Two new Hottop home coffee roasters are now available and previous analog and digital models have been discontinued. The new models are KN-8828B and KN-8828P, known affectionately as B and P. There are extensive reviews of both on our site: B model and P model. Both are programmable roasters. The B allows users to modify four parameters during a roast: time, temperature, fan speed, heat element power. The modifications can be saved in one of three slots. The P model is a highly advanced profile roasting system allowing the user to write up to 10 programs, each with 8 segments that, using the parameters above, sets targets for each stage or segment.
Both roasters can be set to “Auto” which will allow them to work like the previous generation, meaning after the roaster warms you will be prompted to pour in coffee beans, the roaster will follow a factory preset program. You will be able to increase time at the end of the roast or eject beans at any time.
Happily, the original Hottop body and interior design is intact, and upgrade kits are available for owners of previous generation models. This consideration for existing owners is a reaffirmation of the previous solid design and allows users to have an upgrade path without the need to buy the complete new models.
The new Hottop roasters and upgrade kits are available now.