Trends in the Trade of Certified Coffees

International Trade Centre Technical Paper, 2010

18 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2011  

Joost Pierrot

Joost Pierrot Consultancy

Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Alexander Kasterine

International Trade Centre (ITC)

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

The coffee segment that is known as sustainable has grown much faster than nearly any other industry segment in the past decade. It is difficult to understand both the market trends and the impacts of these coffees and it is therefore difficult for producers, industry and even consumers to make rational decisions. This paper consolidates the best available data on the global trade volumes for all of the certified (or verified) coffee in the past decade and the distribution by major geographic regions.

Keywords: Sustainable, Certification, Standard, Voluntary, Fairtrade, FLO, Organic, Utz Certified, Rainforest Alliance, 4C, Coffee

JEL Classification: F14, Q13

Suggested Citation

Pierrot, Joost and Giovannucci, Daniele and Kasterine, Alexander, Trends in the Trade of Certified Coffees (December 1, 2010). International Trade Centre Technical Paper, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1736842

Joost Pierrot

Joost Pierrot Consultancy ( email )

Zonneveldstraat 1
Leiden, 2311 RV
Netherlands

Daniele Giovannucci (Contact Author)

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) ( email )

1008 S. 9 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.thecosa.org

Alexander Kasterine

International Trade Centre (ITC) ( email )

54-56 Rue de Montbrillant
Geneva
Switzerland

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