Dr. Illy, honorary Chairman of Illycaffè

3 February 2008

The Executive Director regrets to inform the coffee community about the sad news of the death of Dr. Illy, honorary Chairman of Illycaffè, on 3 February 2008 at the age of 82. Dr. Illy was one of the greatest supporters of the ICO and was the Chairman of its Promotion Committee from 2002 onwards, among the many other positions and honours he held. He was instrumental in developing important initiatives such as the Positively Coffee Programme and Health Care Professionals – Coffee Education Programme and contributed his technical expertise to the preparation of many important coffee projects. His energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and tireless commitment to promoting coffee quality inspired all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed by all ICO staff and Members.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  12/10/2018
  change
ICO Composite 112.75 +2.4%
Colombian Milds 142.20 +2.9%
Other Milds 139.02 +2.4%
Brazilian Naturals 117.27 +3.0%
Robustas 86.71 +1.6%

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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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Maximum residue limits (Published September 2018)

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• 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)


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