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10/18/2019 2:37 PM
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KKTO - My Humble Turbo Roaster
allenb
Helps a lot!

I spent some time looking over the 10 pages at CS which was very informative. It's interesting seeing the evolution of the agitator design from very low-tech to very cool hi-tech.

One of my reasons for asking about heated bottom versus convection only is the mysterious differences between drum and convection roast tastes. On the other hand, with all of my experimentation using both methods (drum roaster and fluid bed) I've never found big differences that seem to be found with bigger roasting systems.


Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Koffee Kosmo
Helps a lot!

I spent some time looking over the 10 pages at CS which was very informative. It's interesting seeing the evolution of the agitator design from very low-tech to very cool hi-tech.


It was a labour of love
Sometimes inspiration comes to me in a daydream

One of my reasons for asking about heated bottom versus convection only is the mysterious differences between drum and convection roast tastes. On the other hand, with all of my experimentation using both methods (drum roaster and fluid bed) I've never found big differences that seem to be found with bigger roasting systems.


All I can say to that is, professional roasters have complemented me on the taste produced

Once on a visit to Australia from Italy a group of coffee machine people were visiting my distributor Barazi
He offered to make a them coffee with one of my blended roasts
They not only thought it was the best coffee they have tasted in years they were very sceptical that it was home roasted

Half a year has passed and they still mention that event to him

KK



I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
Koffee Kosmo
This humble design known as a KKTO has reached a small milestone

*** 300 roasts since its Beta launch in January 2010 in my personal tester unit ***

At an average of 550 grams per roast, that equates to 165 kg of beans
Not all roasts were for my personal use

KK

koffeekosmo.com.au/images/stories/expandedview5.jpg
Edited by Koffee Kosmo on 10/03/2010 2:08 AM
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
seedlings
Well done!

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
John Despres
Excellent, KK! Congrats on a successful project. Selling many?
John
Respect the bean.
John Despres
Fresh Roast 8, Gene Cafe, JYTT 1k, Quest M3, Mazzer Mini, Technivorm, various size presses and many more brewers.
 
www.sceneitallproductions.com
Koffee Kosmo
seedlings wrote:
Well done!

CHAD


Thanks Chad
I'm not complaining as I love to roast

Excellent, KK! Congrats on a successful project. Selling many?
John


Sales are steady John
Been answering lots of emails

I am going to test the roaster out on chestnuts when our season starts as it roasts other raw nuts to perfection

Nothing like freshly roasted nuts except freshly roasted coffee ThumbsUp

KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
Unta
thanks for the reminder KK.. need to get on the Nut roasting asap.Roaster looks awesome..
sean
Sean Harrington
educate.
 
http://www.untacoffee.com
ginny
what turbo ovens that are sold here in the US would be best with your full kit.
I am assuming it is adaptable to most?

thanks in advance.

ginny
 
Koffee Kosmo
ginny wrote:
what turbo ovens that are sold here in the US would be best with your full kit.
I am assuming it is adaptable to most?

thanks in advance.

ginny


Any turbo oven can fit
The one that I have used for the last 2 years is a 1400Watt TO and from memory cost me at the time $73 AU

Turbo ovens are not expensive
The kit components are made & designed to last decades
The only thing that wears is the motor & turbo oven

So far after 300+ roasts I haven't had the need to replace either of them

KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
ginny
Kosmo:
Thanks for the information. I can get tons-o-turbo ovens I was curious about them fitting. They are all under 100 bucks that's no big deal.

I am torn between teo roasters at the moment. I would like to buy both!!

ginnyGrin
 
Koffee Kosmo
ginny wrote:
Kosmo:
Thanks for the information. I can get tons-o-turbo ovens I was curious about them fitting. They are all under 100 bucks that's no big deal.

I am torn between teo roasters at the moment. I would like to buy both!!

ginnyGrin


I know you want a small shop roaster but cost is prohibitive

A few of my customers (KKTO owners) roast coffee for others for profit & one is now considering getting another to keep up with demand

Another for his cafe & I recently received a testimonial
http://koffeekosm...Itemid,75/

The KKTO is without doubt one of the finest roasters available for the home roast market - so much so that I've been known to canvas some of speciality coffee roasts through my cafe to critical acclaim!

What I like about the roaster is that it handles reasonable capacity (say 800g plus) with relative ease, and its fully customisable and adaptable for those who know what they're doing

Additionally, you have control over variables such as temperature, and duration of roast - and you can even increase air flow by simply lifting the lid, and introducing a burst of fresh air at certain choice moments throughout the roast

But most of all I'd like to commend the quality of coffee that the KKTO is capable of producing - that I would even consider running some of the roasts that I've produced from this machine through my cafe, speaks volumes about the KKTO's ability to produce cafe quality coffee at home

Quite simply the most versatile and best value for money home-use coffee roaster on the market!


KK
Edited by Koffee Kosmo on 11/07/2010 11:47 AM
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
Koffee Kosmo
I have recently posted some short operational videos on
You Tube of the Koffee Kosmo Hybrid Turbo Oven design roaster

First Crack and operation
Here is an example of how the unit roasts & operates
Extra insulation is applied by using a towel others use a fire blanket

Today its roasting 800grams of Honduras La Central SHG

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpusTp7rTis[/video]

Second Crack
Here is an example of the Second Crack phase with Turbo Oven removed so you can get a good look at the process

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev1lX4jI0nc[/video]

Cooling Stage

I use a separate bucket cooler that utilises a bathroom exhaust fan
The screen is an old gold pan

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD40LAub7YU[/video]

Shortly I will post a video of the Espresso shots I make on a daily basis with fresh beans

Regards
KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
seedlings
KK, do you roast indoors?
(can't wait to see the 'spro) :smileycoffee:

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Koffee Kosmo
seedlings wrote:
KK, do you roast indoors?
(can't wait to see the 'spro) :smileycoffee:

CHAD


Hey CHAD

I normally roast outdoors
The roaster can be used indoors however ?
That depends on the depth of the roast,smoke is mostly dissipated from the exit holes of the Turbo Oven.

Smoke is a minor issue to City Roast stage. However smoke increases incrementally after rolling first crack to Vienna stage or beyond

I therefore strongly recommend that an exhaust fan be used during roasting at all times while roasting indoors and preferably one that exhausts direct to the outside

A fan can also be used directed to blow to an open window this will act in a similar fashion to an exhaust fan


KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
Koffee Kosmo
Here is a video of the results one can achieve with fresh roasted beans

This video is a typical shot pour of espresso coffee for my wife and I
Machine - Bezzera BZ40 espresso machine
Grinder - BNZ MD74 conical
Beans - Home roasted on my Koffee Kosmo roaster (see other videos)
Today's beans are - Blend of 35% Ethiopian Gambala Naturals + 65% PNG Kinjibi

Comments welcome

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s9bHntHswI[/video]

KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
seedlings
That's the stuff.

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
GaryatGala
Thought i'd put up my video of my simple and humble but very effective KKTO roaster together with a demonstration of my home built bean cooler which cools beans down in less than a minute.

Apologies for the poor camera work.

http://www.youtub...Jno9bwzGTw

Still my weapon of choice when it comes to roasting decent size batches of coffee.

Sweet spot is 700-800gm same as KK.

In my case it's normally 700gm each of a 4 bean blend and then post blended. Then put into 4x 500gm coffee bags.
Whatever's left over, which amounts to about 300 gm is for my own consumption.

Basically my coffee habit is supported by the sale of the coffee to the restaurant where i work.

So far this roaster is still going strong and no signs of slowing down.

Edit: made link click-able. JD
Edited by John Despres on 11/14/2012 5:34 AM
Another member of the KKTO rider's club, together with coretto, FZ-RR700 Baby Roaster and a sad sack of less than 20 kilograms of greens.
 
ginny
Gary:

please send a picture of your roaster to John Despres. we want to make a banner for you; a banner to post at the top to showcase our hard working member rosters.

come on now, don't be shy.

I will come to your house and take a photo if I must.

ginny

tikibar
 
JackH
Nice setup Gary. These roasters are designed to last. Simple works! My roaster is festooned with sensors because I am a gadget nut.
---Jack

KKTO Roaster.
 
Koffee Kosmo
I think that Gary may hold the record of roasting around 15 kg of coffee in a 2 to 3 week period
So he got straight into it after he received his fully assembled KOTO ThumbsUp

KK
I home roast and I like it
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: Mazzer Robur Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
 
http://koffeekosmo.com.au
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