What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Coffee Bean Cooler Electric Roasting Cooling Machine For Home Cafe Roasting Cooling Rich Flavour?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

4 points


19th Jul 2021


This is the one I’m using. There are several other options available as well. I know there’s one with the vent holes in the black portion cut to resemble coffee beans and leaves as well.

1 point


26th Jul 2020

I have the Gene Cafe – I love it. When I was deciding what machine to get the Behmor was also on my radar. I tend to roast FC to FC+ for pour over and darker for Espresso.

There were several reasons I went with the Gene Cafe.

1) The Gene Cafe can be directly vented. I roast indoors in a high rise building and I simply would rather vent the smoke out a window rather than “suppress” it.

2) Due to the design of the Behmor the chaff collection tray is significantly closer to the heating element meaning it does indeed have a higher chance of catching fire when doing darker roasts.

3) I have better visibility of the coffee during the process in the Gene Cafe than the Behmor would.

A few things I DONT like about the Gene Cafe

1) Small batch size, you’re really limited to 200g of green coffee

2) Pre-heating, while it does work is less effective than with other machines due to the fact that the roasting drum has a fairly low thermal mass to hold heat.

3) The built-in cool down cycle is useless for cooling coffee – its far too slow. I always use the E-stop function at the end of my roasts. I do however place the roasting drum back on the unit and start a new “cooldown” cycle with the drum empty to ensure that the element and other components cool correctly.

On the topic of cooling your coffee. I highly suggest getting a cooling tray setup to more rapidly cool the coffee. This one inst cheap but its amazingly effective https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S9XYC48.

That all being said you cant go wrong with both machines.