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Product Details
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
QuickShot No

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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scott Smith (quality: 4.3) 09.16.2004 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder if you buy the doserless unit.
Darren L. (quality: 7.8) 04.10.2007 Rating: 7.0
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder
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.
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.
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.
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.
Galpi (quality: 4.0) 10.25.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Good grinder, fragile construction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
David Marley (quality: 6.4) 06.19.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A worthy grinder with only a few nuances to get around.
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.
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