Which home coffee machine from Rocket Espresso to choose?

WHY A HOME LEVER COFFEE MACHINE FROM ROCKET ESPRESSO?

As the Italian tradition of coffee makers dictates, this Milan-based company doesn't neglect any detail in terms of appearance or functionality. Rocket Espresso makes its coffee machines by hand, with care in every step of this artisanal production. The coffee machines are inspected during the production process and each model is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding customer.

This company combines both the experience and love of coffee inherent to Italians, but also a philosophy from the other side of the world. This particular combination is represented by the founders of the company. Italian Daniele Berenbruch and Andrew Meo from New Zealand. Their industrial-looking coffee machines provide the opportunity to prepare theperfect espresso even at home.

WHICH ROCKET ESPRESSO MACHINE TO CHOOSE?

Precision manufacturing, quality workmanship and technology, pressure measurement, steam nozzle and a professional coffee machine head or the legendary E61. You'll find it all in every Rocket Espresso model. Then you can choose from models to suit your needs:

  • Appartamento
  • Giotto (V or R)
  • Mozzafiato (V or R)
  • R 58
  • R 60V
  • R Nine One

FEATURES OF ROCKET ESPRESSO HOME COFFEE MACHINES

Appartamento Giotto V / Mozzafiato V Giotto R / Mozzafiato R R 58
PID No Yes Yes Yes
Timer No Yes Yes Yes
Boiler 1,8 l 1,8 l 1,8 l 1.8 l + 0.6 l
Water tank 2.9 l 2,5 l 2,9 l 2,5
Water supply No No Yes Yes
Pump Vibrating Vibrating Rotary Rotary
Home range of Rocket Espresso coffee machines

A COMPACT ESPRESSO MACHINE THAT WON'T DISAPPOINT

Want a delicious espresso, but also want a latte and cappuccino machine? Even in the basic Rocket Espresso model, the Appartamento version, you will find apowerful coffee machine with the professional E61 head. This provides the perfect conditions for a great espresso extraction every time. Thanks to the heat exchanger, you can alsowhisk milk for your flat white, cappuccino or latteat the same time.

Appartamento thinks of those coffee lovers who want to enjoy their cup of coffee. They don't want to settle for the cheapest models of home lever coffee makers. Rocket Appartamento tends to be the first lever coffee machine of true espresso lovers. Or as an upgrade from a basic cheap coffee machine that just doesn't cut it anymore. Are you one of them? Then all you have to do is think about which of the Appartamento's design combinations will suit your kitchen.

AN ESPRESSO MACHINE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

The fact that the manufacturers from Milan really want to please all lovers of good espresso is evident from their Cronometro coffee machines. Firstly, they are sold in two "bodies": the Giotto or the Mozzafiato. Secondly, the specifics of their "V" and "R" versions differ.

ROCKET ESPRESSO CRONOMETRO V

So, when deciding to buy a handy home espresso machine from Rocket, first compare the features of the two versions. You'll find that both "clamshell" coffee makers have anespresso extraction timer, unlike the basic Appartamento , which will make the job of making each coffee easier. You will also encounter a PIDsystem on these coffee makers, which is an important aid for controlling the water temperature. Avibrating pump as well as a heat exchanger is a given.

ROCKET ESPRESSO CRONOMETRO R

In case you wonder about the higher price of seemingly identical coffee machines, the explanation for the difference is hidden in the letter "R". This indicates that arotary pumpis fitted inside the machine instead of a vibrating pump. Its main advantage is to maintain a consistent water pressure during the coffee extraction process. Which is why rotary pumps are at the heart of all professional coffee machines.

Furthermore, these coffee machines have everything that a proper lever coffee machine should have. Or rather, all the advantages of previous Rocket Espresso models. In addition, you can connectboth theGiotto R and the Mozzafiato R directly to the water supply. Once you've tried a water-connected coffee machine, without the need to refill the reservoir, you won't want another. Have you decided on the Cronometro R? Great, now choose whether you like the straight modern Mozzafiato or the classic Giotto look.

THE HOME LEVER COFFEE MACHINE FOR BARISTAS

In the Rocket Espresso production hall, they have figured out how to shrink the technology from pro coffee machines into the compact dimensions of a home coffee machine. The resulting machine was called the R58 and R Cinquantotto respectively. The coffee machine has really more than decent equipment starting with the PID system, rotary pump, the possibility of direct connection to the water supply and the timer. On top of that , it can fittwo boilers!

Having a coffee maker at home with two "boilers under the hood" is really handy. One has a capacity of 1.8 litres and the other (for espresso) 0.58 litres. So each takes care of its own function and temperature respectively. This means unprecedentedly precise temperature stability for your perfect espresso, the likes of which single boiler coffee machines can only dream of. And if that wasn't enough, the R 58 is equipped with the communication module - a touch screen - to make it even easier to understand your coffee machine.

THE BEST HOME COFFEE MACHINES FROM ROCKET ESPRESSO

Although the R 58 could already be considered a truly top-of-the-range coffee machine from Rocket Espresso, I have two more models to introduce - the R 60V and the R Nine One. I've saved these little cherries for the end of this article, because they are coffee machines for true "connoisseurs". And what makes them so unique?

ROCKET ESPRESSO R 60V

This baby does everything the R 58 does. In addition to total control over water temperature or extraction time, with this machine you get the power over pressure profiling when making espresso. What are we talking about? You can set up to five different time intervals during the extraction process and program different pressures within those intervals. In practice, this means a controlled increase or decrease in pressure.

So it's up to you which pressure your espresso is extracted at. And the game of preinfusion or gradual pressure reduction at the end of the extraction can begin. You can enjoy the ideal extraction profile, i.e. a perfectly balanced espresso flavour just for you. You can communicate with the R 60V and set or control the extraction process using the digital controller or via wifi from the appon your phone.

ROCKET R NINE ONE

The R 58 or R 60V models take inspiration from professional coffee makers, but still retain above all the compactness of a home coffee machine. The top of the range, the R Nine One, is developed not only for use in the home, but also in small operations or as an office coffee machine.

Its specific features include pressure profiling as in the R 60V plus an even more semi-automatic profile. In addition, the pump itself is magnetically seated for quiet operation of the coffee machine. The coffee maker has an integrated touchscreen display and of course I must mention its two stainless steel boilers withcapacities of 1.9 l and 3.6 l. So it maintains the exact temperature even when making multiple coffees at once.

WHAT NOT TO FORGET WHEN CHOOSING A HOME LEVER COFFEE MACHINE

Finally, I'll add a few tried and tested tips when buying a home espresso machine. Whatever coffee machine you choose, it's always important to think about maintenance and damage prevention. That way, you'll enjoy your great espresso or cappuccino for years to come, and your investment in a coffee machine won't be compounded by expensive servicing

CLEANING A LEVER COFFEE MACHINE

Therefore, you should also get a cosmetic package for your new coffee machine, i.e. cleaning products for coffee machines. Cleaning the coffee machine should be a regular, basic flushing of the coffee machine head using a blind sieve in the portafilter on a daily basis. Think about the steam nozzle too, which is best cleaned with special anti-milk residue cleaner.

QUALITY WATER FOR TASTY COFFEE

Your espresso is made from just two ingredients. Coffee and water. That's why you can't just think of quality beans as a prerequisite for great tasting coffee. Thecomposition of the water you use for your coffee machine can unexpectedly influence the extraction process and thus the taste of your coffee. And if you need yet another reason to get water filtration, know that it's the best prevention against limescale damage to your coffee machine.

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