These volunteers help CQI by serving in an advisory and governance capacity. They can act as liaisons between CQI and the coffee industry and act as financial oversight.
CQI goes to community volunteers for advice and testing of new curriculum. This allows us to include people who are working in the particular topic on perhaps a daily basis while we develop new classes and courses o better achieve our mission.
Volunteers who have served in an advisory capacity with CQI for marketing help the organization better communicate their work.
Sometimes a project may require coffees to be Q Graded, and our community has been very generous in supplying their expertise to provide accurate assessment of improvement.
These volunteers can be a part of a local coffee competition, add market connections, share post-harvest processing techniques, and more.