Student - Organic Acids Kit This is an expanded acid kit with six (6) acids now included!.. Product #: TK100 Regular price: $60.00 $60.00

Student - Organic Acids Kit

Product Code: TK100

Price: $60.00

Preparing for the rigorous Q-Certification exam? Or simply interested in learning more about the role of organic acids and their impact in coffee quality? 

Then we highly suggest get a hold of our "Organic Acids Taste Kit". 

Developed by coffee scientist Joseph A. Rivera and co-developer of the Q-Certification program, this kit will provide with four (4) of the most common organic acids found in specialty coffee. The protocol which has now become part of the Q-Certification exam, was based on years of research in understanding the role of acids in coffee quality. 

Official Organic Acids Developer

Official Organic Acids Developer

We are the official developers of both the Organic Acids modules as well as the Coffee Quality Institute's - Q-Certification program since its launch in 2000. Over the years we've provided various training materials for students and instructors to successfully carry out the over 22 exams required by the Q exam.

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Q-Grader Breakdown

Q-Grader Breakdown

The Q-Grader consists of over 20 exams.

Of these a critical piece is the ability to identify and differentiate the four most commonly found acids (ie. citric, malic, phosphoric, acetic) in coffee.

For more information on the Student vs Instructor Kits click below.

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Q-Acids Exam

Q-Acids Exam

The kit includes everything you need to re-create the samples tasted during an actual Q-exam and/or SCAA Cuppers Tasters Certificate (CTC).

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Understand the Role of Acids in Coffee

Understand the Role of Acids in Coffee

Acids play an important role in coffee's taste profile and can vary significantly depending on the level of roast. This kit will allow you to experiment with coffee acids to explore the nuances of each acid and its impact on taste.

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All materials included

All materials included

Don't have a degree in chemistry? No worries, we'll provide you with all the technical information on each acid, its importance both before and after roasting.


Organic Acids Kit / Q-Grader Practice Kit

This kit is used for students who are preparing to take the Q-Exam or who simply want to experiment on the affect of organic acids on taste. Please note that this set is NOT meant to run courses, refer to the FAQ section for more information.

The kit is composed of an Instruction Manual and four 30mL bottles of the following acids. 

  • Citric Acid
  • Acetic Acid
  • Malic Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Lactic*
  • Tartaric**

* newly added acids, now expanded to 6

** is not found in coffee, but is included for experimental purposes.

In addition, all acids are made of food grade purity and in compliance with the Coffee Quality Institute's Q-Certification standards.

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