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Gene Cafe Home Coffee roaster

Made in Korea

Gene Cafe Home Coffee Roasters

key features & specifications

The Gene Cafe CBR-101 has established itself as an excellent roaster capable of producing about half a pound of uniformly roasted coffee (250g). Suitable for both the novice, and experienced home coffee roaster.  The intuitive controls of time and temperature, and full-view glass chamber, allow for a simple out-of-the-box roasting experience.  More seasoned home roasters will love the consistency of the CBR-101, and will be able to fine tune desired roast profiles.  The CBR-101 uses a unique vortex twisting, off-axis chamber rotation which assures complete distribution of the green coffee during roasting, and consistent roasting results. 

Gene Café CBR-101 is designed for a household roaster, however lots of Café Owners use it for the Café and Restaurant. It incorporates state-of-the-art design, the highest quality materials and expert workmanship. Genesis Technology simplifies and automates the coffee roasting process. Before using the Gene Café, read below details and watch videos carefully to learn how to use and maintain your roaster. 

Gene Cafe has added a safety switch onto the roaster – it will beep at you a couple times during the roast and one has to hit the roast button to keep the unit roasting, otherwise the machine will kick itself into cool mode. Raters consider the Gene Café Roaster the best value for home coffee roasting and so do we. It is capable of roasting very small batches and up to ½ pound batches to perfection. Its ease of operation make it an excellent choice for the home coffee roaster who wants the ability to roast larger batches. For the best results I roast 8 ounces at a time for washed coffees and around 6-8 ounces for dry processed coffees (Brazil, Yemen, Harrar and others) In addition, its innovative cooling system allows multiple batches throughout the day.

The Basics (for the Gene Cafe): Capacity: 1-8 Ounce | Heat Settings: Set specific temperature | Fan Settings: None, uses spinning drum. Roast Times: 15-22 minutes (excluding cool). Venting: Needed – Well ventilated area or stove top vent that goes outdoors is great – Has attachment for 3″ metal dryer hose to help with venting
Ease of use: Easy | Batch Roasting: Yes

Key Features

  • Removable Roasting Chamber for easy filling and emptying, as well as convenient cleaning.

  • Temperature control of roasting temperature

  • Timer to adjust roasting time

  • Quick cooling system following roasting

  • Temperature overheat safety switch

  • Efficient collection of coffee bean chaff

  • Indirect heating system encourages even roasting of the bean, from the inside out

  • Patented Vortex Mixing method thoroughly mixes beans during roasting

  • Large capacity chamber allow roasting batches as large as 8 ounces and as small as 1.8 ounces

  • Noise reducing design provides quiet operation (65 db)


  • Hight: 10"  

  • Width: 15"

  • Depth: 9"

  • Weight: 12.1 Lbs

  • Power Supply: 120V

  • Warranty: 1 Year

Control Panel

  • TEMP - Sets the target roasting temperature by rotating the knob. Pressing the knob activates roasting. At the end of the roasting cycle the Gene Cafe will automatically go into cooling mode. However, you can terminate roasting and enter the cooling cycle by pressing this button again. Also, during the roasting cycle you can rotate this knob to increase or decrease the target temperature.

  • TIME - Press once to turn the machine on. It will go through about a 10 second startup procedure. Adjust the roasting time as you see fit - 15 minutes is the default time which is quite right for Full City roasts of many coffees when paired with the default target temperature of 482 degrees. During roasting the dial can be rotated to increase or decrease the roasting time.

  • Temperature Digital Display alternates between target and actual temperatures in whole degrees.

  • Time display alternates between total time and countdown remaining time, in tenths of a minute.

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