The Q Grader Programme is the coffee industry's most recognised and coveted certification system for Arabica and Robusta cuppers, with over 3,500 Q Graders worldwide.
The Q Coffee System identifies quality coffees and brings them to market through a credible and verifiable system. A common standard for both Q Arabica, (Specialty Grade) and Q Robusta (Fine Robusta Grade) coffee has resulted in a universally shared language and standard top scoring lots.
The Q engages the industry at the producer level to identify lots for specialty, at the export/import level by certifying individuals to grade coffees, and at the buyer level to offer a consumer-facing product with the Q mark. This system’s infrastructure has resulted in greater opportunity for producers to access the premium price in the market and improve their economic viability.
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