The q-grading of coffee is a process that consumers don’t typically get access to, and Cafe Solar is not your average coffee. It’s a supply of green coffee that’s built to mitigate climate change, and its q-grading process (which is the confirmation of any coffee’s quality) represents an important aspect of this specialty coffee’s unique, transparent supply chain. Official Q-Grade Results Q-grading this year’s (2019/2020) harvest of solar dried coffee is Karen Jull, accredited Merchants Q-grader and Grocery Brand Manager for Cafe Solar coffee. Karen’s extensive background in food product development combined with her past experience cupping and grading various solar dried coffee harvests over the years qualify her in providing a valuable sensory perspective on the development of this solar dried coffee. See our “Corporate Documents” page to download a copy of Karen’s q-grade results, in which she scored the coffee an 82.75. A completely impartial at-source Q-grading of…
Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program.
Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin. The concept has been promoted on different days in different countries—the earliest record being Japan in 1983.
We have 2 very exciting announcements to make: #1 We’re naming our cafe! (a number of years ago the cafe just sort of … happened, and it’s now time for an official recognition!)