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Coffee Industry Trends of 2017

In one form or another, chances are almost everyone you know starts their day with coffee – be it home-brewed, bottled, or purchased hot or iced from a coffee shop. As longstanding as its popularity may be, the coffee industry is in the midst of a rapid change. As millennials’ fast-paced lifestyle becomes ubiquitous, consumers are preferring to get their caffeine on...

How Will the US Coffee Market Adapt in 2017?

Retail Slows as Foodservice Remains Hot Over the past five years, coffee retail sales in the US have grown at a healthy rate. IRI data shows that total dollar sales advanced at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2012 to 2016: a very healthy expansion for a developed market. The rapid rise of the single-cup category transformed...

5 Attempts to Ban Coffee in History

A second offense of imbibing was once punishable by being “sewn into a leather bag and thrown into the waters of the Bosporus.” Today, reported scientific research on coffee has given the beverage a new, healthy reputation. 1. MECCA Coffee was banned in Mecca in 1511, as it was believed to stimulate radical thinking and hanging out — the governor thought it might unite...

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COFFEE C ® FUTURES FACTS

DESCRIPTION The Coffee C contract is the world benchmark for Arabica coffee. The contract prices physical delivery of exchange-grade green beans, from one of 20...

In What Hours Are Coffee Futures Traded?

After picking up you daily dose of caffeine at the local coffee shop each morning, you might want to find a way to earn...

Hedging Against Rising Coffee Prices using Coffee Futures

Businesses that need to buy significant quantities of coffee can hedge against rising coffee price by taking up a position in the coffee futures...