8.4, Based on 71 Reviews
Semi Commercial Flat Burr Grinder with Doser
Metal / Black, White / Black, Red / Black
Grinder, Burr, Prosumer
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A prosumer level espresso grinder that has been on the market since 1991. Grinder has seen changes cosmetically since introduction, now featuring steel side panels. Features professional burrs and motor inside. At $380 (Feb '09) the price is on the high side.
Doug Miannay (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Produces a consistent high quality grind for a consistent high quality espresso on every pull!
E M Long (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Worth every penny. For the vacpot brewer,especially, it will be a revelation.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: BEST unit for the price, despite design problem!
Endo Smith (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: There is a real need for a simple, solid grinder in the $300 range that fits between the cheaper Baratza models and the more expensive Mazzers. Unfortunately, the Rocky is not it.
Galpi (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Good grinder, fragile construction
George Feil (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: perfect grind, with a few catches
George Wachsmuth (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: On the whole this was an excellent buy and I recommend the Rocky highly to anyone looking to purchase a very useable, espresso grinder.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Despite a few frustrating quirks, this grinder can grind - consistently and at a fair price. In the end, this is what a grinder needs to do. There are better grinders out there, but they also cost more. Simple as that.
Grant Watt (quality: 5.4)
Bottom Line: Perfectly matched to the Siliva. Look no further.
Greg Haggard (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Not perfect, but the problems are periferal. The grind this machine produces is top notch.
Henry Townsend (quality: 1.8)
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee, but the machine broke down too quickly and it is taking far too long to get repaired.
Homer Simpson (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Rocky works fantastic for drip! Save your money and avoid the cheaper grinders.
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: The best grinder in the sub $300 range that I know of. You can do better, but it will cost you.
Jack Salch (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: If it is within your means I highly recommend it.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.9)
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Rocky is a robust, near-professional quality home grinder.
Jeremy Ryder (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A machine built to last that delivers a great grind. Don't worry about getting a doser or not, each option has it's minor inconveniences.
Jerome Harrison (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Looks good on the counter, but cannot produce a reliable grind. Pass on this grinder.
Joe (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Very good grinder for the price.
John Daniel (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
John Roche (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Exceptional construction, performance and value. Ideal for espresso but may not be best choice for those who grind for multiple brew methods on a regular basis.
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