Neil Maree

I am owner and lead engineer of Genio Intelligent Roasters. I specialize in creating and building coffee roasting machines and support equipment with the focus on aesthetics, engineering, ergonomics and functionality.

My coffee career started when I placed 5th in the South African National Barista Championships in 2009. I then set out to create automation systems for coffee roasting machines, where after I opened my own company. I have since designed our Genio Mezzo 6kg coffee roaster, and I am actively involved in promoting the speciality coffee industry in South Africa and abroad. I am a technical judge at the regional and national barista championships, and consult and train coffee roasters and baristas alike.

Coffee and engineering is my passion, and I have combined the two in creating Genio Intelligent Roasters. Please follow our progress online.