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Q Arabica Calibration Course

October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Q Arabica Calibration Course
Q Arabica Calibration Course
8am – 5pm

Join us for a Q Arabica Calibration Course at The Crown, an SCA Premier Campus located in the midst of Oakland’s vibrant coffee scene. Calibrate with Candice Madison, and re-up your Q Grader status.

About the Q Arabica Calibration Course

Q graders need to attend and pass a Q calibration once every three years in order to maintain their license as a Q grader. This is a great opportunity to recalibrate in Uptown Oakland, California. Refresh your skills, receive updates, and discuss coffee quality with your peers at this session.

Q Arabica Calibration Course Overview

For the calibration event, Q graders are asked to cup three tables of six coffees each and score them in line with their peers. A passing score on at least two out of three tables will result in the renewal of a Q certificate for three additional years.

Important: After You Register

After you register, please visit the Coffee Quality Institute website and create an account. Make sure to enroll in the class here as well to keep all your records current.

If you have any questions cmadison@royalcoffee.com

About the Instructor:

Candice Madison

Director of Roasting, Royal Coffee, Inc.

Candice Madison has worked in specialty coffee for nearly 10 years. An accomplished barista, roaster and trainer, she is a Q Arabica Instructor and SCA AST. Candice teaches at The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room, as well as at Global Expo and Roasters’ Guild Retreat events. She is currently the Director of Roasting at The Crown where she is working to build and implement a comprehensive multi-level roasting course offering. She is a member of the SCA Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and her vocation is the unceasing quest for quality of coffee, and sustainable improvement of the lives of those who produce it, at every stage of the supply chain through education and purposeful engagement.

Cancellation Policy

From time to time, we may need to reschedule or cancel our classes and events here at The Crown. If this is the case, we will provide as much notice as possible and will do our best to accommodate you. For our out of town guests, we strongly encourage you to use travel insurance and/or book flexible airline tickets & accommodation if your class or event is rescheduled or cancelled.

Should you need to cancel your attendance for any reason, or in the event of unforeseen circumstances, please let us know immediately and we will do our best to work with you!


October 1, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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