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CQI Q Grader

  • Torch Coffee Lab Yunnan China Pu'er China (map)

Why do you need to learn Q Grader?

No matter what part of the industry you are in, sensory is the foundation of specialty coffee. From farmers learning to evaluate their micro lots to roaster learning about purchasing and QC all way to baristas being able to more accurately describe the flavours in coffee to customers Q has something for everyone.

Course Contents:

  1. General Knowledge

  2. Sensory Test

  3. Olfactory Test

  4. Triangulation

  5. Matching Pairs

  6. Roast Sample ID

  7. Green Grading

  8. Roasted Grading (quakers)

  9. Coffee Cupping

About Instructor -- Marty Pollack

  • CQI Q Grader and R Grader Instructor


  • Co-Founder of Torch Coffee Company and Sustainable Coffee Institute

Earlier Event: December 13
SCI Foundation of Coffee
Later Event: January 3
SCI Processing Level 1