Kaffelogic Nano 7 profiling coffee roaster and green beans

(1 customer review)

$1,590.00

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

Our Kaffeelogic roaster is supplied with 2 x 1.25kg green beans to get you started.

Roast at home and you will learn more about coffee than you ever knew! As the flavour in roasted beans begins to deteriorate within a week, being able to roast your own at home ensures you’re getting the very best out of them. The problem has been how to achieve consistency.

Kaffelogic has created  a system which allows you to profile thereby allowing precision for sample roasting or for home or sample roasting use, using sophisticated monitoring and control software. Affordable, compact and super easy to use, Kaffelogic roasters are right up there with the best small roasters. You can roast up to 100g of coffee whenever you choose!

The  Nano 7 was in development for five years before its launch in 2018. A breakthrough in small and sample roasting machines, the product is designed for both the amateur as well as the expert. Achieve artisan roasting in the comfort of your home and have perfectly roasted coffee anytime.

Kaffelogic’s mission is to bring affordable, easy to use, but super precise barista-level roasting technology straight into your kitchen or roastery.

Specifications:

  • Roasting system  variable airspeed fluidised air
  • Automation system  dual profiles, temperature and airspeed
  • Temperature control  PID control with the unique Kaffelogic look-ahead and gain scheduling system, fully user programmable
  • Heater  1400 W
  • Motor  Brushless DC 60W
  • Power supply  230-240 V AC
  • Batch size  100g roasted (120g green)
  • Roast time (typical)  10 mins
  • Cool down time (typical)  2.5 mins (at 21° C)
  • Weight 3.6 kg
  • Dimensions 125 mm x 280 mm x 125 mm (w x d x h) base unit. Height with chaff collector 430 mm
  • Safety  continuous monitoring with full shutdown on fault detection
  • Standards certification  AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2014, 60335.1:2011 and AS/NZS CISPR 14-1:2013? (Report No. 181001.1)

1 review for Kaffelogic Nano 7 profiling coffee roaster and green beans

  1. Gerard Verhoef

    Kaffelogic Benchtop Coffee Roaster

    I love coffee, I’m not fanatical about it, but I’m prepared to do more to ensure that I get a good coffee every time I make it than most of my friends and family would be. I even enjoy the small ritual of grinding and tamping and steaming so much that I’m happy to get out of bed in the morning at 6am to go and make coffee.

    Over the years I’ve had lots of different coffee equipment and I’ve tried many things to make a consistently good cuppa. However as I stated I’m not fanatical and I don’t keep experimenting if I’m happy with my current results.
    Once I got an E61 espresso machine I didn’t need to go further in that direction, I like looking at even nicer machines (especially the lever machines) but I’m not tempted to buy one because I can consistently produce shots that I am happy with using the machine I have.

    One essential ingredient for good coffee is freshly roasted, good quality coffee. This is pretty readily available around Melbourne but I have found the freshness to really affect the resulting drink a lot. If I buy 500g of coffee that was roasted 7 days earlier, it tastes great for the next 7 days and then still pretty good (after adjusting the grind) for another 7 days and after that it’s just ok. When my schedule means that I can use the coffee in less than a fortnight that’s great but sometimes I can’t and stress levels around the house go up if we should (God forbid) run out of coffee.

    For this reason I’ve long wanted to roast my own coffee. However, in the past when I looked into it, it seemed that only the fanatics did that. Most roasters need you to watch them and listen for the first crack then use your stopwatch to get the right level. I read about fires and burnt batches and wasted coffee. I might enjoy sitting outside stirring a batch of coffee beans on a skillet in the evening for fun but I imagine it’s like camping. (Fun for a change when you’re on holiday but tiresome when you have to go to work the next day)

    There’s also the smoke, I don’t have a shed and most roasters have a batch size that produces too much smoke for a regular kitchen.

    The Kaffelogic coffee roaster addresses most of my concerns about roasting your own coffee beans. It is small and it can be used indoors (under a rangehood with the fan going). I mostly use it on our verandah because our rangehood is noisy. More importantly I don’t have to watch it.

    I use the supplied scoop to measure the green beans, (I don’t bother with scales), I put them in the roaster, I turn it on and select the roast level and then I hit go. Ten minutes later I pour out fresh, perfectly roasted coffee. The chimney collects the chaff produced by the roasting coffee and it needs to be emptied every other batch, I just shake it out onto the garden. It takes no longer than knocking the puck out of a portafilter.

    The roaster has the ability to adjust the profile in all manner of fancy ways, it even has a usb slot and you can download free software to create custom profiles. I can’t review those features because I haven’t bothered to use them, I just use the default profile. I only use a narrow range of levels at that. 2.0 is the lowest setting before the roast starts getting too grassy for me and 2.5 is the highest before the coffee starts losing character (it’s still pretty drinkable above 2.5 but it’s not getting better.)

    The beans I’ve been testing with are PNG and Brazil Peaberry both from TalkCoffee where I bought the roaster, these are both excellent beans and taste good from 2.0 to 2.5 but I like the Peaberry best at 2.1 and the PNG best at 2.3. I also use Decaf Wow from CoffeeSnobs (which is as good as decaf gets and better than most caffeinated beans that you get from the supermarket), I like it best at 2.5.

    The batch size of one scoop is about 100g (roasted) this is a small amount that my household uses in a day or two, so I am always drinking very fresh coffee beans, I haven’t let a batch rest for longer than 5 days and that was only because it tasted too green, a few days rest did improve it but I still prefer to roast it and start using it the next day.

    Green coffee stays good for at least 12 months so I can buy a few kilos of green coffee and always have fresh coffee without fear of running out.

    The roaster is pretty expensive, possibly due to a lot of features I don’t use, but it’s nicely presented and won’t look too bad beside your chrome bling machine, if you choose to leave it in the kitchen.

    I will miss looking at the new toys and chatting with Chris at TalkCoffee where I used to buy most of my freshly roasted coffee but I have no regrets about the roaster.

    Details
    The Model:
    Kaffelogic Nano 7

    The Box:
    The roaster package has a large fancy box, inside is the roaster and the chimney. The scoop and a usb memory stick come with individual boxes inside the main box. It’s a lot of packaging but not many items. The scoop is a simple piece of plastic that doesn’t look like much but it’s the perfect shape for its purpose. The usb stick is just a standard memory stick that you could get anywhere.

    Batch Size:
    You might be able to roast smaller batches than one scoop but that’s the biggest batch you can do and it’s already pretty small. If you want to roast a lot of coffee this is not the machine for you. There is no wastage in the batches, every bean that goes in is evenly roasted to the same level.

    Safety:
    The body of the roaster gets too hot to touch during a batch but when the little screen says cool done (10-12 minutes from go), I can remove the chimney and tip out the coffee without getting my hands uncomfortably hot.

    Controls and Display:
    There’s a 2 line display and 5 little push buttons. (Not counting the on/off switch on the side and the USB port on the back). The + and – buttons adjust the roasting level and the > button starts the batch. I haven’t bothered to work out what the other buttons do. Similarly the display shows the time elapsed and temperatures and more but I don’t even look at it. It displays the roasting level of the batch before you start and says ’Cool Done’ when the batch is finished and that’s enough for me.

    Noise:
    The roaster distributes heat through the beans by means of a fan. It is moderately noisy during a batch but still much quieter than my range hood or most coffee grinders.

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