Welcome to the Coffee Guide Website.

The Third Edition of the Coffee Exporter’s Guide book is now available for download free of charge from the ITC’s e-shop.

The ITC’s Coffee Exporter’s Guide provides a detailed overview of the world coffee trade and advice on marketing, certification, contracts, logistics, insurance, arbitration, futures markets, hedging, trade credits, risk management, quality control, e-commerce, and more.

The Guide is the world's most extensive, hands-on and neutral source of information on the international coffee trade.

The guide is available in English, French and Spanish.

The Questions & Answers service on this website is discontinued. You can view and search the over 240 detailed answers to questions from its past users – primarily from coffee producing countries.


Most asked questions

How to approach potential buyers?

Until now we have always sold our coffee to local exporters but our members are pressing us to establish an alternative sales channel by entering the export market. We have never approached any roasters or importers and we wonder what the best approach would be, i.e. how do we convince potential buyers to take us seriously?

For robusta, is there any difference in yield between dry and wet processing?

What is the yield by weight for robusta coffee by wet processing as opposed to dry processing?


Industrial alert
> The Council of the European Coffee Federation approved updated versions of the standard coffee contracts on September 2012. The updated versions include an extension of the seller's responsibility and risk, the recognition of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC), changes in the arbitration procedures, and more...

The Coffee Exporter's Guide - Third Edition