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.
Michael Nelson (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Good basic construction, with several design defects and poor Q.A. at the factory
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.
Mark Harris (quality: 5.5)
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)
Bottom Line: A grinder I would recommend for home use without any reservations.
Laurence Yeung (quality: 7.0)
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)
Bottom Line: Lives up to its name, long live Rocky!
Justin Shardey (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent value and performance - buy one and you won't be disappointed.
Joseph Levitt (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Put your "Jolly" up for sale on ebay and get yourself a fantastic, commercial-quality grinder.
Bottom Line: Beautiful, simplistic design. Consistent Grind.
John Trefethen (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Fantastic, Reliable, Dependable, Simple to Opperate.
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.
John Daniel (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
Joe (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Very good grinder for the price.
Jerome Harrison (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Looks good on the counter, but cannot produce a reliable grind. Pass on this grinder.
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.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.9)
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Rocky is a robust, near-professional quality home grinder.
Jack Salch (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: If it is within your means I highly recommend it.
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.0)
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)
Bottom Line: Rocky works fantastic for drip! Save your money and avoid the cheaper grinders.
Henry Townsend (quality: 1.8)
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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