Oct 06, 2008

Or so it seems. It was gruelling in Honduras. But I did manage to get my Licensed Q Grader Certification. What does that mean. Hard to quantify but it sures give me credibility in the coffee world.

Twenty-Two tests designed to determine ability to discern coffee qualities. Aroma, taste, cupping, knowledge all tested fairly but with exacting determination. The best series was the triangulation tests. Three cups of coffee, two types. Pick the odd one. Great stuff.
Origins and processing varieties discovered in the cup. What a great way to evaluate abilities.

I recommend this activity for any and all folks interested in great coffees.