I’m David Ahrens, Q Grader at Cafédirect – the UK’s first Fairtrade coffee company. I’m trained in cupping and scoring coffee: ask me anything!
Edit: Thanks for all of your questions! I'm clocking off for today but will try and check back in to answer more later on.
I’m David Ahrens, Q Grader at Cafédirect (1 of 3 Q Graders in the business!) – the UK’s first Fairtrade coffee company. We train in cupping and scoring coffee to achieve an Advanced Q Grader License, and our skills have to be recalibrated every three years. Ask us anything about coffee, the Q Grading process, why we slurp it like that, the ethics of coffee farming and why Cafédirect pays above and beyond a Fairtrade price, how to make the perfect flat white, what we think of those online coffee trends…