28 Dec '14, 6am

Hottop Coffee Roaster #Archive

The Hottop is a drum coffee roaster, designed for home use, with a manufacturer’s recommended batch size of 250g of green beans per roast. This also makes it the highest-capacity (commercially manufactured) home roaster by a small margin, as the Alpenrost is specified to take a batch size of 225g. The Hottop is electrically powered, both for heating and drum rotation – no gas here, unlike in professional sample roasters. It is also computer controlled – at the time of writing it is the only shipping home roaster with a built in roasting profile (temperature over time). This is both good news and bad news. Mainly it’s good news as it means that the results produced are closer to those produced by professional drum roasters (note I said closer, not identical). It’s bad news if, after becoming proficient with the machine, you decide that in some cases you know better than the...

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