Steering Committee of the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4Cs) project

4 October 2006

The Executive Director, Mr. NÚstor Osorio, was invited to address the final meeting of the Steering Committee of the Common Code for the Coffee Community (4Cs) project in Montreux, Switzerland, from 4-6 October 2006. The meeting was attended by representatives of the coffee trade and industry, representatives of producer organizations from the major coffee producing regions and civil society. Mr. Osorio reviewed the development of a Common Code for the Coffee Community and the progress made in the last four years, taking into account the suggestions of the industry in consuming countries, together with contributions from producing countries and civil society with the aim of improving mainstream coffee throughout the supply chain. Mr. Osorio underlined the importance of new instruments of cooperation such as this initiative and offered to facilitate constructive dialogue between the ICO and the 4Cs in order to identify areas of common interest.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  15/08/2019
ICO Composite 96.69 +0.4%
Colombian Milds 129.78 +0.4%
Other Milds 126.17 +0.0%
Brazilian Naturals 95.75 +0.1%
Robustas 72.36 +0.9%

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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

ICD2018 chose 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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Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published August 2015)

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