazilian real is also affecting prices, with the new 2015/16 crop expected to come to market in the near future. Nevertheless, in the longer term, the low prices recorded over the last quarter, though not yet reaching crisis levels, will not encourage investment in the sector, and could result in reduced supply as producers withdraw from the market.
Read the full report on our blog>>

The Coffee Sessions Are Back on 16 July: ‘Beyond Philanthropy in Green Coffee Supply Chains’

Join us on 16 July for a new #TheCoffeeSessions event hosted by the International Coffee Organization and the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe UK Chapter.
Click here to learn more about the speakers and to register via Eventbrite>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - May 2015

• World coffee exports amounted to 9.28 million bags in May 2015, compared with 10.54 million bags in May 2014.

• Exports in first eight months of coffee year 2014/15 (Oct/14 to May/15) have fallen by 4.6% in comparison with the first eight months of the last coffee year.

• In the twelve months ending May 2015, exports of Arabica totalled 67.26 million bags compared to 69.10 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 43.35 million bags compared to 44.50 million bags.

More facts and figures about the coffee trade in our #CoffeeTradeStats infograph>>

ICO’s Executive Director Delivers Speech at 6th Forum & Coffee Dinner in Brazil

The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, participated in the 6th Forum & Coffee Dinner on 18-19 May 2015. The event was hosted in São Paulo by the Council of Brazilian Coffee Exporters (CeCafé) with support from the Museu do Café and the state’s Cultural Ministry.
Read more about the event on our blog>>

ICO Head of Operations Participates in First International Competition of Coffees Roasted at Origin

Mauricio Galindo, ICO’s Head of Operations, conveyed the ICO’s satisfaction in the celebration of the First International Competition of Coffees Roasted at Origin, organised by the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA, its acronym in French). The purpose of the event was to enable coffee farmers to present coffees both produced and roasted by them, directly to the consumer.
Read more on the ICO Blog>>

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  29/07/2015
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ICO Composite 117.23 +1.0%
Colombian Milds 141.46 +0.8%
Other Milds 151.69 +1.2%
Brazilian Naturals 121.60 +1.5%
Robustas 84.44 +0.5%


5th Consultative Forum on #CoffeeSectorFinance

The 5th Consultative Forum was held in London on 3 March 2015.The Forum promoted an exchange of views on ‘How to effectively structure a project in order to obtain financing’. Details>>


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