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The CREMA Research Project

The CREMA Research Project

Genio goes high-tech Throughout last year, Genio has been actively involved at the Engineering Faculty of the North West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom, South Africa.  We employed two Mechanical Engineering students to do research and...
Powder Coating A Roaster

Powder Coating A Roaster

Our latest build is taking shape and the welding is almost done.  The next step would be to send the machines off for powder coating.  My powder coater has really been a great help in the builds so far and he takes great pride in the machines.  But...

The Fat Lady Finally Sang!

The Fat Lady Finally Sang! Finally, the first 2 production roasters are finished.  I have been roasting on them for a while now, but I had a massive delay with the controls panels, so we couldn’t really sign off on the roasters until now.  After a very...
The Birth of a Roaster

The Birth of a Roaster

So how do you start building a roaster?  The purpose of this blog was originally to showcase how the Genio’s are crafted to the machines they are today.  In the next few months, I’ll follow the life-cycle of a roaster from design to final delivery. ...

Engineering our sample spoon

Our sample spoon was quite the feat to engineer.  It took some trial and error, but we have managed to create a functional sample spoon and door handle in one.  The solid stainless steel sample spoon slides into the door handle.  In it’s locked...

Today we fired up the roaster for good.

Today we fired up the roaster for good.  We started off by heating the machine up to 180degC.  As soon as both the environment and drum thermocouples agreed, we dumped the first batch of test beans. For some reason, I wasn’t able to get the gas pressure...