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Overall Rating 8.4, Based on 70 Reviews
Avg Price $350.00
Manufacturer Rancilio
Machine Type Semi Commercial Flat Burr Grinder with Doser
Colors Metal / Black, White / Black, Red / Black
Class Grinder, Burr, Prosumer
Pro Review No
First Look Yes
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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.

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Ward Strong (quality: 7.3) 01.19.2008 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: The grinder makes the espresso, and the Rocky does it with style.
Toto Di Torretta (quality: 8.1) 06.12.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Best home use grinder under USD 300 and fewer than 15 inches tall.
Todd Krieger (quality: 3.5) 01.22.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Although not mechanically ideal, can produce superior drip coffee.
Stuart Hargreaves (quality: 3.0) 04.14.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Excellent grind quality, quiet and solid. I wish it came in stainless steel.
Steve Beaudin (quality: 3.0) 03.17.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Pour 350$ Cdn, vous ne pourrez trouver mieux
Simon V (quality: 4.8) 01.18.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: You can buy but be carefull with the plastic stuff of the doser!
Sean Strugnell (quality: 8.4) 06.24.2004 Rating: 8.6
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.
Scott Smith (quality: 4.3) 09.16.2004 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder if you buy the doserless unit.
Scott Glass (quality: 4.0) 05.17.2008 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: If your serous about your coffee, buy it, I dont think you will be disappointed.    I would like to add that buying high quality products that last for years do not contribute to our growing waste problem.
S Hanson (quality: 7.0) 01.01.2007 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: Best pro-level grinder in this price range (get the doserless, not the doser, model--even though doser looks better)
Robert Turner (quality: 5.3) 01.04.2005 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: I see why it's so popular and why so many people devote their time to make it even better.
Richard Wolfson (quality: 4.4) 11.08.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: As advertised -- get over your fears of spending real money for a grinder and pull the trigger.  Go doserless. You won't be sorry.
Richard Ross (quality: 5.5) 06.17.2008 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: This is the starting point for good burr grinders, don't settle for less.
Peter Farrell (quality: 6.0) 01.02.2005 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Regardless of the price if you are looking for a solid and professional grinder under $300.00 this grinder is worth serious consideration.
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 7.0) 11.13.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Beauty and performance for the home espresso grinder
Patrick Sloane (quality: 6.0) 06.29.2006 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Quality you can rely on at a a price which is right - but go the doserless model!
Nic Miller-Clendon (quality: 7.7) 06.04.2008 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: A solid machine that lives up to the hype - don't bother with the doser!
Mike Wright (quality: 4.8) 11.25.2001 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: It's the only burr grinder I've used, but it's hard to imagine anything better.
Mike G (quality: 7.5) 03.07.2008 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: $300 is a lot for a coffee grinder, but I'm happy with the purchase!
Michael Owen (quality: 1.0) 07.31.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A grinder with plenty of power and grind settings.
Michael Nelson (quality: 6.7) 03.16.2002 Rating: 2.8
Bottom Line: Good basic construction, with several design defects and poor Q.A. at the factory
Mark Prince (quality: 8.1) 01.15.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Best grinder you can get for the home for under $400. Will improve your shots by a significant amount.
Mark Harris (quality: 5.5) 10.24.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: The Rocky costs more than many are willing  to pay.  But like so many things in the marketplace,  you get what you pay for:  Reliability and Quality.
Mark Farris (quality: 6.3) 01.15.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A grinder I would recommend for home use without any reservations.
Laurence Yeung (quality: 7.0) 12.15.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: If you're ready to take the plunge into the world of specialty coffee, this should be on your short list.
Karen Nakamura (quality: 5.0) 08.20.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Lives up to its name, long live Rocky!
Justin Shardey (quality: 7.8) 01.18.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Excellent value and performance - buy one and you won't be disappointed.
Joseph Levitt (quality: 7.0) 12.11.2004 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Put your "Jolly" up for sale on ebay and get yourself a fantastic, commercial-quality grinder.
Jonathan Ewing 09.22.2009 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Beautiful, simplistic design.  Consistent Grind.
John Trefethen (quality: 7.3) 03.07.2008 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Fantastic, Reliable, Dependable, Simple to Opperate.
John Roche (quality: 8.5) 05.25.2001 Rating: 8.8
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.
John Daniel (quality: 5.2) 04.09.2002 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
Joe (quality: 6.0) 10.19.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Very good grinder for the price.
