Notes from Q Grader-1: Orange, Tangerine, Apricot
Notes from Q Grader-2: Complex, Spicy, Honey-liked, Tea-liked, Floral
Notes from Q Grader-3: Tea-liked, Floral
The Definition of Q Grading System
The Q is synonymous with the term Specialty Coffee. To be considered a Q Certified Coffee, coffee must meet certain minimum requirements, as defined by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The SCAA recognizes two classifications within specialty grade, specialty and premium, and both are considered Q.