IKAWA was delighted to take part in London Food Tech Week, the world’s first week-long celebration, showcase and collaboration of food industry-leading brands, innovators, startups and entrepreneurs.
Alex Georgiou from IKAWA and Colin Pyle from CRU Cafe at The Hoxton, FoodTech Week event. Image ©Sami-Jo Adelman
We were lucky to have this right on our doorstep, and made the most of the fantastic array of events – we manged to find our way to UX design for Food Apps where Malwine Steinbock, founder of Cookbooth and Dan Ziv founder of Uncover shared their insights into creating successful food apps – we’re working on improvements to the IKAWA Pro App at the moment, so this was a fascinating opportunity.
Also managed to bag tickets to a Table Crowd event, Seedcamp X FoodTech, and ‘An Insider’s Guide To…’ with Richard Reed and Martin Morales – to by the time ‘our event’ came around on Friday we’d already had a great week!
Colin kicked things off with ‘the coffee scene’ from The Green Hornet, where it’s fair to say the espresso machine used is pretty futuristic. CRU Kafe have created a range of super high quality Nespresso compatible pods using Fairtrade and organic coffee. Colin likened their pods as the software that Nespresso ‘hardware’ has been craving.
IKAWA’s coffee roasters are most definitely hardware – and we had the chance to demonstrate the roaster using a medium roast on washed Peruvian Arabica beans. You can view the profile below.