The main challenge was to improve the coffee quality control process, addressing both current needs and anticipating future challenges in the sector. The task involved creating a tool accessible to coffee cuppers of all levels of technological experience and that could integrate with existing systems like INATrace for coffee traceability.
Our solution was an open-source mobile application with an intuitive and user-friendly interface, designed to facilitate accurate and efficient coffee cupping. The application was developed with scalable technologies, ensuring its long-term relevance and its ability to adapt to changing market needs. Interoperability with traceability platforms ensures detailed tracking from origin to consumer. This endeavor was not just a testament to our technical prowess but also highlighted our comprehensive approach, blending consultancy, project management, requirements analysis, and product design to deliver an all-encompassing solution within the client's budget.
The project culminated in the launch of a tool that not only significantly improves coffee quality control in Honduras but also establishes a new standard in the industry. The successful collaboration between Figura Studio and INATrace and GIZ demonstrated the potential of combining specialized sector knowledge with advanced technology, resulting in an innovative solution that has a positive impact on the coffee supply chain.
Our Process
Conceptualization & Requirements Gathering

Needs Analysis: Engaged with stakeholders to understand the specific challenges and requirements of the coffee quality control process.

Project Scope: Defined the scope, objectives, and deliverables of the project, ensuring alignment with the client’s expectations and industry standards.

Design & Development

UI/UX Design: Focused on creating an intuitive and user-friendly interface, facilitating ease of use for coffee cuppers of varying technological expertise. We create 3 kinds of users, guest, cupper and admin.

Technical Architecture: Selected technologies for development, emphasizing scalability, interoperability, and long-term viability.

Development & Iteration: Employed agile methodologies, allowing for flexible and responsive development cycles. Features were developed, tested, and iterated upon based on stakeholder feedback.


Code Documentation: Document your code to explain how it works and any important classes, methods, or algorithms. This makes it easier for others to contribute and maintain.

User Documentation: Create guides, FAQs, and tutorials for end-users. Include installation instructions, feature explanations, and troubleshooting tips.

Contribution Guidelines: Write clear contribution guidelines for developers who want to contribute to your project. This should include how to submit bugs, feature requests, and pull requests.

Testing and Quality Assurance

Unit Testing: Write unit tests for your code to check individual components for correctness.

Integration Testing: Test how different parts of your application interact with each other.

User Testing: Conduct user testing sessions to gather feedback on usability and identify any UX issues.


Beta Release: Consider releasing a beta version to a select group of users. Use their feedback to make final adjustments.

Official Release: Launch your app on platforms relevant to your audience. For web apps, deploy to a web server; for mobile apps, consider app stores or direct downloads from your site.

Promotion: Use social media, blogs, and open-source communities to spread the word about your app. Engaging with your potential user base directly can also provide valuable insights.

Maintenance and Community Building

Bug Fixes: Regularly update the app to fix bugs and security vulnerabilities.

Feature Updates: Plan for future releases with additional features based on user feedback.

Community Engagement: Actively engage with your community. Respond to issues, review pull requests, and participate in discussions. Encourage and support new contributors.


-To design and implement a coffee cupping mobile application with an intuitive interface for precise sensory evaluations.

-To develop a cupping algorithm based on the SCA protocol, ensuring objective and consistent evaluations.

-To integrate the mobile application with INATrace for enhanced traceability and quality control.

-To implement robust security and privacy mechanisms to protect data confidentiality.

-To conduct thorough testing and make necessary adjustments for optimal application performance across various devices.

Value Proposition

Our team of experts is committed to developing a structured and efficient coffee cupping PWA/App module, along with offering consultancy services before, during, and after the project development. This commitment ensures an effective, efficient, and quality integration of the project. With this mobile application, cuppers, producers, and other stakeholders in the supply chain will be empowered to make informed decisions and ensure the quality and authenticity of Honduran coffee.


This project underscores our ability to deliver comprehensive, budget-aligned solutions through a synergy of consultancy, project management, and innovative product design. Our creation of the coffee quality control app marks a significant advance in ensuring the sustained excellence of Honduran coffee, demonstrating the transformative potential of targeted technological solutions in the agro-industry.

"In my role as a technical advisor for GIZ, the introduction of Catatrace has been fundamental. This platform has transformed our ability to monitor and ensure sustainability in the coffee value chain. I am impressed with the tool and grateful for the innovation it brings to our project management."
Marco Pérez
GIZ Technical Advisor