Coffee – Analysis and quality control
trinamiX enables coffee roasters to better monitor and control the purchasing and refining process of coffee beans. Many factors influence the roasting result and contribute to the coffee experience. These include, among others, variety, cultivation area, quality class, storage, transport and numerous processing steps. Thereby, the caffeine and moisture levels of coffee beans are particularly interesting. They can be determined quickly and easily with trinamiX Mobile Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Solutions. Knowledge about the residual moisture can help to adjust the roasting profile. Information about the caffeine content allows the roaster to fine-tune coffee compositions towards different taste profiles. This provides security and allows small roasters in particular to craft the perfect product again and again.
The application of NIR spectroscopy is not limited to the roasting process. Throughout the entire value chain measurements can be made in order to document and track the moisture of the beans – during harvest, transport, and storage. This way, critical phases can be closely monitored and counteracted in good time.