Bought the Gene Cafe 4+ years ago and have never regretted it for a single moment.
Positive Product Points
User friendly with intuitive controls. Roasting profile adjustable on the fly, both time and temperature.
Negative Product Points
Faster cooling would be better. Not a big deal
I've had this machine for just over four years and I absolutely love it. This roaster will reliably produce a consistent roast time after time. The typical roasting time is 16 or 17 minutes to a Full City+ not including cool down. About 30 minutes total. Learning to roast with this machine was very easy. I have had zero problems with the Gene Cafe and I normally roast two or three times a week, 275 grams of green beans per roast. I would not hesitate to recommend this machine to anyone thinking of buying a home roaster.
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