Quality control from small farms to enterprise labs
With efficient sample management, green grading, sample roasting and cupping, Cropster Lab delivers a comprehensive tool for your sourcing decisions. A cupping app and intuitive interface help you streamline your whole lab and collect information in a single place. This data can also be integrated with an ERP system in larger businesses if needed.
- Connect to any sample roasting machine and record temperature data in real time
- Compare and analyze sample roasting processes
- Schedule non-blind, blind or double-blind cupping sessions and set them up with easy labelling
- Identify standout samples with comprehensive reporting
- Integrate with existing systems via a simple API
Cropster Lab makes sample roasting, cupping, comparing and analyzing simpler for you. Best practice workflows are built-in and customizable. Roasting Intelligence makes tracking sample roasts and finding the best profile easy.
Cropster makes tangible an aspect of our business that we did not previously have a handle on: data.
Cropster has become an instrumental part of our quality control and roasting program. Without doubt it has helped improve our quality and consistency.
Having the schedule is such an improvement, as are the improved RoR calculations. I love the new Roasting Intelligence layout.
The biggest new addition for us is to be able to see the roast schedule during roasting so we can prepare the next green beans for roasting. Just makes things so much easier.
Installation was a breeze and instructions were spot on. I loved the gas control. Indicators of flame volume by increments were also very helpful.
If you're not using Cropster, you're missing the opportunity to use a tool that will help your business in the data collection process, save you a lot of time, energy and allow you to focus on the coffee.
We use Cropster to record each roast that we do. We like the consistency we’re able to achieve with each roast using Cropster. We use it to record every cupping that we do. It’s really handy to go back and see what we scored a coffee from last year.
With Cropster it's very easy to analyze the quality as well. I just really like the ease of use of Cropster. It's made my everyday life a lot easier. I feel like I have much more control over my roastery by using this software.
I'm a data person. I like to have as much information as I can about anything while making decisions. To me, Cropster was a revelation to have that opportunity to look at multiple roasts and all the information associated that will give that roast.
For me Cropster is about oversight of our entire roasting operation, as well as insight into exactly what's going on.
We love using Cropster because we find that the quality and consistency of our coffee has only gotten stronger as we have been able to visually see our roasting curves.
Cropster helps us serve a precise cup every day with consistent quality and taste in every cup.
We use Cropster everywhere! It is an essential tool because it brings our coffee roasting to its perfection.
We use Cropster religiously to track our roast profiles and the quality control of our roasting. I think Cropster is pretty awesome.
We use Cropster because it helps us as a small business to leverage the technologies that we use every day. All of these things that normally require hours of work and different documents all just automatically get bubbled into the same place.
I love love love Cropster. With the support of all the data that Cropster provides us we're getting the most consistent batches and everything looks absolutely perfect. We wouldn't be here without the support of all the Cropster people.
We use Cropster because it allows us to track our consistency and it allows us to roast with repeatability. We just have so much more data now.
It's just a super helpful, useful tool that helps us track what we're doing so we know how to do it again.
It helps with quality control because it gives us consistent roasts every time.
We use Cropster because it is fully integrated and it meets our quality standards. We're able to improve quality, be able to see the transparency and be able to make improvements quite easily.
Cropster has changed my life. It really is a fabulous tool that has helped us grow a lot in the business of exporting coffee. I have complete traceability of all my work and it helps us share a lot more information with our clients.
It has been a gigantic help. Roast curves have been great for troubleshooting problems.
It definitely helps me keep track of all my inventory.
It's probably one of the greatest investments I've done for the roasting at our facility so far.
We're huge fans of Cropster. From the roast tracking and the consistency that it allows us to bring to our roasting approach. Everything, it's really the glue behind our roasting operation
For the life of me I can't work out why it took me so long to start using Cropster.
I really enjoying the flexibility of the program. I highly recommend Cropster.
Prior to Cropster, we used to use many other platforms in order to connect our farmers and connect our customers. With Cropster, everything is in one location. We're excited about the future of coffee with Cropster.
It's just an amazing program. The roasting intelligence is unmatchable.
It's so intuitive and so much more accurate. My cup qualities have skyrocketed because of it. I love Cropster and am really proud to be using it.
It's a critical part of all of our roasting operations. The integrated set of systems is pretty much a holy grail for us.
Cropster makes it easier for us by correlating all the data together. Makes my life better and lets me understand what is going on with our roast.
Cropster is helpful to us when it comes to inventory reports. We also use Cropster cup for every cupping evaluation and we are very happy about the insight data that we get.
