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Coffee and Technology Podcast
31 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
QR Codes for the Future
QR codes have been around for quite some time and still have more potential for real-life application, especially in the coffee industry. Norbert and Nick give a brief history on QR codes, where they are today, and where they will be in the future. They'll also apply this understanding and explore the role of QR codes in the specialty coffee industry.
83 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Geoff Watts of Intelligentsia on the Economics of Coffee
Geoff Watts is a pioneer and an early adopter of the specialty coffee movement. With over 25 years of industry experience as a barista, roaster, Q-grader, green coffee buyer, and educator, Geoff is the father of what we know as the Direct Trade model. Throughout his career he has served on the boards of the Coffee Roasters Guild (Chairman), the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (Chairman), and now works on different sustainability and transparency projects, such as the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide. We'll discuss the social implications of a value chain and how technology can make the value chain more sustainable and transparent along with the various issues of the current trading model that uses the C-Price. Enjoy the listen!
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
The Network: Connecting Both Ends of the Supply Chain w/ Tech
In this episode of the Coffee and Technology Podcast, Nick and Norbert discuss the idea of the network in coffee and how tech can effectively connect those networks from seed to cup. Norbert tells us that this idea was always at the forefront of Cropster's vision and explains why this holistic idea is extremely important for the future of sustainable coffee trading. As part of the digitalization of the coffee industry, Nick and Norbert also discuss the impact not only has on the entire supply chain but also individually discuss each individual part of the supply chain.
45 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Traceability with Ricardo Pereira
Today, we’ll be speaking with our first guest, Ricardo Pereira, who is the COO at Ally Coffee. Ally Coffee is a green coffee company connecting roasters with specialty coffees sourced through sustainable partnerships. We’ll touch on Traceability from the importer’s perspective and discuss how technology plays a role in that part of the supply chain. Cropster is a cloud-based solution that helps importers and all coffee professionals track and organize their coffees.
44 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Tech Empowerment in Coffee
In our next episode, we’ll discuss how tech can empower the coffee industry along with insights Norbert gained from introducing Cropster tech to coffee professionals in Colombia. Cropster has grown from a producer solution to a cloud based solution from origin to cafe since those days. Norbert brings more insight and a deep knowledge of what can be achieved for the future.
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Who is Cropster?
In our first episode, we’ll introduce Nick and Norbert as well as discuss Cropster’s origins from founding 7-years ago to becoming a tech leader in coffee today. Cropster has grown from a producer solution to a cloud based solution from origin to cafe since Cropster’s beginnings. Norbert brings an insightful and deep knowledge of what we can achieve.
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