Purchase includes 9 lbs. certified organic Fair Trade green coffee. You will appreciate the extra coffee as you will roast more coffee than ever before with this high capacity roaster. The Gene Cafe is our favorite new roaster because it offers a large capacity, intuitive, easy to use controls, and the quiet operation allows you to converse or enjoy music while roasting. With complete control over both time and temperature that will please the most advanced home coffee roasting hobbiests, the controls and instructions are so easy that beginners can produce professional results the very first day. The clear roast chamber makes it very easy to view the roasting process, a must have feature that eliminates burnt or under roasted coffee. The oversized chaff collector that was previously offered as an accessory is now included instead of the former, smaller chaff collector.
The Gene Cafe can hold up to 10 oz. of unroasted green coffee which will yield up to an 8 oz. batch of fully roasted coffee. The thoughtfully integrated safety features (that are lacking in most home roasters) include auto shutoff, overheat sensors, and a clear safety cover to prevent burnt fingers.
The Gene Cafe delivers what you would expect of a higher priced coffee roaster: excellent roast quality, a durable machine built to last, a good warranty with US based support, and easy to use controls. The $500 price tag can actually pay for itself within 1 year if you normally go through a pound or more of roasted coffee per week. The Gene Cafe is price fixed by the manufacturer meaning you will not find it cheaper somewhere else later on.