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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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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
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.
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!
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.
Jonathan Ewing 09.22.2009 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Beautiful, simplistic design.  Consistent Grind.
Michael Owen (quality: 1.0) 07.31.2009 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: A grinder with plenty of power and grind settings.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
John Trefethen (quality: 7.3) 03.07.2008 Rating: 8.6
Bottom Line: Fantastic, Reliable, Dependable, Simple to Opperate.
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!
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.
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)
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!
George Feil (quality: 7.0) 01.17.2006 Rating: 8.2
Bottom Line: perfect grind, with a few catches
Paul Pikowsky (quality: 7.0) 11.13.2005 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Beauty and performance for the home espresso grinder
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.
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.
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.
Grant Watt (quality: 5.4) 05.21.2005 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Perfectly matched to the Siliva.  Look no further.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scott Smith (quality: 4.3) 09.16.2004 Rating: 6.8
Bottom Line: An excellent grinder if you buy the doserless unit.
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.
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.
Jack Salch (quality: 5.7) 05.12.2004 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: If it is within your means I highly recommend it.
Alan Wolkower (quality: 3.7) 11.06.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: essential to make any real pump expresso machine give good results
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.
Derek Denyer (quality: 6.0) 05.13.2003 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: I should have purchased this 3 years ago with my Silvia
Christopher Cerrudo (quality: 4.7) 11.10.2002 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Solid Machine that you'll be very happy with!
Howard Sheppard (quality: 7.0) 07.08.2002 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: The best grinder in the sub $300 range that I know of.  You can do better, but it will cost you.
David Marley (quality: 6.4) 06.19.2002 Rating: 8.0
Bottom Line: A worthy grinder with only a few nuances to get around.
Toto Di Torretta (quality: 8.1) 06.12.2002 Rating: 9.6
Bottom Line: Best home use grinder under USD 300 and fewer than 15 inches tall.
John Daniel (quality: 5.2) 04.09.2002 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Great high performance grinder!!!
George Wachsmuth (quality: 6.4) 03.23.2002 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: On the whole this was an excellent buy and I recommend the Rocky highly to anyone looking to purchase a very useable, espresso grinder.
Steve Beaudin (quality: 3.0) 03.17.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Pour 350$ Cdn, vous ne pourrez trouver mieux
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Craig Andrews (quality: 6.8) 01.16.2002 Rating: 9.4
Bottom Line: Excellent grinder, BUY one,you won't be sorry!!
Bob Logan (quality: 7.5) 01.16.2002 Rating: 9.0
Bottom Line: Great grinder although not 100% without it's faults.
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.
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.
Galpi (quality: 4.0) 10.25.2001 Rating: 7.6
Bottom Line: Good grinder, fragile construction
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.
Joe (quality: 6.0) 10.19.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: Very good grinder for the price.
Ed Lamoreaux (quality: 4.5) 07.16.2001 Rating: 8.4
Bottom Line: BEST unit for the price, despite design problem!
Colin Newell (quality: 2.5) 07.05.2001 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: Adds quality and integrity to any pump driven espresso machine
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.
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.
Todd Krieger (quality: 3.5) 01.22.2001 Rating: 8.8
Bottom Line: Although not mechanically ideal, can produce superior drip coffee.
Karen Nakamura (quality: 5.0) 08.20.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: Lives up to its name, long live Rocky!
Chris Schaefer (quality: 4.5) 02.17.2000 Rating: 10.0
Bottom Line: great machine for the money
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.
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 Farris (quality: 6.3) 01.15.2000 Rating: 9.2
Bottom Line: A grinder I would recommend for home use without any reservations.
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