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CBR-101 Black 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
  • Heat element: 1200 - 1400 Watts
  • Quiet operation. Noise level: 65dB
  • Overheat protection
  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 15"
  • Depth: 9"
  • Weight: 12.1 pounds
  • Power Supply: 120V
  • 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 to get it to us 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 4 reviews
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Check these service dates!!!

I put in a review when I ordered the repair part. They arrived yesterday and I just installed the new 120V heater while watching the disassembly video and the "install heater video", pausing and reviewing as needed. I just ran the unit for a couple of minutes to "burn clean" the new heater.

Thanks for the quick service -during the holidays no less- and the informative "how to" video library.

S
S.
After 6 years and 500+ roasts I finally need parts!!

After learning about home roasting, I went through several modified pop corn poppers. Then I discovered the Gene Cafe in 2011. With it, I've roasted 4-5 batches (250g each) every couple of weeks. Today the heater assembly finally failed. Keep in mind that I live in Michigan and have roasted outside as long as the daytime temperature was above 30 degrees. This places a greater burden on the heater element! When it finally gets frigid, I move the unit down to the basement, where I put a vent through the basement wall to exhaust smoke from the chafe collector. This also may increase the load on the heater.

So today I am ordering a replacement heater (120V). With the video provided I anticipate no problem in getting the unit back up and running.

Thanks for such a great product and product support.

T
T.A.
Great Home Roaster

I've been roasting coffee at home for about 5 years and this is my 3rd roaster (previously used the FreshRoast and the Nesco). This machine is awesome. The quality of the roast is simply amazing. It allows for manual adjustments of the roasting cycle providing excellent control over the end profile. This roaster will reliably produce a consistent roast time after time. The typical roasting time is around 16 minutes to a Full City+. My only negative, and it's really not much of a negative, is that I wish that the cool down was a bit quicker... but it's not a big deal. 10 months in and I have really fallen in love with this machine.

V
V.
Great!

A great roaster! Haven´t had any problems with it. And once you learn the temperature and time combination, the roast gets really good! Super easy to use and clean as well!
Great job Gene
Vincent

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
S.
Check these service dates!!!

I put in a review when I ordered the repair part. They arrived yesterday and I just installed the new 120V heater while watching the disassembly video and the "install heater video", pausing and reviewing as needed. I just ran the unit for a couple of minutes to "burn clean" the new heater.

Thanks for the quick service -during the holidays no less- and the informative "how to" video library.

S
S.
After 6 years and 500+ roasts I finally need parts!!

After learning about home roasting, I went through several modified pop corn poppers. Then I discovered the Gene Cafe in 2011. With it, I've roasted 4-5 batches (250g each) every couple of weeks. Today the heater assembly finally failed. Keep in mind that I live in Michigan and have roasted outside as long as the daytime temperature was above 30 degrees. This places a greater burden on the heater element! When it finally gets frigid, I move the unit down to the basement, where I put a vent through the basement wall to exhaust smoke from the chafe collector. This also may increase the load on the heater.

So today I am ordering a replacement heater (120V). With the video provided I anticipate no problem in getting the unit back up and running.

Thanks for such a great product and product support.

T
T.A.
Great Home Roaster

I've been roasting coffee at home for about 5 years and this is my 3rd roaster (previously used the FreshRoast and the Nesco). This machine is awesome. The quality of the roast is simply amazing. It allows for manual adjustments of the roasting cycle providing excellent control over the end profile. This roaster will reliably produce a consistent roast time after time. The typical roasting time is around 16 minutes to a Full City+. My only negative, and it's really not much of a negative, is that I wish that the cool down was a bit quicker... but it's not a big deal. 10 months in and I have really fallen in love with this machine.

V
V.
Great!

A great roaster! Haven´t had any problems with it. And once you learn the temperature and time combination, the roast gets really good! Super easy to use and clean as well!
Great job Gene
Vincent

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