Creating Processes

This article shows you how to set up processes using Cropster Origin.

Note: You need to create at least one process before you can begin Adding Batches.

A Process describes the states that coffee will pass through on the way to becoming a final product.

Creating a process contains of two steps:

Defining the process method

You may enter any name for a Process, but you must choose from a limited selection of Processing methods, such as Natural, Washed, Semi-washed and Honey.

  1. Go to Origin > Processes.
  2. Click on Add process.
  3. Give the process a Name.
  4. Choose a Processing method.

Configuring the yield factor based on the states of coffee

There are several coffee States of coffee to choose from, such as Cherry, Parchment and Green.

Finally, you must define Yield factors, which are used to estimate the amount of coffee that is expected for each coffee state.

  1. Choose the number of times the amount of coffee will be recorded for each batch (2 or 3).
  2. Select the coffee State for each time the amount is recorded. There are three possible times for recording the amount:
    • Received coffee when it arrives at the mill.
    • Stored coffee that has been partially processed, such as Parchment or Dry cherry (optional).
    • Green coffee that is ready for sale.
  3. Determine the Yield factor between states.
    • If the received state matches the stored state, then there will be one Yield factor: Received-Green.
    • If there are three states, then there will be two Yield factors: Received-Stored and Stored-Green.
    • Yield factors must be expressed as a relationship between an Input amount to an Output amount. The output must be less than the input.
    • You may choose different Units to measure the amounts.
    • Yield factors may be edited after submitting.
  4. Enter Notes to further describe the process (optional).
  5. Click on Create process to submit.

Please double check the information before submitting as the following fields cannot be edited after process creation.

  • Processing method
  • Number of times the amount of coffee is recorded
  • Coffee state for each time the amount is recorded

Yield factors can be edited after Process has been created.

Adding Stages (Optional)

If you wish to record measurements (such as Brix and Moisture content) for the batches undergoing processing, you will first need to set up the Stages within the process you will be using.

To add stages:

  1. Within the process, press the +Add stage button.
  2. Select a Stage type. If none correctly describes your stage, select Other.
  3. Enter a target duration for how long the stage should take in terms of minutes, hours or days.
  4. If you wish to have a different name appear for the stage, enter a Stage name (Optional).
  5. Click on Update process to submit.