Understanding Coffee Labels

Understanding Coffee Labels

There are certain rules about the types of information that can be placed on a coffee label. Some of this information is mandatory, and some can be placed only if certain conditions are met. Accurate information on your product packaging is a must, because labels should in no way confuse or mislead the consumer.

To Roast or Not To Roast

To Roast or Not To Roast

Most of us, from time to time, dream about escaping the rat race, packing it all up and starting fresh. A lot of coffee roasters will tell you that their years spent in a daily nine to five routine were simply a stepping stone to establish their own roastery.

Client Profile: Common Ground Coffees

Client Profile: Common Ground Coffees

Coffee is an interesting thing. Once you realise a coffee tastes great you probably can’t remember the roasting of it as it happened a few days earlier. The best coffee I have roasted was Burundi Dohorerabarimyi. – Francois Vorster, owner Common Ground Coffees

VIDEO Profile: Neil Maree

VIDEO Profile: Neil Maree

Watch this brilliant video by the North-West University featuring Genio’s owner & Puk Alumni student, Neil Maree, discussing the rise of Genio’s coffee roaster manufacturing in South Africa. The clip also features Francois Vorster, owner of Decadent & Common Ground Coffees, a big fan of our roasting equipment.

Modern Roasting: Roast Times

Modern Roasting: Roast Times

One of the biggest advancements in modern roasting techniques is that of roasting times. I am particularly referring to a recent Cropster article showcasing some of the winning roast profiles of the 2015 World Coffee Roasting Competition (WCRC) held in Gotenburg, Sweden.

Client Profile: Roberts Roastery

Client Profile: Roberts Roastery

“The Genio roaster is so sturdy and well designed. It is simple to use and gives consistent results every time we use it. The support and encouragement from Neil and his team add to the great Genio experience. Having a roaster that was manufactured on our doorstep was a big motivating factor for us…” Linda & Keith Roberts, Owners at Roberts Roastery

Client Showcase: Wings Coffee Roasters

Client Showcase: Wings Coffee Roasters

“My Genio Mezzo coffee roaster operates like a military fighter jet, remarkable performance, amazing control and handling characteristics, maneuverable, user-friendly with state of the art technology, but still a hands on machine, offering you the ability to sense what is happening with the coffee.”

The 30 Second Challenge

The 30 Second Challenge

Get ready for a new type of barista challenge, the 30 Second Challenge. Coming this February 2015 watch art and skill collide when 2014’s Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa’s Barista Champion and 2015 World Barista Championship contender Ishan Natalie is put to the test.