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strawberrykoi
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:52pm
Subject: ROK Espresso
 

Has anyone heard of this espresso maker? http://www.rokkitchentools.com

I'm very curious what everyone thinks. It's very attractive... and sort of futuristic, I like the design quite a bit! If the taste is as good as the design.... then I definitely want one, even if the shipping from the UK is outrageous :(
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 2:17am
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I haven't used one, but I remember those used to be called "presso" makers.  Maybe they're rebranded by ROK, but I think you'll find more info by searching the original name.  I know there were a few reviews on home barista back when.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 5:48am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

I imagine it's better than trying to make espresso with no tools at all, but it is barely useful at all.
The directions have you heating your milk in the microwave (Not included).
The directions have you boiling water in your kettle (Not included).
Unless you want to froth it cold. (Tin can included)

Once you've used your "useful" machines to get ready, then you have a chance to use this thing as a lever to press your water through your grounds.
I'm not saying a superautomatic is the best way to make espresso, but you might want a machine that at least does something to work with you or assist you in making espresso. Technology has taken a step or two since the 1920s.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 7:51am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

SStones Said:

I imagine it's better than trying to make espresso with no tools at all, but it is barely useful at all.
The directions have you heating your milk in the microwave (Not included).
The directions have you boiling water in your kettle (Not included).
Unless you want to froth it cold. (Tin can included)

Once you've used your "useful" machines to get ready, then you have a chance to use this thing as a lever to press your water through your grounds.
I'm not saying a superautomatic is the best way to make espresso, but you might want a machine that at least does something to work with you or assist you in making espresso. Technology has taken a step or two since the 1920s.

Posted January 31, 2013 link

I suppose it may be inconvenient compared to a "real" machine, but mostly I am curious about the shots it makes... if they are of any quality or not. In the end, that's what makes a product of ANY value or not :)

Also, I'm so confused. One minute it's called an espresso maker, and the next it's simple called a coffee maker. Which is true? Both, because it can create 5-10 bars of pressure? I don't get it...

rotwang , Thanks for letting me know it was called a presso before now! That will aid me on my search for reviews quite a bit better.
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 8:39am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

Aya?  Look here for reviews of this machine here on CoffeeGeek.

 
A morning without coffee is sleep . . .
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 9:18am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

Hi being the noisy guy I am I went to your website and looked at everything.  Charming pictures and family. I also love photography and its been a long
time thing...never opened a business. All these small machines if they meet the requirements of correct water temperature and correct pressure when coupled with the correct fresh ground coffee
can make espresso if they do it correctly. Ive never used one but since you and your husband are ones who seem adventurous inquisitive and smart why not just get an espresso machine and grinder.
For 525.00 at Whole Latte Love you can jump on board and do it with consistent results.

Click Here (www.wholelattelove.com)

strawberrykoi Said:

Has anyone heard of this espresso maker? http://www.rokkitchentools.com

I'm very curious what everyone thinks. It's very attractive... and sort of futuristic, I like the design quite a bit! If the taste is as good as the design.... then I definitely want one, even if the shipping from the UK is outrageous :(

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strawberrykoi
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 9:39am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

JasonBrandtLewis Said:

Aya?  Look here for reviews of this machine here on CoffeeGeek.

Posted January 31, 2013 link

Thank you! That helps a lot. When I posted this, I didn't realize it had been released a different time under a seperate name :)

Iluvdabean Said:

Hi being the noisy guy I am I went to your website and looked at everything.  Charming pictures and family. I also love photography and its been a long
time thing...never opened a business. All these small machines if they meet the requirements of correct water temperature and correct pressure when coupled with the correct fresh ground coffee
can make espresso if they do it correctly. Ive never used one but since you and your husband are ones who seem adventurous inquisitive and smart why not just get an espresso machine and grinder.
For 525.00 at Whole Latte Love you can jump on board and do it with consistent results.

Click Here (www.wholelattelove.com)

Posted January 31, 2013 link

If only I could... I mean, unless you'd like to buy me an early birthday present? ;D
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Iluvdabean
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 9:44am
Subject: Re: ROK Espresso
 

No but I will sing you happy birthday. :)



strawberrykoi Said:

Thank you! That helps a lot. When I posted this, I didn't realize it had been released a different time under a seperate name :)


If only I could... I mean, unless you'd like to buy me an early birthday present? ;D

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strawberrykoi
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 9:46am
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Iluvdabean Said:

No but I will sing you happy birthday. :)

Posted January 31, 2013 link

Sigh... it will have to do, I suppose ;) Thank you for your sweet compliments!!!
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Posted Thu May 9, 2013, 7:17pm
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Ive seen a video by Whole Latte Love about this espresso machine. Have not seen one or known one who is using it though. I liked how it looks but not sure how it pull the shots or what would the taste be like. It am expecting it to be better because it is getting a lot of limelight lately.

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