Cropster helps us with production, batch sizes, and how much coffee we need to order. It's a great tool for the roaster to use to let the green buyer know when we're running out of coffee.
Cropster has made a massive impact on the way that I implement quality control into the business. I love the interface, the accuracy and the options plus the ability to customize it to the way that I roast.
With Cropster, I can monitor all the processes that are going on inside the drum in real-time. If there is any deviation I can immediately notice it in the cup. The interface and features are constantly expanding.
It is very useful for me to be able to log everything, each roast, and all the details of what I am doing every day. The ability to compare every roast is very useful. I think it is one of the most important tools that a roaster should have in their roastery today.
You can't go back to other softwares, it is so well built, there is no need for anything else. At every point, you know what the coffee's data, such as density and moisture, development time, cupping notes, etc. It is the perfect tool to be a great roaster.
For me, Cropster is the best log profiling software. When I cup a coffee I can record everything in the app, it is a very useful tool. It helps with controlling every second of my roast and then I can review and save profiles I want to save.
It is very helpful to have everywhere I go, no matter what country I am in, I can use Cropster. It lets me communicate with my roasters easily and is the simplest way to control everything that is going on with your roastery.
It assists us in perspective of stock management, quality control, education and repeatability through managing roasting profiles.
It is a very easy software to understand and we had no problems with the user interface even when one of my coworkers used it with no instructions from me at all.
I like the ability to share recipes across all our cafes and to constantly improve them with the help of all our baristas across all shops.
Cropster Cafe integrates many of the individual tasks we have been working with in the past decade, into one robust and comprehensive platform.
In the fast-changing landscape of the specialty coffee industry, working with a unified feedback platform to monitor, communicate and connect our teams, can have a substantial effect on the overall quality of our coffee and customer experience.
We’re loving Cropster’s Order to Roast! It has completely changed the game for us. No more spreadsheets or mistakes on roast day. It was super easy to integrate with our Shopify eCommerce site, and takes about 2 minutes to import our orders, set a roasting schedule, and sync to Cropster’s profiling software. On the production end, we can easily see how many of each product to bag, as well as whether to ship whole bean or ground coffee. I don’t know what we’d do without it!
- Register sample information quickly and accurately, no more spreadsheet hassles
- Easily track samples from spot offer to arrival
- Record green grading, cupping and acceptance data easily
- Access data whenever and wherever you are via your mobile device
With Cropster Lab, registering and managing samples through the full contract is quick and accurate. It delivers an overview of your samples, suppliers, physical information, etc. Plus, importing, editing, and sharing large numbers of samples is easy.
- Automatically integrate cupping results with samples
- Trace quality back to original samples and track samples through the lab
- Use multiple, customizable or industry standard cupping sheets
- Makes remote cupping sessions easy - no matter where you are
- Cup anywhere with your iPad, iPhone, Android device or laptop
Cup in real time using Cropster Cup in your lab and across your business. Task-specific and custom cupping sheets make it simple to use. Plus, you can invite people to join your cupping session in a few clicks, even when they are thousands of kilometers away.
- Report on every aspect of your QC, coffee, and processes from origin to cafe
- Define your own criteria to identify samples that need attention
- Quickly and accurately import and export all key coffee data
- Integrate with data in your existing systems via a simple API
Collect critical data from your green coffees and access simple, informative dashboards. In addition, you can dig into the details and compare any sample to see if it performs as expected. Get access to customizable reports and analysis based on the criteria that is important to you and your business.
- SLIC labels contain sample data that can be imported into any system with a smart device
- Print informative, connected labels with any label machine
- Control exactly what information is and is not shared
- SLIC is free to share - your partners do not need Cropster to use it
SLIC is a simple way to make life in the lab and across your supply chain easier. SLIC helps you create information rich, custom branded, accurate, and traceable labels for your samples. The information they contain can be easily imported into Cropster or any other system in a standardized format. That's SLIC!
- Onboarding support to get you up and running quickly
- Online help desk with manuals and support articles available 24/7
- Submit a support request and get personal support and expert help
- Webinars and training are also available to help you and your business grow
- Complete management tools to support one person shops or large teams
We get it. You are running a business, things need to 'just work'. Real support starts with a guarantee that you'll get a timely answer from a partner who will stay with you until your challenge is resolved. That's why we include personal support for everything we do. We'll listen, follow up and track your needs until they're met.That's one of many reasons 98% of Cropster Support users rate it - Awesome!
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