Hottop Coffee Roaster
Hottop Coffee Roaster
KN-8828P-2K Newly Updated
Programmable model offers multiple automatic roasting options!
The KN-8828P-2K is a fully programmable roaster. With its roots firmly established in the dependability and solid design of the original KN-8828 factory programmed model, and its predecessor the KN-8828D digital-display model, the "KN-8828P-2K Programmable" will allow the user to modify the roast program to suit their needs, satisfy their personal taste, best match their preferred coffee origin and brewing method, while allowing nearly hands-free roasting.
Owners of a KN-8828 or KN-8828D Hottop coffee roaster can upgrade their roasters to the "KN-8828P" model by replacing the control panel and the main board, both of which are available for purchase as an upgrade "kit." (Upgrading to KN-8828B-2K's manual eject function would require major disassembly of the roaster and added expense.) Owners of any KN-8828B model can upgrade to KN-8828P functionality by just replacing the control panel. Owners of a KN-8828B-2 can upgrade to KN-8828P-2 functionality by just replacing the control panel. Complete instructions for the replacement procedure are available in PDF format HERE on the Hottop USA website. If you wish to upgrade to "K" precision, please Contact us by E-Mail for more information. The minimum involves replacement of the control panel and the thermocouple depending on your current model.
The "P" control panel features an advanced LCD display which serves as the programming interface as well as giving the user full telemetry readout during the roasting process. For those just learning about roasting coffee there is an "Auto" mode that roasts the coffee much like early models, but the KN-8828P-2K also adds up to ten roasting profiles. The first is pre-programmed by the factory. The remaining 9 profiles can be programmed by the user and saved for use at a future time in the non-volatile memory.
Program "0" is set from the factory and cannot be changed, but the consumer can program up to nine of their own profiles offering the ability to create coffee just the way they like it as never before. Each of the nine programs can have up to 8 roasting segments, and each of those segments can be individually programmed for time and temperature as well as fan speed. Additionally, the user can modify any single portion of a program they have already created without having to re-enter the entire profile or segment.
With the ability to create that many custom roasting profiles, the KN-8828P-2 can be set up to cover just about any roasting need. Use program 1 for espresso, program 2 for the Colombian that Mom loves so much, program 3 for that dark roast for Dad, and six more to make the machine work just the way you want. It is also easy to keep track of the various profiles because the user can add their own three-character, alpha-numeric designation.
This Graph created from data gathered during an actual roast compares the temperature reported by the KN-8828P-2's LCD display to the actual bean temperature taken with a separate probe inserted into the roasting chamber.
Another safety feature helps keep the user from ruining a roast. When bean temperature reaches 414 F, the machine will signal the user by beeping for thirty seconds. This warns the user that the beans are approaching the point where they may be burnt or even ignite. During this thirty-second warning period the user MUST press the "Enter" button. If the button is not pressed the machine will automatically eject the beans into the cooling tray.
1 - Countdown timer to show total amount of time left in the current roasting process.
For more detailed information, please feel free to download a copy of the Owner's Manual HERE
Specifications subject to change without notice.