What are coffee futures?
Coffee futures are exchange-traded contracts on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Coffee is considered an agricultural or soft commodity and while it is one of the most frequently traded commodities, coffee futures can be prone to extreme volatility. The beverage produced from the cherries on coffee plants is a primary source of caffeine in diets in both emerging and developed countries. The coffee futures contract traded on the ICE is considered the world benchmark for Arabica coffee, grown primarily in Brazil as one of its profitable exports. The E.U., U.S., Japan, and Russia are coffee's largest importers.
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Coffee futures trade on the ICE, with a contract size of 37,500 pounds (approximately 250 bags). An account approved to trade futures is required in order to trade coffee futures.
Coffee futures contract specifications
Considering trading coffee futures? Here are the coffee futures contract specifications.
|Exchange||Intercontinental Exchange, KC|
|Contract Size||37,500 pounds|
|Minimum Tick Size and Value||0.05, worth $18.75 per contract.|
|Trading Times||Coffee futures trade electronically on the ICE platform from 4:15 a.m. U.S. ET to 1:30 p.m. U.S. ET.|
|Principal Trading Months||Primary trading months for coffee futures and options are March, May, July, September, and December.|
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