Benzinga  Jan 30  Comment 
March Coffee is trading at 160.10 Friday morning. May Coffee is trading at 162.75. Market talk and constant chatter about Improving rain for Brazil's growing areas continues to pressure prices along with chatter about Forex wars. NY Coffee...
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
Coffee futures are lower early Wednesday morning after Tuesday's sharp advance. March NY Coffee is trading at 167.65, down 0.55. May Coffee is trading at 170.40, down 0.050. Chatter continues about weather in Brazil and how it impacts the crop....
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are up in early trading Thursday morning after Wednesday's decline. March NY Coffee is trading at 163.40, up 2.15. Talk of weather in Brazil is featured in much of the chatter. Market talk about demand concerns on lower global...
Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are up slightly in early trading after Tuesday's decline. March NY Coffee is trading at 165.25, up 0.95. Brazilian growing areas over the next week are expected to get rain. Chatter is about Brazil weather and rain; Sao Paolo...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are down 5 points at 166.00 Tuesday morning. Chatter about long liquidation and weather in Brazil persists. NY March Coffee has given up nearly all the gains it has made since December 31. March Orange Juice is trading at...
Benzinga  Jan 14  Comment 
March Coffee is sharply higher in early trading Wednesday. Market chatter about dry weather and crop outlook continues. Brazilian official crop forecast for the 2015 season was reported at 44.1 to 46.6 million bags versus 45.3 million bags last...
Agrimoney.com  Jan 7  Comment 
Commerzbank is upbeat on arabica coffee price prospects, citing Brazilian dryness which one analyst says is triggering "flashbacks" among investors
Agrimoney.com  Jan 7  Comment 
Arabica coffee futures gained 51% in 2014, the most of any of the major commodity. What will 2015 bring for the bean, and for robusta coffee prices?
Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
NY Arabica Coffee futures are trading higher mid-day, up 4.10 at 172.20, off the highs set earlier in the session at 175.00. Market talk continues about hot and dry weather for portions of Brazilian Coffee producing areas and below average...
Benzinga  Jan 5  Comment 
Coffee futures were trading lower early Monday morning after trading lower Friday on the back of chatter about secondary producing regions expanding coffee production, a weak economic tone in Brazil and soft economic news out of China. March NY...


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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