Your education journey is specific to your needs, and your map will include the right variety and level of study depending on your interests and career goals.

This is a guide to help you get started.

CQI education progressions

Quality Evaluation


  • Understanding Tastes and Flavors
  • Learning CQI Flavor Standards
  • Robusta for Arabica Lovers


  • Introduction to CQI Cupping
  • Sensory Evaluation in Quality Control
  • Q Cupping Essentials Robusta
  • Q Cupping Essentials Arabica


  • Q Arabica Combo Course
  • Q Robusta Combo Course
  • Q Calibration
  • Q Recertification Course

*Course coming soon

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Post-harvest Processing


  • Processing Essentials or Intro to Post-harvest Processing
  • Processing Good Practices*


  • Q Processing 1
  • Q Processing Level 1 Renewal
  • Coffee Fermentation
  • Yeast Inoculation in the Field


  • Q Processing 2 Arabica
  • Q Processing 2 Robusta
  • Q Processing Level 2 Renewal


  • Q Processing 3

*Course coming soon

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start your progression

Find your next class or course!

Sign up for classes and courses on our database

A new database is on its way, until then please bear with us, and follow these directions:

  1. Click here to log into your CQI database account.
  2. Once you are logged in, select “courses”, then “upcoming courses”.
  3. You can search for courses by using simple words or phrases like “Q Arabica Combo Course” or “online” to filter your selection.
  4. Click on the course ID to view more information about a particular course.
  5. Click “enroll” or “retake” at the top right corner of the page to sign up for a course.