Managing Profiles

This manual shows you how to manage your profiles and create single origin profiles. 

Why use profiles?

Profiles allow you to track each roast based on how you roast them. Additionally, within a profile you can set a reference curve, placing a grey curve in the background while roasting.
A reference curve will also show your roast comments, start weight, start and end temperature, first crack temp and time, development time and ratio, and more!
You can also create pre-roast blend profiles and associate green lots with a specific profile so that you can accurately track your inventory.

Creating a profile

There are three types of profiles in Cropster:

This manual covers how to create a Single Origin Profile. To get more information about Pre-Roast and Post-Roast blends follow the links above.

  1. Log in to the online platform C-sar.
  2. Click Roasts > Profiles to get to the Profiles overview page.
  3. Click + Create Profile.
  4. Choose Single origin and enter the following information:
    • Profile name*: Give your Profile a name.
    • Roast batch naming*: Choose how you want to name the roasted batch.
    • Green lot*: Select the green lot you want to use with this profile.
    • Reference roast : Select a reference roast (remember this will be the grey curve in the background of your Roasting Intelligence that guides you through the roast). If you do not yet have an appropriate reference roast, you can choose one later.
    • Roasted component**: Select a roasted component to link the new profile to.
    • Expected weight loss: Enter the expected weight loss. If you leave this field empty, Cropster will automatically enter the average weight loss after 10 roasts.
    • Machine: Enter the ideal batch size and restrict profile to a certain machine.
    • Goals**: Exclude profile from global roasting goals.
    • Add project Assign your profile to a certain project. 
    • Add notes: Add notes to the profile.
      * These options are essential
      ** Roast Goals and Roasted components are available on Professional and higher tiers.
  5. Click Create profile and review the profile.
  6. To make the newly created profile immediately available in the Roasting Intelligence, click the Synchronize-button within the RI.  

We recommend a maximum number of 400 active profiles. If you have exceeded the recommended amount of active profiles, please archive or delete any profiles you may not need as this may lead to synchronization problems with RI.

Note: To learn how to archive a profile, visit the following manual: How to archive a profile

To learn how to delete a profile, scroll down to the Deleting profiles section.

    The Profile page

    Action buttons 

    Manage your profile by using the action buttons in the upper right corner. You can copy, archive, export or edit your profiles. 

    Status

    Machine / Location

    If the profile is restricted to a certain machine you will see it here. The location is linked to the machine the profile is assigned to. 

    Components 

    In this section, you can edit the green lots. You can add other green lots by clicking the button, replace a lot by clicking on the arrows or remove a lot using the x. Customize the information displayed by clicking on Customize

    Reference roast

    This section shows the reference roast of the profile. You can customize the view using the actions field on the right-hand side of the graph. 

    Managing profiles

    You can edit, archive and copy your profiles as well as track the production of your profiles directly via the overview page. 

    Customize your columns: Click the Customize button and choose the columns you want displayed by checking the box next to the information you want to see.
    Replace lots: If you run out of a specific green inventory, you can replace your lots by clicking on the Arrow icon next to the green lot.
    Archive profiles: If you don't need a profile at the moment, but might want to reactivate it later on - Archive your profile by clicking on the green dot.
    Edit your profile by clicking on the Pencil icon.
    Copy your profile by clicking the Copy icon.
    Track the production of your profiles by checking the box next to the profile and click Open in production report.

    Replacing green lots in multiple profiles

    If you have multiple profiles that use the same coffee and need to replace the lot on each of those profiles, you can find and replace the old lot with a new one.

    1. Go to the Profiles overview page and click Replace green lot.
    2. Search for the lot you want to replace.
    3. Click on Search for profiles. Cropster will list all related profiles.
    4. Select the profiles you want to replace the lot in by checking the box next to the profile's name.
    5. Search for the new green lot by entering the ID tag or lot name.
    6. Confirm by clicking Replace.

    Deleting profiles

    To delete a profile permanently, you need to archive it first.

    1. Click on the green dot to archive the profile.
    2. Click the trash icon. 
    3. A window pops up. Click the Delete button to delete a profile permanently.

    Congratulations! You are now able to create and manage profiles!

    Thanks for being a Cropster customer! If you have feedback, questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out by submitting a support ticket directly from support.cropster.com.
    We design and make alterations to our software based on user feedback, so we look forward to seeing what you have to say!