From Crop to Cup (UC Berkeley)

Team Members: Ariel Chait, Iris Shim and Seth Garz

School: UC Berkeley

BI Filler Photo-01This project seeks to develop low-cost, web and mobile-based software that will increase transparency, traceability, and quality assurance along the global commodity chain for coffee. By digitally aggregating information during the coffee production cycle, the project will increase farmers’ access to capital, mitigate risk for loan providers, and provide transparency for producers and consumers. By increasing the transparency, traceability, and quality assurance throughout the coffee industry, From Crop to Cup hopes to provide increased economic opportunity for low-income communities, and increased effectiveness of all organizations involved.