Before it gets on your table, making of one cup of coffee is a long procedure consisting of many different parts happening in different parts of the world. All these things increase the chance of farmers not getting their fair share. Gemalto came up with the solution, thanks to which money can be delivered all the way to the source. The solution is called Coffee Cloud. But what is Coffee Cloud exactly?
Coffee Cloud is made out of two important parts. First is a coffee machine able to connect to cloud, such as new Bonaverde Berlin. The second part is the mobile app that can be used to buy coffee beans straight from the farmers. This trade is done using a virtual marketplace hosted by the Gemalto company, which connects farmers from all around the world. After the purchase, farmers use their regional distribution partners and send their coffee beans straight to your house. The package includes an RFID tag, which bears a plethora of useful information. Not only can be this package tracked, but the coffee machine can scan the RFID tag and finds out how to roast the beans perfectly and then brew the highest quality cup of coffee, just like the farmers intended.
This is one of the first already functioning and commercially available invoations prepared using Gemalto technology. Gemalto devices used for development or implementation into the already existing solutions can be bought in SECTRON e-shop. A good example for development device can be Cinterion Concept Board or Cinterion Connect Shield. For existing solution can be used modules like PLS8, BGS5 and many others.