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    Rocket Espresso Appartamento HX Coffee Machine (Copper)

    Official UK Rocket distributor. Fully tested. UK stock.

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    £1,340.00
    Price inc. VAT

    Delivery & Returns

    Delivery Information

    Delivery
    We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
    Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
     
    Returns
    Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
     
    For full details on our range of shipping services please click here

    Controls

    Manual / Leva Activation

    Boiler Design

    Heat Exchanger

    Key Features

    E61 Group head, Removable Reservoir, Pressure Gauge

    Warranty

    2 year back to base warranty

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    The Appartamento V1 HX (Heat Exchanger)

    The Appartamento V1 HX (Heat Exchanger)

    Rocket’s compact domestic machine, geared for use in the home or office, is considered the best compact prosumer espresso machine on the market under £1300.

    Designed to produce artisan quality coffee. It's a classic Italian designed espresso machine, constructed from steel and finished in chrome.

    Rocket machines are known as pro-sumer, delivering coffee for domestic use, that's as close to commercial grade as you will find at this level.

    Italian design with chrome plated finish (featuring a copper side panel)

    Amazing temperature stability (quicker to pull a great shot).

    Automatic boiler refill and sensor to detect low water with auto cutoff to protect your boiler

    Prepare espresso and steam milk simultaneously

    E61 Group head providing solid thermal mass for perfect espresso extraction

    Perfect for making milk-based coffees such as lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites.

    • Buying a Rocket in the UK (Let's cut to the chase)

      There are far more resellers in the UK than there used to be. Not all of them are official and some not even located in the UK. This means you may be buying from a business that cannot honour warranties and may be shipping from outside the UK.  YES, you can save £100-200 per machine, but you buy into lots of risk and hassle.

      Coffee Friend = Eastern European reseller. Imports your machine into the UK with an increased chance of damage.

      Pro Espresso = New UK reseller. Official but fairly new to the network.

      Cafe Italia = Grey importer. Unofficial. At your own risk.

    • Why buy from Machina?

      1. We have been a Rocket partner for 10 years now, so we have in-depth knowledge and can advise you honestly.

      2. We hold stock in the UK and don't drop ship from abroad which often results in damage. 

      3. We offer approved 2-year warranties that we honour in full. We even hold parts to make any repairs etc fast for you.

      4. We retest each machine before it's shipped to you, as machines from Italy often generate problems having been in transit.

      5. We are an independent UK speciality coffee roastery, with a pedigree in both coffee and equipment and a rich understanding of how to help our customers get the very best tasting coffee from these machines. 

    • Description

      What is the Rocket Appartamento?

      Rocket are the market leader for premium-grade domestic espresso machines. The Appartamento V1 HX (Heat Exchanger) is Rocket’s compact domestic machine, geared for use in the home or office, to produce artisan quality coffee. It's a classic Italian designed espresso machine, constructed from steel and finished in chrome. Rocket machines are known as pro-sumer (commercial grade for domestic use), delivering coffee for domestic use, that's as close to commercial grade as you will find at this level.

      Who is it suited to?

      The Appartamento is really geared towards people wanting to drink great coffee in the home or office. It's aimed at those wanting to replicate cafe quality coffee, without going over the £1300 mark. If you are looking to upgrade from the likes of a Sage, Gaggia Classic, Di-Longhi or similar, this is an excellent choice and will deliver much (MUCH) better results.

      How is it better than what I have already?

      It's an HX (Heat Exchanger), which means it's a huge jump up in quality from the likes of a Gaggia Classic, Rancilio Silvia, Dualit, Di-Longhi etc. All these machines are single boiler 'cycle' machines, so they suffer from poor temperature and pressure stability - essential for brewing good espresso. The HX design supports excellent temperature & pressure, so it can brew espresso and steam milk accurately and at the same time without missing a beat.

      The design is further enhanced by the E61 group head, which is the large curved piece of metal at the front of the machine (weighing approx 5.1KG), which is what drives it's solid temperature stability. Together, the HX boiler and E61 group help deliver rich, silky espresso that is much higher in quality than any cycle machine.

      What is the build quality like?

      The Appartamento is built like a tank. It weighs around 25KG, so it's reassuringly heavy. The unit is housed around a solid stainless steel chassis, so it's very stable. The attention to detail is exceptional, with excellent finish both inside and outside the machine. It has beautiful clean lines across it's production, which give it a luxury feel.

      How do I use it?

      Once the reservoir is filled up, it takes around 12 mins to get fully up to temperature (20 if you want to see full heat transfer across the entire machine). It's a manual activated machine, meaning you have to manually pull the lever up to start the shot and down to end it. It's also a stand alone machine, so you need a separate grinder to run alongside it (See HERE). It has separate (cool to touch) steam wand for steaming milk and hot water tap for topping up black coffees.

      What do I get included?

      Inside the box you will also find: Single & dual portafilters, single, double & blank baskets, high quality Rocket metal tamper, micro-fibre cloth, group cleaning brush and training manual USB.

      For more information on specification and features, please contact us.

      The Rocket Appartamento Warranty:

      The Rocket Appartamento V1 HX comes with a 2 year back to base warranty (domestic use only) with Machina. See our Terms and Conditions page for all the information.

    • Technical Info

       Brew Group: Commercial 58mm bronze E61 brew group (weighing 4.05kg)

       Portafilter: Industry standard, commercial grade 58mm portafilter

       Steam wand: Cool to touch (anti-burn) stainless steel wand

       Hot water tap: Separate hot water tap

       Gauge: Boiler pressure gauge

       Boilers:1.8l insulated pure (Cu 99.9%) copper boiler (with brass end plates)

       Pump: High-grade vibration pump

       Reservoir: 2.5l removable internal water reservoir

       Construction: Heavy gauge mirror stainless steel

       Finish: Chrome plated

       Cup Tray: Large cup tray with minimal surround

       Drip tray: Large stainless steel drip tray

       Power: Standard UK 13amp plug (1200w / 220v)

       Weight: 23KG

       Dimensions WDH: 274mm Width x 425mm Depth x 360mm Height

    • Delivery & Returns
      Delivery
      We offer UK and international shipping Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
      Orders usually take between 1-2 days within the UK, but may take up to 3 days to get to you. Orders of espresso machines and grinders may take 2-3 days longer, due to the additional bench testing service we provide. For the full particulars, please see our terms and conditions.
       
      Returns
      Returned items must be unused and be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation and in perfect resalable condition. Once the goods have been received back and checked, as per our terms and conditions, we will issue a full refund or exchange on receipt.
       
      For full details on our range of shipping services please click here
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    About Rocket Espresso

    About Rocket Espresso

    Based in Milan, Rocket Espresso are one of the best pro-sumer espresso brands in the world, combining classic Italian design with the latest in style and technology.

    The original holders of the iconic Cellini and Giotto designs, Rocket are pioneers of the domestic coffee machine industry.

    Put a Rocket in your kitchen and go faster. Fact.

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