The National Coffee Association of the USA and BridgeNews today announced the most comprehensive news-and-research service for coffee on the Internet--www.coffeepost.com.

Coffeepost.com provides access to customized coffee news coverage from BridgeNews, which has kept the global coffee industry up-to-date since 1953. Coverage includes news, analysis, statistics and forecasts of the international coffee industry in more than 60 countries.

Complementing BridgeNews content is strategic market intelligence unique to the National Coffee Association, which has helped to guide the U.S. coffee industry since 1911 by developing and publishing market research and technical information, on-going educational programming, and policy initiatives.

The service is available to subscribers at a monthly charge of $50 and features breaking news, weather for Brazil, Colombia and other producing nations, and a wide range of coffee price charts for both robusta and arabica coffee futures.

Real-time news from the world leader in commodities reporting, BridgeNews, is one of the highlights of the service. Whether it's the latest diplomatic shift among coffee producers or changing consumption pattern in importing nations, Coffeepost.com provides readers with the latest information they need to manage their businesses.

"Coffeepost.com represents a significant advance by offering the coffee industry the best tactical and strategic knowledge on a global basis in real time," commented Robert F. Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NCA. "BridgeNews is the most appropriate partner for this initiative and we anticipate a positive response from the industry."

"We are pleased that the NCA has chosen BridgeNews to keep users of coffeepost.com informed of news developments around the world as they happen," said Angus Robertson, Executive Vice President of BridgeNews. "By offering focused coverage and analysis of the coffee industry from BridgeNews, coffeepost.com will be the premier source for real-time industry news and research."

This is the NCA's third Web site in three years, an achievement which may be unique to the public, private or non-profit sector. In 1998, NCA began publishing coffeescience.org to provide media professionals, consumers and the coffee industry with comprehensive scientific information on coffee, caffeine and health.

In 1999, NCA began publishing ncausa.org as an expert source of knowledge about coffee and the NCA, designed to inform NCA members, industry professionals, and consumers about coffee the commodity and the product, and the ways in which NCA can be of service to each community.

In 2000, NCA joins with BridgeNews to co-publish coffeepost.com, which offers subscribers real-time news with strategic market intelligence on coffee that's unique to the NCA. This includes "National Coffee Drinking Trends," the longest-running tracking study of the U.S. coffee market, which has been conducted annually since 1950, supplemented by all other coffee information products available through the National Coffee Association.

The National Coffee Association of the USA, Inc., established in 1911, is the leading trade organization for the coffee industry in the United States. Its members conduct nearly 90% of the business in the U.S. coffee market, and include importers, roasters, and retailers, as well as growers, suppliers, and exporters.

BRIDGE, together with its principal operating units, Bridge Information Systems, Telerate, Inc., BridgeNews, and Bridge Trading, is the largest provider of financial information and related services in North America -- and one of the fastest growing in the world.

BRIDGE information products include a wide range of workstations, market data feeds and web-browser-based applications, combined with comprehensive market data, in-depth news, powerful analytic tools and trading room integration systems. BridgeNews leverages a network of 600+ BRIDGE journalists in more than 100 locations that break news that affect securities markets globally. BRIDGE is the co-producer of the Nightly Business Report and is a leading provider of financial news and information to media companies worldwide.

BRIDGE, with 5000+ employees worldwide, and over a quarter of a million users in over 65 countries, is headquartered in New York City with the BRIDGE Trading and Technology center in St. Louis, and major regional centers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. For more information visit the BRIDGE Web site at http://www.bridge.com.