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  1. Hello! I was unable to find any major details about Rocket R9 One build, in particular regarding the material used for the saturated group: chromed brass? stainless steel? Someone can enlighten me? Many thanks in advance
  2. Hi all, forgive me if this has been asked before - I had a quick search but couldn't see anything similar I have a new Rocket R58, a pretty substantial machine both in dimensions and in weight (around 30kg), which sits on a worktop in the kitchen with wall units above it. After adjusting the feet, I have around 15cm of clearance above the machine. The machine is not plumbed in; I use the water reservoir and this is the root of the problem I have. To check the water level I have to move the machine quite a bit to be able to see into the reservoir (first world problems, eh!) - has anyone on the forum hit this issue and found a way to check the water level without moving the machine? Perhaps some sort of permanent fixture inside the tank or a simple water-level gauge I could pop in and take a reading from? I'm betting there are some ingenious ways to tackle this - if not, I'm going to build some serious biceps in the next few weeks ! Thanks, H
  3. This is my first "proper" setup after years with a Rancilio Silvia and Mazzer Mini. The Compak has red speed burrs and after 6 months is now getting pretty consistent on the dosing. Now I've assembled all of these lovely toys and have my workflow sorted it is feeling pretty dialled in.
  4. Hi. Sorry if this has been asked before, i did try a search. Does anyone know of a short hopper option for the Rocket Faust, i'm expecting delivery any day but i already know it's around 10mm too high for where i need it to fit! Thanks
  5. Hi All, Got a friend looking at an R58. But at least three different sites list a different height for the machine. Also confusing is rockets suggestion that current generation has height adjustable feet, and that in certain heights, it can no longer be plumbed. Do any of you have the exact height (with, or without the adjusted feet, and without cup rail)
  6. With my Niche grinder due for delivery in June (they won't be delayed will they? :-)) the search for a used Appartamento is hotting up. Annoyingly I just missed out on a 2016 model on eBay yesterday. Best Steve
  7. Hi All, Looking for a Dual Boiler machine, missed out on the Sage the other day and want something similar. Willing to pay more for something higher end if available, but for price perspective, lets say £400+ (I appreciate this is lower end, but as I said am willing to pay more if someone says they have something nice.) I'm willing to travel for a good machine, but geography is dependant. I live in Hereford for location. Or would **POSSIBLY** consider courier, if the package was wrapped like a mummy. I'm open to suggestions, but want something in good condition, well serviced/looked after. Added extras would always be a benefit. What have you got..................... Cheers Nick
  8. So the Oracle experience didn't last long/go well as it seems it was faulty, so for a few reasons I have chosen to take a refund and begin searching for a manual machine. I have backed the Niche Zero so my plan is to research and source a good second hand machine to pair with that when it is released. I have plenty of time but want to make sure I do my research and don't buy the wrong thing. So far I've only looked at Rocket machines (online not in person) and really like the R58. A dual boiler would be my preference and they are within budget for a well looked after second hand one. My question is what other manufacturers and models should I be looking at that fit the dual boiler and budget requirements? It's a bit of a minefield for somebody not massively experienced so any guidance would as always be much appreciated. TIA
  9. Hello, Selling this on behalf of someone who no longer has a use for it after opening their cafe. It was bought from Machina in May 2018, so roughly 18-20months old. Warranty was only 1 year so has expired. Machine is in very good condition having had very little use in a home environment. Collection only from Edinburgh. Images to follow ASAP. Price: £700 ono.
  10. Hi all, My Rocket Appartamento is coming up to 2 years old now and I've just noticed something that's concerning me a bit. The brew temperature of the water appears to be lower than I'd expect. (espresso shots). I don't have any form of thermometer installed on the machine to give an exact reading but I know it's not as hot as normal because: 1. When drinking my shot it doesn't seem to be as hot 2. When flushing there doesn't seem to be the same level of steam or bubbling from the group head as before I've tried giving more warm-up time so this morning I left it on for 90 mins before using it. The first shot seemed OK temperature-wise but the next two were a bit below temperature. The pressure gauge seems to be OK (between 1 and 1.5 bar and in the green zone on the gauge). I did my routine detergent backflush cycle on the machine only in the last week. For water source I only use bottled water as the tap water in my area is very hard and full of lime. I've also tried not doing a cooling flush between shots but it still doesn't appear to make much difference to the temperature. Has anyone experienced this kind of thing happening ? Thanks, Joe
  11. Hi Everyone, I have a 2 1/2 year old Rocket Espresso Appartamento for sale in Copper. It's in good condition but could probably do with a service. I've loved using this machine it has been a dream, consistent shots and the steam wand is great for microfoam. I would like £600 for it or close to, viewings welcome. Collection only from Bishop's Stortford. Any questions please ask! Will upload photos shortly.
