Joel specializes in coffee post-harvest processing and quality analysis. He holds a master's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Lavras focusing on post-harvest processing. Joel's Q Arabica, Q Robusta, and Q Processing Instructor status has paved the way for his valuable contributions to CQI's work in processing, which includes the management of our groundbreaking Q Processing level 3 course.
As a post-harvest consultant, Joel has worked on diverse projects including the development of the Q Processing program, coffee standards for the Philippines, a post-harvest processing manual for Yunnan, China, providing post-harvest support for the nascent specialty coffee industry in Myanmar, and working with numerous coffee growers in Brazil to improve their coffee quality. He has authored and co-authored several chapters on coffee production in texts such as Coffee: Chemistry, Quality and Health Implications (Royal Society of Chemistry) and the Handbook of Coffee Post-Harvest Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to the Processing, Drying, and Storage of Coffee (Gin Press), a text which Joel also translated from Portuguese to English.