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    Hottop 1kg first look!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Doesn't seem to have been posted yet so if anyone missed it here's the news:

    News from Hottop USA - NEW Hottop Coffee Roaster for 2013

    Looks ace. Something tells me this puppy is gonna be pricey.

    EDIT: A poster on HB said they received a message from HottopUSA about the pricing and ETA "the production model should be available in 3-4 months and the price is
    around $5,800". Far out.

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    Hmm...sounds like seriously little wattage for a 1kg roaster- especially if they're proposing 110V on a US model..

    As a comparison, a 1kg Has Garanti electric is not much more and uses 3900W of element. It's also not that much more- for full commercial, not domestic.

    Perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't see the value in this one.
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    With only 1350-1500W it would be akin to trying to roasting coffee with a hair dryer... a $5800 hair dryer. I simply cannot see it working... unless each batch runs for 30 mins or so.... and that can't be good. Like Chris, I too do not see any value proposition here.

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    I wish someone would just get on with it and make a Domestic gas powered roaster that you can buy off the shelf for under $1500

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    The oven on my KKTO is 1300 watts and can do 800 grams in 17 minutes.

    Of course, not as techie as the Hottop but only $700.

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    Hottop 1kg first look!

    Seems so simple muppet, I'd buy one

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    Hi there, here is a bit more on the new Hottop. Espresso! My Espresso! An Ongoing Internet Novelette, go to the bottom left of page and click on- 136 - 2013 SCAA Exhibition - Boston, MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 View Post
    I wish someone would just get on with it and make a Domestic gas powered roaster that you can buy off the shelf for under $1500
    Hi muppet, What about a Huky 500?

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    Buy off the shelf? I thought these are made to order? How much are they? There isn't really much info out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 View Post
    I wish someone would just get on with it and make a Domestic gas powered roaster that you can buy off the shelf for under $1500
    They already exist... they're called BBQs

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 View Post
    Buy off the shelf? I thought these are made to order? How much are they? There isn't really much info out there.
    I bought mine a couple of years ago. I've modified mine a bit, works well and he is good to deal with. Dear Mr.Elliot :


    Thank you for enquiring about Huky 500.
    Huky500 made in Taiwan




    The direct flame Roaster (Can change into the half direct flame)
    specification:
    size:40*19*35cm (L*W*H)
    weight:( around 6kg)
    Voltage:220V
    material:(drum T2.5mm stainless steel with hole ) 2.5MM#304  diameter130MM。
    cover:super shining stainless steel。
    handlehard wooden )
    Drum rotation speed:48rpm
    Temperature measuring:(dual system ,analog and k-type digital reading)。
    Fuel source:(liquefied propane gas (LPG) )。
    Batch capacitor:150g~ Max500g。
    Exhaust fan and cooling :6 inch casting fan
    Bearing: Full Ceramic Bearing

    The price of Hucky 500 is 989USD (not including choose appurtenance & shipping fee).
    choose appurtenance: 1.Digit thermometer:50USD
    2.Infrared stoves (with Needle valve switch & Gas Pressure gauge ) :86USD

    The freight charges By "Express Mail Service is "106USD"
    (Can receive in about 4~7 days ),



    You may pay by the wire transfer through banks or PayPal
    My Paypal account is: Li Kuanho (kuanho.li@gmail.com)

    I am looking forward to receiving your further information.

    Best regards



    Kuanho Li

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    Hottop 1kg first look!

    @Logga

    Thanks so much for sharing the Huky 500 with us... I've never heard of it before but I plugged it into Goggles and there's quite a bit to look at...

    Logga, would you care to share your experiences with us...

    Just start a new thread and I'm sure you will find a great deal of interest and support....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 View Post
    I wish someone would just get on with it and make a Domestic gas powered roaster that you can buy off the shelf for under $1500
    Should check this out. Pity it's only Germany as far as I can see (google translate). Röstbiene # Probenröster - Kaffeeröster - Trommelröster - Profilröster - Startseite

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    I have a commercial KKTO and I have regularly done 800g.

    You need good insulation on the base.

    I haven't tried to do a bigger batch.

    $5,800 for a 1Kg hobby roaster seems over the top.

    However I suppose you would need to see it and also get confirmation on the price.

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    Some pictures of the Hottop 1kg roaster prototype from SCAA 2013

    041-Hottop-1kg-Prototype1.jpg042-Hottop-1kg-Prototype1.jpg 043-Hottop-1kg-Prototype1.jpg 044-Hottop-1kg-Prototype1.jpg

    It's looking like a good thing, the pricing is at the pointy-end but remember this is a prototype, the release version might be different and might have a keener price.

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    someone heard any news about this roaster?

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    I was in touch with them earlier this week, it's still in the works but they're hoping to have a prototype for SCAA. Trust me though this has been a loooong process which started early in my days of importing Hottops (from memory we're talking 2008ish) and it's been through a couple of ground-up redesigns so far, so don't hold your breath on SCAA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
    someone heard any news about this roaster?
    now we have 2016 and are there any news about the roaster?

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    Looks neat, I really want to try this one.

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    I don't think it ever got to market. At a squillion bucks, the Aillio will blow it out of the water in terms of functionality (assuming it works well in the real world). The Gene Cafe CBR 1200 did get to market in the UK, but looks to be in the vicinity of $7.5k landed into Australia. No electrical compliance here at this point.
    Last edited by TC; 4th January 2016 at 03:35 PM. Reason: added clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    IThe Gene Cafe CBR 1200 did get to market in the UK, but looks to be in the vicinity of $7.5k landed.
    is that Aus$ or american $?
    I found the gene for about 4700 euro, that's about aus$7.5 k

    CBR 1200, 1kg Röster [10965] - 4.780,00*€ : Rohkaffeebohnen und Röstkaffee



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