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Rocket Espresso Machine Factory Tour in Italy

Rocket Espresso is an Italian manufacturer of espresso machines and coffee grinders. The company was founded in 2007 by a group of espresso machine enthusiasts, including Andrew Meo and Daniele Berenbruch. Rocket Espresso is known for producing high-quality, handmade espresso machines that combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology.

During a trip to Italy in October 2023 we visited the Rocket Espresso manufacturing facility to take a very special guided tour. You can watch a video showing the full tour here

Here are some key points about Rocket Espresso:

  1. Location: Rocket Espresso is based in Milan, Italy, a city renowned for its rich coffee culture and espresso tradition.

  2. Product Range: The company specializes in the production of premium espresso machines and coffee grinders. Their machines are designed for both home and commercial use.

  3. Craftsmanship: Rocket Espresso places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship, and their machines are known for their attention to detail and quality construction. Many of their machines feature polished stainless steel exteriors and intricate design elements.

  4. Heat Exchanger Technology: Rocket Espresso machines often incorporate heat exchanger technology, allowing users to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneously. This feature is highly valued by home baristas and professionals alike.

  5. Dual Boiler Systems: Some of Rocket Espresso's models come equipped with dual boiler systems, providing precise control over brewing and steaming temperatures. This feature is especially important for those who want to achieve optimal espresso extraction and milk frothing.

  6. E61 Group Heads: Many Rocket Espresso machines use E61 group heads, a design known for its temperature stability and consistent water distribution during the brewing process.

  7. Global Presence: Rocket Espresso has gained recognition and a global presence in the specialty coffee market. Their machines are sought after by coffee enthusiasts who appreciate both performance and aesthetics.

It's worth noting that specific models and features may vary over time as Rocket Espresso continues to innovate and release new products. If you're interested in purchasing a Rocket Espresso machine or learning more about their current lineup, you will find them in our store here

 

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