Category Archives: Coffee

RIP HotTop KN-8828B

After 1102 roasts, over 275 Kilos of green beans and almost 5 years of loyal service my Hot Top KN-8828 had functional lapse which resulted in a serious chamber fire. During the final roast the display panel started to wink … Continue reading

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1000 Roasts

After 250 kilos (551 pounds) I think I have a handle on the home coffee roasting cost profile, how to disassemble and more importantly reassemble the HotTopUSA KN-8828B table top drum roaster. I am two days short of the Fifth … Continue reading

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Home Coffee Roasting

I just completed coffee roast 700. The Hottop KN-8828B  manufactured by Chang Yue Industrial Corp, Taiwan and represented by Michael Chiang at Hottop USA in Cranston Rhode Island. This is actually my second machine, the first fell victim to what … Continue reading

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