Using Cafe's Production Report

This article will explain how to use Cafe's Production Report to better understand your connected espresso machines.

You need to have the Cafe Manager's permission to perform the steps outlined in this article.

Why use Cafe's Production Report? 

With Cafe's Production Report, you can: 

  • Gain valuable insights into the usage of your espresso machines, including the number of brews conducted over a specific period.
  • Track the amount of coffee utilized across multiple locations.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of your production activities. 

📚 Learn which espresso machines are compatible with Cropster Cafe. 

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Cafe's Production Report

By following the steps below you can navigate to the Production Report

  1. Log into the online platform C-sar.
  2. Navigate to Cafe on the main menu bar.
  3. Select Inventory
  4. You will be directed to the Production Report overview page
  5. Prior to proceeding, make sure to choose the appropriate filters.
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  6. Enter the Date range you wish to review. 
    💡 Select the start date or end date fields to bring up a calendar where you can choose from predefined date ranges or enter a custom date.
  7. Choose a comparison period from the options available in the Compare to field.
    • Previous period: Compare against the number of days prior to your selected start date.
    • Previous year: Compare against the date range from the previous year that you have selected.
  8. Choose whether you want to emphasize the number of Brews or Dosage in your report.
    💡 This selection impacts the graphs but does not affect the overview cards.
  9. Select the Brewing Devices.
    💡 The filter includes all Espresso Machines and Batch Brewers.
  10. Click the Apply filters button to apply your selected filters.

Overview cards

The top value on the Overview cards corresponds to the chosen date range, while the bottom value relates to the Comparison period.

The first overview section gives you key numbers that indicate your production for the selected filters, and how it compares to the comparison period selected (e.g. previous period, previous year).

* The frequency of the Overview card averages, whether daily, weekly, or monthly, depends on the duration of the selected date range.

  • Total brews: The total number of brews in your selected date range and comparison period.
  • Total dosage: The total amount of coffee you used for your selected date range, and comparison period.
  • Average brews: How many brews on average per day/week/month* for your selected date range, and comparison period.
  • Average doses: How much coffee you used on average per day/week/month* for your selected date range, and comparison period.

Production over time

This graph illustrates the trend of your production over time within the specified date range and comparison period.
It is based either on your Brews or Dosage as per your set filters. This will help you gain insight into peak times, as well as growth, or decline across one or more of your locations.

The number of data points shown on the graph depends on the length of your selected date range.

For example, if you select 1 day, the graph's x-axis will show you a data point per hour; if you select 1 week, the graph will show a data point per day, etc.

Production per machine

This part of the report breaks down the production for each espresso machine during the chosen comparison period and set locations.
The chart is based on either your Brews or Dosage as per your set filters.

Underneath the chart is the machine's Production Card, indicating the Total brews, Total dose, and Top recipes for your selected date range and locations.

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The Production Cards also indicate an upwardor downward trend, comparing either your Brews, or Dose from the selected date range with those from the previous comparison period.

The Production Cards can be sorted either by Total production or Production trend.

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Congratulations! You are now ready to use Cafe's Production Report.  

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