CQI trains and certifies experienced professionals to teach both the common language used for coffee evaluation and post-harvest processing techniques. The CQI Educator network includes Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Lecturers who specialize in teaching robusta and arabica coffee quality evaluation and post-harvest processing education.

CQI Instructors

CQI Instructors teach our certificate-level courses, and steward our Assistant Instructors. This process is intense and time consuming, and the CQI Instructors are experienced when they begin their work.

Assistant Instructors are on the path to becoming CQI Instructors and are authorized to teach all classes and certain courses. The Assistant Instructor Course is offered once per year with approximately 15 to 20 applicants accepted each year. Complete Candidate Application Package review takes place in the 3rd Quarter of the current year with interviews and acceptance emails being sent in the mid-4thQuarter for candidate enrollment in the 1st Quarter of the following year. Only Complete Candidate Application Packages are reviewed.

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CQI Lecturers

Our Lecturer program includes trained educators who have a wealth of subject matter expertise who are already working in their communities to help improve coffee quality and the livelihood of coffee producers.

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