CQI Lecturers

Q Instructors

Beth Ann Caspersen - United States

Database profile

How long have you been in coffee?

21 years

Which countries have you taught in?

Peru & United States

What's your favorite coffee origin?

Democratic Republic of Congo

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

It is an amazing was to measure your abilities as a cupper and to learn from others in specialty coffee.

What languages do you speak?

English & Spanish

What other activities do you do in the coffee industry?

I am the Coffee Quality Manager at coffee importer and roaster Equal Exchange in West Bridgewater, MA, USA where I oversee all QC on coffee from the point of origin through to the finished coffee product. Over the years I developed a program called Cooperation in Quality, a cooperative to cooperative cupper exchange and I have led many cupping and roasting workshops through my works as the QC Manager for Equal Exchange. I have proudly volunteered for the SCA and most recently, I worked to develop a cocoa tasters curriculum as part of a Cooperative Development Grant through USAID.