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
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.
Andre Preoteasa (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: Drop another $100 on a Mazzer and forget the Rocky if you're serious about espresso.
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.
Jerome Harrison (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Looks good on the counter, but cannot produce a reliable grind. Pass on this grinder.
Scott Smith (quality: 4.3)
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder if you buy the doserless unit.
Darren L. (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder
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)
Robert Turner (quality: 5.3)
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)
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)
Bottom Line: Excellent grind quality, quiet and solid. I wish it came in stainless steel.
AJ AJ (quality: 5.0)
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)
Bottom Line: Good grinder, fragile construction
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.
Richard Wolfson (quality: 4.4)
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)
Bottom Line: Good grinder for the price, but do yourself a favour and go for top-of-the-line.
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.
Nic Miller-Clendon (quality: 7.7)
Bottom Line: A solid machine that lives up to the hype - don't bother with the doser!
David Marley (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: A worthy grinder with only a few nuances to get around.
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.
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.
Homer Simpson (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Rocky works fantastic for drip! Save your money and avoid the cheaper grinders.
George Feil (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: perfect grind, with a few catches
Bob Le Beau (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: Solid, versitle, and very consistant grind. Great asset to my coffee experience.
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Beauty and performance for the home espresso grinder
Christopher Cerrudo (quality: 4.7)
Bottom Line: Solid Machine that you'll be very happy with!
Joe (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Very good grinder for the price.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: BEST unit for the price, despite design problem!
Berhouz Abedian (quality: 9.0)
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder, but needs periodic cleaning. The design and the plastic materials can be improved.
Java Man (Espressopithecus) (quality: 7.9)
Bottom Line: The Rancilio Rocky is a robust, near-professional quality home grinder.
Bottom Line: Beautiful, simplistic design. Consistent Grind.
John Trefethen (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: Fantastic, Reliable, Dependable, Simple to Opperate.
Patrick Sloane (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Quality you can rely on at a a price which is right - but go the doserless model!
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.
Bottom Line: Excellent lifetime purchase. Have the doser? See Detailed Commentary on simple way to keep it swept clean!
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.
Doug Miannay (quality: 6.7)
Bottom Line: Produces a consistent high quality grind for a consistent high quality espresso on every pull!
David M Strom (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: A great grinder at a good price. You NEED a great grinder to get even decent espresso, and Rocky fits the bill.
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.
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.
Todd Krieger (quality: 3.5)
Bottom Line: Although not mechanically ideal, can produce superior drip coffee.
Mike G (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: $300 is a lot for a coffee grinder, but I'm happy with the purchase!
Michael Owen (quality: 1.0)
Bottom Line: A grinder with plenty of power and grind settings.
Bob Logan (quality: 7.5)
Bottom Line: Great grinder although not 100% without it's faults.
Ward Strong (quality: 7.3)
Bottom Line: The grinder makes the espresso, and the Rocky does it with style.
Peter Farrell (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: Regardless of the price if you are looking for a solid and professional grinder under $300.00 this grinder is worth serious consideration.
Derek Denyer (quality: 6.0)
Bottom Line: I should have purchased this 3 years ago with my Silvia
Joseph Levitt (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Put your "Jolly" up for sale on ebay and get yourself a fantastic, commercial-quality grinder.
Alan Wolkower (quality: 3.7)
Bottom Line: essential to make any real pump expresso machine give good results
Mark Farris (quality: 6.3)
Bottom Line: A grinder I would recommend for home use without any reservations.
Greg Haggard (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: Not perfect, but the problems are periferal. The grind this machine produces is top notch.
Richard Ross (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: This is the starting point for good burr grinders, don't settle for less.
Mark Harris (quality: 5.5)
Bottom Line: The Rocky costs more than many are willing to pay. But like so many things in the marketplace, you get what you pay for: Reliability and Quality.
Colin Newell (quality: 2.5)
Bottom Line: Adds quality and integrity to any pump driven espresso machine
George Wachsmuth (quality: 6.4)
Bottom Line: On the whole this was an excellent buy and I recommend the Rocky highly to anyone looking to purchase a very useable, espresso grinder.
Justin Shardey (quality: 7.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent value and performance - buy one and you won't be disappointed.
Craig Andrews (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder, BUY one,you won't be sorry!!
Bottom Line: For a first or only grinder it will do it all for years faily well
Scott Glass (quality: 4.0)
Bottom Line: If your serous about your coffee, buy it, I dont think you will be disappointed. I would like to add that buying high quality products that last for years do not contribute to our growing waste problem.
Steve Beaudin (quality: 3.0)
Bottom Line: Pour 350$ Cdn, vous ne pourrez trouver mieux
Jack Salch (quality: 5.7)
Bottom Line: If it is within your means I highly recommend it.
Simon V (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: You can buy but be carefull with the plastic stuff of the doser!
Dick Williams (quality: 6.8)
Bottom Line: Looking for a grinder? Buy a Rocky. You'll be glad you did.
Toto Di Torretta (quality: 8.1)
Bottom Line: Best home use grinder under USD 300 and fewer than 15 inches tall.
E M Long (quality: 7.0)
Bottom Line: Worth every penny. For the vacpot brewer,especially, it will be a revelation.
Karen Nakamura (quality: 5.0)
Bottom Line: Lives up to its name, long live Rocky!
Chris Schaefer (quality: 4.5)
Bottom Line: great machine for the money
John Daniel (quality: 5.2)
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
Mike Wright (quality: 4.8)
Bottom Line: It's the only burr grinder I've used, but it's hard to imagine anything better.
Grant Watt (quality: 5.4)
Bottom Line: Perfectly matched to the Siliva. Look no further.
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