Agrimoney.com  9 hrs ago  Comment 
A slew of data proves negative for the likes of cocoa, cotton and wheat, which feels extra pressure from talk of US rains. Coffee futures fare better
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading lower by $2.00 at $174.40 in Tuesday's session. Earlier in the session, the contract failed to clear Monday's high ($177.55) reaching $177.30 and began to decline. Coffee is attempting to find intraday support at...
Agrimoney.com  Mar 24  Comment 
Coffee futures find buyers after last week's dismal performance. Sugar posts small gains. But wheat outperforms, helped by US weather, Ukraine jitters
Agrimoney.com  Mar 11  Comment 
Cepea warns of "limited" demand for Brazilian sugar at higher prices, which Marex says are eking out extra supplies. But coffee futures extend gains
Sydney Morning Herald  Mar 5  Comment 
Arabica coffee futures surged above $US2 per lb for the first time in two years on Wednesday, on heavy investor buying as concern about crop damage from a drought in top grower Brazil continued to fuel the volatile market.     
SeekingAlpha  Feb 26  Comment 
By George Coyle: Coffee futures spiked big in recent months mainly on back of the news that Brazil's production could fall. The following comes from the International Coffee Organization's Monthly Report, located here: "Much of the recent...
Agrimoney.com  Feb 20  Comment 
Arabica coffee futures retreat from 16-month highs, amid talk that a 50% price rise this year on Brazilian drought is an overreaction. Sugar eases too
BusinessWeek  Feb 19  Comment 
Drought in Brazil has fueled a 43 percent rise in coffee futures since Jan. 29. While Starbucks has plenty of beans, expect price increases
Agrimoney.com  Feb 7  Comment 
Ag markets met with a volatile day as China returned from its week-long new year holiday while key US economic data disappointed
Agrimoney.com  Feb 7  Comment 
The dry and hot weather which has lifted coffee futures has raised cattle prices too, as pasture condition deteriorates


Coffee futures are traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange under ticker symbol KC in dollars per pound.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month coffee futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in dollars per pound.

Delivery Dates

Coffee futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, & December.[1]

The following is a table with Coffee futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2010. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol
March, 2010KCH0
May, 2010KCK0
July, 2010KCN0
September, 2010KCU0
December, 2010KCZ0

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Coffee futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange is 37,500 pounds.[1]

Tick Size

.05 or 5/100 cent/lb., equivalent to $18.75 per contract. 1 cent per pound equals $375 per contract.[1]

Daily Price Limit

You can do whatever the f you want limit.[1]

Trading Hours

Coffee futures contracts trade on the CME Globex trading platform from 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, Eastern Time, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Coffee futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange ends on the business day immediately preceding the first notice day on the New York Board of Trade.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Coffee grades for futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange are as follows: A Notice of Certification is issued based on testing the grade of the beans and by cup testing for flavor. The Exchange uses certain coffees to establish the “basis.” Coffees judged better are at a premium; those judged inferior are at a discount. Basis: Mexico, Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Kenya, New Guinea, Panama, Tanzania, Uganda, Honduras and Peru; Plus 200 pts: Colombia; Minus 100 pts: Venezuela, Burundi and India; Minus 300 pts: Rwanda; Minus 400 pts: Dominican Republic and Ecuador.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 The New York Mercantile Exchange's contract specification for Coffee futures
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