Historical Coffee Intraday Data (KCA)

Historical Intraday Futures Data – Coffee (KCA)

Contract Specs:

Coffee (Combined) (KCA)
Exchange: NYI
Sector: Soft
Tick Size: 0.05
Tick Value: 16.75 USD
BPV: 335
Denomination: USD
Decimal Place: 2

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 1973 Aug 17 Current Download
Intraday: 1987 Sep 01 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 1987 Sep 01 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 1987 Sep 01 Current Download

Coffee Combined Facts

Coffee is ranked 2nd on the most commonly-traded commodities list, when sorted by monetary volume. Coffee is part of the soft commodities such as Cotton, Sugar, Orange Juice, Butter, Cheese, etc. Many softs experience pricing strong fluctuations which is often caused by supply and demand.

There are 4 main types of coffee beans:

  • Arabica – The most common coffee bean in North America which is estimated to be 60% – 70% of the global market. The Arabica bean is also pricier than other coffee beans as is sweeter and less acidic.
  • Robusta – The most popular coffee bean in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Robusta coffee beans are the 2nd most common bean globally.
  • Liberica – This type of coffee bean has a sweet and fruity aroma. Liberica beans were originally produced in Liberia (West Africa), but are now mostly grown and drank in southeast parts of Asia. Liberica accounts for 70% of all coffee produced in the Phillipines .
  • Excelsa – Decended from the Liberica bean, the Excelsa bean retains a similar fruity flavour to the Liberica bean. The Excelsa bean is known for producing both light and dark roast coffee

The most common of the 4 coffee beans is the Arabica bean which is estimated to be 60% – 70% of the global market.

Sources: The Balance, District Roasters

Coffee Historical Futures Data – Format Details

Portara provides historical coffee futures for CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Coffee futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Coffee daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Coffee intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Coffee tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase coffee futures data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each coffee futures contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s standard historical daily data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s historical intraday coffee futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom coffee futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides coffee tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the coffee tick data samples above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. Coffee tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare the file size of Coffee trades only data to level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your coffee futures data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Coffee historical data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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