To make this data easier to access, and look at, Magro and the rest of Sustainable Harvest’s team created Tastify. The program, which was introduced at this year’s SCAA and just went into beta testing, compiles and organizes that trove of data, offering it in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Most powerfully, it allows users to search for coffees based on flavors, offering roasters a chance to find flavors from countries they didn’t expect them. Its highlight is a dynamic flavor wheel, itself inspired by the SCAA’s and Counter Culture’s wheels, that cuts out all but the flavors ascribed to that coffee by Sustainable Harvest’s Q graders.
The final plan for Tastify is in flux, very much contingent on the beta testing. If you’re a Sustainable Harvest customer or a supplier you can join the testing by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Cory Eldridge is Fresh Cup’s editor.