Roasting Intelligence (RI5) Preferences

This article explains how to set your RI5 Preferences.

Roasting Intelligence (RI5) Preferences 

By following the steps below you can easily access the Roasting Intelligence (RI5) Preferences

  1. Log in to the Roasting Intelligence (RI5).
  2. Navigate to the gear-png Gear icon on the bottom of the left side of the screen to open Preferences. 
    📚 Learn how to use the Keyboard shortcuts
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  3. The Preferences window consists of the following tabs:

System tab

The System tab is where you'll find different sections to customize your preferences and settings:


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Revise your preferred Language by clicking on the dropdown.

When "System default" is set, the RI takes the language settings from the account settings. 

Reset productivity hints: If you click on this option, you will see the initial usage hints one more time.


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Revise your preferred Weight, Temperature, Pressure, and Roast value units.

You can save two roast values (Roast value 1 and Roast value 2), one for whole beans and one for ground beans, with your roasts.


Within the Roasting tab, you will find various sections that cover key features and settings related to the roasting process:


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Between Batch Protocol When checked, after stopping a roast, the RI will track the time elapsed between roasted batches.
Additional roast timers and phases
  • Modulation: Drying, Maillard, Development time
  • Development
  • None
Sound alarm When checked, an alarm will go off, 60 seconds before First Crack and end of roast (according to the Reference Curve set).

Confirm end of roast When checked, RI requires a second click to confirm end of roast. 


Rate of Rise (RoR)

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  • Rate of Rise (RoR) settings:
    • Recommended
      💡 We suggest using the Recommended (standard) RoR curve setting.
    • Sensitive
    • Noise smoothing

📚 Learn more about the Rate of Rise (RoR) and discover what's the best RoR for you.

Smart features 

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📚 Learn more about the Smart Predictions.

  • Smart Replay : Use it to reproduce Profiles recorded with slider controls.
  • Smart roast completed

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    Reset profile slider controls settings at end of roast cycle after -1 seconds: This feature automatically resets the slider controls to the starting setting of a profile at the end of the roast cycle after a specified delay.

  • Smart detection

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    Temperature-based auto-start and end of roast: The start and end of a roast is triggered by a significant temperature drop when filling, or unloading the drum with coffee beans.

Chart and comments

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Customize roast 

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The X-axis shows the length of the Chart, in terms of roast duration in minutes.
💡We recommend you to avoid setting the X-axis too close to your roasts' duration; roasting beyond the X-axis range set may lead to issues.

If the X-axis (Time) settings need to be adjusted from the default values to better suit your roasting-style, we recommend to add 2 minutes to your longest roast's duration.

For example, if your longest roast has a duration of 15:00 minutes, we recommend that you set the X-axis's time range to 17:00.

Y-axis  The Y-axis shows the temperature units.
💡 Please keep in mind that the Y-axis's ideal range may vary depending on your roast machine, and the temperature unit, RoR setting, and Time expression set.

If the Y-axis settings needs to be adjusted from the default values to better suit your roasting-style, we recommend that you set the set the Temperature Min, and Max ranges, as described below:

  • Maximum temperature: We recommend to set the maximum temperature based on the the hottest temperature measurement monitored from your roasting chart. Identify the hottest temperature during your roasts (e.g. Stack temp - 1200ºF/649ºC), and add 30ºF/17ºC to find out the Max temperature value.

  • Minimum temperature: We recommend to set the minimum temperature based on the lowest Bean temperature. Identify the lowest Bean temperature (refer to the Turning point) during your roasts, and subtract 30ºF/17ºC to find out the Min temperature value.

  • Show Gas curve as comments (on the reference curve): When enabled, each gas change logged on your reference curve will be displayed as a comment to the main graph. If the amount of gas changes in your set reference has reached the threshold defined in your settings' input field (Show gas curve as comments when there are more...), the gas changes will not be displayed as comments.

Events and comments

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  • Mark or hide events by: Bean Temperature or Time.
  • Auto-mark development events: When checked, Color change, 1st crack and 2nd crack will be marked automatically based on to the reference roast
  • Hide past reference curve comments: When enabled past comments (except development events) will disappear from graph as the roast is progressing.

The Show Gas curve as comments feature is only for roast machines able to track Gas automatically via RI.

Your roast machine is able to track the Gas measurement automatically, when the measurement is set up from the RI's Machine preferences:

Customize comments

Reference Curve

By marking the checkbox for the comment type (Gas, Airflow, Color change, etc.), you are choosing to display the comments from the right-hand side of RI.
Chart lines By marking the checkbox for the comment type (Gas, Airflow, Color change, etc.), you are choosing to display the comments as chart lines on the main graph.


Current roast

Add comments  By marking the checkbox for the comment type, you are enabling a button to have the ability to mark the corresponding comment type during your roast via the comments window.
Pre-fill toggle buttons If you have Gas/Airflow comments set on your reference, the RI will pre-fill the Gas/Airflow value according to the next Gas/Airflow comment set from the reference.

Customize roast labels

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  • Top
  • Bottom
  • None
  • Detailed (up to 12 slots)
    💡Ideal for A5 paper size.
  • Card (up to 5 slots)
    💡Ideal for business card size.
Base font size This defines the size for the labels. The size of the sections content is defined in proportion to the base font size. 
Instructions Drag and drop items from the left side onto the template to configure your label for printing.
💡Empty sections will be ignored and not use any space on the label.
Reset to default If you want to reset all your preferences and settings back to their default values, you can easily do so by selecting the "Reset to default" option. This will revert all customization back to the standard settings provided by the system. It can be useful if you want to start fresh or undo any changes you have made. Make sure to review your settings after resetting to ensure everything is back to the way you prefer.
Print preview Preview your labels before printing to ensure they meet your preferences. This feature allows you to see how your labels will look with options for QR-Code placement (top, bottom, or none), template selection (detailed for up to 12 slots or card for up to 5 slots), and adjusting the base font size. 

📚 Learn how to customize your roast labels.


Machine tab

If your machine is not yet successfully set up, look for the corresponding setup manual in the Cropster Helpdesk or get in touch with our Support Team

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💡By clicking on the Drag and drop icon you can reorder your machine measurements. 

The Machine tab consists of the following sections:


📚 Learn how to add a new roast machine

Graph settings 

  • Color: Choose your preferred color for each measurement.
  • Curve: When checked, there will be a curve shown in the chart for the respective measurement.
  • Value: When checked, the current temperature of the measurement shows up at the right hand side of the chart.  

Temperature offset 

If the temperature of Cropster and your roast machine slightly differ, enter the difference as an offset.

A deviation of a few degrees is common, especially when the signal is spliced. If the deviation in temperature is bigger than 5°F/3ºC or if there are any uncertainties, please feel free to get in touch with our Support Team

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Congratulations! You are now ready to set your RI5 Preferences.

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