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Q Arabica Calibration Course

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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. This is a useful time to refresh your skills, receive updates, and discuss coffee quality with your peers.

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.

Visiting The Crown

We cannot wait to host you in our Tasting Room, at the Cupping Table or for a Coffee Course.

One of the special things about The Crown is that we are located in the heart of Uptown Oakland – a veritable paradise for coffee lovers & foodies alike. However, parking is limited in the area, and we highly encourage public transportation or ride sharing. Below are some resources to help you plan your visit.

For more information on visiting The Crown, please click here.


November 21, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room
2523 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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