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Topic: OK - I'm defending and recommending (2 msgs / 87 lines)
1) From: john roberts
I've been roasting with a hottop for all of 3 batches now but instantly
found it a vast improvement over my Gourmet (no longer working). I am
looking forward to even better coffee as I learn the new sounds and smells
of drum roasting.
About the only complaint I can imagine is that the price seems a little
steep but if it doesn't self destruct after only a few years on the job
it'll probably be well worth the cost.
Life is too short to drink bad coffee.. I'm getting good stuff again and
life is good.
JR

2) From: Rick Farris
Air roasting and drum roasting typically have quite different flavor
profiles, and only you can decide which you like better.  Other than =
flavor,
one consideration that you might think about is that the Hottop =
(assuming
you like drum-roasted coffee) makes a great product, but it isn't very =
good
for trying out different profiles.  It's great for roasting one-or-two
batches a week for normal consumption.
The iRoast is designed specifically for you to try out different =
profiles.
It has a smaller capacity but a much more flexible roasting cycle.
I don't know how long you've been roasting, but if you're fairly new to =
it
then you might buy the relatively inexpensive iRoast now, and then after =
you
get some experience then you'll know whether you want to also invest in =
a
higher capacity, less flexible drum roaster.
-- Rick


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