8.4, Based on 70 Reviews
Semi Commercial Flat Burr Grinder with Doser
Metal / Black, White / Black, Red / Black
Grinder, Burr, Prosumer
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A prosumer level espresso grinder that has been on the market since 1991. Grinder has seen changes cosmetically since introduction, now featuring steel side panels. Features professional burrs and motor inside. At $380 (Feb '09) the price is on the high side.
Berhouz Abedian (quality: 9.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder, but needs periodic cleaning. The design and the plastic materials can be improved.
John Roche (quality: 8.5)
Bottom Line: Exceptional construction, performance and value. Ideal for espresso but may not be best choice for those who grind for multiple brew methods on a regular basis.
Sean Strugnell (quality: 8.4)
Bottom Line: Rocky is a fantastic grinder and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a wonderfully consistent and versatile coffee grinder.
Toto Di Torretta (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Best home use grinder under USD 300 and fewer than 15 inches tall.
Mark Prince (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Best grinder you can get for the home for under $400. Will improve your shots by a significant amount.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.0)
Bottom Line: Despite a few frustrating quirks, this grinder can grind - consistently and at a fair price. In the end, this is what a grinder needs to do. There are better grinders out there, but they also cost more. Simple as that.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.9)
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Rocky is a robust, near-professional quality home grinder.
Darren L. (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder
Justin Shardey (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent value and performance - buy one and you won't be disappointed.
Nic Miller-Clendon (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: A solid machine that lives up to the hype - don't bother with the doser!
Jeremy Ryder (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: A machine built to last that delivers a great grind. Don't worry about getting a doser or not, each option has it's minor inconveniences.
Bob Logan (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Great grinder although not 100% without it's faults.
Mike G (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: $300 is a lot for a coffee grinder, but I'm happy with the purchase!
Ward Strong (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: The grinder makes the espresso, and the Rocky does it with style.
Beth Connors (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Unless you handle high volume grinding, get the doserless. It's much easier to use and produces great results.
John Trefethen (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Fantastic, Reliable, Dependable, Simple to Opperate.
Jerome Harrison (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Looks good on the counter, but cannot produce a reliable grind. Pass on this grinder.
Endo Smith (quality: 7.1)
Bottom Line: There is a real need for a simple, solid grinder in the $300 range that fits between the cheaper Baratza models and the more expensive Mazzers. Unfortunately, the Rocky is not it.
S Hanson (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Best pro-level grinder in this price range (get the doserless, not the doser, model--even though doser looks better)
Joseph Levitt (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Put your "Jolly" up for sale on ebay and get yourself a fantastic, commercial-quality grinder.
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