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Gene Cafe CBR-101 Coffee Roaster (Red)

$ 650.00

Gene Cafe Home Coffee Roaster

The Gene Cafe CBR-101 has established itself as an excellent roaster capable of producing approximately half a pound of uniformly roasted coffee (250g). Ideal for both the novice, and more experienced home coffee roaster.  With simple time and temperature knob controls, and easy-to-view glass chamber, the user is able to watch the full progression of the roast.  The CBR-101 uses a unique vortex twisting, off-axis chamber rotation which assures complete distribution of the green coffee during roasting. This motion is one of the main reasons for the roasted coffee's uniform color.  

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FREE three-pound green coffee sample pack now included with your CBR-101 purchase! No code needed, we will include the sample pack with every roaster.

Gene Cafe CBR-101 Features

  • Fully visible roast development.
  • Automatic roasting & cooling.
  • Time and temperature easily controlled and adjusted.
  • Unattended safety switch.
  • Indirect air heating.
  • Heat range 300-482 °F
  • Cools with ambient temperature forced air approx. 10 minutes
  • Capacity: 250g per roast (we suggest 80% for optimal efficiency & roast times)
  • Roast cycle: About 15 minutes plus cooling.
  • Temperature controlled by electronic thermostat.
  • Heat element: 1200 - 1400 Watts
  • Quiet operation. Noise level: 65dB
  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 15"
  • Depth: 9"
  • Weight: 12.1 pounds
  • Power Supply: 120V
  • Heater: 1300W
  • Warranty: 1 year (see details tab), or purchase an Extended Warranty.

  

The Gene Cafe CBR-101 Home Coffee Roaster is warrantied to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase. All warranty service is performed by Gene Cafe USA in Plymouth, MA.

If warranty service is needed on your CBR-101, email support@genecafeusa.com, explain the issue, and include a copy of your original receipt. Once it is confirmed by Gene Cafe USA that the roaster was purchased within the warranty period, you will receive a prepaid shipping label for repair.  

Gene Cafe USA does not warranty parts that are user installed and does not take liability for any subsequent damage that may be caused by improperly installed parts. The warranty may be void if the roaster is not being used according to manufacturer instructions specified in the user manual. 

The Extended Warranty covers an additional 12 months of warranty coverage (24 months total) on your Gene Cafe CBR-101, with the same terms as the Standard Warranty.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
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F.E.O.L.t.r.I.h.t.a.e.w.g.
Best Roaster I have ever had

Love the roaster! I have three and each works great. I Have three of them, two have the new safety feature which at first I thought was a annoying, but after several times roasting it's just fine.
I roast at least twice a week and have never had an issue.

C
C.
2nd One

This is my second Gene Cafe roaster. As others have written I got it because I don’t want to be without one. It’s a great small roaster and custom batches are easy. It have one or get one try this this roast. Use columbian supreme green beans, 1/2 lb. @ 455’ for 15 min. then 1/2 lb. @ 455’ for 12 min. let them off gas, mix them together, grind, French Press and enjoy😎

P
P.S.
Changed circuit board

I've been buying your product for over 20 years now that you change the circuit board it is unusable I sent it back

Hi Peter, I'm sorry you found the unattended safety switch unusable. It was a feature added in 2018, to make the product safer.

D
D.C.
Been using for years ... bought a new one cause ...

I bought my machine in early 2014 and love it. Don't want to be with out one. So in dog years ... that's old. I bought a new one thinking my old one was bound to die after a good long life. Gave it to a buddy who has cleaned it up inside and out and it will probably last years. My friend is very adept at mechanical stuff. I am not. He credits its long functionality to me following the directions. Letting the machine cool down to near room temp before roasting another batch. Keeping the batches down to 200 gr per. I could have bought a more expensive roaster and thought about it, but this one does everything I want. Produces great coffee. After figuring out how to allow for a bit of coasting to a higher level, I hit a City + or Full City as needed every time. Highly recommend this machine.

M
M.
Best intermediate upgrade from FR500!

The roaster performs as expected, already roasted some Brazilian and Indonesian coffee with great repeatable results. Highly recommend the roaster, it is very easy to use and control the outcome.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
85%
(17)
10%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
5%
(1)
F
F.E.O.L.t.r.I.h.t.a.e.w.g.
Best Roaster I have ever had

Love the roaster! I have three and each works great. I Have three of them, two have the new safety feature which at first I thought was a annoying, but after several times roasting it's just fine.
I roast at least twice a week and have never had an issue.

C
C.
2nd One

This is my second Gene Cafe roaster. As others have written I got it because I don’t want to be without one. It’s a great small roaster and custom batches are easy. It have one or get one try this this roast. Use columbian supreme green beans, 1/2 lb. @ 455’ for 15 min. then 1/2 lb. @ 455’ for 12 min. let them off gas, mix them together, grind, French Press and enjoy😎

P
P.S.
Changed circuit board

I've been buying your product for over 20 years now that you change the circuit board it is unusable I sent it back

Hi Peter, I'm sorry you found the unattended safety switch unusable. It was a feature added in 2018, to make the product safer.

D
D.C.
Been using for years ... bought a new one cause ...

I bought my machine in early 2014 and love it. Don't want to be with out one. So in dog years ... that's old. I bought a new one thinking my old one was bound to die after a good long life. Gave it to a buddy who has cleaned it up inside and out and it will probably last years. My friend is very adept at mechanical stuff. I am not. He credits its long functionality to me following the directions. Letting the machine cool down to near room temp before roasting another batch. Keeping the batches down to 200 gr per. I could have bought a more expensive roaster and thought about it, but this one does everything I want. Produces great coffee. After figuring out how to allow for a bit of coasting to a higher level, I hit a City + or Full City as needed every time. Highly recommend this machine.

M
M.
Best intermediate upgrade from FR500!

The roaster performs as expected, already roasted some Brazilian and Indonesian coffee with great repeatable results. Highly recommend the roaster, it is very easy to use and control the outcome.

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