2. Getting Started with IKAWA At Home

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Getting started with your new roaster

Congrats! You’re about to embark on a super cool process unlocking the flavours of coffee. And it’s really easy with IKAWA At Home.

Step 1:
Find a nice spot to roast

The roaster doesn’t create a lot of smoke, but there is enough that after 3 or 4 roasts, a small room may become noticeably smokey.

So, if you’re planning on 1 or 2 roasts, anywhere should be fine as long as you’re on a hard-surface. If you’re going for more than that, consider moving close to an open window or if it’s warm, outside!

Step 2:
Choose which coffee you’d like to roast (and drink) and select the profile that matches.
Make sure you press the button on the bottom left that says “Send To Roaster”.

This feeling again?

No worries, it’s normal! Who’s roasted coffee before?? Just jump in and have fun with it. Here are a few guidelines if you’re still unsure.

  • The African coffees (Ethiopia and Burundi from the IKAWA World Selection Pack) are sweet and a little fruity.
  • The Colombian coffee is clean and sharp.
  • The Brazil coffee is low in acidity and more earthy in flavour.
  • And the Guatemalan coffee is a nice, mild, balanced coffee.

Step 3:
Add your greens to the doser.

If you have a kitchen scale, you will have best results using that. Weigh 50g of coffee.
Otherwise, fill the doser to the bottom of the warning text (like below):

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Step 4:
Start roasting

Twist the doser to add the beans to the roasting chamber and twist back so the chamber is sealed.

If the light is “green”, press the big silver button on the side to start the roast.

Step 5:
Finishing up

The roaster automatically cools the coffee for you and will let you know when it’s done.

Swap in the clean jar, remembering to bring the gasket with it and hit the silver button on the side again.

Yep, that just happened. Your roast is done.

Transfer to your storage jar and brew when ready.

Now, on to getting started with the Hot Air Community!


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