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International Coffee Day is coming on 1 October. Find an event near you!

International Coffee Day is coming on 1 October! There are dozens of events and promotions happening at coffee spots around the world. How will you celebrate?
Visit the official International Coffee Day website>>

Experts warn farmers face dangerously low profits - 6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The 77 Member Governments of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) hosted the 6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance on Wednesday, 21 September 2016, at the ICO’s headquarters in London. The Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers co-sponsored the event.
Learn more on our blog>>

Coffee Market Report August 2016 - Monthly exports hit lowest level in nearly five years

Export volumes in July were 22% lower compared to last year, as all four of the top producers registered lower shipments, due to a variety of factors. This represents the lowest monthly volume since October 2011, nearly five years ago. Prices in August slipped by 1.5%, although Robustas continued their strong recent performance to reach a 16 month high.
Read the August 2016 Coffee Market Report>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - July 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 7.75 million bags in July 2016, compared with 9.93 million in July 2015. Exports in the first ten months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Jul/16) have decreased by 1.7% in comparison with the first ten months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending July 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 70.3 million bags compared to 68.51 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.82 million bags compared to 44.88 million bags.
Find more facts and figures in our #CoffeeTradeStats infographic>>

Register now for #TheCoffeeSessions: Macro & Micro Variables in Coffee Roasting

Join the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe UK Chapter (SCAE-UK) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) for an evening of coffee roasting science and experimentation. In the second #TheCoffeeSessions event of 2016, we’re joined by Talor Browne and Dr Chahan Yeretzian.
Learn more and register>>

6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance to take place on 21 September 2016

Challenges such as price volatility, decreased farm yields and profitability, climate change, food safety, and social and environmental concerns among others, pose threats to the industry as a whole. Are farmers bearing the brunt of the costs to address these issues? What can be done to evenly distribute value and responsibility across the coffee value chain?
Register for the 6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - June 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.03 million bags in June 2016, compared with 10.17 million in June 2015. Exports in the first nine months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Jun/16) have increased by 0.2% in comparison with the first nine months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending June 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.16 million bags compared to 68.41 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 41.69 million bags compared to 45.07 million bags.
Find more facts and figures in our #CoffeeTradeStats infographic>>

1 October is International Coffee Day. How will your company or organization celebrate?

On 1 October 2016, the 77 Member States of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and dozens of coffee associations from around the globe will come together to celebrate the second annual International Coffee Day. Plan an event or campaign and submit your event details to be featured on the official ICD 2016 website.
Visit the ICO blog to learn more>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - May 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.32 million bags in May 2016, compared with 9.99 million in May 2015. Exports in the first eight months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to May/16) have increased by 1.6% in comparison with the first eight months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending May 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.53 million bags compared to 68.42 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 42.35 million bags compared to 44.48 million bags.
Find more facts and figures in our #CoffeeTradeStats infographic>>

Videos of The Coffee Sessions event with Emma Sage and Simon Gane are now available online

Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and Dr Simon Gane, surgeon and leading researcher into the science and mechanism of olfaction, visited the ICO in May 2016 and spoke about the science behind taste and smell. Video recordings of their presentations are now available online.
Visit #TheCoffeeSessions page to watch the videos>>

IARC review concludes coffee is not carcinogenic

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published its review into the scientific evidence related to coffee and cancer, announcing that it has classified coffee in Group 3 for agents ‘not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans’.
Announcement on the website of the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC)>>

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  29/09/2016
  change
ICO Composite 138.60 -0.6%
Colombian Milds 167.94 -1.2%
Other Milds 174.19 -1.4%
Brazilian Naturals 149.18 -1.0%
Robustas 99.96 +1.0%



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How will you celebrate International Coffee Day on 1 October?

Organize an event or campaign and submit your details to be featured on the official website. Learn more>>


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6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

Register now for the 6th Forum on 21 September and join the conversation. Learn more>>


Latest ICO Studies & Reports

Coffee in the Russian Federation (18 August 2015)

Coffee in China (Published 10 August 2015)

The impact of the price of oil and the US dollar exchange rate on coffee prices (Published 26 August 2015)

Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published 26 August 2015)


ICO Coffee Library

The ICO has a unique Library containing an international reference collection, built up over 40 years of more than 13,000 monographs (books, reports, theses, pamphlets) and over 200 periodical titles covering all aspects of coffee.
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