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As a result, RT4 users can now roast in 8 different languages, upload their profiles to Cropster, create personalized bean blends, and create custom tags for their profiles for easy search and retrieval later.
Oh, and it all began with a complete front and back-end design overhaul, cuz we all like pretty things that also work very well.
Cropster Integration for the Big Boys
We suspect many home roasters have not ever heard of Cropster, but it’s a popular platform for professional roasters – the ones roasting a LOT of beans.
So this one is for all those brave souls burning through thousands of kilos on gigantic, fire-breathing steel dinosaurs. We love how you’re using the Bullet as a profile-developing tool to explore what’s possible with new coffees, and we want to make it even easier to incorporate the Bullet into your work flows.
So we did. Simply plug your Cropster API credentials into your Roast.World settings.
Voila! Bullet profiles on Cropster!
Nice Stash You Got There – A Better Way to Organize Your References
On previous versions of RoasTime, it could be difficult to quickly reference profiles and Roast Recipes you downloaded from others, because they were all lumped together with your own roasts.
They deserve their own space, and in RT4 they now have it. Your own personal “Stash” of references, always just a click away.
(If you haven’t yet begun to explore the potential of Roast Recipes, make sure to check out our new official Roast Recipe Collection, which we will continue to add to in 2024.)
“Tag”! You’re It! – Versatile Filtering Options
Speaking of making it easier to find things…
Need to pull up all of your ‘soak’ profiles all at once? Want to deep dive into your last ten ‘fruit bomb’ roasts?
We made it easy to filter your roasts however the hell you want to! (Just make sure you remember to add the tags.)
Roast Calendar – Plan for Success with Schedules!
The calendar view on RoasTime 4 isn’t only useful when you want to quickly pull up that one crazy roast you did a few weeks ago – it can also help you plan your next moves in advance.
Pick your beans and decide whether to roast manually, playback a previous roast, or rock a Champ’s Roast Recipe, as shown above.
Bean Blends – Play the Matchmaker!
Have you been pre-blending formerly single-origin coffees into committed relationships with each other? You’re not alone.
Bean blends have long been a staple in the coffee community, but they caused some inventory headaches in the old RoasTime, as it was impossible to attach two beans to a single roast, thus forcing users to make manual inventory adjustments.
Now you can create a blend in Roast.World that will automatically deduct the correct weight of each bean from your inventory when you roast it. Nice.
Thinking About the Future with Smart Prediction
AI is more than a buzzword. It is the future. And we’re absolutely here for it.
Still in beta, Smart Prediction is the latest feature to be introduced to RT4. With Smart Prediction you can visualize the course of your roast before it happens – which is especially nice for those of us with a little less experience!
The tool leverages data from existing Roast.World profiles to predict the bean temperature of your current roast a full two minutes into the future. These predictions appear as a series of yellow dots on the live roasting graph, spaced in thirty second intervals.
Head to the settings menu to enable it – and remember that you’ll need to enter your green weight and be roasting while connected to the internet for it to work.
At the time of this writing, 2,291,003 is the exact number of roast profiles on currently stored on Roast.World.
But 2,291,003 also represents an opportunity – roasting data that we can leverage to create new tools and ultimately improve everyone’s coffee roasting experience, together.
Needless to say, although Smart Prediction is technically our first foray into the world of machine learning, it definitely won’t be our last. In fact, we’ve already begun work on new AI based features, even as we continue to refine our first.
But that’s not the only thing we’re working on. In 2024, you can also expect to see:
- A Roast.World design overhaul.
- Tighter integration of social features and more opportunities for users to connect with each other in meaningful ways.
- More robust software documentation and how-to guides.