The world of coffee is as complex as it is captivating. Within this realm, the Q Arabica Grader certification stands as a beacon of expertise and excellence. At Kudu Coffee Roasters, we are not just offering a course; we are providing a gateway to mastery in the art of coffee.

Why is the Q Arabica Grader Certification So Important?

The Q Arabica Grader certification is a distinguished mark of professional achievement in the global coffee industry. It's a testament to an individual's comprehensive knowledge and skill in assessing coffee quality. This certification:

  • Ensures Consistency and Quality:
    Q Graders are equipped to maintain the high standards of specialty coffee. They ensure consistency and quality across the board, from the farm to the final cup.
  • Facilitates Better Trade:
    By accurately grading coffee, Q Graders help producers understand the value of their product, fostering fair trade and improving market access.
  • Enhances Professional Credibility:
    Holding a Q Grader certification elevates an individual's professional status in the coffee industry, opening doors to new opportunities and recognition.

Our Courses: A Deep Dive into Coffee Quality

Kudu Coffee Roasters, having recently achieved the status of a Certified CQI facility, is proud to host two comprehensive Q Arabica Grader courses:

  • First Course:
    March 9 - 14, 2024
  • Second Course:
    March 15 - 20, 2024

In-Depth Course Overview

Our Q Arabica Grader course at Kudu Coffee Roasters, is meticulously structured, ensuring a thorough and immersive learning experience:

  1. Understanding Coffee's Sensory Attributes:
    Participants will learn about the wide range of flavors and aromas in coffee, how to identify them, and the science behind these sensory experiences.
  2. Advanced Cupping Techniques:
    The course delves into professional cupping protocols, teaching participants how to evaluate coffee like the experts.
  3. Green Coffee Grading:
    Understanding the quality of green coffee is crucial. This module covers how to assess green coffee beans for defects and quality attributes.
  4. Roasted Coffee Assessment:
    Learn the intricacies of evaluating roasted coffee, including color, aroma, and defect identification.
  5. Processing and Its Impact:
    Discover how different processing methods affect coffee's flavor profile and quality.
  6. Hands-On Practice:
    The course includes extensive practical sessions, where participants can apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.



    Meet Our Esteemed Instructor: Lucy Bai Fang

    Leading these sessions is Lucy Bai Fang, a renowned Q Instructor whose expertise in coffee quality evaluation is unmatched. Lucy brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for coffee to the classroom. Her teaching style is both engaging and informative, making complex concepts accessible to all. Under her guidance, you will not only learn the technical aspects of coffee grading but also develop a deeper appreciation for the art and science of coffee.

    Significance of Practical Assessments

    The Q Arabica Grader course is not just about theoretical knowledge; it emphasizes practical, hands-on learning. This approach ensures that participants can apply their skills in real-world situations, making the certification both relevant and practical.



    Why Choose Kudu Coffee Roasters for Your Certification?

    At Kudu Coffee Roasters, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional learning environment. Our certification as a CQI facility reflects our commitment to quality and excellence. By choosing to undertake your Q Arabica Grader certification with us, you are not just enrolling in a course; you are embarking on a transformative journey that will deepen your understanding and appreciation of coffee.


    The Q Arabica Grader certification is more than a professional milestone; it's a journey into the heart of coffee. It's about understanding the nuances that make every cup unique and the skill to articulate and ensure this quality. We invite you to join us at Kudu Coffee Roasters for this enlightening experience. Together, let's shape the future of coffee.

    Interested in participating?

    If you are interested in participating in this unique coffee journey and want to become a certified Q Arabica Grader, please don't hesitate to contact us at for more information and registration details.