  12. Hi Guys Selling my beloved Rocket R58v2 with Mazzer Superjolly Electronic, trying to sell as combo but willing to split. Purchased from Machina Coffee 4 years ago. Machine is in Excellent condition, always used protective slip mat on top of cup warmer and drip tray (See pics). Also used a take away container to limit drip tray removal for back flushing and every day use. Always back flushed with water and regularly cleaned with puly caff and puly milk. It was plumbed in for 3 years with bwt. NO BOX though, had to make a speedy getaway from my ex partner, left everything apart from coffee machine and grinder. This machine has only been used regularly during first three years, Since opening my own place and drinking coffee at work, this machine has been unplugged since august last year. Only used water tank this year to clean the machine. I only drink espressos and flat whites, so water valve is barely touched on this machine. Usual coffee drinking habits as well, 2-3 coffees a day may be less. So machine is in excellent condition throughout. NOTE: the only little cosmetic issue, is the paint around power light, which not chrome and only silver paint, which peeled off partially, probably due to steam purge. Not sure. It comes with two portafilters, all original Rocket, double spout and naked. IMS 18g basket, blind basket, IMS precision shower screen and extra cafelat blue gasket, also have Rocket filter pouch. Also all original Rocket baskets, double, single. PID controller still has plastic film on it. Never removed it. Overall you will be super happy with this machine. If you want to come and view it, I'm located in Glasgow, I will not ship it, due to weight and no box for protection. Mazzer Superjolly Electronic has been also used in at home, as a main grinder. The counter on it just reset, so it only had about 10k shots, right now used as a decaf grinder, and selling due to lack of usage. It only takes space. New burrs been installed and only about 25-30kg went through since. I'll consider serious offers. Location - Glasgow, Scotland. Rocket - £1400 Mazzer - £350 Combo - £1600 Pics - https://imgur.com/a/Jn65qN7
  13. So just received my new Rocket today and curious as to why the portafilter is not locking into the group head to be at 90 degrees from the body as per the manual. Iv'e tried pulling it in harder but any more force and the machine is moving. It's basically sitting at 7-8 o'clock instead of 6 and so the spouts are not straight when extracting. Has this come out the factory wrong or is there something I'm missing? To note this is for all porta filters, the single/double and the bottomless I purchased.
  14. Announced at Host Milan 2017 - "The world’s first truly portable espresso machine" https://player.vimeo.com/video/239025786 http://rocket-espresso.com/assets/re_portavia_dle_web.pdf
  15. For no reason what so ever what would be next branch up on the prosumer tree, I have had levers before, not quite on the L1 mood, what else is there that's worth the turn over presuming I am already married to all the grinder I will ever need?
  16. I have a Rocket R58 and for the past couple months I have been experiencing the following problem: When turning the machine on after about 15 minutes the steam pressure continues to rise past the 1-1.5bar green zone on the dial to around 2.25bar, this is the point where the OPV releases, the OPV activates and releases the excess pressure, initially this was intermittant but now it occours every time the machine is turned on (I have now turned off the steam/service boiler). The heater doesn't shut off and the water in the boiler is continued to heat, so my initial thoughts were that its a sensor issue. I suspected a relay problem at first, but this didn't fix the problem, I have taken apart the temperature sensor to check if it was scaled up but it all appears OK. If anyone has any ideas of have experienced similar problems please let me know.
  17. I guess originally it was my wife who requested the Dualit Expressivo she was given as a Christmas or birthday present, actually it sato in the box unused for eons until I bothered to unwrap and set it up. Now shortly after that she decided this was to much trouble to use unless I was making it and for her sins bought a Nesspresso and frother, we used these for a while until one day we ran out of pods.... the only thing we had was a packet of coffee!!!!! So the Expressivo was used and since then the Nesspresso has since sat idle. Now for me I have been wanting to upgrade for a while but the wife's finally come around to this.... I want a grinder obviously but I want to future proof things by getting one now that I shouldn't ever need to upgrade. Yes I know that could be expensive...... The grinder I want should be able to do all kinds of grinds including a Turkish grind, have a small footprint ideally, little mess preferable and be easy to change setting on and probably electric on demand, any other suggestions appreciated. I will also be upgrading form the Expressivo and am thinking of something like the Rocket R58 or LaMarzocca Linea Mini. I want an expresso machine with dual boilers that can be run plumbed or on a tank, easy to use and which I likely will never feel the need to upgrade from. I will consider the used market and the new, I was wondering I'd folk can suggest somewhere in the southeast/London area I can view and try these machines. I am currently moving abroad to Switzerland so whatever I buy here hopefully won't have any issue being used there. Advice greatly appreciated many thanks guys.
