Agrimoney.com  Mar 9  Comment 
Arabica coffee futures have been oversold, the bank says, foreseeing output deficits both this season and next. Still, prices fall again on Monday
Benzinga  Mar 4  Comment 
Coffee futures have erased a portion of Tuesday's steep losses and has moved up more than 4 percent at mid-session Wednesday. Trading is choppy, but firm. May NY Coffee was trading at 136.15, up 6.50. July NY Coffee was trading at 139.20, up...
Benzinga  Mar 3  Comment 
Coffee futures have plunged more than 6 percent during late trading Tuesday on general selling. May NY Coffee was trading at 129.95, down 8.75. July Coffee was trading at 133.40, down 8.25. Trading was active and weak. Buyers are seen near 127.40...
Benzinga  Mar 3  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 24  Comment 
NY May Coffee is trading a little higher Tuesday morning at 148.25. NY Coffee futures have traded weak recently. General selling has been occurring in recent sessions and now talk about global economic conditions is on the table. © 2015...
Agrimoney.com  Feb 16  Comment 
Ags find direction, upwards, even without a lead from the US, as a weaker dollar and a cocktail of weather concerns give bulls a bit of confience
Agrimoney.com  Feb 16  Comment 
Sunny Verghese says coffee supplies will fall to levels last seen when arabica futures hit $3, while cocoa supplies will become "fairly precarious"
Benzinga  Feb 11  Comment 
N.Y. Coffee futures are trading unchanged Wednesday. May Coffee is trading at 162.10 down 0.15. Trading is expected to be choppy and with more wide ranges. Better rain expectations for Brazil growing regions and general selling led to...
Benzinga  Feb 10  Comment 
N.Y. coffee futures have fallen over 3.5% on Tuesday. May coffee is trading at 164.35, down 6.05. Trading has been weak Tuesday. General selling is beginning to show up. In other N.Y. soft commodities, May orange juice is trading lower at...
Benzinga  Feb 10  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 10  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 6  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are trading higher Friday morning. March Coffee is trading at 165.80, up 1.05. May Coffee is trading at 168.60, up 1.05. Traders are expecting a wide range. Market talk about Brazil's crop and rainfall over Brazil growing areas...
Benzinga  Feb 5  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are trading on both sides of unchanged Thursday morning. March Coffee is trading at 166.10, up 1.20. May Coffee is trading at 168.85, up 1.15. Traders are expecting a wide range. Market talk that Columbia's coffee production...


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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