1850 Coffee is using QR codes to show people where their beans came from
What you need to know
- 1850 Coffee is working with Farmer Connect to make it easier to find where coffee came from.
- Customers can scan a QR code using their phone and receive information about their beans.
- The whole thing uses IBM's blockchain tech.
Coffee brand 1850 Coffee is making it easier than ever for customers to find out where their coffee came from. Leveraging IBM's blockchain tech, the company's 100% Colummbian Coffee will allow users to scan a new QR code using the Thank My Farmer app. 1850 Coffee is the first in the United States to offer this functionality.
Not only will customers be able to find out exactly where their coffee started life, but the Thank My Farmer app also helps local communities in the area the beans originated from, too.
The whole thing is made possible by IBM's blockchain tech with the whole coffee supply chain tracked. Buyers can be confident in the information they're being shown as well.
Of course, none of this matters if the coffee is no good. Thankfully, it sounds pretty great. And now you can read all about your own coffee's journey to your cup while you're drinking!
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