Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) is a non-profit organization working internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of people who produce it.
Its vision is to work together to ensure quality-focused coffee standards and practices are rewarded by the market, and coffee communities thrive.
Our Co-Founders & Trainers María Esther López-Thome and Dylan Thome, proudly represents this prestigious organization as Lecturers on the Quality Evaluation Program and Post-Harvest Processing Assistant Instructors.
Coffee Quality Institute now offers Classes in Quality Evaluation and Post-Harvest Processing. These are generally shorter and may be either fundamental. Some of the classes will be available online, some in-person and some could be a combination. Regardless, they are designed to be a great way to get some valuable education on the topic of coffee in a CQI format. These classes can also be taught by authorized subject experts.
Coffee QualityEvaluation is a benefit at every point in the value chain. As we begin to speak the same language, fine and specialty coffee becomes recognized and producers are ultimately rewarded for their higher quality through better access to markets.
The Post-Harvest Processing (PHP) program aims to improve coffee quality through the transformation of the coffee fruit to a dry seed ready for roasting. Everyone in coffee benefits from understanding the basics of PHP.
CQI classes are built to support CQI rigorous and widely known certificate courses. Classes build knowledge at a novice and practitioner level. Students will be given a participation award upon completion.