Anacafé, the Guatemalan National Coffee Association and ProfilePrint, an award-winning Singapore-based A.I. agrifood tech company, announced an alliance to provide Guatemalan coffee farmers with a digital platform to grade their coffee beans more effectively and efficiently with its cutting-edge technology, complementing the current services provided by Anacafé.
“This partnership with ProfilePrint enables us to continue revolutionizing services with innovative technology to provide coffee farmers with efficient solutions to better understand their crop and make informed decisions to produce and sell their coffee.” said José Tulio González, President of Anacafé.
The ProfilePrint’s AI technology stationed in Guatemala consists of a multi-phase project developed by Anacafé to enhance the scope of the services provided by its cupping lab which, along with the postharvest & innovation team, will be executing trials to align the A.I. model to the technical and sensory characteristics of the Guatemalan coffee.
Beyond allowing farmers to make informed decisions to improve the yield and quality of their crops, the ProfilePrint AI technology can significantly help stakeholders across the supply chain to reduce grading time, shorten the sales cycle as well as decrease carbon footprint from lesser sample shipping required. As an industry first, ProfilePrint will also be participating as an official grader alongside professional graders at the 19th edition of Let’s Talk Coffee this February.
The event will demonstrate how ProfilePrint can augment human capabilities and equip producers with an efficient method to ascertain the suitability of green coffees for their potential buyers.
“ProfilePrint is heartened that our solutions are helping to improve the operational efficiency of the food ingredient supply chain and lifting the livelihoods of farmers. We look forward to deepening our engagement with more producer partners across Latin America to help empower people and advance agribusinesses.” said Alan Lai, founder and CEO of ProfilePrint.