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    IKAWA sample roaster

    Dear Coffee Snobs,

    What do you thing about the IKAWA as a sample roaster. I know it is proven in the filed. However, despite having a 15 kilo roasting machine, I don't have a sample roaster. Do you thing it is a good alternative instead of a 1.5 kilo sample roaster?

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    Looks like a popper on steriods. Will have to wait and see how the thing works in real life but does look a tad expensive for the roast size comparing to a behmor (even with upgrades with thermo couples)

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    It's indeed, expensive

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    If 60g of green is enough for you to evaluate that coffee, go for it. The ability to control the profiles from an app is well worth the asking price.

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    Isnít the idea that you can easily replicate roasts and hence roast every day or two depending on consumption? Obviously with a weeks lag to let the bean flavour develop.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meshaal View Post
    Dear Coffee Snobs,

    What do you thing about the IKAWA as a sample roaster. I know it is proven in the filed. However, despite having a 15 kilo roasting machine, I don't have a sample roaster. Do you thing it is a good alternative instead of a 1.5 kilo sample roaster?
    A 1.5kg roaster (assuming drum style) is not a sample roaster (in the true sense of the industry's practice), so it would seem you are indeed confusing the intended purpose and functional abilities of the Ikawa versus say a Proaster 1.5kg system.

    Raw coffee suppliers provide sample sizes for sample roasters (gosh, that sorta makes sense). Asking for larger portion sizes is generally met with a grimace, even when offering to pay. The entire industry is geared up around these basic standards.

    Good luck trying to roast a sample portion properly in a 1.5kg drum style roaster, hence the sizing of the Ikawa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medalbandit View Post
    A 1.5kg roaster (assuming drum style) is not a sample roaster (in the true sense of the industry's practice), so it would seem you are indeed confusing the intended purpose and functional abilities of the Ikawa versus say a Proaster 1.5kg system.

    Raw coffee suppliers provide sample sizes for sample roasters (gosh, that sorta makes sense). Asking for larger portion sizes is generally met with a grimace, even when offering to pay. The entire industry is geared up around these basic standards.

    Good luck trying to roast a sample portion properly in a 1.5kg drum style roaster, hence the sizing of the Ikawa.
    Thank you for the reply,

    So you mean that it is better to get the IKAWA for the purpose of tasting greens. Do you thing I can replicate the results from the IKAWA to a 15 kilo Giesen with obviously some attempts her and there untill done right.

    In other words, what do I have to look at to achieve this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meshaal View Post
    Thank you for the reply,

    So you mean that it is better to get the IKAWA for the purpose of tasting greens. Do you thing I can replicate the results from the IKAWA to a 15 kilo Giesen with obviously some attempts her and there untill done right.

    In other words, what do I have to look at to achieve this.
    don't think of it as replicating results. you use the ikawa to realise the potential of the green, and you roast towards that on the production machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meshaal View Post
    Thank you for the reply,

    So you mean that it is better to get the IKAWA for the purpose of tasting greens. Do you thing I can replicate the results from the IKAWA to a 15 kilo Giesen with obviously some attempts her and there untill done right.

    In other words, what do I have to look at to achieve this.

    Perhaps you don't know much about your Geisen roaster and the fact there is a whole family of Geisen systems. As quick glance at their website should help answer your question. It's called a W1.

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