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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 36-46; doi:10.3390/s100100036

Electronic Nose for Quality Control of Colombian Coffee through the Detection of Defects in “Cup Tests”

Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Pamplona, Pamplona, 057, 75, Colombia
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Received: 30 October 2009 / Revised: 26 November 2009 / Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 24 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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Abstract

Electronic noses (ENs), are used for many applications, but we must emphasize the importance of their application to foodstuffs like coffee. This paper presents a research study about the analysis of Colombian coffee samples for the detection and classification of defects (i.e., using “Cup Tests”), which was conducted at the Almacafé quality control laboratory in Cúcuta, Colombia. The results obtained show that the application of an electronic nose called “A-NOSE”, may be used in the coffee industry for the cupping tests. The results show that e-nose technology can be a useful tool for quality control to evaluate the excellence of the Colombian coffee produced by National Federation of Coffee Growers. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality control; Colombian coffee; chemical sensors; data acquisition; data processing quality control; Colombian coffee; chemical sensors; data acquisition; data processing
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Rodríguez, J.; Durán, C.; Reyes, A. Electronic Nose for Quality Control of Colombian Coffee through the Detection of Defects in “Cup Tests”. Sensors 2010, 10, 36-46.

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