This is an intensive 6 day training course & exam where students will learn the cupping & grading protocols required of a certified Arabica Coffee Q Grader.
- Day 1 -3: includes an intro to coffee & instruction. Students will learn cupping, triangulation, green & roasted coffee grading, matching pairs, olfactory & general specialty coffee education.
- Day 4 - 6: involves testing & examinations. Learning objectives are to be able to evaluate a coffee based on its origin, distinguish differences between coffees, & to speak the common language of coffee quality, commonly referred to as the "Q".
Class size: Maximum 24; Minimum 6
Instructor: Mané Alves
If you fail 1 or more test, you don't need to retake the entire course. You can retake only those tests up to 2 retakes. The ultimate goal is to become a licensed Arabica Q Grader, certified by Coffee Quality Institute.
Note: if you have recently attended our class & want to review your course results, log into CQI's website & sign into your account. Once you pass your Q Grader Exams, you can download your certificate from CQI's website.