IKAWA started with the idea of connecting coffee producers and coffee drinkers.
While Andrew Stordy was studying at Royal College of Arts he teamed up with Rombout Frieling to develop a roaster grinder brewer. They did, but it didn’t taste as good as it could and after a trip to Burundi they re-focused their plan on inventing an amazing coffee roaster.
The Professional Sample Roaster launched in 2013 and IKAWA followed up with a successful Kickstarter for the Home roaster in 2015. Our headquarters are located in London where we design, manufacture and dispatch all roasters.