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by Claudette
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Coffee Freshness
Replies: 0
Views: 28270

Coffee Freshness

Coffee Freshness - By Dave Corbey Coffee Freshness, Top 5 Chart 5. An opened packet of pre ground coffee. Once opened and exposed to air ground coffee rapidly starts to deteriorate. If left exposed to air ground coffee has a shelf life of about 15 minutes. A forgotten packet from the back of your ki...
by Claudette
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Tamping an art or a science?
Replies: 0
Views: 11445

Tamping an art or a science?

Tamping an art or a science? - By Dave Corbey Is it a science, is it an art, do we worry too much about it? Usually the main problems with tamping don’t come from technique, more usually it’s the grinder at fault (or sometimes the coffee if it’s stale). Many of the exotic techniques, which sometime ...
by Claudette
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Grinders
Topic: Grinder wont grind after cleaning
Replies: 0
Views: 10431

Grinder wont grind after cleaning

Grinder wont grind after cleaning - By Dave Corbey This mainly applies to the high end flat burr grinders such as the Macap M4, Mazzer Mini, etc.. When the burr carrier is removed for cleaning, many people adjust it back to the "touching point" just where the flats of the burrs touch, then back off ...
by Claudette
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Grinders
Topic: Looking After Your Grinder
Replies: 0
Views: 8907

Looking After Your Grinder

Looking After Your Grinder - By Dave Corbey This article is about burr grinders, not blade grinders In general there are a few things that are recommended with burr grinders (generally this applies to the more expensive grinders that can be taken apart easily, rather than the cheaper sub £100 grinde...
by Claudette
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Gene Cafe Dimmer Control Mod - Stage 1
Replies: 0
Views: 26471

Gene Cafe Dimmer Control Mod - Stage 1

Gene Cafe Dimmer Control Mod - Stage 1 - By Dave Corbey Enable the Gene to progressively lower the power applied to the heating element, so that rather than switching it on and off, it simply got less hot, minimising the temperature gradient within the drum and the overall maximum temperatures the b...
by Claudette
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Gene Cafe - Dimmer Mod
Replies: 0
Views: 24941

Gene Cafe - Dimmer Mod

Gene Cafe - Dimmer Mod - By Dave Corbey Gene Cafe CBR-101 modified with a voltage regulator and a power monitor display Following the gene-cafe-dimmer-control-mod-stage-1 instructions on this site, I implemented my own variation of the dimmer control mod on the Gene Cafe. I initially published the i...
by Claudette
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Gene Cafe Heater Assembly Replacement Instructions
Replies: 0
Views: 25435

Gene Cafe Heater Assembly Replacement Instructions

Gene Cafe Heater Assembly Replacement Instruction Requirements Small flat head screwdriver Cross head #1 screwdriver Side cutters (preferred) or sharp scissors Narrow cable tie New heater assembly. Ensure this is the correct voltage for your region. e.g. for the UK, you will need a 240v heater. Inst...
by Claudette
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Gene Cafe - Temperature Control Improvements
Replies: 0
Views: 25628

Gene Cafe - Temperature Control Improvements

Gene Cafe - Temperature Control Improvements - By Dave Corbey Background The Gene Café coffee roaster is a Hybrid roaster, which uses a tumbling action to evenly roast the beans, this tumbling action reduces the amount of airflow required, important because roasters that use airflow to keep the bean...
by Claudette
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: Affect Of Voltage On The Performance Of A Gene Cafe
Replies: 0
Views: 25858

Affect Of Voltage On The Performance Of A Gene Cafe

Affect Of Voltage On The Performance Of A Gene Cafe - By Dave Corbey An investigation into the affect the voltage supply has on long it takes a UK spec "240V" Gene Café to reach its set roast temperature. After moving from an urban to a rural location it was noted that it took significantly longer t...
by Claudette
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Beans & Roasters
Topic: The Gene Cafe hybrid roaster - an overview
Replies: 0
Views: 25544

The Gene Cafe hybrid roaster - an overview

The Gene Cafe hybrid roaster - an overview - By Dave Corbey Genesis Co LTD (Korea) is a relatively new entrant to the Coffee Roasting market and spent many years researching and designing its Gene Café roaster. They did this with a good knowledge of the available products on the market for the home ...