AI green bean sorting machine to be displayed at SCA Expo

Coffee equipment maker, avercasso, has announced its participation at the 2024 Specialty Coffee Expo, which will be held on 12-14 April in Chicago at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center (Booth 2452). It will present its flagship product, the CS One, the world’s first commercialised AI green coffee bean sorter with an accuracy rate of 99% in selecting quality beans, effectively liberating roasters from the tiresome, error-prone process of bean sorting.

In the specialty coffee industry, the quality of a cup of coffee is determined by the quality of the beans, with a single defective bean capable of ruining an entire roast. The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines primary and secondary defective beans, including broken beans, beans with insect or fungal damage, black beans, and those contaminated with foreign matter. Manual sorting is incredibly time consuming and inefficient. Sorting by colour can often overlook smaller defects. The CS One solves these common problems by deploying AI to ensure accuracy and reduce time and labour while eliminating all SCA-classified defective beans. Coffee roasters will have far more freedom for tasks that require a human touch, like crafting exquisite blends and attending to customer needs.

The usually hours-long task of sorting green beans is now boiled down into two easy steps: filling the bean hopper with green coffee beans, then initiating the sorting process via the touch panel. Upon activation, green coffee beans drop through a passageway, passing through the AI-powered cameras with a 4K high resolution lens and a shutter speed of 1/16000 second, identifying good and defective beans based on the selected process method. Compressed air removes unwanted beans into a separate receptacle. This fully automates the burdensome process of green coffee bean sorting — leaving roasters more time to do other important tasks.

avercasso created a machine that blends seamlessly into any type of coffee shop, coming in 3 carefully colours — Bronze Gold, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold. avercasso now also allows customers to choose a customised color for the machine.u

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