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Coffee Commodities Project Andrew and Christopher

  1. 1. By Andrew Goodwin and Chris Sta. Romana
  2. 2. <ul><li>Coffee production originated in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Spread along the belt between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn </li></ul>Top eight coffee producers : Brazil Columbia Indonesia Vietnam Mexico Ethiopia India Guatemala
  3. 3. <ul><li>Coffee is harvested by farmers through the methods of: </li></ul><ul><li>Selective Picking – picking ripe coffee cherries by hand </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping – stripping trees of all coffee cherries </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical harvesting – using a harvesting machine </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The two types of coffee exchange: </li></ul><ul><li>Money exchange </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Futures exchange </li></ul>Futures are bought and sold at the New York Coffee Exchange
  5. 5. <ul><li>International Coffee Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Future/Past agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Demand & Supply fluctuations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Economic Models <ul><li>Decrease of supply </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of supply </li></ul><ul><li>Lower Prices </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Government Intervention </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>International Coffee Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Since then has created seven International Coffee Agreements in : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1962 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1968 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1976 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1983 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1994 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Rising Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Surplus </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>&quot;About ICO.&quot; International Coffee Organization (2007) 31 Oct 2008 <http://www.ico.org/history.asp>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Coffee speculators smell a deal as price of beans go up.&quot; The News Tribune . 5 Mar. 2008. 31 Oct. 2008 <http://www.thenewstribune.com/business/story/300871.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Coffee Trade: New York Coffee Exchange.&quot; Market (2006) 31 Oct 2008 <http://www.coffeeresearch.org/market/coffeemarket.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Egberts, Douwe. &quot;The World Coffee Trade.&quot; Inside Coffee Trade (2003) 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.hollandbymail.com/coffee/coffee_trade.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Harford, Tim. &quot;The Economics of The Price of Coffee.&quot; Economic Essays . 31 Oct. 2008 <http://www.economicshelp.org/2007/03/economics-of-price-of-coffee.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Harvesting Coffee Beans.&quot; Agriculture (2006) 29 Oct 2008<http://www.coffeeresearch.org/agriculture/harvesting.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;International Coffee Organization - History.&quot; Interational Coffee Organization . 29 Oct. 2008 <http://www.ico.org/history.asp>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Major Coffee Producers.&quot; National Geographic (1999) 29 Oct 2008 <http://www.nationalgeographic.com/coffee/ax/frame.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, Paul. &quot;Speculator buying may push coffee beyond fundamental levels: analysts.&quot; The China Post . 18 Feb. 2008. 29 Oct. 2008 <http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/africa/2008/02/18/143349/speculator-buying.htm>. </li></ul>

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