Information sharing is a basic requirement for a trade relations. A buyer wants to know origin, amounts, variety and processing at the least. The supplier wants an easy way to send this information, have it organized and to receive a feedback on it. Sharing this information can be quite burdensome: Different requirements from buyers, different [...]
A practical guide to figure out what is installed on your machine.
Standing before a probe – So what type is it?
As a coffee roaster you can come to a point where you need to know about the type of temperature probes that are installed in your machine. Sometimes probes [...]
What’s the right probe?
- This is an attempt to explain the matter from a roaster’s perspective -
I work in sales and customer care at Cropster. One to several times a day I ask customers “What kind of probes are installed”. Usually we find out by checking [...]Continue Reading →
Cropster schreibt sich seit jeher “Effizienz” auf die Fahnen. Unser automatisiertes Röstbuch für den deutschen Zoll ordnet sich genau in dieser Kategorie ein. Wir haben bei deutschen Röstern angefragt, bei welchen Prozessen am meisten Zeit verloren geht. Fast unisono kam die Antwort: Verwaltung des Röstbuches und der Chargenblätter. Wir haben Unterlagen bekommen, diese analysiert und [...]Continue Reading →
This article is a short resume of our presentation and cupping at the event Rösterkranzl (October 25th-26th) in Garmisch, Germany. The roastery Wildkaffee presented it for the very first time. One hour from our doorstep in Innsbruck, we were happy to drop by and contribute with a lecture. Our lecture focused on roasting with the [...]Continue Reading →
Am 25-26 Oktober fand das erster Rösterkranzl in Garmisch bei Wildkaffee statt. Der Andrang war groß und der Austausch einfach genial. Cropster hielt den zweiten Vortrag am ersten Veranstaltungstag. Wir hatten einen Vortrag vorbereitet, der sich ganz auf die Entwicklungszeit beim Kaffeerösten konzentrierte.
Die Entwicklungszeit wurde vom Anfang des First Crack bis zur Ende der [...]Continue Reading →
Recently, the first World Coffee Roasting Championships have taken place during this year’s SCAE WoC event in Nice, France. It has been an exciting event which allowed us not only to see the skills of different roast-pros from around the world, but also get a feel about their different approaches to roast coffee.
In this article [...]Continue Reading →
Cropster’s promise is to easily collect data, organize it and present it in an informative and supporting manner. While roast curves are easy to collect it is much more complicated for cupping scores. The scores themselves are easy to enter in Excel, but value is built only when they can be connected to a roast [...]Continue Reading →
Multi-barrel sample roast logging with RI2
Labs have to roast small weights but sometimes a larger number of batches. Many labs use multi-barrel roasters to roast samples in parallel. Then they cup the coffee and decide on quality.
Some labs even cup coffee in different places and compare the results later on. [...]Continue Reading →
With the last release we delivered a bunch of things: Roast Ranger, weight transaction correction and polished reporting. And this list just reflects about 50% of the whole delivery. Over the last 14 days we have been testing another feature in the back ground: Cropster Email Notifications
Cropster Email Notifications are simple emails that [...]Continue Reading →