Cup Blog Release

Connected cupping gets even better on your mobile phone

created by Paul B

The latest version of Cropster Cup is here! As always, we've had fantastic feedback, suggestions and requests from customers worldwide and the result is some terrific changes and improvements. Our focus is on improving the ease of use, especially for the growing number of mobile phone cuppers. We've also taken a big step forward in customization. You can now customize even more to your specific business needs. Want to select how many samples you see per page? Simply head over to your preferences menu and increase or decrease the number of samples per page. Plus, you can set your language - a highlight of this release: Cropster Cup is now available in Chinese. What else is new? Let’s see!

Optimized for mobile phones

Your cupping experience is now even better on a mobile phone! Based on your feedback, we've made dozen of design updates to optimize Cropster Cup for phones. The growth number of Cup users on phones vs. tablets has been impressive so we have worked hard to make your phone experience even better. People really see the value of always having a connected cupping sheet in their pocket. What does it look like? Check out the "create session" view below. You can now easily and quickly schedule a cupping session on your mobile phone with one hand - no more horizontal scroll bars making your life harder. And remember: No internet? No problem, Cropster Cup works on and offline.

Setup a cupping session in seconds from your mobile phone.

Even more customization options. Cupping sheets presented the way you want them.

Cropster Cup has always included cupping sheets from green buying to production, from cupping espresso to filter coffee and more. With this release, Cup's personalized sheets now support rich interfaces to further support your specific needs. You can capture what’s important to you and critically how you want to track those aspects. For example, want to track body and use a 0-6 scale with 2 step increments using a nice and easy to move slider? You can do that. Do you prefer a 1-3 instead? Want to capture yield? Add a numeric box to the weight. 

Old vs. new - All cupping sheets feature the looks and interactivity of the SCA sheet

This latest version of Cropster Cup supports all the innovations of the SCA sheet, the looks and interactivity that people love and let’s you use them the way you want. We understand that sliders allow you to enter your data more quickly and accurately on your phone. Prefer a drop down input? We can do that. Basically, it’s all up to you. Just let us know how you’d like your customized cupping sheet to look. Sliders, dropdowns, checkboxes, user defined scales are available and make using your custom cupping sheets even easier. Here is a quick overview of the elements available to you:

Customize cupping sheets can now be presented using sliders, buttons, etc. Take your businesses sheet to the next level for easy on your phone access.

Speed things up with categorized descriptors

With so many descriptors to choose from and the ability to add your own scrolling through lists can take a second or two. To speed things up and to help businesses with their own lexicon Cup now supports defined descriptor lists. That means you can now make sure that only certain descriptors for a particular category are available. You can pre-select what descriptors can be chosen within each category. This selection is much faster, helps increase focus and saves everyone time and makes cupping sessions more efficient.  

Creating a set of defined descriptors for a category is a new feature. This means faster entry and more focus.

Wait, there’s more!

Our team have also been hard at work on the latest release of Cropster Roast. There are a lot of new features and improvements to discover for you. We’ve made a separate blog post to tell you all about it. Just click here to learn more about all the updates to Cropster Roast.

We really hope that you enjoy all of the new updates to both Cropster Cup and Roast. If you have any thoughts about the new features or ideas that we should look into for future updates - please let us know! At Cropster really enjoy collaborating with coffee professionals and software experts across the world to learn from each other. If you have an idea for a certain feature it’s likely you’ve got allies in the industry who feel the same way. So please, take that one moment to share your feedback with us! Maybe the next big feature begins with you. ;-)