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Product Details
Overall Rating 7.3, Based on 27 Reviews
Avg Price $550.00
Manufacturer Chang Yue
Machine Type Drum coffee roaster, variable roast controls, 1/2 lb capacity
Colors Steel and Black
Class Coffee Roaster, Drum
Pro Review No
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The HotTop Roaster is the second consumer-prosumer roaster released in the modern era (1980s onward) to feature a drum roasting system. It is currently subject to limited availability.

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L C (quality: 8.0) 09.13.2012 Rating: 5.0
Bottom Line: Did not meet expectations.  Not as consistent as I was led to believe, but still does a decent roast.
Sam Decock (quality: 9.5) 02.04.2012 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The Hottop is a high end consumer roaster that excels in user control, consistency, and repeatability.
Jake Wilson 09.09.2011 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: If you want a well built drum roaster with a cooling tray, buy this machine.  You wont regret it
Darshan-Josiah Barber (quality: 8.5) 11.17.2010 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: A quality machine offering total control of the roasting process, with excellent results in the cup.
Robert Norton (quality: 3.5) 06.24.2010 Rating: 2.2
Bottom Line: By Monday my Hottop will be a framed 2-D plaque on my kitchen wall. It will NEVER kill another batch again.
Alfred Hampton (quality: 4.0) 02.24.2008 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: I wouldn't buy this machine again just for the reason of the long cool down time before you can roast again.
Bruce G (quality: 9.0) 01.24.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Excellent, excellent customer service from Hottop; very customisable roasting; consistent roasts from saved profiles; highly recommended
Scott Holt (quality: 7.4) 01.08.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I personally think this is a great roaster for both beginners and experienced roasters
Kirk D (quality: 7.5) 05.06.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Excellent roasting quality meets programmability to offer outstanding roasting potential.
Paul Clark (quality: 6.8) 02.21.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Robust Enough for Missouri Winters
Doug Jamieson (quality: 8.5) 07.01.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: If you are going to roast at home, this is the machine to have.
Aaron Tubbs (quality: 8.5) 06.07.2006 Rating: 4.0
Bottom Line: Several minor irritations, but still the best roasting experience I've had to date.
Joe Von Kaenel (quality: 4.0) 06.03.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Well made, easy to use, large home roaster
Douglas Leslie (quality: 6.2) 05.10.2006 Rating: 1.4
Bottom Line: Fire hazard
Sherman Amsel (quality: 7.6) 04.28.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: worthwhile investment for the coffee addict, but be prepared for a learning curve!
Brad Bittinger (quality: 6.7) 03.15.2006 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Quiet, even roasts.  ALL who appreciate the joys of really fresh coffee should buy this machine!
John Curlett (quality: 7.8) 10.05.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: I would certainly buy it if possible but if you want mostly dark roasts, do more investigation as I can not help more.
Arthur Siegel (quality: 7.8) 10.01.2005 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: If you like the freshest, best coffee and enjoy experimentation and the excitement of creating  your own roasts, the hottop will get you just where you want to go.
Wade Fillingame (quality: 7.7) 01.27.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Expensive, but worth it if you are looking for consistant large batch performance.
John Riemenschnitter (quality: 7.5) 10.25.2004 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Well worth the intimidating price.
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