Some traders provide lots of information when you request a sample, on a label or handwritten on the sample bag. Other traders provide much less and you need to follow-up with them to get all the information you need to make buying and roasting decisions. Capturing this information got easier when Cropster introduced bulk uploading so you could enter multiple samples from your existing Excel sheet at once. However, we knew that getting this important information into Cropster could be made even easier. The result? We’ve developed a way to make sharing and entering this data a snap (literally) :-). The tool we've built is called SLIC - secure linked coffee - and makes sharing information faster, more accurate and secure.
With our latest release traders can now simply add a QR-code which holds all the data they want to share with you on a sample label. When you get the sample(s), you just scan the QR-code and get all the information. This can be done with your mobile devices or with any modern browser. A bonus feature - it works on & offline. That means you can collect sample information whenever you want. If you’re using an iPhone, you can simply use your camera to automatically scan the QR-code. On other phones simply use any QR-code scanning app or the scanner integrated into the new feature. Once you’ve scanned your coffee samples, you can check them out in full detail and even add your own private notes before importing the data into Cropster. One final feature, you can select which coffees you import into Cropster, meaning you don’t need to include everything you have scanned.
Importing sample data into Cropster is now even easier, saving you time and helping you focus on what’s important - selecting the right coffees. If you have any thoughts about this new tool or ideas that we should look into for future updates, please let us know. We collaborate with coffee professionals around the world and chances are high, that if you’re thinking of something that could improve your workflows, other people are interested too.