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  • Clear Pyrex roasting chamber for easy monitoring of the roasting process
  • Produces up to a half-pound of roasted beans ranging from light American style to Espresso roast
  • Convection roasting eliminates hot spots that can cause an unevenly roasted batch
  • Analog dials control time, temperature and system status and permit on-the fly adjustments
  • Includes 3 Lbs. of certified organic Fair Trade green coffee


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 9 x 10 inches ; 13 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 32 pounds
  • ASIN: B000LF2LCO
  • Item model number: B000LF2LCO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,163 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

The Gene Cafe home coffee roaster offers a large capacity, intuitive, easy to use controls, and quiet operation. With complete control over both time and temperature that will please the most advanced home coffee roasting hobbiests, the controls and instructions are so easy that beginners can produce professional results the very first day. The clear roast chamber makes it very easy to view the roasting process, a must have feature that eliminates burnt or under roasted coffee. The Gene Cafe can hold up to 10 oz. of unroasted green coffee which will yield up to an 8 oz. batch of fully roasted coffee. The thoughtfully integrated safety features (that are lacking in most home roasters) include auto shutoff, overheat sensors, and a clear safety cover to prevent burnt fingers. This roaster delivers what you would expect of a higher priced coffee roaster: excellent roast quality, a durable machine built to last, a good warranty with US based support, and easy to use controls. As with most large capacity home roasting machines, a lot of smoke is produced during the roast. Perfect for a large household of thirsty coffee drinkers!

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Customer Reviews

Just thought I'd let everybody know the unit is still running great and is problem free.
B. Macleod
This is my first coffee roaster, but the Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster is an excellent air roaster that has given me consistent results.
Daniel M. Lewis
It worked very well for me but it can only roast a small quantity of beans and you have to wait awhile between roasts.
Jeffrey Tucker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 5, 2010
For a start, I should mention that I am a female user of the device, if this was a washing machine that failed as often as this has, all the male users who fiddle and faff and adjust their incoming electrical current and talk about firmware and replace the heating elements etc would have had heart failure due to apoplexy had this been a washing machine that failed.
I have a roaster from 2007, I think it is stamped Feb, that has had 3 replacement heating elements that have never lasted a whole yr. The chappy in park city has sent us the replacement bits at no financial cost, luckily my DH is a handy dandy engineer who can swap the new one in with no dramas, yet even now, the third heating element is failing and my highest roast temp is 375 on a good day with the wind in the right direction, other coffee sites have these failing after a year and customers seem to think this is acceptable? I do not get it, this is a 500 buck item, when my $150 roaster died after 2 yrs, well, c'est la vie, this is a unit that has not lasted a functional year. No, I do not bang out 20 roasts a day, yes, I do keep it clean, my electricity coming into my home is no doubt the same electricity as the unit should be designed to use and probably not that different the Mr chappy in Park City which is up the proverbial road from me. When the unit runs, it is a fabulous thing, but realistically, if you look out on the web you can find plenty of people who are having the same issues as me, but seem to be far more tolerant of failure than I am. My expectation of a 500 dollar appliance is that it would last for at least 3 years without the hassles we have had.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Daniel M. Lewis on November 20, 2007
This is my first coffee roaster, but the Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster is an excellent air roaster that has given me consistent results. It is so easy to use. I spent about 3 months doing all kinds of research on coffee roasters. For someone who never roasted before, this is the easiest roaster on the market. I saw a video on Google Video at [...] and I thought it was really neat at how easy it worked. One neat thing about it is the roasting viewing chamber, you are able to see the bean color and roast level through the entire roast without problems. The Gene Cafe is different in that the amount of air pushing through the roast chamber is only for heat; not to actually agitate the beans like so many of the other hot air roasters I did my research on. The Gene Cafe has a cool auger and flap system. This makes sure that the beans are always in motion, which will prevent scorching. You will find the Gene Roaster is very quiet. You can be standing next to it and carry on a conversation and not have to yell. So it is very easy to here the 1st and 2nd crack of the beans as they roast. This is very important if you are new to roasting. There is one thing to be aware of and that is you may get the roast darker than you want if you do not anticipate the shade of the bean you want by pressing the cooling button a little before you get the roast color you are looking for because it continues to cook for a minute or two after you push the cooling button. A great thing about the Gene Cafe is the control system; you can change the roast temperature in real time with just the turn of a knob. Any time during the roast you can also easily put the Gene Cafe into its cooling cycle. You will find that the majority of air and smoke exits from the left end of the roaster.Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Tucker on January 28, 2009
I origionally had a Freshroast Plus 8. It worked very well for me but it can only roast a small quantity of beans and you have to wait awhile between roasts. I upgraded to a Gene Cafe almost a year ago although I didn't buy it from Amazon. This roaster is great. It's bigger than it looks in the picture. It takes up one whole large drawer in my pantry. You need some ventilation or it will set off smoke alarms, although there's no visible smoke. I roast on a covered patio. I use two scoops of beans but that's a lot of coffee and you'll go through a couple of pounds of beans learning how to get the roast you want. I keep the temp. setting constant and vary the time according to the roast I want. For me, 451 degrees for 17 to 18.5 min. is perfect. But each person and each roaster can be different. The coffee is excellent. I get rave reviews from guests.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Norman Nelson on July 17, 2007
Several months ago I ordered and received the Gene Coffee Roaster. I have had three roasters before this and each one was short lived and had problems while I had it. This Gene Roaster is the a winner. I am really impressed by how clean it stays roast after roast. It is straight forward, easy to operate and well built. I do have to watch it closely during the final couple of minutes. It is easy to get the roast too dark if you do not anticipate the shade of the bean by pressing the cooling button a little before you reach the roast you are looking for because it continues to cook for a minute or two after you push the cooling button. I gladly recommend this roaster, it's great!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By B. Macleod on October 22, 2009
I've been roasting my own green coffee for almost 10 years now, and I've gone through a lot of roasters. I've been using the Gene Cafe for more than 6 months, and this one is holding up great. It is well designed and manufactured. It has been problem-free and shows little signs of wear. It is very quiet for a home roaster, which for me is a huge plus. The Gene Cafe will roast up to a full half-pound of coffee at one time. This means you are roasting less often, which of course will add to the life of the roaster. All coffee roasters produce smoke, and the Gene is no exception. Make sure you get the "Gene Cafe Large Chaff Collector" attachment. The last time I looked this was being sold with the roaster through many online sellers. It can also be purchased separately. This allows for a hose to be attached to vent the smoke. I have a fan on my stove-top. The glass roasting chamber allows for complete visibility at all points of the roast. This lets you get the perfect roast every time. The large digital front end lets you set the temperature and roast time to exact specifications. The knobs let you adjust the time and temperature of the roast at any point. I know the sticker price on this thing is high, but you will save money in the long-run by not having to replace your roaster every year. **REVIEW UPDATE** It is now over a year since I originally wrote this review. Just thought I'd let everybody know the unit is still running great and is problem free.
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