We recently spent 3 days at Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) in Gothenburg where we were demonstrating the IKAWA Professional Sample Roaster to the great and the good of coffee in Europe – and beyond.
It felt like we’ve come such a long way since we last exhibited at SCAE Rimini 2014. This year, instead of people asking “what is this?” about our Pro Sample Roaster, many were saying “I’ve wanted to see this roaster for myself” – as we all know, the proof of the pudding is in the eating – or the tasting in this case, and it was excellent to be able to actually demonstrate the roaster to coffee producers, exporters, traders, roasters and coffee trainers – all of who could see different applications for it.
We travelled light – just two roasters in travel cases and pop-up stands – most of the weight was our green coffee; a washed Burundi coffee from Codemu, and some washed Colombian Arabica from Finca Buena Vista, although one of the great things about the event was the range and quality of other green coffee available from other exhibitors. In fact, we were able to actually put our roaster to good use roasting samples for other exhibitors.