Updated on August 30, 2019


Created on August 10, 2019

Cropster Origin

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This application uses sensors to monitor and track coffee quality.

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Product Description

The Cropster Origin is an online application that uses sensors to monitor coffee crop quality. It can connect to temperature sensors installed in roast machines to maintain updated information for coffee farmers and inform buyers of crop quality.

In order to improve quality there is an extension of the application, Cropster Cup, which consists of different surveys that can be completed on any handheld device. Its purpose is to provide feedback on the quality of the final product of the coffee production chain: a cup of coffee.

This tool has been developed by the company Cropster in Austria, where it was created, and in the USA.

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Manufacturing/Building Method

The sensors are sent by the manufacturer and they provide support on how to install them.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

The registration can be submitted through the website, where a demo version can be also obtained. Sensors are provided by the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

The sensor devices, such as temperature sensors, are installed in the roast machines. The website application has different functionalities: roast monitoring, storing, organization and inventory adjustments that happen automatically. Green coffee has to be entered manually.

  • Create complete lot information: Highlight the information that tells the producer's story, links to information about the producing farms and fields, and tracks the greenness of the samples.
  • Communicate and share: Uploads stock information and exchanges key information with buyers. It also provides PDF reports on the coffee data.
  • Creates a consistent cupping base: Comparative analysis among different samples.
  • Multiple users can be access a single account to manage the information.
  • Visualizes up to 4 sample roaster barrels on one screen and multiple locations.

Technical Support

Technical support provided by manufacturer

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Improve service for coffee producers by making a communicative channel

Vetted Performance Status

Self-testing: Experiments with 40 samples of coffee were performed by the manufacturer. Prediction of the flavor depends on the temperature: - 125ºC - 175ºC results in bitter taste (before it reaches high range (>220Cº).



Complementary Technical Systems

Various sensors

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Compliance with regulations


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