CQI Lecturers

Q Instructors

Manuel Diaz - Mexico

Database profile

How long have you been in coffee?

Since 1988

Which countries have you taught in?

America: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Brazil; Europe: Italy; Africa: Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya; East: Yemen; SE Asia: China, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam

What's your favorite coffee origin?

Naturals from Yemen and Ethiopia

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

Exposure to a wealth of good coffees from different origins, international coffee market insights and scientific background information

What languages do you speak?

Spanish, English, a little bit of French and portuñol

What other activities do you do in the coffee industry?

Private consulting and applied research (50%), farmers' trainings (30%), Q courses (10%), coffee businesses (10%)

Anything else you'd like to add?

In my professional work I have tried to bridge coffee people's livelihoods and businesses with the best of coffee sciences and technologies