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Q Grader

A credential for coffee professionals that displays their overall knowledge of coffee.
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What is a Q Grader?

The Q Grader can be compared to a Sommelier in the wine industry. A Q Grader must pass a series of tests that go over a variety of skills to become an expert in identifying and tasting coffee.

The tests include green coffee grading, cupping, sensory skills, triangulation, and more. There are two Q Grader licenses available - Arabica and Robusta. An Arabica Q Grader is the most popular in the same way Arabica coffee is more common than Robusta coffee.