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!