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Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange

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Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange
TypeStock exchange
LocationNew York City, United States

The Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange (CSCE) was founded in 1882 as the Coffee Exchange in the City of New York. Sugar futures were added in 1914, and, on September 28, 1979,[1] the New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange merged with the New York Cocoa Exchange (which in turn had been founded in 1925) to form CSCE. In 1998, CSCE merged with the New York Cotton Exchange as subsidiaries of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT). The CSCE operates as an independent unit of NYBOT trading futures and options on coffee, sugar and cocoa and the S&P Commodity Index. Trading is by open outcry, from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. In January 2007, NYBOT merged with IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and became a wholly owned subsidiary of ICE.[2]

Key people[edit]

Benjamin Green Arnold, founding president of the Coffee Exchange.

At the end of April 1902, H. M. Humphreys resigned from his position as superintendent of the Coffee Exchange to become vice president of the newly formed Mutual Alliance Trust Company.[3]

Coffee broker Joseph J. O'Donohue was a founder of the Coffee Exchange, New York's City Commissioner of Parks, and a founder of the Brooklyn-New York Ferry.[4]

Lehman Brothers became a member of the Coffee Exchange as early as 1883, five years before joining the New York Stock Exchange in 1887.[5][6]

In 1909 writer Vincent O'Sullivan lost his income from the family coffee business when his brother Percy made a spectacularly mistimed futures gamble at the New York Coffee Exchange. The entire family was ruined, and Vincent was destitute for the remaining years of his life.[7]

Some major U.S. commodities exchanges, like the New York Coffee Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange did not begin using clearing houses to settle their transactions until the second decade of the 20th century. The New York Coffee Exchange began using clearing houses in 1914.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa merger official," Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, 151(11):43
  2. ^ The New York Board of Trade (NYBOT, renamed ICE Futures US in September, 2007)
  3. ^ "To Leave the Coffee Exchange", The New York Times, New York, p. 9, April 23, 1902, retrieved January 23, 2017
  4. ^ "Mrs. J.M. Ferrer, Civic Leader, 89", The New York Times, February 21, 1967.
  5. ^ Geisst, Charles R. The Last Partnerships. McGraw-Hill, 1997, page 50
  6. ^ Wechsberg, Joseph. The Merchant Bankers. Pocket Books, 1966, page 235
  7. ^ Robert Scoble, The Ruin of the O'Sullivans, Callum James Books, 2008.
  8. ^ [1] Staff, Simmon’s Spice Mill, Vol. 37, No. 10, October, 1914, p. 1036

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