Unique off-axis twisting motion
Fully Automatic with manual overrides for both roasting and cooling
Full control over both time and temperature settings
Heat range 300 - 482F (190-250C)
Cools with ambient air for up to 10 minutes
Capacity = 250g max
Clear glass roasting chamber
Quiet operation - 65dB
Automatic overheat protection
A unique home coffee roaster the Gene Café is a drum roaster that employs a hybrid convection/conduction roasting system. Capable of roasting a full ½ pound of coffee the Gene Café uses an off-axis rotating drum that is split down the middle by a perforated steel plate. The heat for the roasting process is provided by a fan blowing hot air against the metal plate and through the roasting chamber. The beans are roasted by a combination of the heat absorbed through contact with the metal plate and by the hot air passing through the roasting chamber. The air passing through the chamber also moves the smoke and chaff out of the roasting chamber. The chaff is deposited in a chaff collector and the smoke is released through the chimney.
The Gene Café has a simple control panel that consists of two dials that allow you to adjust the time and temperature at any point during the roasting process. As with all of the home coffee roasters, the Gene Café has a built in cooling cycle which is engaged by the operator or by the timer reaching “0”.