For the first time the Q Processing level 1 course came to Europe and Priscilla and Phil were keen to widen their knowledge by taking the course. They deepened their understanding of the main processing methods, how they are carried out, and how they impact coffee chemistry and coffee flavour.
Phil comments “I am proud to be one of the first two people in the UK to pass this course, I found it really valuable and it will help me in my daily job, at DRWakefield we pride ourselves in being well informed and at the forefront of current coffee knowledge and trends”
Priscilla comments “I have been working in coffee for eight years and I still heard a few new things, the industry is constantly changing and its important to stay on top of current learnings. It was also great to hear about coffee from a scientific angle and the experimental research”
The course mainly focuses on standardizing vocabulary around coffee processing and describing the scientific fundamentals behind good quality processing practices. This level also serves to analyse and interpret several myths about processing that have become commonplace in the industry.
Of the seven people in the DRWakefield trade and quality departments, five of them are also qualified Q graders.