Tag Archives: CQI

January 2012: Coffee Quality Control Course In Italy

I’ll be back at Nuova Simonelli’s headquarters in January to lead a five-day course that delves deeply into roasting and cupping, tying them to their ultimate goal: quality. Download the press release for the roasting and cupping classes here. Space … Continue reading

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Science of Roast vs. Flavor Wheel

Some clarity of roast science and how it is most commonly associated with the flavor wheel. Continue reading

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Barista Magazine Cashbox Column: Health Insurance

Navigate the New Health Insurance Laws While Keeping Your Valuable Employees As seen in Barista Magazine By Tracy Allen On a typical day, Tom Baker dials in his grinder and espresso machine, pulls shots of sweet espresso, steams milk and … Continue reading

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Video: Coffee Cupper's Certification

After a long week of lectures and practical exams related to coffee. The students’ final act is the General Knowledge Exam comprised of 100 question related to growing, processing, contracts, roasting, grinding, cupping and grading. Continue reading

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Video: Coffee Cupping Class - The Pour

An often overlooked essential to proper coffee cupping, is in preparation of the cups. Here you see students pouring the water over the ground coffee. Seems simple, but every step (selection, dosing, grinding, water temp, pouring, etc.) up to this … Continue reading

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Video: Coffee Training - Long Beach, CA

Triangulation is done under red lights in order to minimize visual bias during the exam. 6 sets of 3 coffees are presented. Students must choose which coffee is not like the other two in each set by using the senses … Continue reading

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Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative - Q & A

1.     What is the GCQRI? The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative is an industry funded non-profit created to support research to improve, grow, and protect the supply of high quality washed Arabica coffee. 2.     Why do we need the GCQRI? … Continue reading

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Brewed Behavior at Coffee Fest Seattle

Brewed Behavior will be exhibiting at Coffee Fest Seattle October 29-31. Washington State Convention and Trade Center—-Booth 224 Tracy will be presenting the following lectures. Friday; “Unique Value Proposals for Roasters”.    Room 303   9-10 am Sunday; “Global Trends in … Continue reading

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