ASIC 2012

11 December 2012

International Conference on Coffee Science: ASIC 2012: The 24th ASIC Conference took place in San José, Costa Rica from 12 to 16 November 2012, chaired by Mr Andrea Illy of Illycaffè, and was attended by over 500 scientists from 42 countries. The Executive Director of the ICO, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, was invited to speak at the Opening Ceremony in the presence of the Vice-President of Costa Rica, Mr Luis Liberman. The Organizing Committee for the event was chaired by Mrs Xinia Chaves Quiros, Vice Minister for Agriculture, Costa Rica.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  13/11/2018
  change
ICO Composite 107.66 -0.9%
Colombian Milds 136.11 -1.0%
Other Milds 133.83 -0.8%
Brazilian Naturals 110.14 -1.3%
Robustas 83.63 -0.4%

Schedule of meetings - September 2018
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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

This year we have chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’. Women play as important a role in the whole of the coffee chain as men, from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing… and drinking it. To find out more visit the dedicated International Coffee Day website. 


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