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Gene Cafe Roaster - Brian DeBadts's Review
Posted: January 1, 2007, 3:45am
review rating: 4.0
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Gene Cafe Roaster
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Arrow The Gene Cafe Roaster has 26 Reviews
Arrow The Gene Cafe Roaster has been rated 8.08 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since April 4, 2006.
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Eddie Dove 9.66
Tom Lewis 8.77
Bill Miano 8.55
Scott Arledge 8.44
Robert Combs 8.21

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Genesis Korea Quality: 9
Average Price: $500.00 Usability: 10
Price Paid: $425.00 Cost vs. Value 7
Where Bought: ebay/ invalsa Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 6 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: popcorn pumper
Bottom Line: All in all a great product and its such a relief to be able to roast half pound batches.
Positive Product Points

ease of use. large capacity, consistent results, even roasting, little noise

Negative Product Points

long cooling cycle

Detailed Commentary

I've had this a while now. I absolutely love this roaster. It is incredibly easy to use and yields fantastic roasts. It seems well manufactured no problems as of yet except a small chaff fire due to me forgetting to clean the chaff from a previous roast and roasting a high chaff coffee to near vienna. The only drawback I have seen is the long and fairly innefective cooling cycle. The bright notes of coffees such as kenyans seem to me to be a bit muted by this. So I break out my trusty popcorn pumper when I'm in the mood for that unique puckering acidity. It develops the flavors of yemeni coffees excelently though.

Buying Experience

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