Study for a Q Grader Exam

How do I prepare for the Q Grader Course’s many exams?

It’s a good question and one that is not easy to quickly answer. Some may prefer to attend a Q Grader certification course ‘blind’ as a baseline assessment of his or her coffee cupping skill level.  For most of us, plunking down US$2,000 or more plus travel to take a week away from work would rather perform as best as we can.  If successful, you can pass all the course’s 20 exams and bring home a Q Certificate in exchange for the investment.

Although Q courses are open to participants at any cupping skill level. Be aware that it is normal for experienced cuppers to fail some of the program’s exercises.  Everyone should begin preparing for the exams a few weeks or months in advance of a scheduled class to improve your likelihood of passing. Repeat  the exercises after becoming a CQI certified Q Grader to maintain proficiency.  Make use of your investment and keep your skills sharpened in the workplace.