CQI'S FIRST EVER BARISTA AND ROASTER TRAININGS IN YEMEN
CQI has been updating our supporters for many months about our newest project in Yemen, and we're extremely humbled to announce that we just completed the country's very first barista and roaster trainings, in partnership with the Community Livelihood Project (CLP)!
Last month, CQI consultant Peter Owiti, along with Coffee Corps volunteers Godfrey Batte and Chris Owens, conducted two three day trainings in Sana'a at Fee Coffee and The Coffee Trader. 27 local participants attended the training, which provided information the role of a barista, roaster skills, his/her role in the value chain, and a focus on beverage preparation and quality control. The attendees met the training with enthusiasm and interest, and left with a greater understanding of how the barista and roaster fit into the overall supply chain along with a detailed overview of preparing great beverages and basic roasting.
CQI looks forward to continued training in the country, along with the opportunity for a national barista championship.
COFFEE QUALITY INSTITUTE YEMEN COFFEE CARAVAN MAY 2014
Q graders and buyers with a genuine interest in Yemen are invited to participate.
The Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) has been preparing a coffee quality development program in the legendary origin of Yemen. As part of the program, CQI has contracted Boot Coffee to help organize a Coffee Caravan from May 16 to May 23, 2014. The Caravan will include cupping sessions of available coffee lots and will lead to some famous and lesser known areas of Yemen: Haraz, Matari and Tai’zz.
Availability is very limited! Special preparations for the security of participants have been made in collaboration with the US Embassy in Yemen.
Please contact: Lisa Conway at CQI: firstname.lastname@example.org or Willem Boot at Boot Coffee: email@example.com
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT OUR ANNUAL LUNCHEON IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Thank you to all of our 2014 sponsors.
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.