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LEAP AHEAD

Biggest leap forward in home coffee roasting

 

October 2021

Introducing the new Home Roaster and App

New Home Roaster

Larger roasting capacity, same compact design.

Available now

UPGRADED
ROASTING CAPACITY

We’ve doubled the roasting capacity of the new Home Roaster from 50g to 100g (3.5oz). Making our technology more convenient with the larger batch size, whilst not compromising the overall experience and practicalities of roasting in your kitchen was a serious design challenge.

Building on the foundations of our 50g version, we’ve upgraded the roasting chamber, brushless fan, heating element, glass jar, doser, and more - to ensure a more powerful roasting system. Expect faster roasting sessions but with our same great design, compact size, smoke-prevention, and excellent roast quality.

EVEN ROASTS,
BATCH AFTER BATCH

New roasting chamber 'bean ramp'
Ask any Roast Master, and they’ll tell you the key to great roasting is even heat distribution. This is a clear advantage to air roasting on IKAWA Home and something we’ve doubled down on.

Agitating the beans as they roast, the ‘bean ramp’ is simple, effective, and well placed to deliver even roasts time after time.

Improved Inlet Air Filter
The ultimate protection from foreign objects without compromising on performance. We’ve lined the air inlet valves with a metal filter mesh to pull in a consistent flow of air - and nothing else.

HEAD TURNING,
POWERFUL BUT COMPACT

Next-gen Louvre Vents
The unsung hero of our Roaster, and now re-engineered to maximise airflow efficiency. The new Louvre Vents are located at the bottom of the roasting chamber, which funnel hot air to the chamber in just the right way to begin the cyclone process: simultaneously spinning the beans for an even roast and collecting chaff automatically throughout the roast.

Powerfully quiet
Increasing the batch size and power was always going to risk an increase in sound level. Our newly designed noise filter compensates for this and, as you might imagine, we’re quietly proud about that.

New Home App

The biggest leap forward in home coffee roasting.

Available now on iOS*

New App is in beta, visuals might vary at release.

RETHINKING HOW YOU
ENGAGE WITH COFFEE

At IKAWA, we strive to bring coffee drinkers like yourself closer to the source of green beans; grown and harvested in some of the most iconic locations in the world. With that, we've rethought the Home App's central focus and how you interact and engage with it.

Introducing 'My Library' - your new roast companion, allowing you to build and organise your unique collection of coffees and roast recipes. Add IKAWA green beans using your in-app QR code scanner, quickly send roast recipes to your Roaster, or take your time to learn about the fascinating people and places that brought your chosen coffee to you.

'My Library' becomes your digital filing system as your coffee collection expands, easily navigable to find and send recipes to your Roaster.

New App is in beta, visuals might vary at release.

DYNAMIC
ROAST RECIPE DASHBOARDS

Dramatic improvements to interactions with roasts
Roast recipes have taken a whole new role and meaning. Traditionally data-driven and one dimensional, we’ve transformed what it means to select and track your roasts to be more informative and empowering.

The new App closes the gap between the often confusing but critical way that your roast inputs impact the flavour of your final cup. Introducing:

- All-new roast recipe graph design.

- Dynamic guidance to expected flavours in acidity, body and bitterness.

- Real-time roast stage timestamp.

- Introductions to each recipe from our coffee experts.

New App is in beta, visuals might vary at release.

ROAST MASTERY
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Create your favourite custom recipes with our new controls
The new Home App redefines how we achieve the best tasting coffee based on your preferences.

Tailored to each IKAWA green bean, we've introduced two new controls: Roast Degree (five levels across Light to Dark) and Development Time (Low, Medium, and High). This new, simplified way of creating your own recipes makes it possible to explore the many ways coffee can be roasted and enjoyed. Recipes update in real-time to show you expected flavours and roast stages. This is a first in the industry.

MOVING FORWARD
WITH THE HOME COFFEE COMMUNITY

It only gets better over time
The App is at the heart of the Home Roasting System. It gives us the freedom to dramatically improve the overall experience of using our products for all IKAWA Home users. This means your home roasting experience only gets better over time.

One million cups and counting
From all of us at IKAWA, we’re here with you as you begin your roasting journey. People like you have made over 1 million cups of fresh, great-tasting, custom-roasted coffee with the IKAWA Home roasting technology. Make the leap and join them today.

*The new Home App is currently in beta, visuals may vary at release. The new App will only be available on iOS at release - the Android app will be updated at a later date. The current Android app will still be available for use.

The Home App is the primary way to control the Roaster and is free for everyone to use. This includes the updated roast editor - two new controls: Roast Degree and Development Time with up to 30 custom roast combinations. There is also a premium feature within the App that unlocks direct roast curve editing - we now call the advanced editor. It will be automatically unlocked and free for all existing 50g Home Roaster users as it has been the primary way to customise recipes before this new update. The new primary way to edit roast recipes has changed with Home Roaster v2, from direct curve editing to the two new controls. New Home Roaster v2 customers who want to use the advanced editor will have to pay a monthly fee in-app (£29.99/m). We believe this new and improved roast editor will give home customers the best chance of achieving their desired roast preference. This in-app paid feature has nothing to do with our Green Coffee Subscription on our coffee shop.