Setting up the IKAWA Integration

This article explains how to connect the Ikawa Pro app to your Cropster account.

This manual contains two parts: 

Setup

The integration currently only works on iOS mobile devices (including iPads).

If your IKAWA Pro app is already connected to your Cropster account, continue with the Roasting section of this manual.

Linking your IKAWA account to Cropster

  1. Open your IKAWA Pro app on your IOS.
  2. Log in to your IKAWA account.
  3. Open the Menu top right and go the Account settings.
  4. Tap on Cropster.
  5. Tap on Cropster sign in to open the Cropster online platform C-sar.
    • If you are not yet a confirmed IKAWA BETA tester, click Request Integration. By filling out the form on the next page, you will be added to our list from where we choose BETA testers.
  6. Log in to your Cropster account, using your Cropster credentials.
  7. After logging in to Cropster, you should be led to the following page: 

    If you are not being led to the API access page or if the Open in IKAWA app button does not appear, go back to the IKAWA Pro app and tap again the Cropster sign in button. 
  8. After you log in to Cropster, you have to activate access for the IKAWA app, by clicking on Open in IKAWA app.
  9. Confirm the action by hitting the Open button.
  10. You will be led back to the IKAWA app. Your IKAWA app states You are connected to Cropster.

Linking your IKAWA roaster to Cropster

Now your IKAWA Pro app account is linked to Cropster and you need to link your IKAWA roaster. 

  1. First, you need the IKAWA Roaster ID. To get it, open the menu top right and go to Settings inside the IKAWA app.
  2. You will be led to the Settings of your mobile device. Look up the Roaster ID within the IKAWA Pro app settings. The screenshot below shows what it looks like in iOS.
  3. Go back to the Cropster online platform C-sar.
  4. Go to Machines  in the upper right hand corner.
    If there is no Ikawa yet, click the Request an additional machine-button and enter your Roaster ID in the Notes field. A Cropster rep will let you know once the Ikawa has been added.
    • If you already have an IKAWA machine in your account, click Edit.
    • Click Add ERP ID and enter your Roaster ID in the appearing text field and click Update roaster.


  5. Your IKAWA roaster is now successfully set up.

Roasting

This part of the manual explains how to export your roasts to the Cropster online platform C-sar.

The IKAWA integration works with Samples (SG-lots) only. 

Check out how to manage your Samples within Cropster. 

  1. Conduct your roasts as usual using the IKAWA Pro app. Once you have finished your roast, click on Export to Cropster to export your roast to Cropster. 
  2. Select your machine and the coffee. 

  3. Once the coffee has been selected, the roast will be instantly uploaded to Cropster.
  4. Review your roast in the Cropster online system by clicking on View roast.
  5. You will be led to the Cropster online platform to see your roast. 

Troubleshooting

If you see a popup that says Add roaster to Cropster after clicking Export to Cropster, please make sure the Roaster ID is set correctly in the Cropster machine settings.

To set the ID, review the steps described under Link your IKAWA roaster to Cropster.


For further assistance, please create a support ticket by clicking the Support button in the left lower corner of the app. A Cropster support rep will get in touch with you.


Congratulations! You have successfully set up the Cropster Roasting Intelligence!

Check out our Getting started video and enjoy tracking your first roasts! 

More manuals and videos can be found on help.cropster.com.