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Topic: Hot Top vs Gene Cafe (3 msgs / 52 lines)
1) From: Bob Chandler
Hi
Has anyone here done a FLAVOR comparison of coffee roasted on these 2 
machines? I read a thread on a UK based coffee forum that tended towards 
the belief that the Gene Cafe results were more in the "hot air bed" 
category style roasts--more in common with IRoast results than a drum 
roaster like the Hot Top. I thought the Gene Cafe WAS a drum roaster but 
people were making a distinction on that forum. Any thoughts?
My apologies if this has already been discussed here.
thanks
bob

2) From: Derek Bradford
I don't think many people will have had much opportunity to test the
two machines side by side, but I'm sure you'll get lots of responses
about both.  The Gene Cafe is a hot air roaster, mostly.  I can say
that I've never had quite the same roast tastes that I used to get
with my drum roaster.  I notice it mostly in Liquid Amber--the caramel
just isn't there anymore (generally.  There have been hints, but no
cups of caramel so far, and I used to get them all the time with my
drum).
--Derek
On 10/3/06, Bob Chandler  wrote:
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3) From: Leo Zick
theres a thread on the cg forums that answers this question..
Quoting Bob Chandler :
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