Rocket Espresso Milano are one of the best pro-sumer espresso brands in the world, combining classic Italian design with the latest in style and technology.
We have been working with Rocket ever since we began Machina. A flat white fuelled meeting with their head honcho Andrew Mao at the original All Press Cafe in London (during the London Coffee Festival) led to an ongoing arrangement, which has proved to be an integral part of our business.
These machines are, by all accounts, mini tanks (beautiful mini tanks) that make amazing espresso in the home or office. They focused around the simple but highly effective process of thermal mass within the E61 group-head. Joined with a commercial 58mm portafilter, clean lined stainless steel bodies and extremely well thought out internal designs, they became the go to brand for E61 Pro-Sumer machines.
Rocket go to huge lengths to produce all machines by hand in their Milan factory and do so with a huge amount of care and passion. Having met Andrew several times at London Coffee Festival and HOST Milan, it's easy to see the passion he has for his product and that it's not just a production line to him.
A few sessions watching Gail & Co at Seattle Coffee Gear was the last thing that contributed towards us deciding to work with Rocket. If you aint watched their video's you should check them out, as they are both highly amusing and mega factual. (Hey) Gail, we salute you.
There are lots of other brands out there that use the E61 format these days, but we know that Rocket are the best at the game, so we see little point in offering a wide range of machines, when we know we already have such a strong brand. Further, with the focus on a single brand of this style, it allows us to maintain a high level of product knowledge, in-house technical support and ample parts to provide you with a service that gives you the confidence you need to make the investment.