ROBUSTA (R GRADER)
Launched in cooperation with the Ugandan Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the Q Robusta (RGrader) course aims to improve the quality of Robusta coffee which is native to Uganda, and train coffee professionals in the standards for Fine Robusta.
The handbook and standards for Robusta are similar to Arabica, but the concepts and formulas have been adjusted accordingly. To be certified, candidates must pass all 22 individual tests in the six-day course conducted by an authorized instructor, and those who do not pass all sections may retake the tests during the course period or any time after within 18 months.
An R Grader certificate is valid for three years and is renewable upon completion of an accredited calibration exam.