CQI - Q Processing Level 1: The Generalist

All baristas, roasters, future green buyers, cafe owners, and coffee enthusiasts. Everyone interested in the critical, step-wise details of processing to understand how coffee flavor and quality are created from the farm-level.

Specialty coffee practitioners looking to boost their technical knowhow and add an industry-recognized certification to their CV.

Aspiring Q Processing Level 2 Professionals who want to prepare for the February 2024 QP2 course during harvest season in Sidama Bensa, Ethiopia.


- History of Coffee Processing
- Coffee Anatomy: Fruit in Focus
- CQI Anatomy-based Classification of
Processing Methods
- Comparative Cupping:
Processing Nuances in Focus
- The Fermentation Phase
*Biology in Fermentation
*Applications in Coffee Processing
- The Drying Phase
*Focus on Water-in-Seed
*How Water is Removed
- Challenges & the Future of Coffee Processing

Tim Heinze is a CQI Q Processing Asst. Instructor with 14 years of experience in the coffee industry. His work revolves around creating a farmer-centric and regenerative coffee supply chain by delivering expert and reliable education to the diverse members of the specialty coffee community worldwide.

He is also an SCA AST in all the coffee disciplines and Coffee Education Manager at The Center, the Sucafina Group's global learning community and professional development arm.



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1. If you cancel your booking more than 12 weeks before the course starts, you will get a full refund.

2. If you cancel your booking more than 6 weeks before the course starts, you will get 70% of your booking refunded. The remaining 30% off your payment will be deducted as administration charges.

3. If you cancel your booking less than 6 weeks before the course starts, you will not get a refund. However, you can use 70% of the initial payment as partial payment to avail of our next scheduled course. The remaining 30% off your payment will be deducted as administration charges.

4. If in rare circumstances Archers Coffee Academy needs to cancel a course, you will get a full refund. Refunds will be made in approximately one month.

5. Paying this fee does not guarantee that you will pass any of the exams scheduled in the course/s.

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If you have additional inquiries about the course or wish to request for the study materials of your class, feel free to e-mail our Head of Education and In-house Instructor, Dave Peralta. And we'll get back to you as soon as possible.