When coffee becomes digital
Marc Llanes Badia
Cybersecurity Global Business Development, Atos Senior Expert and member of the Scientific Community
Client Landscape Architect
Innovation Manager Major Events, Atos Distinguished Media Expert and Atos Scientific Community Member
Posted on: February 3, 2020
7 a.m. Alarm clock is ringing while the curtains open automatically following the sunrise. You don’t leave your bed until the smell of coffee comes in after your brand new e-CoffeeMachine connected to the house domotic system is preparing a nice cup of your preferred organic coffee from Colombia.
You love technology. You like to have everything digitalized and automated. You would even like to see automated the full process from growing your organic coffee up to the delivery at your home, but you think it is not possible as we need those old-fashioned man-made traditional means to get a good organic coffee done.
While you are tasting the nice coffee cup, you discover there is a logo of an NFC tag in the package, so you decide to scan with your mobile device to learn more about it. You realize how wrong were your assumptions.
The bean plantation is fully robotized, where the plants have been real-time monitored by IoT sensors analyzing the soil, the plants themselves using image processing to early detect plant diseases in order to apply minimal organic pesticides that match to a specific disease. In order to maintain a clean environment, most of the work is done by robots that communicate with the IoT devices over a 5G island where the data is processed in a Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) service. The processed information is securely sent to a cloud from a regional data center in Columbia. These data create a data lake for research in new methodologies. Then, using AI and ML techniques allows the company to increase its production while keeping a low cost with the highest quality to ensure the Organic certification.
All this is real-time monitored in the German company at their HQ using a platform provided and operated by a company called Atos.
Now you love your coffee better.
This blog was written during the Co-Creation Market challenge at the Atos 2nd Expert Convention.