15 Aug 2019

IKAWA’S USA OFFICE + LA EVENTS

We’re thrilled to be in our own office in Los Angeles. And what a time to move in – we have three big LA coffee events this week!

If you’ve been hoping to get some hands-on experience with IKAWA Sample Roasters, or simply talk about all things sample evaluation, get in touch to arrange a visit to IKAWA USA in Los Angeles.

Our office is located in a Pulley Collective building, a co-roasting space available to roasters wanting to rent time using a roaster — a perfect fit for our first US frontier.

IKAWA USA
3821 S. Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, CA 90058

Telephone: +1 (424) 324-8121
Email: sales@ikawacoffee.com

IKAWA X LOS ANGELES EVENTS

THE BARISTA LEAGUE LA

Stop 3 this year on The Barista League tour is Los Angeles. We have had a blast supporting this event all year and are so excited to have our own Miles judging the event, and like the other stops, IKAWAs on stage for the baristas to use in Round 1. Entry is $5.00, for tickets click here

August 24th @ Black Rabbit Service Co. LA 

5:30pm – 11pm

STUMP THE ROASTER

Join Miles and the rest of the panel for a focussed Q&A-style conversation about coffee roasting. Hosted by Cafe Imports. Free to register for those already attending the LA Coffee Festival.

August 25th @ LA Coffee Fest (LA Convention Centre)

12:45pm – 2:00pm

COFFEE + DONUTS WITH CAFE IMPORTS

We hope to see you at our offices when we host Cafe Imports for a cupping of some of their current favourites roasted by Kimiyo. This is happening during LA Coffee Fest at our offices. If you’d like to join us, please follow this link.

August 26th @ IKAWA USA Office 

10am – Noon

HAVE YOU MET IKAWA TEAM USA?

MILES

Miles has been with IKAWA for 2 years now, and was our lone, intrepid IKAWA employee in the USA for over a year. Many of you will know Miles from IKAWA, or her previous work at Blue Bottle, as the Director of Education at Royal Coffee NY, or Roasting Manager at Allegro.

KIMIYO

Kimiyo joined the IKAWA team earlier this year and has brought over a decade of experience in the coffee industry with her. Most recently at Cafe Imports, and previously Peets and Keàn. Like Miles, she’s a SoCal native.

RACHEL

Hailing from Georgia, Rachel is a photojournalist turned coffee pro. Her time working in Guatemala and Costa Rica brought her to coffee, and most recently she was at Balzac Brothers in Charleston, SC.

IKAWA USA Team at SPLA Coffee

Read more about our USA Team on our Team page

By Rosie Annabelle Mills-Smith