Rocket Espresso Appartamento Coffee Machine Copper


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    Delivery Information


    Manual / Leva Activation

    Boiler Design

    Heat Exchange

    Key Features

    E61 Group head, Removable Reservoir, Pressure Gauge


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

    Designed by Rocket engineers to produce an artisan quality cup of coffee. It's a classic Italian designed espresso machine with an exchanger boiler design - constructed from steel and finished in chrome and copper.

    Rocket machines are known as pro-sumer performance home coffee machines. Delivering coffee for home 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

      If you are buying a Rocket in the UK, there are many options, but there are actually only three official distributors. Yes you can buy them for cheaper elsewhere, but you do so at your own risk.

      1. Lower prices usually means that the reseller has cut costs elsewhere, like UK plugs, full warranties and maybe cheap shipping.

      2. If you do choose to buy from an unofficial source to save money on the initial cost, if anything does go wrong and you need official warranty cover, you can only get it from an official Rocket partner, who only provide this service for their own sales - not others.

    • 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. In fact we are the longest running Rocket partner in the UK.

      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 home 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 with a stainless steel drip tray and a high-grade vibration pump 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

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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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