South Batur Village, Bangli Regency, is very rich in coffee farming potential. However, coffee products that should be a source of income for farmers have not been managed optimally. In marketing, farmers are still fixated on collectors, resulting in coffee sales being unable to impact the community’s economy significantly.
The problem became a concern of Undiksha students. The team consisting of Ni Made Ariyani Kumala Sari, Sahda Nabila Pramesti, and Ni Kadek Sintya Dewi from the Department of Mathematics tried to provide solutions through the innovillage program. The team named ASASI Melali initiated the creation of a digital application, “BaturCoffee.” This application is designed to help the people of South Batur Village develop the potential of their village’s coffee plantations, namely by marketing and selling typical South Batur coffee. It also supports the opening of new tourism objects on coffee plantations. “Through this application, we also want to help accelerate the SDGs goals on tourism growth in South Batur village,” said team leader, Kumala Sari, Tuesday (13/12/2022).
She further explained that the BaturCoffee application is focused on four main features, including the coffee experience, which aims to make users feel as if they are in the coffee garden of South Batur Village and users can access coffee products. My coffee feature is useful for introducing coffee types according to South Batur Village’s flavors. The coffee shop feature introduces fruit products and processed coffee sold by the people of South Batur Village.
The last feature, coffee pay, provides online transaction services on the application and offline transactions directly with the seller.
In addition to the four main features, several other features will be created that will make it easier to exploit South Batur Village’s coffee potential. “This social project is in line with the SDGs goals of decent work and economic growth. The design process to visualize or document the development of the system will be carried out using the Unified Modelling Language (UML), which includes use case diagrams, activity diagrams, class diagrams, and menu structures,” She explained.
The challenge in making this innovation is in making applications because it requires human resources, which are truly experts. The application must also be adapted to the situation of the people in South Batur Village. “In addition, the location of partners that far from Undiksha is our obstacle in carrying out this innovation because it must be adjusted to the lecture schedule,” said Kumala Sari.
Under the guidance of lecturer I Putu Pasek Suryawan, S.Pd., M.Pd., the challenge was solved. The hard work paid off with the success of this innovative design entering the final in the innovillage program in 2022. “The final will be held on December 14, 2022, with an online presentation by the implementation team,” she explained.
He admitted that the Innovillage participants in 2022 were very competent, as shown by the ideas and results of the innovations made. “But that does not make our team pessimistic because our team will also maximally prepare for the final,” he concluded. (rls/hms)