The Hottop Roaster is for those who want larger batches than the air roasters, longer roasts, a commercial type roast-and-cool cycle, and a more robust machine. Roasting with the Hottop takes an extra effort: you need to understand the sights, sounds and smells of the coffee roasting process to get the best results. But this method, roasting with your senses, is rewarded in a machine that gives a close-up view of the coffee during the roast cycle, and ... well ... produces so much roast aroma (read this as smoke!)
The Hottop Basic is for you, if you understand coffee roasting basics, want up to a 1/2lb batch, longer roasts, a commercial type roast-and-external cool cycle, and a tough machine. The sight glass offers you a close-up view of the coffee during the roast cycle. The roaster produces a lot of smoke that you will need to ventilate out of our kitchen or garage.Learn More$1,100.00
The Hottop Programmable is for you if understand coffee roasting basics, want up to a 1/2lb batch, longer roasts, a commercial type roast-and-cool cycle, and a tough machine. Compared to the Hottop Basic, it can remember more roast profiles and has a more interactive display. It gives you a close-up view of the coffee during the roast cycle but produces a lot of smoke that you will need to ventilate out of your kitchen or garage.Learn More$1,250.00
Rear filters for the Hottop roaster; this includes the plastic filter housing. Hottop recomends replacing these every 20 roasts. I personally have washed them clean, dried them thoroughly, and kept on roasting for a longer than 20 roasts. Really, the machine produces a lot of smoke even with a fresh filter in there. So why not just roast without a filter? Because it changes the way heat is cycled through the roaster ... so keep the filter in there, and make sure it's in reasonably good shape. Ignore discoloration, avoid too much build-up on it. If the roaster is getting too hot - ejecting roasts before they are programmed to end, it could be that you need a new filter. The filter includes the plastic housing, as pictured.
This is the replacement for the top filter on the Hot Top. You didn't know there was a top filter? Well, there is and it does need replacing, not often, just every 100 roasts. This filter fits under the metal screen on the top of the drum. These are just strips of carbon filter - they help reduce particles in the air while roasting. The replacement includes the metal housing so it is very easy to install.Learn More