CQI Lecturers

Q Instructors

Adi W. Taroepratjeka - Indonesia

Database profile

How long have you been in coffee?

18 years

Which countries have you taught in?

Indonesia, Vietnam, China

What's your favorite coffee origin?

A difficult question to answer, because for me (drinking) coffee=traveling. Different coffee tells different story, and those stories are some of the things that I'm addicted to.

What do you think are the benefits of taking the Q?

Understanding coffee from all of its aspects, but for me, the most important thing is understanding your own strengths and weaknesses.

What languages do you speak?

Indonesia, English, Sundanese, Javanese

What other activities do you do in the coffee industry?

Besides teaching Q, I'm running a coffee teaching lab in my hometown, Bandung, Indonesia. Also running a small coffee-related consultancy business for the last 14 years, and a couple of years ago, had the pleasure of hosting a pop-documentary series on coffee for a national TV company here in Indonesia.

Anything else you'd like to add?

Be curious, be fair. Sip the coffee and hear the story, unless you are being paid to grade/judge 😀