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KYLE RAMAGE – ROASTING AT ALTITUDE

Kyle Ramage recently traveled to Colombia and combined a purchasing trip with a an experiment around roasting at altitude. Read about it here, and try […]

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HOW BEST TO ROAST FOR ESPRESSO: SCA LECTURE PANEL RECAP

At SCA Expo in 2018 we hosted a fantastic panel discussion who contributed both their espresso roasts and their insights.

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IKAWA PRO APP 2.5

The app is a fantastic way for us to continually improve your IKAWA experience, rolling out updates as we hear what our customers would like.

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PRO V3 ANNOUNCEMENT

We are proud to announce the release of the IKAWA PRO V3, the next generation of IKAWA Sample Roaster.

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WBC 2017: IKAWA ON STAGE

Innovative people will take a product and use it better than it was designed to be used, and do amazing things you never thought possible. We were proud and surprised to learn that 2 of the top 6 competitors at the 2017 World Barista Championships roasted their coffees on IKAWA Sample Roasters. So much so [...]
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TIM WENDELBOE | HOW I USE MY IKAWA SAMPLE ROASTER

“All the coffees I buy are roasted on the IKAWA before I do my final evaluation whether I should buy the coffee or not. I […]

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USCHI ZIMMERMANN, PANAMA VARIETALS | SOURCING PANAMA’S FINEST MICRO LOTS WITH THE HELP OF IKAWA

We were about to move forward with a 1kg roaster when we heard about the IKAWA. Since then it has become our most valuable “employee”. […]

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WOLFRAM SORG, BACKYARD COFFEE | TRANSLATING A ROAST PROFILE FROM SAMPLE TO PRODUCTION ROAST

“In the beginning there was the idea of being able to produce a profile in the small scale and bring it to my production roaster […]

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DESIGNED AND MADE IN LONDON BY IKAWA

We’ve recently moved to our new office and workshop in London Fields, up the road from our previous studio and workshop. In this blog post […]

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ADAM SHAW, DEEPER ROOTS COFFEE | HOW IKAWA IS HELPING SAMPLE ROASTING IN CINCINNATI AND GUATEMALA

“Since we work directly with farmers and cooperatives, we wanted to be able to set profiles, share them with the coop and have them be […]

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MARCELO PEREIRA MAGNERE | HOW IKAWA SAMPLE ROASTERS ARE HELPING IMPROVE COFFEE QUALITY IN MYANMAR

“I chose the IKAWA Sample Roaster because I could eliminate the roasting variable. Adopting quality standards was a difficult task, it was always compromising efficiency […]

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ALGRANO | A DIGITAL APPROACH TO SOURCING, SHARING AND SAMPLE ROASTING

How IKAWA’s Sample Roaster is complimenting Algrano’s innovative online platform for ‘coffee artisans’ allowing coffee producers and roasters to speak a common language. 

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HATCH CRAFTED | SAMPLE ROASTING FOR COLD BREW

Alfonso Tupaz is the founder of Hatch Crafted, a cold brew coffee company based in Canada and have been IKAWA customers since May 2015.  We […]

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ICELAND’S BREWERS CUP CHAMPION TUMI FERRER ON HIS IKAWA ROASTED COMPETITION COFFEE

Tumi Ferrer is Head Trainer at Te og Kaffi, who are a leading roaster in Icelandic and an IKAWA customer.  He also happens to be […]

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ANDREW BLOOSTEIN | OREN’S DAILY ROAST – OUR FIRST AMERICAN CUSTOMER ONE YEAR ON

“It’s such a relief to have a sample roaster that can crank out great, consistent sample roasts at a moment’s notice. The small batch size is […]

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ROB HOOS | MASTERCLASS ON CREATING ROAST PROFILES BASED ON EXHAUST TEMPERATURE

This post by Rob Hoos sheds some light on what is actually happening inside the roast chamber, and how you can interpret the data to […]

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IDA STEEN | SENSORY SCIENCE AND METHODOLOGY FOR COFFEE EVALUATION

“Everything we do as coffee professionals is about creating good taste and aroma. A huge amount of effort in all the areas of the coffee […]

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IKAWA AT LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL AND SCAA

Our coffee trade show season is starting in April with London Coffee Festival and SCAA in Atlanta very soon. 

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INTRODUCING IKAWA PRO APP 2.0

We’re excited to share the IKAWA Pro App 2.0 with you. This development maintains the simplicity of use, while providing more data and enabling you to record unique […]

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COFFEE PRODUCER KEITH PECH ON PANAMA GESHA AND USING HIS IKAWA

Keith is Manager of Damarli Estate producing Gesha coffees in Panama. We met him in Taiwan. In this post he shares his insights on the […]

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PRO APP 2.0: RECORD FIRST CRACK AND VIEW DEVELOPMENT TIME RATIO

Record the time of First Crack as you roast. If you’re taking the coffee to Second Crack, you can add a marker for this too. […]

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PRO APP 2.0: MORE DETAIL ON IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS

As well as adding the advanced features to the IKAWA Pro App 2.0, such as marking first crack, calculating development time ratio, showing rate of […]

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PRO APP 2.0: SAVING YOUR ROAST HISTORY, NOTES AND PHOTOS IN THE ROAST LOG

We’re particularly excited about the value of the Roast Log as we believe it can transform the IKAWA Pro App from a device to control […]

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PRO APP 2.0: VIEWING RATE OF RISE GRAPH

By popular demand, we have introduced a Rate of Rise graph showing the speed that temperature increases (or decreases) during the roast at any given […]

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THANK YOU CUP NORTH!

“In the space of fifteen minutes, I met a coffee producer from Mexico, a professional coffee roaster from Steampunk Coffee, Barista Champion Charlotte Malaval and […]

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WHY MORTEN MÜNCHOW USES IKAWA PRO ROASTER

“We feel that the IKAWA is perfect for experiments because of the high control it offers and the ease with which students can roast their […]

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FOODTECH WEEK – THE FUTURE OF COFFEE

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 […]

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MIDSOMER AT SCAE GÖTEBORG

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 […]

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TIM WILLIAMS FROM COFFEE SOURCING ROASTS EAST AFRICAN SAMPLES

“I’ll admit it — I first approached the IKAWA Professional Sample Roaster with a more than healthy degree of scepticism. It seemed too easy to […]

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CATCHING UP WITH LINCOLN AND YORK AT LUNCH

Bradley caught up with Gina Reay at the Lunch Show, where they were doing Live Roasting Demonstrations with theIKAWA Pro Sample Roaster

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PHIL SCHLUTER INTRODUCING THE IKAWA SAMPLE ROASTER

Schluters use IKAWA Sample Roasters in their Liverpool and Switzerland offices, as well as in Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. In this short film […]

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STILL BUZZING FROM LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL

We’ve just spent 4 days at London Coffee Festival, roasted kilos of coffee and spoken to hundreds of people about the IKAWA roasters and although talked […]

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LONDON AND AMSTERDAM COFFEE FESTIVALS – COME SAY HI!

The next month is shaping up to be the busiest in our fledgling company’s history! Very soon we will be launching our Home Roaster on Kickstarter […]

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SCAA 2015 – OUR MICRO-ROASTER AT SEATTLE’S MASSIVE COFFEE SHOW

Our first foray into the United Stated of America with our micro roaster was a great success. Over the Easter break, Andrew and Luke made […]

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UWE FROM KAFFEE KULT’S EXPERIENCE WITH IKAWA PRO SAMPLE ROASTER

Kult Kaffee is a roastery with a café, based in Heiligenhaus, in the German Ruhr Area. Owner Uwe Liebergall started the business with cafés and […]