Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster

Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster

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The Gene Cafe CBR 101 has a sleek design and roasts up to 10 ounces of green coffee at a time.  This is a rotating drum style roaster and produces a very consistent roast level. You have control over termperature and time with the twist of two knobs - simple and effective. Digital read out gives actual temp.

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The glass roasting chamber give easy visible as the roast progresses through different stages.  WIth great control, quiet operation and consistent batches the Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster is a great choice!


  • Twisting vortex drum movement with pyrex glass
  • Cooling cyle of 10 minutes
  • 374 to 482F temperature range
  • Indirect hot air agitation
  • 1300 Watt heating element
  • 65db noise level much quieter than other roasters
  • 19" x 10" x 9"
  • Cooling cycle by-pass if you want to use your own cooling system



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Item # COF140
Weight 25 LBS
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P. David M on May 27, 2022
P. David M on May 27, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Buy this roaster!!!
This is my first venture into the world of coffee roasting and it couldn’t be any easier with the gene cafe. Great results even on my first roast! It is as easy or complex as you care to make it. Setup, cleanup, and maintenance is simple. Well worth the money. Highly recommend!
January 26, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!!!
Makes really goo coffee
May 3, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Roaster
I would highly recommend this roaster.

The pros:
light enough to move around into storage,
the electric cord is a good length of about 5-6 feet (so I can position it under my hood),
it's quiet,
I can hear 1st and even 2nd crack (though I might have to put my ear closer to the chaff vent)
I can see the beans
I can adjust the time and temperature on the fly
I can roast up to 250 g and end up with a very uniform roast. More could be done, but depending on the bean the results may vary
If you choose to use a makeshift ducting vent attached to the chaff collector, you might not be able to hear 1st/2nd crack. I usually keep it off until I hear 1st crack, then I slip it on as this is when it will really start to get smokey. I can hear 2nd crack pretty easy without having to remove the vent.

The cons:
It does need prewarming for about 5 minutes despite directions
The cool cycle is not great - it takes about 10 minutes to get the beans to about 100-150 (depending on what temp you end your roast at). If i use the cool cycle, my roast ends up a little on the flat end. This could be a problem with me, I am not sure. I would like to hear how the cool cycle fares with other users.

My fixes:
I use a fan to cool the beans. Just as the beans enter the cool cycle, I do an emergency stop, dump the beans, and place them in a colander on a fan. 250 g cools in about 2 minutes. (I do this part outside)

If this were to get stolen, I would buy this again in a heartbeat. It's also about 5 pounds lighter than a hottop, which matters for me.
March 6, 2014