Manage cocoa samples, trace quality.

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Manage, cut test, taste, decide

Cropster Cocoa Lab is for cocoa labs and traders that want to get the right cocoa to the right people. It manages samples and lot inventory, merges a variety of quality information, and integrates suppliers and buyers. 

Sample Management

Manage and trace samples
  • Register samples and lots quickly
  • Handle multiple labs and warehouses 
  • Link quality, production steps and origin

Organize all your samples and lots with a few clicks and create comprehensive lot information. Add traceability steps across the value chain from farms through intermediaries to buyers. Create 100% traceable information around the coffee quality that you offer.

Quality Control

Evaluate your cocoa quality

Perform cut tests on samples to evaluate physical quality of the beans. Create a fast and professional quality control environment. Work with custom tasting sheets and taste multiple samples at a time. Create rich quality information directly from your iPad or tablet and run reports on how quality develops over time.

Lab Management

Manage lab sessions
  • Schedule blind tasting sessions 
  • Organize tastings with sample labels
  • Calibrate your tasting panel

Schedule blind tastings and flexibly add samples to each lab session. Print blind sample labels to organize the samples on the table. Invite various evaluators to the session and report on their performance to calibrate a consistent tasting panel. 

Inventory

Monitor your inventory
  • Keep stock levels up to date
  • Run reports by location, origin and more.
  • Plan purchasing based on past data

You handle cocoa in multiple warehouses? Cropster tracks inventory records and lot movements organized and up to date. Review inventory reports and filter by origin, quality and warehouse location. The lot history predicts when which lots will run out and helps you plan cocoa bean purchasing. No additional spreadsheet needed.

Relationships

Communicate and share
  • Track supply of your cocoa
  • Share what you have for sale
  • Exchange key info with partners

You want to track supply and get the right cocoa to the right people? Cropster creates comprehensive, standardized lot reports as public links or PDF for sharing. They detail coffee lot quality, origin and amounts available. Send it to buyers, producers or share it in your team to create better relationships.

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Basic
99 109 /month
paid monthly
paid annually

Manage quantities and qualities in your lab and share results...

1 Warehouse
Cropster Cup + [33|29|33|29]/month
Sample Management
Tasting & Cut Tests
Information Sharing
Blind Tasting Sessions
Pro
189 219 /month
paid monthly
paid annually

..trade samples, create blind tasting sessions and handle multiple locations

All of Basic +
Cropster Cup included
Lot Order & Multi Warehouse
Inventory and Lot Prices
API Integration

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Please take a look at the FAQ below for quick answers. If you don't happen to see what you're looking for, please contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Setup & Service

How do I get familiar with all the functionalities?

We manage an extensive 101 and help base which you will find following the “Help” button in your Cropster account. Also, we offer free skype trainings particularly during the trial period to help you get started with all the functionalities. Of course, also after the trial we are anytime there to answer your questions.

Who supports me during setup?

When you place an order a Cropster staff member will get in touch with you. He or she is your personal contact and provides you with all the information you need for a quick and easy setup. We will send you detailed manuals and stand by via email or phone should you have any questions.

I want to order Cropster. When does the 30 day trial start?

After placing an order we will get in touch with you within one business day. We will provide you with the necessary hardware and help you set up your roaster to connect it to Cropster. Your 30 day trial starts when you are all set up to work with Cropster. Not earlier.

What computer requirements do I need to run Cropster?

Cropster runs in Windows, Mac and Linux environment. The web platform can be accessed through any web browser.

Data, Security & Integration

Who owns the data?

The data is yours. Anytime. This is secured by our privacy policy.

How secure are my inputs?

Whenever your data is in transit between you and us, everything is encrypted, and sent using HTTPS. The same standard that banks use.

Can I export data from Cropster?

Cropster provides many reports that let you export data as excel or pdf file. Among these are inventory (by green lot and location), roast output (by profile or green lot), quality results and many more.

Do I get my data back if I want to quit using Cropster?

Yes. You can export most data directly from your Cropster account as a csv file.

Does Cropster integrate with other ERP systems for e.g. warehousing?

Yes. Cropster has an API that provides information around green lots and roast batches including roast parameters and other key information. 

How is my data protected?

All data is written to multiple disks instantly, backed up daily, and stored in multiple locations. The data is stored on our own servers to which only authorized personnel has access.

Features & Functionalities

Does Cropster handle multiple locations like roasteries or warehouses?

Yes, and all processes between them are fully traceable. Transaction reports visualize any movements between them. You can manage roasteries, warehouses or even virtual warehouses for e.g. contracted coffees.

Does Cropster handle multiple users and workers?

Yes. In your Cropster account you can handle multiple users. Invite them via email and they get a login to your account. As admin you can give them different permissions to view and edit information. Besides users, you can also manage workers like roasters and cuppers. They can, but don’t have to be users of your Cropster account. Workers help you trace who roasted which batch and to calibrate your cupping panel.

Manage other crops?

Cropster Lab is multi-crop. Besides cocoa you also handle coffee, tea, tropcial fruits or other crops in your business? Contact us today and we set up your multi-crop Cropster Lab!

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