Innsbruck, Austria, 19th, March 2018 Specialty coffee veteran Chris Hallien brings extensive coffee experience to the industries #1 software provider. Chris will work with roasteries, labs, green coffee businesses and software development experts on Cropster’s award winning Roastery and Coffee Lab solutions. He will focus on research, development and new product initiatives.
Chris’ experience includes coffee lab research in areas like analytical, chemical, sensory & quality analysis. He has held senior positions at specialty coffee leaders like Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea where he was Director of Roasting/Director of Coffee and Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee where he was a green coffee quality specialist. He has held leadership positions at large multinationals like Kraft and Mars as a R&D Coffee Scientist focusing on roasting operations, in product development and in green coffee buying. Chris has worked at origin in Latin America & East Africa to improve farm-level practices in areas related to increasing quality & consistency as well as green coffee processing, storage and shipping conditions.
"I am enthusiastic about working with Cropster to help further their contributions to the coffee industry. Integrating data up and down the supply chain has brought many insights to the industry and there is clearly a lot more to be learned.” says Chris Halien. "I look forward to contributing to the industries development and growth as part of Cropster’s team.”
Chris Hallien, a graduate of University of Texas, has numerous professional certifications including; Licensed Coffee “C” Grader, Licensed Coffee “Q” Grader, SCA Certified Golden Cup Technician, Applied Sensory and Consumer Science, FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and most recently a Certified Food Scientist. An active member of the SCA since 2000, he serves on the SCA Technical Standards Committee, SCA ANSI/TAG, SCA ISO committee groups and has been a Roasters Guild member since 2008. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.
"Chris brings a wealth of experience in roasteries and labs of all sizes to our team. His comprehensive knowledge of specialty coffee, food science and analytics is a unique fit to Cropster’s growing business." says Andreas Idl, CEO Cropster GmbH. "He will be a great addition to our growing team, and we are thrilled to have him."
Cropster develops the specialty coffee industry's #1 software solution. Cropster focuses on roast profiling, inventory & green coffee management, production planning, quality control and online green coffee buying and selling. Roasters, cuppers, traders and coffee producers worldwide partner with Cropster to ensure they get the very best from their specialty coffees.