Q grader qualification and training
As per my recent posts(coffee acids), I am interested in perusing the Q grader certificate as part of my training as a specialty coffee professional. I have been in the coffee industry for over 20 years as a barista, trainer, technician and roaster Im continually looking to further my knowledge and skills in the field.
Given the cost to attempt the series of exams with a rather large possibility of failure, I wanted to be confident going into it.
I would like to know if anyone here has attempted, successfully completed and/or failed the Q grader course? What training and preparation do you do? Any suggestions or tips? Any experiences with any of it?