CQI is pleased to announce commitments from four founding partners for its Partnership for Gender Equity. ACDI/VOCA, an international nonprofit development organization, Falcon Coffees, a leading trading company in the sustainable coffee sector and member of Westrock Coffee Company, Mars Drinks, a 100% workplace-dedicated beverage solution provider, and AMFOTEK®, a 100% woman-owned premium beverage business, have agreed to contribute financially to the research stage of the initiative.


The Partnership for Gender Equity is a collaborative research initiative spearheaded by CQI to better understand the effects of gender inequality in the coffee sector and develop industry best practices that support gender integration in the coffee supply chain. The four Founding Partners will sit on the Partnership for Gender Equity advisory council for the research stage of the initiative to guide research questions and provide input to the overall project framework and report.






Our luncheon is a great time to connect with friends and colleagues over good coffee and a delicious lunch, and receive timely updates on CQI’s programs. Without the financial support of sponsors like you, our work would not be possible.


Each year at our luncheon, we recognize one extraordinary coffee colleague who embodies CQI’s mission to improve quality and the lives of people who produce it. This year, we’re proud to honor Lindsey Bolger from Keurig Green Mountain as the Leadership Medal of Merit recipient. The luncheon is our ONLY fundraiser of the year, and is a critical milestone to ensure we continue to provide technical assistance, business solutions and innovative approaches around the world. This allows coffee producers to not only improve their income today but to make investments for the future and the future of their communities.


Click here to learn more about sponsor packages, and we hope to see you at the luncheon this April.


Learn more about the new Q Coffee System

The Q Coffee System

The Q Coffee System locates specialty coffees at origin and helps to improve those that have the potential to meet specialty standards. The effect is a common language between buyers and sellers that draws attention to more specialty coffees while creating an infrastructure that gives producers greater opportunities to enter the marketplace and to increase their economic viability. This fall, CQI is pleased to introduce its new addition to the program, Q Robusta.