Category: Coffee Quality Institute

World’s Youngest Q Grader Launches Youth-Supportive Joven Coffee

The world’s youngest licensed Q Grader, Francesca “Frankie” Volkema, today officially launched her own youth-farmer-focused coffee brand, Joven Coffee. Proving that youth is not always wasted on the young,...

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CIRAD and Craig Holt Given CQI’s 2020 Leadership Medals of Merit

The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has announced that the French agricultural research organization CIRAD and Atlas Coffee Importers Founder Craig Holt are the recipients of the group’s 2020 Leadership...

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Specialty Coffee Pros Joel Shuler and Todd Arnette Join Coffee Quality Institute

The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has announced the addition of two key staff members: Coffee processing expert Joel Shuler, and longtime specialty coffee professional Todd Arnette. Both Shuler and...

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Feedback Loop: A Dialog Between Roasters and Producers on Green Coffee Evaluation

(Editor’s note: The following comes from an article that appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of Roast Magazine. Click here to read the full article.) A conversation between Trish Rothgeb,...

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Join This Webinar on Gender Equity in the Coffee Value Chain

“Gender rests at the heart of humanity and coffee is no different; beyond the overriding notion of equity, all along the value chain from farm to cup there are growth…

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The Complexity of Cupping: Ensuring Accuracy and Credibility Through Alignment and Calibration

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Roast Magazine. Photos by Julia Luckett Photography. Links have been added for context.) Cupping is fun! It’s an...

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