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Hottop B KN-8828B-2K+

SKU HOTTOP-B-2K-Plus

Your Price $1,600.00
FREE $25 CBC Gift Certificate
3 FREE Sample Kits
FREE Roast Log

Included for free:

  • $25 CBC Gift Certificate
  • Three (3) Sample Kits (fifteen 1/2 lb bags) & Roast Log

The Hottop KN-8828B-2k+ coffee drum roaster features dual thermocouples to monitor bean temperature and environmental temperature in real time. The USB port allows computer logging, monitoring, and roast control, giving you complete control over your roast.

Product Features:

  • Manual control of all roasting process parameters
  • USB graphing, logging, and roast control capability
  • Automatic mode begins roast with three button presses
  • Programmable eject points for time and temperature
  • Three user profiles can be saved in non-volatile memory
  • All roast parameters easily saved at the end of the roast cycle
  • Quiet operation - hear the roast, not the roaster
  • High quality stainless steel surface makes cleaning easy
  • Large capacity, heavy-duty stainless steel drum
  • External cooling tray with forced air for fast cooling
  • Large 250 gram to 300 gram capacity
  • 750 watts roasting power
  • Two stage air filter to lessen particulates in smoke
  • Dimensions: 19" x 14" x 10"
  • Weight: 20lbs
  • Includes comprehensive owner's manual
  • Numerous built-in safety features
  • UL approved
  • MPNHOTTOP-B-2K+

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by on January 2, 2020

I still consider myself a novice although I have completed about 100 roasts on my old Behmore and a whirly popeer. The reason I went to the Hottop was for more consistent roasts, more control of the variables, and the for the datalogging capability via the Artisan software. So far after 10 roasts, I am thoroughly satisfied with my purchase. The Hoptop is fair-priced everywhere with their vendors at around $1600. I bought it from Coffee Bean Corral because of the excellent customer service, fast turnaround time on orders and the fact that they answered my questions very quickly. Getting their coffee samples also helped with my learning curve as well. So far, what I like about the K2+ are: • Easy setup. There was a minimal amount of assembly to do (put on the heat grills and mount the cooling tray) and you are ready to go. • Documentation is some of the best I have ever seen for a consumer appliance. I say this as a former tech writer and editor. • Good user interface (controls and display). Aside from being able to control this from my laptop, • Good control over the process. • Consistent results • Sturdy construction • Easy to clean and maintain. Cons: • Smoke ventilates from multiple openings. Unless you rig a big hood with a powerful fan, it will set off the smoke detector in your kitchen. • Its limited to roughly a 1/2lb (250 grams) capacity. For me this is not a problem. On my older roaster I tried full 1lb roasts and had very inconsistent roasts • Because the heating element is electric, heat changes will have a lag time. But with experience, this becomes a mote point. Is the K2+ for everyone? If you are serious about coffee roasting and want to perfect your craft, then I believe this is the machine for you. It will allow you to do more with your roasts than lower priced roasters and is well supported by the manufacture and the user community. Although there is a lot to be said for gas roasters, not everyone has natural gas or propane available. There are also safety concerns as well. The next up is getting a sampling roaster. This is really overkill for the home roaster unless you are planning to do this as a career. Happy roasting!

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by on June 3, 2020

I've used it twice and I love it. I live in an apartment temporarily and I own a gene. Can't use it because it sits off the fire alarm. This one puts out very little smoke until the very end, which gets sucks out the stove fan and no fire alarm going off. So far i have only used the auto setting and excited about learning more settings. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get into coffee roasting.

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