8.1, Based on 26 Reviews
Hybrid Air Drum Roaster
Black, Red, Silver
Coffee Roaster, Fluid Air Hybrid
Please write reviews for products you own, and avoid single line responses - details matter.
Provide comparisons you might have with other products similar to this one you are reviewing.
Be realistic with your ratings, and remember that others will be using your review to make purchase decisions.
Please check spelling and avoid controversial language.
Please review our
copyright information and terms of service before posting your review.
Innovative coffee bean roaster with unique off-axis rotation. 300gm batches for the home roaster with full control of time, temperature and chaff managment.
Bottom Line: Bought the Gene Cafe 4+ years ago and have never regretted it for a single moment.
Nick Blackman (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Best small batch home roaster available.
Rich Roberts (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: I think I'll keep it.
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!
Tom Lewis (quality: 8.8)
Bottom Line: Best performing best value large capacity home roaster currently available
Jay Millar (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: A truly unique roaster than offers lots of "tweakability" in a quality build and design. Works well!
Paul Cordes (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Great roaster that should last for years.
Horatio Pendleton (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: Well-built, $500, half pound capacity, consistent results. Nothing out there touches it.
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.
Douglas DeHart (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: A well built and reliable home roaster
Andrew F (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Great roaster with easy work-around for insufficient cooling cycle.
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.
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.
Robert Combs (quality: 8.2)
Bottom Line: I predict this unit is going to be a big hit with many home roasters.
Scott Arledge (quality: 8.4)
Bottom Line: Roast Like a Pro in No TIme Flat
Derek Denyer (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: So good I gave all old pre-roasted beans away..
Bill Miano (quality: 8.6)
Bottom Line: A proven, easy to use coffee roaster
Jesse Menayan (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Has to be one of the best home roasters for under $500
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.
Rob Thomas (quality: 5.8)
Bottom Line: Easy to use but temperature sensor failure prone
Coffee Kids Staff
The Ethical Bean
The Cafe Stage
Prosumer / Pro Espresso
Vac Pots & Others
Roasters, Accessories & Misc
Guides & How Tos
Milk Frothing Guide
Cupping for Beginners
Espresso Machine Buying Guide
New and Noteworthy
Terms and Conditions