The SCAA held its 12th Annual Exposition

16 April 2009

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) held its 12th Annual Exposition in Atlanta from 16 to 19 April 2009. This year, for the first time, it was preceded by a Symposium on 15 and 16 April aimed at exchanging ideas on challenging issues facing the specialty coffee industry. The ICO Executive Director participated in a panel on the ‘State and future of specialty coffee’ together with Rocky Laverty (CEO, Farmer Brothers Coffee), Pat O’Dea (CEO, Peet’s Coffee and Tea), Doug Zell (CEO, Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea) and David Griswold (Sustainable Harvest). The panellists debated a range of issues, in particular the impact of the global economic crisis, using a preliminary evaluation by the ICO on the effects of the crisis on the coffee sector as a reference for discussions. The symposium also included break-out sessions on topics such as the effects of global warming, supply and demand forecasts, coffee safety and the costs of production.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  2/2/2023
ICO Composite 172.50 +0.6%
Colombian Milds 237.34 +0.6%
Other Milds 226.26 +1.4%
Brazilian Naturals 192.86 +0.6%
Robustas 102.00 -0.3%

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This year we're on a collective mission to help coffee farmers around the world receive a fair, living income. But to do it we need your help, find out more at: International Coffee Day

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The ICO has released research on the impact of covid-19 on the global coffee industry.

Coffee Development Report 2019. Growing for prosperity: Economic viability as the catalyst for a sustainable coffee sector (Published October 2019)

Futures markets: the role of non-commercial traders (Published March 2019)

Profitability of coffee farming in selected Latin American countries - interim report (Published March 2019)

Survey on the impact of low coffee prices on exporting countries (Published March 2019)

Emerging coffee markets: South and East Asia (Published September 2018)

Guide to Access Green and Climate Funding: The Global Environment Facility (Published October 2018)

Role of coffee futures markets in discovering prices for Latin American producers (Published September 2018)

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)

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