rohanh Senior Member Joined: 9 Mar 2013 Posts: 1 Location: NZ Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013, 5:24pm Subject: Isomac Tea III vs Rocket Giotto/Cellini
I'm about to upgrade to one of the above machines but trying to narrow down the choice. The Rocket is more expensive (about NZ$500) and I'm wondering if the difference in quality/performance will be (a) noticeable and (b) worthwhile.
Any thoughts appreciated, especially from those you have either machine.
NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 2,073 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Tue Mar 12, 2013, 2:24am Subject: Re: Isomac Tea III vs Rocket Giotto/Cellini
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Technically those machines are very similar, but with different designs. All three are solid and durable prosumer HX machines with an E61 group that are capable of brewing excellent espresso. However, the Rocket Espressos will probably have better manufacturing quality, especially as far as look-and-feel are concerned. My advise is to take a live look at those machines at a local shop and decide which one you like best.
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