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Press Release: Russian Federation Joins the International Coffee Organization

London, 24 April 2015 ─ The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, announced today that the Russian Federation has completed membership procedures for the ICO under the International Coffee Agreement 2007. Read our press release>>

Coffee Market Report March 2015 - Coffee Market Settles Lower But Demand Remains Buoyant

The coffee market fell for the fifth consecutive month in March 2015, as speculation over the size of the upcoming 2015/16 Brazil crop continues to mount. Exports in February were lower compared to last year, as shipments from both Brazil and Vietnam dropped off, with total exports for the first five months of the coffee year down 2.7%. Production is estimated at around 141.9 million bags in crop year 2014/15, while an initial estimate of world coffee consumption in calendar year 2014 comes to 149.3 million bags, suggesting resilient demand for coffee worldwide. Read the Coffee Market Report on our blog>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - February 2015

World coffee exports amounted to 8.60 million bags in February 2015, compared with 9.58 million bags in February 2014. Read more about global coffee trade for the month of February 2015 in our new #CoffeeTradeStats infograph>>

Audio: University of Queensland Student Interviews ICO Economist

Charmayne Allison, a third year Journalism and Communications student at the University of Queensland, recently spoke to ICO Economist Tom Copple about the coffee sector in Vietnam. Listen to the story and learn more on our blog>>

Photo: Dr Donald Kaberuka Visits the ICO

Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), visited the offices of the ICO on 19 March. On behalf of the Executive Director, Mr David Moorhouse, Head of Finance and Administration, welcomed him. Mr Moorhouse and his visitor exchanged views on a possible cooperation between the Organization and the African Development Bank Group to further support the coffee sector in Africa. View the photo on our blog>>

Highlights from the 114th Session of the International Coffee Council in March 2015

The 114th session of the International Coffee Council took place from 2-6 March 2015 in London. ICO Members from 40 coffee exporting and 33 coffee importing countries as well as members of the private sector attended the meetings. Mr Conradin Rasi, 1st Secretary and Deputy Head of the Economic Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, chaired the meetings and will also lead the September 2015 meetings scheduled to take place in Milan, Italy. Visit our blog for a summary of the highlights of the March 2015 ICO meetings>>

ICO and the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe Host First Event in Coffee Education Series

The ICO and the SCAE UK Chapter Education Coordinators hosted the first in a series of coffee education events titled 'The Coffee Sessions 2015'. The 2015 UK Barista Champion Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood and Gold Cup Brew Master Ronny Ronny Billemon presented on the importance of water chemistry and filtration in coffee brewing. Watch the video recordings of the first event and find more information on The Coffee Sessions page>>

Coffee Webinar: Learning From the Past to Build the Future

The University of Coffee in Brazil FEA / USP, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary, invites members of the coffee community to their online seminar to take place on 13 March 2015. The event will focus on a discussion about the future challenges facing coffee production. More information can be found on the programme website>>

New Public-Private Alliance for the Long-Term Sustainability of the World Coffee Market

With the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the 4C Association and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the international coffee market sees the biggest public-private alliance to date. Established to facilitate the long-term sustainability of the global coffee market with a farmer-centric approach, the alliance aims to cost efficiently scale existing initiatives and fill gaps towards collective impact in the coffee sector. Learn more about the new partnership on our blog>>

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Coffee Leaf Rust outbreak

The current epidemic of coffee leaf rust affecting all countries of the region with a 53% incidence is the worst seen since this pest appeared in Central America in 1976.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  23/04/2015
ICO Composite 130.61 -1.2%
Colombian Milds 159.15 -1.4%
Other Milds 166.07 -1.2%
Brazilian Naturals 138.47 -1.6%
Robustas 93.06 -0.5%

5th Consultative Forum on #CoffeeSectorFinance

The 5th Consultative Forum was held in London on 3 March 2015.The Forum promoted an exchange of views on ‘How to effectively structure a project in order to obtain financing’. Details>>

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