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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
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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
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.
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