Country: ColombiaFocus: Food ProcessingPartner: Sustainable Harvest InternationalPost-Extreme Lab: Design LabPost-Extreme Lab: Social E LabStatus: Still In DevelopmentYear: 2013

Calidad Compadre

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Partner: Sustainable Harvest International

Calidad Compadre helps small coffee farmers improve the quality of their coffee by eliminating overfermentation.  The device monitors progress and completion of fermentation by tracking pH, provides quality control feedback to the farmer using LED lights and SMS messaging, and gives the farmer hands-free control of the process.  Designed to cost under $50, Calidad Compadre eliminates non-visible defects in beans providing immediate monetary benefit to Co-ops thus incentivizing promotion and financial support of farmer use.