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Test drive: IKAWA Pro sample roaster

I came across the IKAWA Pro when looking for something to roast bean samples. The UK-based website announced a starting price of 850 pounds and the promo video presented an enticing package. After a web enquiry and some emails, Tim Williams, of Bureaux Collective in Melbourne, sent a curvy black machine my way. But...before we consider the burning question of, 'How good is it?', let's consider the important question of, 'What are your needs?' How much coffee will you roast at a time? How often will you vary your roasts? How much roast data do you plan to analyse? What is your budget? How important are aesthetics and tidiness? Personally, I wanted to roast 100 grams or so to test different pr


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