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Learning the craft of roasting requires many hours of practice. Without access to a production roaster, it can be hard to come by the opportunity to roast regularly, something we have been thinking about at Boot Camp Coffee since we launched our online courses. Most home roasters do not give a very good simulation of the production roast process, and investing in a professional sample roaster is not a realistic option for most enthusiasts. The Huky 500 is an excellent solution for those looking to get a real feel for the art of roasting.
Boot Camp Coffee emphasizes the importance of precision in controlling the roasting process: you need to be able to measure certain elements and adjust the roast accordingly. Huky allows you to measure gas pressure (heat level), bean temperature and air temperature, the three fundamental measuring points that help you fully control your roast. You can connect your roaster to a USB temperature logger and use software like Artisan (free) to log and save your roast profiles.
The best feature of the Huky is its extreme affordability. If you add up the cost of our Boot Camp Coffee Online Course and price of the Huky 500 (with shipping), you will end up spending less then $2000 (€1570), the cost of a live roasting course.