ICE FUTURES US COFFEE “C”



Founded as the Coffee Exchange in the City of New York, in 1882, the exchange continues today as part of ICE Futures U.S.

The study of Coffee as a trading commodity is complex, and an economic world in itself, somewhat separated from coffee as a specialty beverage, and at the same time exerting tremendous influence on coffee value throughout the coffee world as almost all specialty coffees rely on the New York “C” contract; the benchmark from which they obtain their own higher value. Coffee is traded in London Euronext.liffe. (Robusta) , Singapore Commodity Exchange (Robusta), Sao Paulo, Futures Exchange, BM&F (Arabica), and New York ICE Futures U.S. Coffee futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of coffee at a predetermined price on a future delivery date.

In New York coffee is traded in lots of 37,500 LB. ICE Coffee “C” Contract Specifications can be found here: https://www.theice.com/products/15/specs. The ICE Futures U.S. , Inc. Coffee “C” Rules make for fascinating reading covering topics from product standards to substitution, damage, default, and arbitration procedures. You can find them here: https://www.theice.com/publicdocs/rulebooks/futures_us/8_Coffee.pdf For a more sophisticated ideas on the use of futures trading visit https://www.theice.com/publicdocs/ICE_Coffee_Brochure.pdf


COFFEE “C” TRADING


The following is a representation of activity on the ICENY Market Arabica Coffee “C” Contract. Transactions are delayed 10 minutes. The information is offered on this site solely, and only as a general indication of current commodity Arabica values to give the visitor an indication of the wider coffee economic universe beyond specialty coffee.

Contract Last Change Open High Low Previous Volume Time
KCY00 (Cash) 169.81s +1.10 0.00 169.81 169.81 168.71 0 09/27/16
KCZ16 (Dec '16) 153.35 -0.35 153.90 154.60 151.00 153.70 16,554 11:52
KCH17 (Mar '17) 156.60 -0.40 157.05 157.80 154.40 157.00 6,550 11:52
KCK17 (May '17) 158.35 -0.50 159.05 159.70 156.30 158.85 2,278 11:50
KCN17 (Jul '17) 160.55 unch 160.75 161.30 158.00 160.55 390 11:26
KCU17 (Sep '17) 161.55 -0.35 162.70 162.70 159.50 161.90 269 11:12
KCZ17 (Dec '17) 163.85 +0.15 161.40 163.85 161.40 163.70 111 11:31
KCH18 (Mar '18) 165.05 -0.30 163.05 165.05 163.05 165.35 86 11:12
KCK18 (May '18) 166.35s +0.05 0.00 166.35 166.35 166.30 2 09/27/16
KCN18 (Jul '18) 167.35s +0.05 0.00 167.35 167.35 167.30 2 09/27/16
KCU18 (Sep '18) 168.30s unch 0.00 168.30 168.30 168.30 10 09/27/16
KCZ18 (Dec '18) 169.85s unch 0.00 169.85 169.85 169.85 0 09/27/16
KCH19 (Mar '19) 171.05s unch 0.00 171.05 171.05 171.05 0 09/27/16
KCK19 (May '19) 172.85s unch 0.00 172.85 172.85 172.85 0 09/27/16
KCN19 (Jul '19) 173.15s unch 0.00 173.15 173.15 173.15 0 09/27/16

Source: Barchart