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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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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.
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.
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.
Bill M (quality: 5.8) 11.26.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Would I buy it again?   Absolutely!
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!
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
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.
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.
Douglas Leslie (quality: 6.2) 05.10.2006 Rating: 1.4
Bottom Line: Fire hazard
Fred Langer (quality: 8.0) 03.05.2004 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: If you want 1/2 pound batches of repeatable roasts, don't mind the higher price (factor in the possible need for a variac if your voltage is wimpy) - this beats the Alpenrost hands down.
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
Jim Algar (quality: 2.3) 10.12.2004 Rating: 0.0
Bottom Line: FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE HAZADRD FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE HAZARD FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE HAZARD
Joe Von Kaenel (quality: 4.0) 06.03.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Well made, easy to use, large home roaster
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.
John Riemenschnitter (quality: 7.5) 10.25.2004 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Well worth the intimidating price.
Jon Radoff (quality: 3.7) 02.27.2004 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: Dangerous fire-hazard, avoid!
JP Cordill (quality: 7.6) 11.29.2003 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: If you buy a Hottop you gamble on getting a real bean baker like mine.
Kirk D (quality: 7.5) 05.06.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Excellent roasting quality meets programmability to offer outstanding roasting potential.
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.
Michael W (quality: 7.1) 05.18.2004 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Consistent, easy-to-use, good-looking, large batch, excellent flavor and aroma.  If you can afford it, it is a nice luxury.
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