Know your facilities and get more from your coffee
Get the most from your green coffee investment with simple tools to help manage your facility. Keeping coffee fresh brings benefits like longer shelf life. Understanding environmental impacts on your coffee helps you keep results consistent. We built AmbientSensors to help you do that and a lot more.
AmbientSensors are an efficient and cost effective way to track environmental conditions in your warehouse, roastery, cold-storage, etc. They help you to make informed decisions about coffee storage and many other things related to your environment that can impact your coffees and roasting. AmbientSensors run 24x7 and can alert you if something changes that will affect your inventory.
- Get a complete overview with sensors across rooms, buildings or locations
- Set your own target temperature and humidity goals and get notified if conditions go outside your desired ranges
- Keep a permanent record to help with internal or external regulations (e.g. ISO, food safety acts, etc.)
- Adjust and maintain your storage conditions based on the data gathered
Coffee is an expensive and delicate resource. Keeping it fresh and stable is an important part of the production process. AmbientSensors give you maximum visibility and the ability to react quickly to the environmental conditions that could impact your coffee at any time. Maintaining your coffee according to ISO recommendations is simple when you have the data & notifications whenever you need them.
Our Cropster Ambientsensor is installed in our coffee storage. This has allowed us to track fluctuations day by day which informs us on how to best roast our coffees, and also gives us information on how our coffees are aging over time.
- Collect environment temperature, humidity and pressure data for the production and storage areas
- Review and analyze quality over time against environmental information
- Gain new insights into how roasting techniques are affected by weather and environmental conditions
- Identify, adjust and select the best roast profile for each season
Now you can quantify seasonal effects on your roasts and learn how & when to adjust profiles, charge temperature, etc. With a sensor by your roast machine you can easily review roasts and weather together accurately for every roast. With one in the storage area you can also make sure your coffee is in optimal condition for your chosen profile.
One of the most difficult things in roasting is trying to figure out what is impacting your day-to-day roasts. With weather, barometric pressure and temperature data added to the picture; you have a broader data set to be able to correlate those variables and figure out what’s actually going on.
- Monitor the drying process of green coffee
- See changes in the air pressure during rainstorms
- Add to fridges or cold rooms to make sure your most perishable products are safe
- See how environmental conditions can impact your coffee grinder settings
- Your idea here (try something new)
AmbientSensors can be placed anywhere you work with coffee. As long as you have access to the Internet you are good to go. We are committed to innovate in this area and cannot wait to see the ideas the coffee community will come up with.
- Onboarding support to get you up and running quickly
- Online help desk to look up support articles at any time
- Personal support and expert help
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!
Installation was quick and easy, and the instructions provided from Cropster were simple and easy to follow.
- AmbientSensors are an add-on to Cropster Roast, Lab, Origin, or Cafe
- To start simply follow the link below to our online shop
How much do AmbientSensors cost?
- The AmbientSensor service costs €29 / $29 per month per physical location. To get started you’ll need 1 gateway (per physical location) and 1 sensor. A single gateway can support multiple sensors within a 40 meter / 130 feet radius. Gateways cost €99 / $119 and individual sensors cost €49 / $59
Existing Cropster customers using a Roast, Lab or Origin account can get started by ordering an AmbientSensor package through our webshop below.
If you do not have a Cropster account already, please contact us before ordering.