Hottop Home Coffee Roaster KN-8828B-2K with 6 lbs Free Green Coffee

Product Code
kn-8828b-2k
$1,100.00

Summary

Add the "Coffee Sampler" add-on when adding this item to your cart to get a free 6 lb green coffee sampler as well! You'll get 2 lbs each of 3 different, delicious coffees, so you can practice your hand at home roasting with ease!

Measurements

Weight
31 lbs
Length
19 in
Width
10 in
Height
14 in

Details

The KN-8828B-2-K roaster from Hottop offers complete manual control of all roast parameters. Simply plug the roaster in and press the "POWER/START" button three times and the roasting process begins. Add the beans (between 225-300g per roast) at the machine's prompting or at your preferred drop-in temperature, then either allow them to roast and eject automatically or manually end the roast at any time. The KN-8828P-2K allows for up to 9 roast profiles to be saved. Each program is made up of eight segments. Within each segment the user has the ability to pre-determine time, temperature and fan speed, and the machine controls temperature. During a roast the pre-programmed variables can not be manipulated. Only the target temperature can be changed at the beginning of each new segment. Take advantage of the factory installed profiles to start, then start making small changes to learn how different parameters impact the roast.

Highlighted Features

  • Complete control. Maximum temperature, fan speed and roast time can be set before the roast begins and the temperature can be modified at the beginning of each new segment during roasting.
  • Programmable profiles. At the conclusion of your roast (after the cooling of the beans is complete), the machine will beep and you will be presented with the option to save the completed roast into non-volatile memory, including all the changes you have made. Up to three profiles can be saved in this manner.
  • Update K-style thermocouple. The Hottop has gained a dedicated following among many home roasters, and they've found a way to improve their favorite machine: adding a thermocouple. Until now, if one of these dedicated Hottop users wanted to know a more precise bean temperature than the general environmental temperature given by the original Hottop button-style thermal sensor, they have had to buy a thermocouple and install it themselves. Now, this basic model comes with a k-style thermocouple that extends out from the rear wall and provides a more accurate display of the bean temperature as well as a faster response time.

Standard features

  • Roast cycle: 12-22 minutes; time can be added when necessary
  • Capacity: up to 300 grams per batch (best results with 250 grams)
  • External cooling tray with agitation arm and cooling fan. Beans cool in 4 to 5 minutes
  • Large 4-inch viewing window gives a view of the beans during roasting
  • Heat element: 750 watts
  • Steel Drum: 4x8 inches
  • Audible signaling of roast progress; quieter than other home roasters
  • Manual emergency eject pin
 

Features

Features:

  • Each program consists of eight segments. Each segment consists of an amount of time, temperature, and fan speed. User predetermines these parameters for each segment and machine will control the temperature.
  • Profiles can be recalled and modified
  • Large LCD
  • Single K-type thermocouples
  • 300g max bean capacity
  • Save up to 9 profiles

Specifications

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Hottop
Model: KN-8828B-2-K
Width: 10"
Depth: 19"
Height: 14"
Voltage: 110
Weight: 20 lbs.
4.54545 stars, based on 11 reviews

Verified Buyer

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Hot top coffee roaster

Enjoying the flexibility of the roaster to roast at different roasting profiles. The cooling tray works great.

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Verified Buyer

12/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

great service, great roaster, fast

great service, great roaster, fast delivery

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Verified Buyer

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Hot top coffee roaster

A great home roaster. You can't go wrong with the Hottop.

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Verified Buyer

8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing

Best home roaster for learning how to roast.

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Verified Buyer

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great machine

This is the best coffee roaster that we have had. The roast if very even and perfect coffee. I would highly recommend it to anyone. However, you mention that we received 6lbs of free coffee. We never received that.

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Verified Buyer

8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Happy Hottop owner

I just received a Hottop 8828B-2K. It arrived in perfect condition - very well packed. After unboxing it and identifying all the different parts of it, I tried my first roast using the factory default profile. I used 250 grams of Sumatra green organic beans and let the roaster make all the decisions. The roast looks great - probably a "full city" (medium dark). Haven't used it yet but am pretty confident it will taste pretty good.