  18. Any experiences on this machine? For small coffee shop, alternatives are sanremo zoe and la spaz s5... Cheers!
  19. Hi all We're selling our near new / perfect condition Rocket machine (2 group) plus grinders (and add-ons such as jugs, thermometers etc). looking for £4,500 for a quick sale This machine was hand-made for us in Milan and is as good as new (less than a year old). We’re only selling it because we’re selling our cafe and the new owners have the exact same machine as us (and like us, are coffee geeks) – we feel that this speaks volumes about the quality of the Rocket. If you buy before 15th September then you are totally welcome to see it in action - we're based in Castle Cary, Somerset (if you don’t live nearby we can Skype you in?) This is a high end commercial grade coffee machine from a manufacturer with an exemplary reputation. It’s is a 2-group machine so absolutely perfect for smaller cafes looking to create artisan coffees (our cafe has around 30 covers). We really cannot stress highly enough that this machine is one of the very best on the market – and as you’ll see if you search around, Rockets very rarely come onto the market. The quality of our coffees has been second to none. Our roaster (Bean Shot) recently won Roaster of the Year – and it was on their recommendation that we invested in a Rocket. We’ve never had any problems with the machine, no repairs, and it’s never been used for training. It’s pretty much as new. We’re also selling our two grinders (a regular one and smaller one for decaf) – also as new / no issues, no repairs. And all the extras (jugs, thermometers etc) – so this is effectively your entire coffee start-up! Obviously this is all pretty heavy – so collection would be ideal. We’re happy to do a mini master class on collection. This machine runs beautifully and better still is simple and easy to use. Please ask any questions via this thread
  20. Well had my Rocket machine for just over a year now making 5 -6 cups a day more at weekends It's never let me down Cannot fault it really brilliant machine:good:
  21. Aluminum portfilter handle, think it better suits the machine. Does get hot if machine is left on for a long time, usually not an issue. Have just made a new one which has a larger diameter which goes a bit better, will upload a pic when its on.
  22. Hi all, Relatively new to the forum and yet to own a coffee setup. I'm after a bit of advice about purchasing my first grinder and machine! Exciting!! I'm currently using an aeropress which is good but I'm more of an espresso kinda guy. I drink 2-3 coffees a day, maybe more if I can make a decent cup! I'm limited on space so I think an Appartamento would be suitable machine for the space I have, are there any other machines anyone can think of that would fit this criteria? I'd prefer a HX machine to a single boiler, are there any DB that would be suitable? I have a budget of £1500 for both machine and grinder. I'm after purchasing both second hand hopefully from the forum. In terms of a grinder I think I'd prefer to single dose so a HG 1 may suit my needs. Can anyone recommend a single dosing grinder that could be a good alternative? Any help/ guidance is greatly appreciated. I've read so many posts on here, it's very addictive!
  23. Morning all, I'm slowly diagnosing my sour shot issue and can fairly confidently point my finger at brew temperature. I'm using Clifton Coffee EQ (http://www.cliftoncoffee.co.uk/shop/eq-seasonal-espresso-blend-v-9/) which is a fairly light roast but it's grinding a dream, fairly dry fluffy grinds and super easy and nice steady even extraction using a naked portafilter. I've been using 18g grounds (I have a Ceado E7 grinder) and experimented from 1:1.5 to 1:2.5 brew ratios in around 30 seconds extraction and the shots are still coming out different styles of sour i.e. strong and sour to thin and sour. Given that all other variables seem to be under control the only thing I can put it down to is temperature. To start with I had to the PID set to 119 with a 40 minute warm up but now I'm at 123c (around 1.35 bar on the steam boiler) with an hour warm up, I leave the portafilter in the grouphead and everything is super hot to touch by the time I'm coming to pull my shots in the morning. I'm not doing more than 80ml cooling flush to remove the flash boil then weighing / grinding beans, filling the portafilter, a small amount of WDT and tamp which all probably takes in the realm of 30/40 seconds then pulling my shot. The process for the second shot is the same with the added knocking out and wiping the portafilter (dry cloth) so maybe a minute. The shots have definitely got better since I've upped the PID to 123 but they're still on the sour side and from what I've read elsewhere I should be able to pull light roasts at 119 however they were tooth enamel stripping sour. I've tried a few different beans and had the same / very similar results. Sorry for the length of the post but I wanted to cover to give as much info as possible as I'm at a bit of a loss. From videos I've seen online the length of the cooling flush seems very short for the boiler temp being so high? Any suggestions on what I can try next other than getting the professionals in? *cough* @coffeechap *cough*
  24. Is it just me who finds cleaning your machine enjoyable? Just spent a great hour stripping down my grinder, good clean, new beans dialed in, the back flushing my machine, cam lube, good wipe down and polish, most enjoyable! All ready to go
  25. My OCD Distributor arrived in the post on Friday, together with a new Torr 58.55 tamper. I'm amazed at the difference they make, the distributor particularly, very simple but clever piece of kit. My fausto grinder clumps a bit, light fluffy clumps, but still clumps, the OCD just deals with it, the Torr fits perfectly and finishes the job off. Just ordered a ridgeless VST to replace my ridged, apart from that, happy as a pig in muck with my setup now.
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