Neil Maree talk about founding Genio Roasters in 2010
Neil designed a coffee roaster for a final year project at the North-West University when he successfully combined his passion for coffee and engineering. Neil describes Genio Roasters as his life, his love, and his journey. What started as a dream for a young engineer became the vision for a coffee roaster company at the southern tip of Africa.
Neil is the Captain of the Genio ship. As a qualified Engineer and entrepreneur by nature, he gives strategic guidance and direction to the rest of the team. His passion for research and development projects ensures that Genio Roasters stays an innovative pioneer in the specialty coffee industry globally.
The clip also features Francois Vorster, owner of Decadent & Common Ground Coffees, a big fan of our roasting equipment.