Roastery   -   Quality Control / Cupping   -   Blog posts

Kaffee Panel Series - Part 1: Philip Weller

At the beginning of the year, we invited four experienced roasters to a webinar to learn about how they achieved their top placements in the Kaffee Panel competition. To do this, we analyzed their…

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Probat PIII series full integration with Cropster

Big news! The recently launched PIII series models by our partners Probat are 100% Cropster Control & Replay assist ready from the factory for all customers. That means Cropster customers planning to…

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Cafe   -   Blog posts

Dialing-in your day right

Dialing-in. The first and arguably most important task in creating a delicious espresso, meeting your quality standards, and keeping your customers coming back for more. It takes nothing more than…

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Roastery   -   Quality Control / Cupping   -   Roast   -   Coffee Lab   -   Blog posts

The Flick updated for 2021

Perhaps the most difficult aspect of roasting is controlling the bean-temperature Rate Of Rise just before and during first crack. Scott Rao - coffee consultant, trainer and author of the book "The…

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Roastery   -   Blog posts

Between batch protocol for coffee roasters - the whats, whys and hows from experts

If you roast coffee, you know that between batch protocol is an important component of consistency and many other parts of the roasting business. As part of our work to help roasters improve their…

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USA/Brazil Roaster Exchange Summary

We at Cropster were excited to host our recent USA/Brazil roaster exchange - a 3-day panel that contained invaluable information and insight into both the US coffee consuming market and the Brazilian…

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Roastery   -   Blog posts

How does altitude affect the dynamics of coffee roasting and ultimately influence quality?

This was the question that Joe Marrocco brought to Cropster last year. Joe has been in specialty coffee for several years in nearly every capacity imaginable and has long heard the concerns of people…

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Exploring Roast Profiles For Cold Brew

Our recent webinar in Spanish with Nancy Cordoba was eye-opening and brought a lot of new ideas on creating roast profiles for Cold Brew. Nancy Cordoba conducted a study at the Universidad de la…

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Origin   -   Quality Control / Cupping   -   Supply Chain   -   Blog posts

Customer Success Story: Falcon Coffees Peru

Peru is a thriving origin. So, it’s no secret that UK-based Falcon Coffees has set-up an entire origin operation in Peru. Simon Brown is Falcon’s country manager in Peru and is leading this initiative…

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