Setting up the Lab

This manual will explain how to set up your Lab with Cropster.

Setting up your Lab in Cropster

There are two steps to set up your Lab in Cropster: 

  1. The initial setup 
  2. Customizing the settings

The initial setup

The first time you enter the Quality section on the online platform C-sar, you will be given the option to set up your lab using a step-by-step walkthrough.

The initial setup page will not display on active Cropster accounts that have already scored an evaluation. 

By following the steps below you can set up your Lab:

  1. Log into the online platform C-sar.
  2. Navigate to the Quality on the main menu bar. 
  3. Customize your quality Lab to suit your needs by clicking on the Customize lab button.
  4. In the initial setup screen you will be guided through the following steps to make sure you are fully prepared to evaluate your samples. You will be given a chance to:

    • Add evaluators
    • Add labs
    • View evaluation sheets and download Cropster Cup 
      💡 Evaluators, labs, and evaluation sheets can be edited later on. Screenshot 2024-01-19 at 10.14.03


Customizing the settings

After the initial walkthrough, you will have the option to edit your evaluators, labs, and analysis sheets by selecting modules, under the Lab settings.

By following the steps below you can customize your Lab settings:

  1. Log into the online platform C-sar.
  2. Navigate to the gear-png-2 Gear on the top right side of the page. 
  3. Select Lab settings after clicking on the dropdown. 
  4. You can find the following topics on the left side of the Lab settings overview page:
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To keep your descriptor list clear and free from errors, new descriptors must be approved before appearing for auto-complete selection in Cropster Cup. If you have created a descriptor while cupping, you can add it to your lexicon.

All you need to do is click Accept, represented by a green check mark. 

  1. Add descriptors: Enter a descriptor in the textfield and click Add custom descriptor. Once a descriptor has been added, it will appear in the list of unreviewed descriptors and needs to be approved.

  2. Unreviewed descriptors: The table shows all descriptors used during cupping sessions. To streamline the process you can do the followings:
    • Rename
    • MergeIcon (1) : Merge
    • CommentIcon-1 : Move to the general comments 
    • DeleteIcon@2x (1) : Delete
    • CheckMarkIcon@2x: Accept
      💡 If you want a certain descriptor to show up as suggestion during the analysis click the green checkmark accept it. 
      Screenshot 2024-01-19 at 11.31.55


All users with the "Enter cupping data" permission are evaluators. You can also setup guest evaluators. You can then enter results in the online bulk evaluation for them.

Evaluators must be users with their own login within Cropster to use Cropster Cup. You can designate a user as an evaluator. That will update all existing evaluations to the user's name.
  • Guest Evaluators: Can be added and managed here or directly when setting up a cupping session. You can merge a guest evaluator with an existing user or remove evaluators from the list, so they don't appear in the list of evaluators when creating a new session.
    💡The deletion of a guest evaluator does not affect previous sessions. 
  • Evaluators: All account users that have the permission to enter cupping data show up in this list.Screenshot 2024-01-19 at 11.45.18

To use Cropster Cup, an evaluator must be an existing user with their own Cropster login. Make sure the Use Cropster Cup-permission is enabled within the user settings.

📚 Learn how to add a guest evaluator to your cupping panel. 


You can have multiple Labs. You can select a Lab when creating a Sensorial Analysis.

By clicking on +Add you can add more Labs.
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You can have different analysis categories, which will help you tag & categorize your sessions & analyses.

By clicking on +Add category you can add more categories.
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Cupping sheets

Depending on your account type there are different cupping sheets available. You can view, add and remove cupping sheets here.

For Roast Professional accounts: If the available sheets do not match your needs, contact We will be happy to create a custom cupping sheet for you!

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Congratulations! You are now ready to start cupping.

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