A short while ago we hired a data engineer to help us focus on these questions. We are already seeing results. Some are helping us create better, more insightful reports even faster. Others are more complex and provide new views into the coffee supply chain and coffee roasting. The results are interesting, but to understand them and develop them further we need to work with a larger group of experts.
As part of this effort we have already begun a few initiatives with a couple of leading universities and support from a select group of industry partners. Our shared goal is to dive more deeply into all the information Cropster helps people collect to provide new and useful insights. Insights we believe will result in an even better cup.
With the Cropster data project we are looking for additional partners who are willing to share some of their expertise with us. In return, we will add our technical expertise to analyze this data and answer new questions about using it, plus address how it can be used, etc.
If you'd like to join the Cropster data project, learn more about your data and help us develop some of these new ideas and technologies, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're just getting started and would like to find more partners who are interested in joining us.
One final, but very important note: at Cropster, your data is your data. Our goal is to help individual businesses get the most from their practices, not to share or sell your individual data. We’ll be working alongside roasters to help them understand what data can reveal and to learn where that has value for them. :-)