Q Grader Course: Q Arabica Grader Combo course 08.05.2023 – 13.05.2023

Start08 May 2023
End13 May 2023


93 Lower Baggot street, Dublin


Alin Giriada


CQI’s Q Coffee System is an internationally recognized program for evaluating cup quality based on a standardized system for Arabica coffee using protocols developed by the SCA. A Q Arabica Grader is a highly trained and calibrated coffee taster who evaluates coffee using SCA cupping standards and protocols.

People working in the coffee chain will participate in the Q Grader training and testing course. This course consists of two complementary concepts: the first is a 3-day theory and practice of all activities, followed by a 3-day series of exams regarding the material presented. There are 19 different exams taken during the course. The purpose of the exams is to evaluate the cuppers’ overall cupping skills. The course includes various activities to test the cuppers’ skills in evaluating a coffee in a traditional cupping format, olfactory senses, green and roasted coffee grading, acid identification, basic cupping skills evaluations, triangulations, sensory skills tests, and roasted coffee tests.

The Q Arabica Grader Combo Training and Exams six-day course is rigorous; consequently, some students find it difficult to pass all exam portions the first time. The final day will allow participants to retake certain tests as needed to complete the certification.

To book a place, please contact info@coffeelaboratory.ie