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Q Grader

What is Q Grader

The first component CQI launched as part of the Q Grader Programme was Q Arabica  over 15 years ago. The concept was simple: train everyone in the supply  chain of specialty coffee to speak a common language of quality so it elevates arabica  coffee worldwide, ultimately rewarding producers for higher quality and  opening new market opportunities. Based on arabica standards set forth  by the Specialty Coffee Association, 

My Role as a Q Instructor

As a Q Grader Instructor I am able to teach the Q Grader programme to help students become licensed Q Graders themselves.

I also offer recalibration courses.

I am also available for grading specialty coffee samples.


 CQI provides rigorous and  comprehensive training for all those in the supply chain looking to  better understand and identify high quality arabica coffee.