The first harvests gathered with this technology have already been exported to Poland. The use of blockchain is key for those seeking sustainable products.
There is nothing called Bitcoin flavored coffee, but the blockchain that gives life to this cryptocurrency will be used to track plantations that give life to this centuries-old beverage. This technology will be used by Nucoffee, a platform for the traceability and support of a coffee activity, whose first harvests have already been registered through a blockchain.
The news was released by Syngenta, a global biotechnology company specialized in agrochemicals and seeds, which runs Nucoffee. According to Rural Globo Magazine, the firm announced the use of blockchain technology during the International Coffee Week (ICW), held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. From that point, 36 bags of coffee were exported by Nucoffee to Poland thanks to the recent use of blockchain-based technology.
Sustainability and Blockchain
It should be noted that the use of blockchain has gained prominence in the process of coffee production in the state of Minas Gerais. This technology allows for greater transparency of information covering from the planting to the harvesting of the beans.
Through the use of this technology, the consumer is brought closer to the process of coffee production. For example, blockchain allows those seeking sustainable products to consult notes on the harvest.
This is the opinion of Nucoffee’s marketing manager, Juan Gimenes, who recently commented on the promotion of competitiveness. The expert considers that blockchain technology contributes to the process of legitimizing the production of coffee in the state of Minas Gerais.
QR Code Allows Monitoring
It was reported that the first coffee bags were exported to Eastern Europe using this technology. However, its use will allow coffee from Minas Gerais to reach any other parts of the world.
From Bitcoin to coffee, blockchain-associated technology can be integrated into numerous production processes. Embrapa, a Brazilian agricultural research company, considers that blockchain should represent the future of contractual and economic relations on a global scale.
The project was developed by Arabyka, a startup that partnered with Nucoffee. The company, recently created in Londrina, in the state of Paraná, Brazil, perfected the system for the traceability of coffee production that Nucoffee already had.
Before implementing the use of blockchain, Nucoffee had initially developed a network of up to two thousand registered farmers. However, it is important to clarify that the project using blockchain is different, and even has an incentive program for those farmers completing the information about the coffee that they produce.
Nucoffee offers input that helps the coffee plantation to the farmers using blockchain to register information. On the other hand, they can also count on technological support to keep abreast of the news on the field.
By keeping track of what comes to the table, future consumers can ensure a closer approach to the drink. All this will be possible through the use of a QR code, which will provide that pleasant smell of coffee from afar and which in turn will have blockchain to export it.
By Willmen Blanco