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Q Arabica Grader Recertification

Q Arabica Grader Recertification

SKU: Course ID: 6616

Q Grader Recertification Testing Details

Those Q Graders who take the Calibration Testing and one Retake and do not pass are required to take the Recertification Testing.  The exams included are:

  • Sensory Skills Exam (same as Q Arabica course).
  • Flavor Standards
  • Cupping Skills Exam – comprised of three (3) cupping sessions
  • Washed Mild
  • Africa or Asia
  • Naturals
  • Triangulation Skills Exam – three triangulation exams, which correlate to the cupping exams administered.
  • Olfactory Skills Exam – Parts A, B, C, D (same as Q Arabica course).
  • Matching Pairs Skills Exam (same as Q Arabica course).


It is suggested that the student attends the beginning 3 days of practice as this can be helpful and will also assist with alignment with the other student.


Instructor  - Sandra Loofbourow -

  • Coffee Quality Institute (CQI)

    Once tuition fees have been submitted, your next step is to visit CQI's website and complete your registration.

    October Course ID:  6616

  • About the Instructor:

    Sandra wants to make specialty coffee better. She is a certified Q Instructor through CQI, a seasoned green buyer, roaster, barista, and published author. Sandra was the founding Director of The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, and is co-host of the bilingual podcast Cafetera Intelectual

  • Payment and Cancellation:

    Once registration and tuition have been received for a course, we consider this to be a firm commitment to attendance. Last-minute participant substitutions are difficult to arrange, although we understand emergency situations may arise that will affect attendance to programs offered by Firedancer.

    Course fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel, course fees can be applied to a future course, or another person can take your place.  Students who choose to postpone will have 12 months to apply their funds to another course. Changes are not possible less than 14 days before the course begins.

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