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A Q Grader License is something you use and a good bean is the first step toward achieving a perfect cup of coffee. Reinforcing the standards of specialty coffee links everyone in the supply chain with an integrity that shows pride in the product. Whether the coffee grades Specialty or not, every coffee has a home and a coffee's quality can improve over time with accurate data and committed partners.  

Coffee Quality InstituteThe Q Coffee System identifies quality coffees and brings them to market through a credible and verifiable system. A common standard for both Q Arabica, (Specialty Grade) and Q Robusta (Fine Robusta Grade) coffee has resulted in a universally shared language and standard for scoring coffee.

    This system’s infrastructure has resulted in greater opportunity for producers to access a premium price in the market, improve the quality of their coffee and by extension improve their economic viability.