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CBR-101 - Red Coffee Roaster (120v)

$ 585.00

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.  

FREE shipping in US, use code SHIP101 at checkout.

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

  • Vortex twisting mixing
  • Fully automatic roasting & cooling
  • Both time and temperature can be controlled
  • Heats with indirect air from 1 to 23 minutes
  • Heat range 300-482 °F
  • Cools with ambient temperature forced air approx. 10 minutes
  • User can activate cooling cycle at any time
  • Capacity: 250g per roast (we suggest 80% for optimal efficiency & roast times)
  • Roast cycle: about 15 minutes for Full City roast plus cooling
  • Temperature controlled by electronic thermostat
  • Roast progress can be seen through glass roasting chamber
  • Quiet operation. Noise level: 65dB
  • Overheat protection
  • 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

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D.B.
Great product; great support

We bought one of these roasters in 2006, and have used it for at least 4 full roasts a week since then, but lately noticed the roasts were taking longer and longer. We called the folks at genecafeusa.com and they analyzed the problem over the phone—we needed to replace the heater, which we could purchase from them, and they have videos online that show how to change it, which we did. Now we are all back to normal, with our perfect 13.5-minute roasts. We highly recommend this roaster and the excellent support team behind it. You can vary the roast to be exactly what you want and the unit pays for itself rather quickly with the difference between quality roasted coffee and the price of the green beans you start with.... in fact, you will pay for your grinder and espresso machine as well in a year or so.

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P.
Excellent product

I've used my Gene Cafe for nearly 5 years and it does a great job. Very predictable results time after time. I buy my green coffee from Sweet Marias and the cappuccino and espresso are superb. I've recovered the cost of the Gene Cafe machine by the savings of roasting my own; saves at lest 40% over store bought premium coffee.

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S.
Same roast - just red

It's unusual that a seller separates reviews like this site has. My review of the CBR101 is under the reviews for the "black" model. Great product!!! Easily repaired after 6+ years of frequent use.

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P.V.
Great Roaster. Excellent Customer Service.

You can buy this roaster from different places where they are sold USD15.00 cheaper and with free shipping, but no other sellers are offered extended warranty. This was the main reason why I bought it from Gene Café USA. When I placed an order, the roasters were out of stock. I received an e-mail from customer service and they offered me rather money back or to wait for few days before they got shipmen with products from overseas. I opted to wait, as I wanted extend warranty on my purchase. Each time I e-mailed customer service with questions, I received replies in 15-30 minutes (amazing!). in some e-mail I mentioned that it would be nice not to charge me for shipping, as it was not shipped in time and I needed to wait for few days, and I received shipping fee back on my credit card immediately. My purchase was shipped via FedEx and I found a gift I'm my package - small pack of green Columbian coffee. Thank you guys, you are great! Highly recommended. Buy with confidence. ...and yes, I love my roaster :-)

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B.M.
Best roaster

Have been using this for many years.

Controls allow temp and time adjustment and easy to terminate roast if you want to dump it for quick cooling of the beans.

Also it's quiet, the previous ones we used were like being near a jet engine.

Had to replace the heating element after a couple of years, but it was not too difficult.

It vents all smoke out the stove hood - with other roasters we had you have to roast outside.

If this one ever dies I'll be replacing it with the exact same.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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D.B.
Great product; great support

We bought one of these roasters in 2006, and have used it for at least 4 full roasts a week since then, but lately noticed the roasts were taking longer and longer. We called the folks at genecafeusa.com and they analyzed the problem over the phone—we needed to replace the heater, which we could purchase from them, and they have videos online that show how to change it, which we did. Now we are all back to normal, with our perfect 13.5-minute roasts. We highly recommend this roaster and the excellent support team behind it. You can vary the roast to be exactly what you want and the unit pays for itself rather quickly with the difference between quality roasted coffee and the price of the green beans you start with.... in fact, you will pay for your grinder and espresso machine as well in a year or so.

P
P.
Excellent product

I've used my Gene Cafe for nearly 5 years and it does a great job. Very predictable results time after time. I buy my green coffee from Sweet Marias and the cappuccino and espresso are superb. I've recovered the cost of the Gene Cafe machine by the savings of roasting my own; saves at lest 40% over store bought premium coffee.

S
S.
Same roast - just red

It's unusual that a seller separates reviews like this site has. My review of the CBR101 is under the reviews for the "black" model. Great product!!! Easily repaired after 6+ years of frequent use.

P
P.V.
Great Roaster. Excellent Customer Service.

You can buy this roaster from different places where they are sold USD15.00 cheaper and with free shipping, but no other sellers are offered extended warranty. This was the main reason why I bought it from Gene Café USA. When I placed an order, the roasters were out of stock. I received an e-mail from customer service and they offered me rather money back or to wait for few days before they got shipmen with products from overseas. I opted to wait, as I wanted extend warranty on my purchase. Each time I e-mailed customer service with questions, I received replies in 15-30 minutes (amazing!). in some e-mail I mentioned that it would be nice not to charge me for shipping, as it was not shipped in time and I needed to wait for few days, and I received shipping fee back on my credit card immediately. My purchase was shipped via FedEx and I found a gift I'm my package - small pack of green Columbian coffee. Thank you guys, you are great! Highly recommended. Buy with confidence. ...and yes, I love my roaster :-)

B
B.M.
Best roaster

Have been using this for many years.

Controls allow temp and time adjustment and easy to terminate roast if you want to dump it for quick cooling of the beans.

Also it's quiet, the previous ones we used were like being near a jet engine.

Had to replace the heating element after a couple of years, but it was not too difficult.

It vents all smoke out the stove hood - with other roasters we had you have to roast outside.

If this one ever dies I'll be replacing it with the exact same.

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