Gourmet Coffee Traceability Hackathon in Costa Rica

WorldSibu Media
Oct 31, 2018 · 4 min read
The event had the support of Costa Rica’s country brand.
Representatives from ICAFE (Costa Rica’s Coffee Institute) and CooproNaranjo (cooperative of specialty coffee growers). They highlighted the needs of the industry and brought statistics on what needed to be done.

The top priorities for ICAFE and CooproNaranjo were trust and ways for customer to get to know the people who made their coffee (usually a cup of coffee is a blend of multiple producers).

A big focus of the hackathon was on creating the right presentation layers while building a flexible yet robust data structure. Each team distributed their efforts according to their preferred focus, for instance food safety, fair price, exports efficiency, and producer identification.

An amazingly simple UI to track how the Costa Rican coffee moves over time merging with other producers and keeping its quality properties.
The winning team presenting in front of a team of judges from Venture Capital, Financial Cooperatives, Academia, Corporate, and the Coffee Industry.

What comes next?

Apart from the money the winning team got, the sponsors are providing support for them to continue the project. Oruka is providing entrepreneurship and product guidance, GS1 is providing international identification standards training, GBM can provide free cloud services for development, and WorldSibu can provide technical guidance to take their platform to production. From the business side, ICAFE and CooproNaranjo along a pool of coffee growers have already signed up to join a pilot in the upcoming months.

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The winning team posing after receiving the prize for the first place.
Some pictures from the event

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