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Gene Cafe Home Coffee Roaster, includes 4 lbs of your choice green beans Zoom

Gene Cafe Home Coffee Roaster, includes 4 lbs of your choice green beans

Red & Black Roasters are sold out both at our warehouse and the manufacturer. We've been told they will be back in stock around the second week of May.
If you are looking for a simple home roaster that allows you to do larger batches and have visibility on your beans, you need a Gene!
The Gene Cafe coffee roaster uses an off-axis rotating chamber to mix the beans while a low volume of hot air blows, carrying chaff away to a chaff collector.

  • High Visibility.

  • Time & Temperature can be controlled by an electronic thermostat. 300-482 F

  • Quiet Operation, Noise Level: 65dB.

  • Overheat Protection.

  • Smoke Control can be contained with a 3" diameter venting pipe.

  • Capacity: 250 grams (8.818 oz)

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Product Description


    Questions? Email us. Simple to use and right for anyone who likes chasing perfection in their home roasting. Roast manually or use roasting profiles you've created and saved to your PC. The manufacturer is always improving each generation of these iconic little roasters. "Fresh Roast SR-700" is the newest versions of the ubiquitous Fresh Roast coffee roaster line.

    New to home roasting? Read Roasting 101 for an idea of what to expect in home roasting coffee. Use the included disc or download the application to your PC and start creating roasting curves you can save, copy, and change. The SR700 works manually too, so you don't need a computer all the time. The Fresh Roast SR700 has three temperature settings. that can be adjusted any time during the roasting process.

    • High temp. = 490 degrees - 1500 watts

    • Medium temp. = 455 degrees

    • Low temp. = 390 degrees The Fan Speed Control knob allows the finest tuning of the roast. Also computer controlled or manual. The Fan Speed Control allows adjustments of + or - 10%.

    So- Starting the roast, the beans are at their heaviest, the fan speed can be turned up to keep the beans fluid and give an even roast. Then, as the beans become lighter, the fan speed can be turned down. The slower the fan, the hotter the roast. But be aware that a lower fan speed will also not loft the beans as well, so you may want to play with beans volume a bit as well. The combinations can be endless. You'll find that a faster roast will give you a lot more snappiness in the cup. You'll also find first and second crack (see roasting 101) fall closer together, so listen for that. Faster roast = brighter cup. A slower roast will help to draw out body. If all goes well you'll have adjusted your roaster to exactly the way you like it. Similar to the SR300 and the SR500, the SR700 roasts about 5 ounces at a time. That can depend somewhat on the power supply and the beans themselves. In practice you'll find that you can get away with roasting a bit more or a bit less depending on your own conditions. An extension cord for instance is not recommended because it can reduce the power supply. Nor is roasting outside where the machine will have to heat up cold air. Roasting coffee can produce some smoke and that depends on the amount you're roasting and how dark. If you have a stove top vent that's usually enough. But if you like especially dark roasts you might choose to roast less. You won't see a lot of smoke until you get to a darker roast.  

    The FreshRoast line of roasters are our favorites. There's full visibility of the beans, smoke control is easy to deal with due to the smaller size, both those points can be a big advantage. Plus the price is right for all that they do. By roasting 2-3 batches you've produced as much as you would need if you were creating house blends or roasting for espresso. Each model of FreshRoast roaster have always been a reliable and cost-effective way to roast coffee at home. Please Note: The standard warranty on glass chambers is 6 months. (Hint, allow 15 minutes between roasts for the longest life of your chamber!) The standard warranty on the blower base is one year.

    (Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territory Customers please add extra shipping. Sorry, we cannot send raw coffee into Hawaii.) If you've shopped around and you like what you see here, please tell your friends on Facebook too.

Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Pros High visibility. Time & Temperature can be controlled. Quiet Operation. Noise Level: 65dB. Overheat protection.
    Cons Smoke control, high initial investment.
    Capacity 250 grams (8.818 oz)
    Temperature Controlled by electronic thermostat. 300-482 F Degrees/190-250 C degrees
    Fan Control Can be controlled. Cools with ambient Temperature forced air. User can activate cooling cycle at any time.
    Warranty The Gene Cafe 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. The warranty may be void if the roaster is not being used according to manufacturer instructions.
Product's Review
    1. Great Roaster; great support. Review by david

      A note to thanks to Coffee Project and GeneCafeUSA. We bought one of these roasters from you 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. The folks you recommended at genecafeusa.com 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. 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.
      (Posted on 12/15/2018)

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