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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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Susie L (Roxie's mom) (quality: 7.5) 11.14.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: This is the first roaster (out of 7) that I'm very happy with.
Bill M (quality: 5.8) 11.26.2003 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Would I buy it again?   Absolutely!
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.
Jon Radoff (quality: 3.7) 02.27.2004 Rating: 4.6
Bottom Line: Dangerous fire-hazard, avoid!
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.
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.
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
John Riemenschnitter (quality: 7.5) 10.25.2004 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Well worth the intimidating price.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Douglas Leslie (quality: 6.2) 05.10.2006 Rating: 1.4
Bottom Line: Fire hazard
Joe Von Kaenel (quality: 4.0) 06.03.2006 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Well made, easy to use, large home roaster
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.
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.
Paul Clark (quality: 6.8) 02.21.2007 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Robust Enough for Missouri Winters
Kirk D (quality: 7.5) 05.06.2007 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Excellent roasting quality meets programmability to offer outstanding roasting potential.
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
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