Guatemalan National Coffee Association Anacafé and Singapore-based AI agri-food tech company ProfilePrint have partnered to offer a digital platform for Guatemalan coffee farmers to grade their beans more efficiently.
According to Anacafé, the alliance is expected to empower Guatemalan coffee farmers to make better decisions about their crops and improve the overall efficiency of the coffee supply chain.
“This partnership with ProfilePrint enables us to continue revolutionising services with innovative technology to provide coffee farmers with efficient solutions to better understand their crop and make informed decisions to produce and sell their coffee,” says José Tulio González, President of Anacafé.
The alliance is expected to enhance the scope of services provided by Anacafé’s cupping lab, as well as the post-harvest and innovation team. The ProfilePrint AI technology stationed in Guatemala will execute trials to align the AI model with the technical and sensory characteristics of Guatemalan coffee.
“ProfilePrint is heartened that our solutions are helping to improve the operational efficiency of the food ingredient supply chain and lifting the livelihoods of farmers. We look forward to deepening our engagement with more producer partners across Latin America to help empower people and advance agribusinesses,” says Alan Lai, founder and CEO of ProfilePrint.
The ProfilePrint AI technology can help significantly reduce grading time, shorten sales cycles, and decrease the carbon footprint from less sample shipping required.
ProfilePrint will be participating as an official grader alongside professional graders at the 19th edition of Let’s Talk Coffee, taking place from 20 to 25 February in Honduras. The event will demonstrate how ProfilePrint can augment human capabilities and equip producers with an efficient method to ascertain the suitability of green coffees for potential buyers.
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