8.1, Based on 26 Reviews
Hybrid Air Drum Roaster
Coffee Roaster, Fluid Air Hybrid
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Innovative coffee bean roaster with unique off-axis rotation. 300gm batches for the home roaster with full control of time, temperature and chaff managment.
Jay Millar (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: A truly unique roaster than offers lots of "tweakability" in a quality build and design. Works well!
Tom Lewis (quality: 8.8)
Bottom Line: Best performing best value large capacity home roaster currently available
Horatio Pendleton (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Well-built, $500, half pound capacity, consistent results. Nothing out there touches it.
Paul Cordes (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Great roaster that should last for years.
Robert Combs (quality: 8.2)
Bottom Line: I predict this unit is going to be a big hit with many home roasters.
Jesse Menayan (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Has to be one of the best home roasters for under $500
Brian DeBadts (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: All in all a great product and its such a relief to be able to roast half pound batches.
Derek Denyer (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: So good I gave all old pre-roasted beans away..
Nick Blackman (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Best small batch home roaster available.
Eddie Dove (quality: 9.7)
Bottom Line: In about thirty minutes, a novice can produce about a half pound of the best coffee they have ever had.
Douglas DeHart (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: A well built and reliable home roaster
Scott Arledge (quality: 8.4)
Bottom Line: Roast Like a Pro in No TIme Flat
Bill Miano (quality: 8.6)
Bottom Line: A proven, easy to use coffee roaster
Rob Thomas (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Easy to use but temperature sensor failure prone
Stuart Rennie (quality: 6.5)
Bottom Line: This machine roasts perfectly each and every time. Very easy to use, fun to watch, an awesome investment and well worth the cost.
Andrew F (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great roaster with easy work-around for insufficient cooling cycle.
Rich Roberts (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: I think I'll keep it.
Joseph Newman (quality: 0.4)
Bottom Line: Cute concept, but a piece of crap.
Roger Cole (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: $500 should buy a home roaster made with quality components. The Gene Cafe isn't. I am looking for a better roaster.
Mat Watson (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: After finding this roasters temperature 'sweet spot', achieving the desired roast has been easy, and the taste has been excellent.
Bottom Line: Bought the Gene Cafe 4+ years ago and have never regretted it for a single moment.
Scott Smith (quality: 2.0)
Bottom Line: Enjoy excellent coffee while developing your small appliance repair skills!
Bottom Line: Still looking for the perfect home roaster. Meanwhile, this is what I will use.
John LaPlante (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Great roaster but poor motor life and no support.
Jeff Winett (quality: 5.3)
Bottom Line: Do I search for a more reliable machine, or do I factor in the higer net cost of home roasted coffee beans, by purchasing the same roaster every few years?
Gene Counts (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: It just hurts to see negative reviews of a machine that is so versatile from folks who may not be using it correctly. If you play her like a lady and really stroke her she will respond with some really good loving!
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