Q Grader at The Douqué Group
18 February 2015

Norman Mazel, our Quality Analist at The Douqué Group, is since last week a licensed Q Arabica Grader! This means he successfully completed a six day course with a three day examination to earn his certificate which has 20 sections on coffee related subjects, such as green grading, roast identification, coffee cupping, sensory skills and sensory triangulation.

A Q Grader is a highly trained coffee expert who professionally grades coffee using SCAA cupping protocols. There are currently over 4,000 + Licensed Q Graders worldwide. Those who pass the Q Grader Certification Course are authorized to use the Q logo and the “Licensed Q Grader” as a professional certification.

Our Quality Analist Norman Mazel became an official Q Arabica Grader at the first Q course in France ever. In The Netherlands there are just only 6 active members at this moment. For The Douqué Group this means we’re very proud to have one of these members in our company, congratulations Norman!

Norman Mazel together with his instructor Jodi

Instructor Jodi together with Norman