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Rocky is good....but
I had a Rocky for years, teamed with an Expobar twin boiler and a Giotto Rocket espresso machine.
Being a chronic GAS victim (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) I made an upgrade to the Compak K3 Touch grinder. The difference was obvious and immediate. The first shot was a huge improvement over the Rocky. I didn’t believe such a difference was possible, but there you have it. The non removable hopper on the Rocky was often annoying. Friends with Mazzer grinders say I’d gain nothing upgrading from the Compak to a Mazzer. But they’re both way ahead of the good old Rocky.
- Rocky SD (Doserless)
Perfect quality coffee grind
I purchased the Rancilio Silvia coffee machine and Rocky grinder on 15.09.2018 and I am completely satisfied with both machines.
The Rocky grinder is multi adjustable and I have adjusted it once in two years using several different beans from different roasters in Melbourne. The grind appears to be consistent as the coffee is of a consistent quality. I buy strong flavoured beans and find that the best flavour is from slightly under filling the group for single and two cups of coffee.
As the machine wears I will be able to return to Coffee A Roma in Malvern East, Victoria and purchase new components. Both machines are of a high standard of build and they are very good quality and so very simple to use.
Purchased in September 2018 at Coffee A Roma for $429.00.
10 years on
Had the Rocky doserless for 10 years now and it hasn’t missed a beat. Consistent grind each and every time. Would not even consider another grinder if/when it comes time to replace.
Purchased in September 2010 for $495.00.
"Better Crema Better Flavour"
Just purchased my Rocky grinder and made a comparison with the Sunbeam cafe series EMO 700 series.
Firstly the weight and commercial grade quality of the rocky has no similarity to the sunbeam. Consistent and accurate grind gives you much better CREMA and FLAVOURS from your coffee from what i can see and taste. Compared to the Rancillio, The Sunbeam can be inconsistent at times and the taste can be bitter with less Crema due to it's grind inconsistency. Rocky has a Blue UV Hopper/spout to protect the beans from sunlight. The power switch is ...
Grinds coffee well!
We bought this after purchasing a coffee machine to grind our own coffee as the grinded version was not working for us. Took a few goes to get the grind right for the machine, once we were there it all works well together. I do find the coffee grounds are dispensed inconsistently, however this isn't a big issue.
Flawless for 4 years.
Bought alongside the Rancilio Silvia V3. It works flawlessly. Haven't needed to change the blades after an estimated 800 cups of coffee made. Sometimes the blades rotate without the beans getting ground, but a gentle tap will fix that. Overall very pleased and a great investment if you're a regular coffee drinker.
This is a semi-professional grinder that will do for most home uses and amateur barristers. I've been using it for over a year with no problems at all.
Excellent grinder for home. Has enough steps to get the correct grind (can be made stepless with modification). Absolute workhorse. Good consistency of grind. Probably not as good as the Mazza mini, but (in Australia) much cheaper.
As mentioned - sometimes doesn't feed beans and requires slight tap on side. Also, not as easy to clean as I expected.
This is a great quality machine, but I'm regretting I didn't get the doserless version. The doser is a bit haphazard and dispenses varying amounts, and you end up dispensing into a container THEN into the filter, so double-handling. It is awkward trying to fit the filter under the outlet too, so you get a lot of spillage of grounds. Also if you try and adjust for a really fine grind, the grinder simply clogs and you can hear the motor labouring harder and harder but nothing comes out. Tapping the sides sometimes helps briefly, but usually the o...nly thing that works is to adjust it to a coarser setting. But it does do a good job of grinding if you pick a setting it's happy with. Solid construction, quality finish, sturdy components. Clogs when you dial in a fine grind. Messy, ground coffee goes everywhere. Doser not accurate.
Good to excellent grinder. Proof will be in length of life but control of grind is excellent and surprisingly quiet for a grinder so you can make early morning coffee without too much noise. Very good but doesnt stand out like the Silvia
sometimes does not feed beans and needs talking to..not serious
|Category||Coffee Grinders / Roasters||Coffee Grinders / Roasters|
|Grinding Mechanism||Flat Burr||Flat Burr|
|Coffee Bean Capacity||300 g||300 g|
|Number of Grind Settings||50 settings||50 settings|
|Power||140 W||140 W|
|Dimensions||350 x 120 x 250 mm||350 x 120 x 250 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
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