Coffee is a natural product. The beauty of this is that each batch will have its unique cup profile, season after season. But as nature changes cup profiles and quality levels, the consistency of your coffee is at risk. And that is where our Q Graders come in.
Our Q Graders act as your quality gatekeepers from afar. They are committed to making sure that each coffee is up to your standards. Our Q Graders check your coffee at each stage of the journey and keep a tight grip on the quality, from the farm to your warehouse. You’ll know precisely what you’ll get.
Our Q Grader led quality panels in Ethiopia, the United States, and the Netherlands cup inbound and outbound samples. They measure the cup score and discuss the profile with our traders, check the moisture, green grade, and screen size. They analyze each coffee extensively, so you know the coffee inside out. No surprises because their analysis is sound.
Besides assessing each coffee on a sensory level, our Q Graders specialize in food safety. They assess new and existing suppliers to ensure that you get a safe product. All suppliers, from exporters to farmers, undergo a strict vendor approval procedure before they can work with us. In addition to the procedure, our Quality Department reduces food safety risks through HACCP studies.
How can transport influence the quality of the coffee? This question has been looming in the back of our minds for quite some time. Tristan, our Coffee Quality intern, gives us valuable insights into the unexplored terrains of coffee transport and how this can influence the cup quality. Read more.