Coffee General Knowledge Exam
Time: 60 Minutes
Passing Score: 75% (75 correct)
The Q grader General Coffee Knowledge exam is the only completely written test in Q certification exam exercises. It is 100 multiple choice questions about:
- coffee cultivation
- roasting and
Information from this test comes from basic resources available at the SCA Resource Center. These texts include:
- the Coffee Cupper’s Handbook,
- Water Quality Handbook,
- Coffee Brewing Handbook,
- Coffee Processing Technology by Michael Sivetz, and
- SCA Green Coffee Protocols and SCA Cupping Protocols
Many answers are discussed in the short presentations given before this and other Q sections. When your instructor speaks be sure to pay attention!
Important: when taking the General Coffee Knowledge exam, leave no answers blank. The test is entirely multiple choice and wrong answers do not count against you. If unsure of an answer or when running out of time, complete every line before handing in your test form.