Gene Cafe ULTIMATE Beginner’s Guide! | CBR-101 Home Coffee Roasting Tutorial

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We hope you enjoy our complete beginner’s guide to roasting coffee with the Gene Cafe CBR-101! In this video we break down how the Gene Cafe works, share our favorite tips and tricks and showcase a demo roast. Even if you’ve been roasting with the Gene Cafe for a while, check this video out, we bet you’ll learn something new! Let us know what you think and share your tips and tricks in the comments below.

*UPDATE DECEMBER 2022*: Since the release of this video, the manufacturer has clarified their stance regarding pre-heating the CBR-101: “We do not recommend preheating the roast chamber. This will dry out the blade cushions on the swing arm prematurely.” – Gene Cafe USA.

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Here’s another great video on the Gene Cafe from Mike @VirtualCoffeeLab – He does a great job breaking down the Gene and offering his personal insight along with a great Demo Roast:

Can’t get enough Gene Cafe? Check out our previous demo courtesy Captain Ben:

Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster Demo

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Time Stamps:
00:00 Intro
01:34 Parts, Controls & Features
08:22 Tips & Tricks
15:49 Demo Roast