What is a Q Grader?

Check out this video of Directors Laura and James Wogan chatting about what it means to be a Q Grader.

Often referred to as the wine sommelier equivalent to the coffee industry, Q Graders are licensed professionals who are capable of scoring the quality of roasted coffees (an 'SCA' score). In order to get this license, you have to pass a series of complex sensory tests. 


Q Graders are trained to be able to spot defects, point out the origins of unidentified coffee, and measure flavour and smell elements such as acidity, sweetness, bitterness, and sourness. They then score coffees on the Specialty Coffee Association's 100-point quality scale. 

We are so proud that James is one of the youngest Q Graders in the UK!