The days may be numbered for the Association of Coffee Producing Countries (ACPC), as the organisation is buffeted by a lack of membership contributions and a lack of real results in its bid to boost international coffee prices.

Several of the 11 member countries recently deactivated their membership of the ACPC, citing their disappointment with the failure of the association’s global coffee retention scheme to bolster prices.

Nuril Hakim, deputy chairman of the Indonesian Association of Coffee Exporters (AEKI), revealed that the ACPC is now likely to disintegrate, adding that as of the beginning of September, only six of the ACPC member countries were paying regular membership contributions.