Using the Quality compare report

In this article we will show you how you can use the Quality compare report.

The Quality module

To get maximum benefits from your cuppings you can use the quality module to review any captured cupping session or physical analysis.

Note: To learn about the basics of how to use the Quality module, visit the following manual: Using the Quality module

Comparing your results

Using our Quality compare function, you can compare final cupping scores from each evaluator on individual Quality cuppings (QC) and Quality sessions (QS). This report also helps you find which descriptors high-scoring roasts have in common with each other.

Quality compare

  1. Go to Reports > Quality compare
  2. Select the QS(s) or QC(s) you wish you compare:
    1. Compare a session: Select an individual QS-tag from the drop-down menu, or  from the Your last sessions section.

      To select multiple sessions, click the Select session from list button to select them directly from the Sensorial overview page.
    2. Compare sensorial analyses: Select one or more QC-tags from the drop-down menu and click the Compare selected analyses button when you are ready.Click the Select analyses from list button to select the sessions directly from the Cupping sessions overview page.

Note: To compare the quality information of two or more lots with each other from the Sensorial and Cupping sessions overview pages, please check the box next to the lots you want to compare and click the Compare button at the top of the table.

The Compare sensorial analyses page

Note: Some comparison features and filters will not work properly if different cupping sheets are used. For best results compare cuppings that were submitted using the same cupping sheet

Using the Quality compare function will take you to the Compare sensorial analyses page where you can further filter, and analyze your selected cupping data. Additionally, you can easily customize which information is visible on your Compare sensorial analyses page through the available filters.

Sensorial comparison table

From the customizable Sensorial comparison table, you can focus on the cupping results you want to see using filters. To filter your data simply input what you want to focus on from the available fields, and click the Apply filters button to modify the various data interpretation mediums on the page.

  • Score filter (1): Allows you to filter by the set range based on the Final scores submitted.
  • Category filter (2): Allows you to filter by the set range(s) based on the scores submitted for specific categories from the cupping sheet used (e.g. Sweetness, Acidity, Body, etc.)
  • Descriptors filter (3): The first field allows you to filter for cuppings in which the specified descriptors were used. If used alongside the second (in) field, this allows you to filter cuppings by the specified descriptors used for the specified categories.
  • Sensorial comparison table (4): From the table you will see the filtered cupping results from the applied filters.
  • Customize drop-down menu (5): Allows you to customize the columns visible on your Sensorial comparison table. Click the Customize drop-down menu and add or remove fields by clicking the corresponding checkboxes.

Building a cupper profile

Using the Quality compare report, you can pull together information on individual cuppers. To filter by an evaluator follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Click the Customize drop-down menu and mark the Evaluators checkbox.
  2. Under the Evaluators column you will find a field for filtering by evaluator. Type in the  evaluator's name, which will allow you to focus on the cuppings where this evaluator has participated.
  3. You can then select the QC- or QS-tags you would like to compare.

Hint: With the Quality Compare's Excel (.xls) export function, you can easily export more than 50 fields through a customizable export file for each of the QCs or QSs. This gives you the ability to create additional reports to allow you to interpret data in more flexible ways!

Exporting cupping data into an Excel file

When using our Excel export, there are multiple categories featuring green and roasted coffee, supply networks, and quality information for you to choose from.

Note: To learn about exporting quality data via our customizable Excel (.xls) export, visit the following article: Exporting sensorial/cupping session data

You are now ready to use the Quality compare report!

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