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Sucafina, a renowned Farm to Roaster coffee company with Swiss roots, and ProfilePrint, an AI-driven predictive and prescriptive food ingredient profiler with Singaporean roots, have jointly invested in Csmart, a Brazilian company that creates AI-powered image recognition technologies for grading green coffee.
“We feel confident that Csmart’s proven image recognition technology will bring shared value to producers, importers, and QC professionals alike. This is not about replacing people but empowering QC professionals to become even more productive,” says Dave Behrends, Managing Partner & Head of Trading at Sucafina.
Csmart is an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered picture identification company that was founded by producer, quality control (QC) professional, and software engineer Francisco Massucci Silveira with the goal of enhancing the coffee business for producers, professionals, and roasters alike.
The most recent machine learning and image recognition technology from Csmart can quickly scan a sample of green coffee beans and accurately quantify the number of defects within minutes. By eliminating repetitive chores, enhancing and speeding up communication between QC teams, and lowering the carbon emissions caused by transporting innumerable green coffee samples to buyers and sellers throughout the world, this technology may benefit QC experts.
“Ultimately, we hope that collecting and analyzing data on a large scale will unveil new and valuable information about coffee production, enabling the incorporation of data-driven decisions throughout the coffee value chain,” Massucci says.
Currently, Csmart’s software is able to determine the total number of flaws and verify the green coffee sample’s screen size. The upcoming version of this software will have the ability to image scan each recognised bean and quantify each unique fault by kind.
Sending green samples back and forth across the world wastes time and resources, which is one of the key advantages of this method. Green coffee can be scanned by the vendor using Csmart’s technology, and the buyer can receive an impartial report for review.
By doing this, it is possible to approve samples much more quickly and lessen the carbon footprint of coffee sales. When combined with ProfilePrint, a new picture recognition green grading system, users will be able to quickly determine an ingredient’s appropriateness without performing a typical sensory evaluation.