Rocket Espresso Professionale
Rocket Espresso Professionale
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Rocket Espresso Professionale review: 33 facts and highlights

1. Indicates when drip tray is full

With a drip tray indicator the machine informs you of when you need to empty the tray.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
25% have it

2. Has a 3-way valve

A 3-way solenoid valve relieves the portafilter of pressure and moisture after the extraction. This produces a dry puck which can easily be removed afterwards. It also means that you don’t have to wait for the pressure to equalise, so that you can make back-to-back coffees.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
41% have it

3. Has cleaning alert

The machine alerts you when it requires cleaning.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
10% have it

4. Has a pressure gauge

One of the most important aspects to pulling a great espresso is the amount of pressure used. Aspects such as how tightly tamped the portafilter is can affect the pressure and therefore the overall quality of the extraction. A pressure gauge helps you to adjust your process to achieve a perfect 9 bar of pressure.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
32% have it

5. Has a commercial steam wand

It comes with a commercial style steam wand as opposed to a pannarello steam wand. These are harder to master but can allow you to produce better, richer milk froth.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
38% have it

6. Has a hot water outlet

A hot water outlet is useful as it can be used to heat cups, as well as making americanos, long blacks and teas.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
85% have it

7. Can brew and steam simultaneously

With a double boiler or heat exchanger system, you can brew and steam milk at the same time. This has an advantage over single boiler machines where you have to wait between brewing and steaming for the temperature to adjust.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
32% have it

8. Has an integrated grinder

The espresso machine has an integrated grinder so that you don’t have to buy a separate one.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
4% have it

9. Has a pre-infusion function

With a pre-infusion function you get a low pressure of water before it ramps up to around 9 bar of pressure. This gently expands the grinds to get a smooth extraction and to help prevent channeling in the cake.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
50% have it

10. weight

Capresso EC50: 3.63kg

11. height

Gaggia New Espresso: 275mm

12. thickness

Capresso Café: 203.2mm

13. volume

Capresso EC50: 14004.28cm³

14. Has sleep mode

After a certain period of being idle, the device will switch to a sleep mode to conserve power.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
25% have it

15. programmable buttons

These buttons can be programmed for different types of coffee such as an espresso, doppio or ristretto. This means once you have mastered a particular style of coffee, you can get it the same every time.
Delonghi EC 850.M: 5

16. Has a steam wand

It has a steam wand, which allows you to make steamed/frothed milk to create other drinks from an espresso base.
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17. Has a removable water tank

The water tank is removable, making it easier to refill.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
88% have it

18. Has cup warmer

With a cup warmer you can heat the cups before pulling your espresso so that it doesn't go cold quickly, which affects the taste and quality. It also means that you don’t have to manually heat them using hot water.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
94% have it

19. Has integrated filter

An integrated water filter produces cleaner water for brewing espresso. It also helps to prevent the build up of limescale.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
41% have it

20. Water tank is transparent

With a transparent water tank you can easily see when it needs to be filled up. This is important as attempting to make an espresso with an empty tank can damage the machine.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
41% have it

21. Uses ground coffee

Ground coffee, especially if freshly roasted and ground, results in much better quality coffee than the kind of results you get with pods or capsules.
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22. Has a shot clock

The time taken to pull an espresso shot is one of four key elements, and should be around 19-22 seconds. Once you have the grind, dose and tamp correct, you can use the shot clock to time the pull perfectly.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
7% have it

23. Uses E61 group head

An E61 group head provides excellent temperature stability, a key aspect of producing great espresso. It also has the benefit of a passive pre-infusion feature.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
13% have it

24. Uses E61 brew group

The E61 brew group is the industry standard brew group for espresso machines, which delivers consistent, stable heat in order to help pull the perfect espresso.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
16% have it

25. Has a 58mm portafilter

A 58mm portafilter is the most common size in the industry, offering a greater range of accessories to purchase such as portafilter baskets and tampers.
Rocket Espresso Professionale
35% have it

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