Jerome Harrison (quality: 7.3) 07.22.2008 Rating: 6.6
Bottom Line: Looks good on the counter, but cannot produce a reliable grind.  Pass on this grinder.
Jeremy Ryder (quality: 7.5) 01.11.2005 Rating: 7.6
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.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.9) 02.20.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Rocky is a robust, near-professional quality home grinder.
Jack Salch (quality: 5.7) 05.12.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: If it is within your means I highly recommend it.
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.0) 07.08.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The best grinder in the sub $300 range that I know of.  You can do better, but it will cost you.
Homer Simpson (quality: 6.0) 11.07.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Rocky works fantastic for drip!  Save your money and avoid the cheaper grinders.
Henry Townsend (quality: 1.8) 05.03.2010 Rating: 5.2
Bottom Line: Makes good coffee,  but the machine broke down too quickly and it is taking far too long to get repaired.
Greg Haggard (quality: 5.7) 11.10.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Not perfect, but the problems are periferal. The grind this machine produces is top notch.
Grant Watt (quality: 5.4) 05.21.2005 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Perfectly matched to the Siliva.  Look no further.
Gino Magnotta (quality: 8.0) 05.14.2008 Rating: 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.
George Wachsmuth (quality: 6.4) 03.23.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: On the whole this was an excellent buy and I recommend the Rocky highly to anyone looking to purchase a very useable, espresso grinder.
George Feil (quality: 7.0) 01.17.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: perfect grind, with a few catches
Galpi (quality: 4.0) 10.25.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Good grinder, fragile construction
Endo Smith (quality: 7.1) 07.09.2008 Rating: 6.0
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.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 4.5) 07.16.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: BEST unit for the price, despite design problem!
E M Long (quality: 7.0) 01.24.2005 Rating: 9.8
Bottom Line: Worth every penny. For the vacpot brewer,especially, it will be a revelation.
Doug Miannay (quality: 6.7) 01.04.2005 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Produces a consistent high quality grind for a consistent high quality espresso on every pull!
Dick Williams (quality: 6.8) 02.08.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Looking for a grinder?  Buy a Rocky.  You'll be glad you did.
Derek Denyer (quality: 6.0) 05.13.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I should have purchased this 3 years ago with my Silvia
David Marley (quality: 6.4) 06.19.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A worthy grinder with only a few nuances to get around.
David M Strom (quality: 5.5) 01.23.2000 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: A great grinder at a good price. You NEED a great grinder to get even decent espresso, and Rocky fits the bill.
Darren L. (quality: 7.8) 04.10.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder
Cremina Fan 01.03.2011 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Excellent lifetime purchase. Have the doser? See Detailed Commentary on simple way to keep it swept clean!
Craig Andrews (quality: 6.8) 01.16.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder, BUY one,you won't be sorry!!
Corey Diamond (quality: 6.8) 10.17.2003 Rating: 7.4
Bottom Line: The Rocky is a good quality grinder, however I think the factory should be more careful with quality control.
Colin Newell (quality: 2.5) 07.05.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Adds quality and integrity to any pump driven espresso machine
Christopher Cerrudo (quality: 4.7) 11.10.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Solid Machine that you'll be very happy with!
Chris Schaefer (quality: 4.5) 02.17.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: great machine for the money
Charles Lewis 11.27.2012 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: For a first or only grinder it will do it all for years faily well
Bob Logan (quality: 7.5) 01.16.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Great grinder although not 100% without it's faults.
Bob Le Beau (quality: 6.4) 05.29.2005 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: Solid, versitle, and very consistant grind.  Great asset to my coffee experience.
Beth Connors (quality: 7.3) 10.04.2005 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: Unless you handle high volume grinding, get the doserless.  It's much easier to use and produces great results.
Berhouz Abedian (quality: 9.0) 01.08.2012 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Excellent  grinder, but needs periodic cleaning. The design and the plastic materials can be improved.
Becky Grimsrud (quality: 4.3) 11.20.2004 Rating: 7.8
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price, but do yourself a favour and go for top-of-the-line.
Andre Preoteasa (quality: 4.0) 01.12.2005 Rating: 5.4
Bottom Line: Drop another $100 on a Mazzer and forget the Rocky if you're serious about espresso.
Alan Wolkower (quality: 3.7) 11.06.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: essential to make any real pump expresso machine give good results
AJ AJ (quality: 5.0) 09.15.2004 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: A product that lives up to it's hype and will continue to do so for many years to come.
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