SCAA Weighs In On ICE Decision

Written by Ric Rhinehart, Executive Director SCAAYesterday ICE Futures U.S. Coffee “C”®, the benchmark contract for Arabica coffee announced that beginning with the March 2013 contract Brazil Arabicas will be deliverable against the contract. In earlier requests for commentary ICE described Brazil Arabicas as washed and semi washed Arabica coffees, as distinguished from Brazil Naturals.The …

GCQRI: Day One Summary

Tracy GingDeputy Executive DirectorDay one was a context-setting day. We looked at how wine and other agriculture categories view, conduct, fund, and utilize research to promote their industries. One presenter categorized coffee as one of the “orphaned” tropical crops — those products grown in one place and consumed in another; therefore lacking any real commitment …