This course will take place at the Ally Coffee office in Greenville, SC on October 5-10, 2020 from 8am-4pm.
Please note: The total cost of the course is $1200. We take a 50% deposit now, and will email a link to pay for the remainder. Deposits are non-refundable. The balance is due September 30, 2020.
The Q Arabica Training and Exam is a program of the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) offered at Ally Coffee in Greenville, SC.
The Q Arabica Training and Exam Course is a 6 Day course that evaluates coffee sensory analysis ability in 8 testing categories for a total of 18 practical exams and 1 written exam. The first 3 days are test practice with a review of information related to the exams. The second 3 days are the exams only.
This is not a comprehensive learning program for new entrants to coffee but rather an assessment of an experienced coffee professional's skill and knowledge of green coffee, cupping, and sensory analysis. It is primarily test prep and testing, although many participants agree that they learn a great deal during this week, despite their years in the coffee industry.
After successfully passing all tests, participants will be awarded a Q Arabica Grader Certificate from the CQI. Q Graders must comply with the CQI’s rules for calibration and renewal to maintain their certificate.
Breakfast snacks, lunches, and beverages are included in the course fee. Read more about becoming a Q Grader and explore the course details below.