Resources

Q Program Information

Q Cupping Essentials - Condensed (English)

Q Processing - Condensed (English)

Q Processing - Condensed (Spanish)

Q Processing - Condensed (Chinese)

Q Processing - Expanded (English)

Q Arabica and Robusta - Condensed (English)

Q Arabica and Robusta - Expanded (English)

Q Robusta Standards - Condensed (English)

Fine Robusta Cupping Form

Q Publications

The following educational materials are published by the Coffee Quality Institute and available for purchase:

Fine Robusta Standards and Protocols

  • DIGITAL booklet is $20 USD. To purchase a digital copy now, Click Here
  • Q Instructors/Assistant Instructors receive a discount code. Email kta@coffeeinstitute.org to obtain your discount code.
  • PRINT version of the Fine Robusta Standards and Protocols booklet is $25 USD and available through the CLI Library. To place an order, please send an email to Qinfo@coffeelab.com.
  • For Q Instructors, there will be a place on the Robusta Order Form to order the printed version.
  • Robusta Green Coffee Grading Handbook
    • Available in PRINT (bold) version only
    • Cost: $35 USD
    • Q Instructors receive a discounted price
    • For purchase through the CLI Library; please email: Qinfo@coffeelab.com

Annual Reports

Every year, CQI works with new people and places, and pushes our organizational boundaries. Stay updated, see highlights, and read testimonials in our annual report. Click on the year for a full PDF version.

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2010 (ES) | 2009 | 2009 (ES) | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003-04

 

Partnership for Gender Equity

The Way Forward

 

Project Reports

ADB Timor-Leste National Coffee Sector Development Plan

  1. National Coffee Sector Development Plan 2019 - 2030
  2. Assessment of Current Systems for Data Collection
  3. Baseline Assessment and Gap Analysis of Systems for Training Extension Workers
  4. Baseline Assessment and Gap Analysis of Current Systems for Applied Agricultural Research
  5. Inception Report-Support for Preparation of a National Coffee Sector Development Plan
  6. Interim Report-Support for Preparation of a National Coffee Sector Development Plan
  7. Pilot Activity Report - Quality Gap Assessment

The Philippines

      Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MinPACT)

 

Standards

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” -Ray Kroc

CQI adheres to the standards of arabica coffee set forth by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). For more details along with a list of standards for green, roasting, brewing, cupping, and water, please visit the SCA Standards webpage.

In 2010, CQI collaborated with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) to develop the standards and protocols for Fine Robusta. Currently, CQI has revised and published new key resources for Fine Robusta. For more information on the standards and protocols for Fine Robusta, click here.

Note: The major difference between robusta and arabica, in terms of grading and the cupping, is evaluating the balance of salt to acid (low salt, high acid being desirable) and bitter to sweet (low bitter, high sweet being desirable). Other than that difference within the cupping form, green defect grading remains the same.

 

Logo Usage Guidelines

Find our most current logo usage guidelines click here.

 

Newsletters

2019 July Newsletter

2019 February Newsletter

2018 November Newsletter

2018 Summer Newsletter

2018 Winter Newsletter

2017 Summer Newsletter

2016 Fall Newsletter

2016 Summer Newsletter

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Spring Newsletter

2015 Summer Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter