Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Value For Money




Just look around 
It costs thousands of dollars to purchase a coffee roaster that roasts to the capacity of the KKTO
The Koffee Kosmo kit is simply the best value coffee roaster - period -

Value for money
Even if one was starting a DIY build & "finished to the same standard"
Not using any part of the kit  the cost difference is very minimal or may even exceed the cost to the kit

Suitable for beginners or enthusiasts alike
In fact we constantly get feedback as to how easy the operation of the roaster is and how its very customisable

So Why Home Roast
  • Its Fresh and full of flavour

  • Its economical & saves you money

  • Its easy to roast coffee beans or a variety of raw nuts

  • Its a very enjoyable hobby

  • Impress you circle of friends and "Boast About Your Home Roast"

  • Freshness, flavour, control, equals "satisfaction"

    Kits Available now from the Koffee Kosmo web site Here

    Regards
    Koffee Kosmo




Saturday, October 23, 2010

The progress from a home DIY project to a Quality Kit Set



Original design was conceived to be

  • A small coffee roaster that can be easily stored away
  • Roast coffee to near shop quality standard
  • That did not have chaff fly around everywhere when roasting coffee
  • Can hear the cracks with relative ease
  • Can be tweaked to a coffee enthusiast’s content
  • Robust construction
  • Can be copied by others with handyman skills

However what needed to be improved was

1. Having to use oven gloves to remove the hot perforated bean basket located inside the pot
2. Agitator fell with the beans when dumped to cool
3. Having to pick up the whole roaster including base to empty the spent chaff
4. Separated from the base
5. Insulation


The new design utilising the "Pasta Pot" set has addressed most items on my wish list and still true to the original design


  • The dual pot design allows one to use the pot handles to empty the roasted beans
  • The agitator is part of the roaster chamber and does not fall in the cooler with the roasted beans
  • The bottom pot can come off the base hub to easily empty its contents of collected chaff again by the handles
  • The insert fitted inside the lower pot is insulated at the bottom and double walled on the sides
  • Added a TO to pot adaptor ring
  • Volume is reduced & can be reduced more by removing the TO to pot adaptor & place the TO direct to the pot
  • Appearance of the design to be pleasing to the eye

However the KKTO can still-
  • Be tweaked to a coffee enthusiast’s content
  • Is of robust construction
  • Roast coffee to near shop quality
  • Made it easier to make & affordable by offering it in kit form even when one has to drill ones own pots
  • Plus all the other positive attributes

Hope its simple operation will roast coffee that pleases your taste buds

KK
Buy a Roaster kit or individual parts 
Kits available here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Begining


The KKTO roaster design was conceived with both
my requirements and my wife’s requirements


I wanted
1] large green bean volume to 800grams
2] easily repeatable roast quality


My wife wanted
1] "no clutter and no mess"                                                                 

2] be able to be packed away with ease

So the design dilemma was how to make a "home" roaster that had

1] A large capacity,
2] Beans roasted to shop quality,and a decent volume
3] Was small and dainty and made no mess

It took a while and a few dreams later I made a prototype
My wife was pleased that the roaster was small and also collected the spent chaff
And I was pleased with the capacity and the overall roast quality


The original design was made available for free to all and still is
Free DIY roaster plans on this link. 





Then came the streamline revision with the Koffee Kosmo kit to assist future home roasters with the more complex part of the build 


Coffee roaster kits or individual parts are now available from our new site
http://koffeekosmo.com.au/















A milestone is reached with the KKTO

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

That's not all
The Turbo Oven used is the original unit that was used on the first KKTO roaster from DEC 2008

The most back to back roasts I have personally done on the KKTO is 8 & I probably could have done additional roasts easily