CQI Lecturers

Q Instructors

Mia Lakhsmi - Indonesia

Database profile

How long have you been in coffee?

I've been in the coffee industry since 2005. I used to work in a F&B consultant that specialized in coffee back then. 


In which countries have you taught?


What's your favorite coffee origin?

Africa and Indonesia (for sure)

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

 For me, taking the Q is like going to the Ivy Leagues. It opens many doors, possibilities, and also widening one's perspective about fine robusta (or specialty arabica). 

What languages do you speak? 

Indonesia and English 

 What other activities do you do in the coffee industry?

More teaching and creating new classes, competition judge for coffee events, also doing projects supporting government on coffee curations, geographical Identification for robusta and promoting robusta. Even though our production is more in robusta than arabica, Indonesians haven't appreciated or have a clear understanding about fine robusta. But the awareness about robusta is growing now.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I'm a woman who loves robusta a bit too much, loves to travel to origins and share the awareness of fine robusta.