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MarkPrince
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Espresso: KvdW Speedster
Grinder: Compak K10 WBC
Vac Pot: A bit too many
Drip: Clive Coffee Drip Stand
Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Fri Mar 7, 2003, 1:08am
Subject: Rancilio Rocky First Look
 

Rancilio Rocky First Look

CoffeeGeek has a first look at one of the more famous espresso grinders you can get for the home: the Rancilio Rocky doser grinder.
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fbradley
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Location: Ballston Spa, NY
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Espresso: Nespresso Latissmo,Miss...
Grinder: ROCKY
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Posted Fri Mar 7, 2003, 10:56am
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as a new owner of Rocky I appreciated your in depth comments and look forward to your first look at Miss Silvia which I also use.
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Espresso: Silvia w/ PID of course.
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Drip: Braun
Roaster: none
Posted Sun Mar 16, 2003, 5:38pm
Subject: rockey review?
 

How did you get a SINGLE bean of coffee to grind without removing the plastic cap at the bottom of the bean hopper??
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andersgo
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Espresso: Rancilio Silvia
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Posted Mon Mar 17, 2003, 7:52am
Subject: Oily beans
 

You are using too oily beans.The beans can be oily because of dark roasting or they are getting too old. Try a lighter roast (North Italy Style), if you don't want to remove the protection cap.
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ayn
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Posted Tue Apr 1, 2003, 1:41pm
Subject: Re: Rancilio Rocky First Look
 

thanks for the writeup, I thoroughly enjoy reading it. I actually just ordered the Silvia and Rocky SS combo this morning, got a great deal by mentioning eBay. I can't wait to get them!
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Espresso: Isomac Tea, Olympia Cremina
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Posted Sat Apr 19, 2003, 2:13pm
Subject: Oily beans get stuck
 

I've owned this grinder for several years.  Perhaps they've improved the design, but on my version, oily beans get stuck in the feed mechanism.  I have to keep a thin rubber spatula nearby to push the beans into the grinder.  This is really unacceptable for an expensive machine.
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Posted Tue Jun 24, 2003, 2:27pm
Subject: Downscale from Rocky
 

I thought I'd found a grinder with a doser at Amazon recently, but when I back for a second look it was gone.  While I don't believe that the Capressa's (or whatever it was) of this world belong on the same page with Rancilio Rocky, do you know of another doser grinder at the low end?
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Posted Fri Sep 5, 2003, 5:05pm
Subject: Re: Rancilio Rocky First Look
 

I need help. I have a Rocky that needs a new bottom base as the front portion of it was broken off in transit. Does anyone out there know of a dealer that sells such a part? I would appreciate the info very much.
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Dima
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Posted Wed Dec 31, 2003, 6:50pm
Subject: Re: Rancilio Rocky First Look
 

Just got it.
Got to a zero point without removing the limiting screw.
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tobake
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Espresso: Unico Splendor
Grinder: Rancilio Rocky DS
Vac Pot: Bodum Santos
Drip: No Drip, but Eva Solo Coffee
Roaster: IMEX Caffe Rosto
Posted Tue Sep 14, 2004, 4:40am
Subject: Re: Rancilio Rocky First Look
 

Got my new Rocky (doserless) yesterday. I also found the zero point without removing the screw, it was located at +1. turned the dial back 7 clicks and tried my first shot. It totally choked my Francis X3.  Bought new beans today (Molinari) and succesfully found a position(14-16 on the dial) where I can pull a perfect double in 25 sec with a lot of nice rich dark crema. If I set it to 11-12 it will result in a 1oz ristretto.

This is a huge step forward in my coffee addiction. I used a Braun low-en burr grinder until now and could not get a good shot with that one (fast running with very blond crema).

Really happy with the Rocky so far :-)
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