The Coffee Quality Institute Is Pleased To
Announce That Our Q Program Team Is Growing
Trish Rothgeb is joining CQI's staff to assist with program management, development, and oversight. She will be working with staff members Roukiat Delrue and Rosangela Mancilla. David Roche, CQI Executive Director, remarks, "Trish will be a valuable addition to CQI and will enable us to improve the Q Program, provide increased integrity to our professional services and liaison with Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) professional development programs."
The Q Program is part of CQI's Q Coffee System, an internationally recognized program for evaluating cup quality and is based on a standardized system using SCAA protocols. Worldwide, there are currently 2314 Q Graders (Arabica coffee graders), 89 R Graders (Robusta coffee graders), 33 Q Instructors, and 6 R Instructors. CQI works with In-Country Partners in 18 coffee producing countries to coordinate Q and R training and green grading coffees for export.