Inspiration - A coffee farmer in Central America complained that the current FairTrade movement is not working for him and that it only benefits the middlemen.
What it does - Creates a decentralized coffee supply chain and financing network which levels the playing field between the farmers, the supply chain ecosystem and the consumers as well.
How we built it - Interviewed the farmer, graphed out the supply chain and simulated it using HyperLedger Fabric, IOS, Node.js
Challenges we ran into - Not enough time to build out all the pieces we wanted to have in place.
Accomplishments that we're proud of - a functional demo and a better understanding of the coffee supply chain ecosystem.
What we learned - Don't update chain versions in the middle of the night :)
What's next for The Coffee Chain - Develop the crop financing and futures piece to bring the farmers and their actual consumers together.