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Thread: New Gene Cafes flapper

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    New Gene Cafes flapper

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I bought genecafes back when they first came out maybe around 2007 and they had the flap flap chaff thingywhatsitcalled and they had a small rubber thing to stop it smashing into the glass roasting chamber walls which often came off and I had to buy replacement parts, think that was why I stopped using it,
    Do they still have that same flap flap piece and are the little rubber things still available?

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    Parts are expensive and hard to come by. I just bought a Gene Cafe, working with some broken parts and sourcing parts in Australia is hard so far. I think it is due to the supply being limited from the manufacturer.
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    hrmm might be the reason I got rid of the old ones I had in 2014/15
    had hoped thatd improved
    damn I really want one again! ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    hrmm might be the reason I got rid of the old ones I had in 2014/15
    had hoped thatd improved
    damn I really want one again! ;P
    I love my Gene Cafe/s. I have 2 (well actually 3). I run 2 at a time which easily gives me half a kilo of beans that sees me through a week or so. All this talk of a 1 kg home roaster is great. However, 2 roasts on 2 Genes and there’s your 1 kg if you need that much. Much cheaper than existing and proposed 1 kg roasters waiting for Australian certification.

    I’ve bought all my Genes second hand at roughly half the price of a new one. The heating element like any unit that uses an element e.g toaster does have a lifespan but can be replaced. In relation to spare parts it might be worth enquiring as to their availability right here on Coffeesnobs. My understanding is that Andy took over the importing from previous supplier Avacuppa. Those little rubber dooby dahs that stop the flapping if available cost next to nothing. You can certainly buy the roasting units here. I have one of the new fire engine red models and can certainly vouch for them “going faster”. Given that it is a newer model roasts are definitely quicker - approx 20 minutes including cooling cycle.

    So if you ask me - Go for it buy one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen28 View Post
    I love my Gene Cafe/s. I have 2 (well actually 3). I run 2 at a time which easily gives me half a kilo of beans that sees me through a week or so. All this talk of a 1 kg home roaster is great. However, 2 roasts on 2 Genes and there’s your 1 kg if you need that much. Much cheaper than existing and proposed 1 kg roasters waiting for Australian certification.

    I’ve bought all my Genes second hand at roughly half the price of a new one. The heating element like any unit that uses an element e.g toaster does have a lifespan but can be replaced. In relation to spare parts it might be worth enquiring as to their availability right here on Coffeesnobs. My understanding is that Andy took over the importing from previous supplier Avacuppa. Those little rubber dooby dahs that stop the flapping if available cost next to nothing. You can certainly buy the roasting units here. I have one of the new fire engine red models and can certainly vouch for them “going faster”. Given that it is a newer model roasts are definitely quicker - approx 20 minutes including cooling cycle.

    So if you ask me - Go for it buy one!
    oh I know there good I ran thru two of them!
    I threw them when I killed them as at the time didn't have facility where I was living to repair!!!
    think I got 5 years out of them and did two roasts a week on both, 1kg I need more!!!

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    Swing arm blade cushion for gene cafe roaster available at Jetblackespresso

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    Andy will be boxing me up one now
    thanks nice mr bean man
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    Andy also found one of the parts I needed so not that hard to find parts after all.
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    After all these years on cs ive never thought till today to refer to andy as, mr bean
    Facepalm
    Ty im here all week pls tip your waitress

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Holy duck poo Andy that was quick!
    Ordered on weekend sent from snobbery yesterday ans got it in Sydney today!
    And some good looking beans thatve already been put thru

    THANKS ANDY!!
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