Become A Coffee Tasting Authority
STay ahead of the industry curve
Make Better business Decisions That will add to your bottomline
The Torch Difference
We help you broaden your coffee sensory and cupping skills
The Q Robusta Certification not only teaches you how to be a great coffee taster, it broadens your perspective and your palette.
We help you stay ahead of the curve and know more than your competitors
As a Q Robusta Grader or R Grader you will understand the role that Specialty or Fine Robusta plays in the industry and where it's headed, giving you an edge in strategic buying and/or selling for your company.
We help you learn how to use Robusta in specialty coffee and add to your company's bottom line
Being a Q Robusta Grader empowers you to make informed decisions on tasting and pricing, which helps to increase your company's bottom line.
Upcoming CQI - Robusta Course
If you work in the coffee industry, you need to take this course.
What do others have to say about Robusta?
"There is a bright future for Robusta. Robustas themselves will continue to thrive despite the climate change because they are naturally resistant to environmental stresses and are known to be highly adaptive." - Dr. Manuel Diaz, Phd
"As proven by success in the specialty Arabica market, differentiation of fine quality Robusta may lead to increased consumer value and consumption, as well as better earnings for Robusta coffee farmers and provide the incentive needed for further advancement of the greater coffee industry." - Coffee Quality Institute
"Specialty Robusta is beginning to emerge in the coffee world, with word spreading about its strengths and differences from traditional Robusta. Specialty Robusta is characterized by its smooth, chocolate-y taste and creamy mouthfeel, and it performs excellently in espresso blends." - Sustainable Harvest
'If you are planning to work and thrive in the specialty coffee industry, Robusta will almost certainly be playing a large role in your business and your life." - Clay Draper, Torch Coffee Instructor
Why is Q Robusta (R Grader) so important?
Being competitive and staying ahead of the game in the coffee industry is no small task. Without the right coffee sensory skills, you could quickly find yourself at the back of the line, waiting to rise above others but never having the chance. No matter what area of coffee you are talking about - barista, brewing, roasting or cupping - sensory skills are the most important foundational tool you could have that translates to your success. We all know the role Arabica plays in the specialty world, but what about Robusta? In recent years, there's been more and more discovery into the quality and care in cultivating Specialty or Fine Robustas. And with the concerns over climate change and it's effects on Arabica, Fine Robustas are finally getting their well deserved place at the table.
At Torch, we're all about innovation and staying ahead of the pack in industry trends and scientific knowledge. We have seen many coffee professionals get ahead rapidly, but then plateau in their careers because they haven't continued their education to advance. We believe that no one should have to plateau. The coffee industry is ever evolving and growing and we must grow with it. That is the key to unlock your success.
Through our Q courses we've had the privilege of training many coffee professionals, seen them become experts at coffee and lead their teams to success. They are able to objectively assess coffee quality, detect coffee defects, identify coffee flavor characteristics and accurately lead their teams and staff in Quality Control measures -all critical skills in buying and selling coffee.
Once you become a Q Robusta grader, you will not only understand more about the coffee but you will also be revered in the community as an authority in coffee quality standards. Your broad understanding will enable to you make the right business decisions for your company that will lead to happy customers and clients.
To become a *Certified Q Robusta Grader: 1. Reserve your course. 2. Sign up for our emails to get more information. 3. Attend the 6-day certified Q Robusta grader training and test. 4. Apply practices and get ahead in the industry!
Book now to become a Certified Q Robusta Grader and get the success you've been wishing for!
*The Q Robusta Program is backed by the Coffee Quality Institute. For more information click here.