At the backbone of the Q Grading System are Licensed Q Graders, professional cuppers accredited by the Coffee Quality Institute. These Q Graders must pass a rigorous three-day exam to earn their certification, comprising of 20 sections on coffee related subjects, such as green grading, roast identification, coffee cupping, sensory skills and sensory triangulation. There are currently over 1,000 Licensed Q Graders worldwide.
Those who pass the Q Grader Certification Course are authorized to use the Q logo and the nomenclature “Licensed Q Grader” as a professional accreditation.
Our next upcoming Q Grader Combo Training and Exam led by Mr. Mane Alves is scheduled from Sept 16-21, 2014 in our CREMA COFFEE Lab in Guangzhou, China.
On Sept 22, 2014 a Q calibration course is scheduled for Licensed Q Arabica Graders to calibrate with each other.
More about our upcoming courses … click HERE