IS 16891 : 2018 Green Coffee - Guidelines for Storage and Transport

ICS 65.120


New Standard from Last Update.


This standard gives guidelines for conditions aimed to minimize the risks of infestation, contamination, and quality deterioration of green coffee in bags and “bigbags” (see Note), in bulk and in silos, being the subject of international commerce, from the time of its packing for export until the time of its arrival in the importing country.

NOTE - The term “big bag” refers to modern flexible containers in woven plastics fibre, able to contain about 1 000 kg of loose coffee beans.


The following standards contain provisions, which through reference in this text constitute provisions of this standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision and parties to agreements based on this standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below.

7236 : 2013 Glossary of terms for coffee and its products

10814 : 1984 Method for sampling green coffee in bags

16034 : 2012/ISO 6673 : 2003 Green coffee — Determination of loss in mass at 105°C

16037 : 2012/ISO 4149 : 2005 Green coffee — Olfactory and visual examination and determination of foreign matter and defects

16038 : 2012/ISO 6667 : 1985 Green coffee — Determination of proportion of insect damaged beans

16040 : 2012/ISO 1446 : 2001 Green coffee — Determination of water content — Basic reference method

ISO 6666 : 2011 Coffee sampling — Triers for green coffee or raw coffee and parchment coffee