A great cup of espresso starts with a well-roasted bean. Hottop takes coffee to the next level with its KN-8828B Coffee Bean Roaster. Featuring a heavy-duty stainless steel case and drum, this Hottop model is manual and offers precise control over temperature, timing and roast level. The user controls the power going to the heating element. It can be adjusted in 10 percent increments from 0 to 100 at any time once the roasting process begins until the beans are ejected. This allows for subtle adjustments of the roasting profile. The main fan's speed can also be adjusted from 0 to 100 in 25 percent increments. This gives you another tool to control the roasting profile.The KN-8828B-2K roaster delivers around 25 cups of freshly roasted beans and is ideal for home or light commercial use.
How the Hottop Coffee Bean Roaster Works
- Simply add up to 1.3 cups of green beans, select your desired roasting profile using the temperature, timer and roast parameters, and press the Start button.
Features & Functionality of the Hottop Coffee Bean Roaster
- Major Capacity: Roasts up to 1.3 cup of beans in 17 minutes, which yields about 25 cups of coffee!
- Control and Quality: The easy-touch buttons and LCD display allow precise control over the quality of your roasting cycle, and the glass chamber allows clear visibility, during every stage of the roast.
- Temperature Matters: External cooling tray with agitation arm and cooling fan (with five speed settings!), so beans maintain a consistent temperature and cool in four to five minutes when completed.
- Easy-Clean: Double Filtration Chaff collection that also disassembles for easy cleaning.
- Memory: The three memory settings can be used to save favorite roasting profiles.
Included Accessories with the Hottop Coffee Bean Roaster
- User Manual
|Ease of Care and Maintenance||3|
|Ease of Use||3|
|Overall Value for the Money||4|
|How Does it Compare?||
Hottop offers two models, the "B" model which is a very hands on manual and precise roaster and the "P" model which has programmability and can automatically roast beans.
|Tips and Tricks||
Hottop makes small improvements on earlier models, the KN-8828B-2K features a special knob on the back of the machine, below the main ventilation fan. In emergency situations, such as a power outage or a failure of the electrical ejection mechanism, the user can pull this knob and manually eject the beans.
|Product Weight (lbs.)||25.0000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Max Roast Capacity||1-1.3 cups/8-10.5 ounces/225-300 grams|
|Roast Level Shades||Shade: Black Brown | Name: French, Shade: Dark Brown | Names: French, Espresso, Shade: Light Brown | Names: Light, Cinnamon, Shade: Medium Brown | Names: Medium, American, Shade: Medium Dark Brown | Names: Viennese, Full City, Light French, Espresso, Shade: Very Dark Brown | Names: Italian, Dark French|
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Bottom line: leave the filters in and roast outside. You can probably get away with replacing only the main (rear) filter. Thanks guys! Dec 2, 2013
The roaster is very consistent, and I roast 280g in about 14-16 minutes, depending on roast depth.
I also moved the K-probe approx. 1", allowing me to achieve French roast levels without having a default dump to the tray.
This roaster is capable of jealousy-inducing coffees if you use a little imagination and research! Feb 16, 2014
Mark Dec 28, 2012
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Warranty Information for the Hottop Coffee Bean Roaster
|What it Covers:||
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Hottop|
|Warranty Contact Information:||Email Hottop at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||No|
|Can SCG Repair?||No|
User Manuals for your Hottop Coffee Bean Roaster
A Nice Kickstarter (cont.)Review by MonJava Coffee
Price Value Quality
I forgot to add in my last review:
You can greatly enhance/ extend the life of this machine by adding a drop of Hayne's food-safe silicone grease to the outer drum shaft end where it sits in the front bearing plate.
I do this about every 5-10 roasts, as needed or when cleaning the view glass.
The grease is cheap, and readily available. A $6 tube will last years.
(Posted on 2/16/14)
An excellent kickstarterReview by MonJava Coffee
Price Value Quality
As close as you're going to get to a commercial roaster under the $3,000 target range. I started my roasting business with this, and still like to play with it.
Heating is a tad weak for the advertised 300 g (max) batch size. I recommend 230g for a medium-fast coffee roast, 250g for an espresso roast. I roast 280g w/ a charge temp around 340 F for a 15-16 minute roast.
With some research/ practice, you'll make astounding coffees.
Ours is 2 1/2 yrs old & has roasted about 2,500 Lbs, with only minor maintenance.
If you're serious, buy it. Not so serious? Get an SR-500.
(Posted on 2/16/14)
Big improvement over iRoast 2Review by Barry
Quality Price Value
I lost my iRoast 2 in a fire at the house and insurance was kind enough to cover the significant increased cost of this roaster. There are so many things to really like about it.
1 - Consistent roast of all beans using 250g recommended dosage.
2 - Very close to perfect setting out of the box for a slightly dark medium roast which, unlike Starbuck's, does not leave you drinking charcoal dust.
3 - Dump to rotating tray with agitator for fast, professional cooling.
4 - Totally seems like a professional roaster in miniature.
I roast 4 batches at a time to get enough coffee for 10days. The machine takes time to cool down to temperature after each batch. But then is more consistent across batches.
Sight glass gets nasty after a session but fairly easy to clean as well.
I roast outside but the level of smoke and noise is well below what I had grown used to. I would definitely recommend it to those flush with cash or insurance coverage.
(Posted on 12/17/13)
Very Good RoasterReview by Larry K
Price Value Quality
Item was received in 5 business days.
This replaces my Genie Cafe which I've used for close to 7 years which I decided to upgrade.
So far, I've only used the auto program, but this allows me to change the blower speed, heater temp and time to easily adjust the roast. Very good roasts my first three times. Runs quieter than expected, well built.
Well written manual and website to understanding the Hottop and get tips for roasting. Easy to clean and assemble.
Easy to see and hear beans cracking.
(Posted on 9/17/12)
Buy One - Get OvercaffinatedReview by Tom W
Quality Value Price
I am using the Auto program and varying the bean weights to achieve different levels of roasts. So far, he results have been better than my best Popcorn Popper roasts.
The machine is very quiet and there are no issues hearing the 1st and 2nd cracks. The beans have a fuller flavor than popper roasts.
The machine has several built in fail-safes to insure you watch the machine through the entire process. It is VERY important to be with this machine during the entire roasting process.
I thought is was going to be hard to strip it down for cleaning - it is very easy to do and get back together. Clean after every roast and keep to the full scale cleaning schedule.
The Hoptop website is very user friendly for parts and filters and there are plenty of other websites where you can gain useful information on using this product.
Shipment was quick (5 days) and I have been roasting ever since. Wonderful FRESH coffee. You will drink more coffee with fresh product.
Great Taste, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use
(Posted on 3/19/10)
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