Mr Alexandre Beltrão, ICO’s longest serving Executive Director, dies at age 92

6 April 2016

The Executive Director presents his compliments and wishes to convey the sad news that Mr Alexandre Fontana Beltrão, Executive Director of the ICO from 1 April 1968 to 30 September 1994, passed away on 4 April 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

Read the announcement and Mr Beltrão's 1994 farewell statement on our blog>>

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  19/10/2018
  change
ICO Composite 115.98 -0.7%
Colombian Milds 147.00 0.0%
Other Milds 143.86 -0.1%
Brazilian Naturals 122.19 -0.4%
Robustas 87.25 -2.0%

Schedule of meetings - September 2018
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International Coffee Day 2016 Logo

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. 


Latest ICO Studies & Reports

• National Quality Standards (Published September 2018)

• Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published September 2018)

Maximum residue limits (Published September 2018)

• Country Coffee Profile: Ghana (Published September 2018)

• Mixtures and substitutes (Published September 2018)

Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published April 2018)

Development of coffee trade flows (Published April 2018)

Value addition in the African coffee sector (Published September 2017)

• Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing (Published September 2016)

Coffee in the Russian Federation (Published August 2015)

Coffee in China (Published August 2015)

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

Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published 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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