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The Hottop Basic is for you if you understand coffee roasting basics, want up to a 1/2 lb 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 will need to be ventilated out, best to roast near an open window or under a kitchen range hood vent.
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The KN-8828B-2K HotTop Basic 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 a lot of roast aroma (read this as smoke!). Yep, if you roast more coffee you are going to get more smoke. There's no way around it. You are going to need ventilation, ideally by using it under a kitchen vent hood or near an open window. The roast profile you can achieve in the Hottop is closer to the results of a commercial drum roaster than the smaller home air roasters can get.
This especially suits folks who roast for espresso extraction, but when cupping the Hottops lighter roasts, we were impressed with the aromas and delicate balance of the cup quality. We have a lot more photos and more written about the HotTop in our Extended Review.
Hottop continuously improves the machine and we ship only the most recent production model. Most recently Hottop added a manual eject button - so you can force the beans to eject in case the eject button fails to work.
Every Roaster we sell ships with a tip sheet. Download the Hot Top Tip Sheet Here.