Q Arabica Combo Training and Exam Course
We are excited to announce our Q course in India. This course will be held at the Indian Institute of Plantation Management Jnana Bharathi Campus, Post Mallathalli Bengaluru - 560 056.
The Q Arabica (Q Grader) course was created as part of the Q Coffee System to form a skilled and credible body of specialty Arabica coffee cuppers, to objectively assess coffee quality, detect coffee defects, and identify coffee characteristics based on Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) standards. Conducted by an authorized instructor (Marty Pollack of Torch Coffee), the six-day course comprises of 22 individual tests (click for test details) that evaluate competency and sensory acuity in cupping and grading coffee. Candidates are required to pass all sections in order to qualify for certification, and those who do not pass all sections may retake the tests during the course period or any time after within 18 months. A Q Grader certificate is valid for three years and is renewable upon completion of an accredited calibration exam.
Instructor: Samuel Gurel
Location: Indian Institute of Plantation Management - IIPM Jnana Bharathi Campus, Post Mallathalli Bengaluru - 560 056