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Verified Buyer

5/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I'm already getting awesome coffee

My espresso coach told me to a Hottop KN-8828B-2k if possible and I'm really glad I did. My second batch yielded coffee comparable in quality what I have been getting from a high quality roaster. The manual is very well written. This is a big deal because proper coffee bean roasting is an art and a skill and instruction is important. Attached are pics of a shot of espresso and beans that have completed roasting and are in the cooling tray. Regarding the picture of beans, as mentioned, the espresso was high quality. Having said that, they are a bit darker than I like. I emailed and asked how to lighten them and they responded within a couple of hours with the information I requested. Home roasting really brings the cost down. So, I don't feel uptight when I lose coffee to dialing in the grind or when I mess up a shot. As far as negatives, there are none. There are a couple of things to be aware of. Roasting beans is not a matter of pressing a button and sitting back. Plan on spending about 20 minutes for every batch of about 8 oz of green beans. This is a pleasure to me and a hobby, so I'm good with it. While you can program in settings, I view this as an art and skilll to perfect and doing that means doing it manually for me. Also, a machine capable of delivering the quality that true espresso lover's want uses a lot of juice and gets very, very hot. I usually don't read all the instructions on something. However, the introductory information made the safety point over and over, so I did. It is critical that you read everything, especially the safety instructions. Fortunately, they have built many safety features into the unit. My first batch flipped a breaker and smoked up the house. The beans would have caught fire if not for a safety feature that ejects the beans as they approach combustion temperature. Fortunately, the manual prepared me that the first batch might not turn out as desired. I'm not worried about this. I choose to understand that this is a powerful device which requires focus and attention to use safely. My one sentence summary would be this: Do yourself a favor and get one of these if you can afford it and are willing to invest the time to get great coffee!

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5/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I'm already getting awesome coffee

My espresso coach told me to a Hottop KN-8828B-2k if possible and I'm really glad I did. My second batch yielded coffee comparable in quality what I have been getting from a high quality roaster. The manual is very well written. This is a big deal because proper coffee bean roasting is an art and a skill and instruction is important. Attached are pics of a shot of espresso and beans that have completed roasting and are in the cooling tray. Regarding the picture of beans, as mentioned, the espresso was high quality. Having said that, they are a bit darker than I like. I emailed and asked how to lighten them and they responded within a couple of hours with the information I requested. Home roasting really brings the cost down. So, I don't feel uptight when I lose coffee to dialing in the grind or when I mess up a shot. As far as negatives, there are none. There are a couple of things to be aware of. Roasting beans is not a matter of pressing a button and sitting back. Plan on spending about 20 minutes for every batch of about 8 oz of green beans. This is a pleasure to me and a hobby, so I'm good with it. While you can program in settings, I view this as an art and skilll to perfect and doing that means doing it manually for me. Also, a machine capable of delivering the quality that true espresso lover's want uses a lot of juice and gets very, very hot. I usually don't read all the instructions on something. However, the introductory information made the safety point over and over, so I did. It is critical that you read everything, especially the safety instructions. Fortunately, they have built many safety features into the unit. My first batch flipped a breaker and smoked up the house. The beans would have caught fire if not for a safety feature that ejects the beans as they approach combustion temperature. Fortunately, the manual prepared me that the first batch might not turn out as desired. I'm not worried about this. I choose to understand that this is a powerful device which requires focus and attention to use safely. My one sentence summary would be this: Do yourself a favor and get one of these if you can afford it and are willing to invest the time to get great coffee!

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Verified Buyer

10/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

User friendly!

I've had my B-2-K for a little over a week and have roasted several times. I've brought lots of coffee to work and have shared with friends. Everyone has complimented the roasts and some have even looked into roasting their own now.

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7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Great little machine

The basic model of the HotTop is a wonderful roaster for home enthusiasts. It gives you the ability to control the heating element and fan speed at all times during the roast, allowing you to create roast profiles better than any other home roaster appliance. While this model does offer built-in memory for saving your roast profile, I've found that a more hands-on approach yields more consistent results.. but it is nice that it is available. The thermocouple built into the machine gives you real-time temperature reading of the roast progress, which is invaluable to perfecting a roast for a specific bean. This combined with the larger batch size makes this roaster excellent for the home roaster. Great, and worth the price, if you're getting serious about roasting. I also prefer this model to the more expensive "P" model due to the increased control on this basic model.

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10/6/2018 3:02:11 AM

2 / 5 stars

Great roasting machine, a little flaw has disappointed me.

I bought it in 2/13/2018 and enjoy it, not entirely because the amount of coffee that can roast is small. I knew that since the beginning, so no issues here. The problem was when I tried to do a deep clean to the machine. I followed all the videos from the manufacturer. I am handy, so I know my way around tools. I removed the drum, top cover, fan, etc. I cleaned all the parts very well. Then, the issue was evident. No quality control during the assembly. The person who put it together forced the components, and now I am not able or refuse to make the same mistake. I want a product that I can put it together without bending, drilling, etc. In other words, it is 8 months, and I have just a pile of pieces that cannot fit together. There was a mismatch of screws for the same parts, so that tells me the quality control is poor.

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