ABOUT IKAWA AT HOME

IKAWA Home Coffee Roasters are designed for all international power supplies.

  • We have a 220 – 240v roaster (as used in UK, Europe, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia etc),
  • 110 – 120v versions (for North America, Central America, Venezuela Taiwan amongst others.
  • There will also be a 100v version for Japan

Select voltage on the product page

There are many differences between IKAWA At Home and the Sample Roaster for Professionals:

The For Professionals System; the Sample Roaster and Pr App allows a greater degree of precision for coffee professionals using the machine as a business tool to help with consistent, standardised sample roasting and profile roasting.

This includes 20 temperature profile points, 20 minutes of roasting time, ten fan points, the ability to pre-heat the roaster for high-temperature starts, and real-time roast adjustment – so you can amend the roast profile on the fly.

The temperature sensor of the Pro Roaster is located inside the roast chamber, offering very accurate temperature readings of the exhaust temperature – a relatable metric for coffee professionals. Locating the sensor here allows the roaster to measure temperature of the air after it’s passed the beans, so will take into account the endo and exothermic stages of the roast, and adjust heat sent to roaster based on these readings. This is fundamental to the roast.

There are also advanced features on the Pro App (such as ability to mark First Crack, automatic calculation of the Development Time Ratio, Rate of Rise graphs, Roast Log and ability to edit data in the table form rather than graph – more here) which all help coffee professionals use the roaster to meet business needs.

IKAWA At Home system is designed to making home coffee roasting more accessible to coffee lovers, and enable experienced home roasters the opportunity to get more adventurous with their home roasting.

The Home App is designed to help achieve this, and comes with 6 recommended roast recipes for the range of green coffees we supply.

It offers six temperature profile points, two fan points, and twelve minutes’ profile time. There is no pre-heating functioning which although is different to the Sample Roaster, it still enables excellent roasts, but the insights do not translate to production roasting.

The temperature sensor is located below the roasting chamber where it is more protected. It measures the Input Temperature of the air going into the roast chamber, so will not pick up the variations that different bean moisture levels, density etc can bring to the roast – although the recommended roast recipes are designed for the beans we supply and taste fantastic. Because roasts are based on input temperature, the curve needs to be designed differently, and the axis on the app are different too, going to a maximum input temp of 295 degrees C, compared to 245 degrees C on the Sample Roaster.

The IKAWA Home App still has the ability to customise roast recipes and share via email, twitter and text message etc, however does not have the same advanced features as the Pro App.

The Home Coffee Roaster can roast 60g of green coffee at one time, which will amount to around 50g of roasted coffee beans. One of the beauties of the product is the accuracy and repeatability – so it will repeat roast at the touch of a button, meaning you can roast larger amounts in minutes.

IKAWA At Home roast recipes are designed for 50g of green coffee.

The Home Coffee Roaster will be able to be used with any green beans, not limited to the ones IKAWA will supply.

We are confident you will love our selection of coffees – available here.

They have been selected by a panel of experts, and come with a recommended roast recipe tailored to the particular beans. This allows the less experienced roaster to have a perfect result first time, and be a platform to develop your roasting expertise by as experimenting with the profiles and editing them to create your perfect recipe.

The IKAWA Pro App is not compatible with the IKAWA At Home system. This is because the temperature is measured at different points, so there is no correlation.

The IKAWA Home Roaster will have a maximum roast time of 12 minutes, however many of our favourite roast recipes take around 6 minutes + cooling time (approximately 90 seconds). You can experiment to find what works best for you!

You can view the the Technical Specification here  

The roaster emits very little smoke when roasting and does not require external ventilation to be fitted.

This is mainly due to the small batch size – and the fact that when using recommended roast recipes you will not burn the coffee beans, so very low amounts of smoke are emitted.

We would however recommend that if doing more that a couple of roasts you open windows, or use the roaster below your extraction hood.

ORDERING A HOME COFFEE ROASTER AND COFFEE

You can order from our website here.

There is an estimated lead time of 12 weeks from date or order.

When ordering your roaster, we can include any amount of additional coffee or accessories for no extra shipping cost.

While prices are listed in GBP, you can make payments from foreign currency account.

At present, orders will be shipped to Europe and the USA.

We will update this over time – find our more about shipping countries and costs here.

Customers may be liable for any local import duties or taxes when the delivery is to a country outside the European Union.

Shipments for Home Coffee Roaster are made by DHL’s Economy worldwide service.

There is a lead time of approximately 12 weeks from order to delivery. This is because we are currently fulfilling pre-orders first.

IKAWA AT HOME APP

Anyone can download the IKAWA Home app – just search for IKAWA Home in the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

User account allows you to back up your roasting library, and log onto another device with to access your profiles.

You can also synchronize your app and website account and login details, by selecting ‘sync accounts’ on the User Account section of the website.

The black line if fan speed.
It controls how many rotations per second the fan makes. The fan speed is what animates the coffee when it’s in the roast chamber and pushes the heat through. Typically it needs to be relatively high at the start as the beans are denser; heavier and smaller – but some people like to turn the fan speed up towards the latter stages of the roast as the coffee gives off more smoke.

You can edit the fan speed, so have a play and see what you think, but be mindful not to set the speed too low at the start or you’ll end up burning the beans!

The roaster is controlled via the App which communicated via bluetooth with your roaster.

You must download the IKAWA Home app from iTunes or Google Play Store first.

ANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED?

email support@ikawacoffee.com and we’ll be happy to help