Publications

Two of the most widely used arbitration institutes are the British Coffee Association and the Deutscher Kaffeeverband.
The most recent version of the Arbitration Rules of the German Coffee Arbitration Board can be found here.
Please find here additional information on their functioning.

Each month the ECF will distribute a port-by-port recapitulation of coffee in warehouses in the major coffee storage port of Europe.

At the moment these are: Antwerp, Bremen, Hamburg, Genova/Savona Vado, Le Havre and Trieste.

The following is a list of total stocks per port compiled by the ECF. They include ICE certified stocks as well as non-exchange stocks. The data are supplied by warehousing and port organisations in the listed port areas. The compilation has been made by the ECF which has no reason to believe the data is not reasonably accurate, but no assurance is given or representation made as to the accuracy of all or any of the material.

 



European Standard Coffee Contracts

The ECF Contracts Committee publishes and maintains four major standard coffee contracts that form the basis of the specific contract between buyer and seller. The current editions are as listed below:

Cover page and copyright statement
European Contract for Coffee (ECC)
European Contract for Spot Coffee (ECSC)
European Delivery Contract for Coffee (EDCC)
European Free Carrier Contract for Coffee (EFCACC)
 Code of practice "Enhancement of coffee quality through prevention of mould formation" (see ECC Preamble D)
OTA risk management: Guidelines for green coffee buying
Guidelines green coffee buying rev1 01.03.05  

Quality Control for  OTA in Coffee
 
Quality Control for OTA in coffee