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Rocky Doserless Grinder - Paul Wood's Review
Posted: March 18, 2004, 11:01am
review rating: 6.9
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Rocky Doserless Grinder
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Arrow The Rocky Doserless Grinder has 38 Reviews
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Michael Smith 9.50
Donnie W 9.00
Derek Fong 8.78
Rick Waits 8.61
Sandy Andina 8.57

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 8.8
Manufacturer: Rancilio Quality: 9
Average Price: $339.00 Usability: 8
Price Paid: $230.00 Cost vs. Value 9
Where Bought: ChrisCoffee Aesthetics 9
Owned for: 3 months Overall 9
Writer's Expertise: I live coffee Would Buy Again: Yes
Similar Items Owned: Maestro
Bottom Line: Gets the Job Done
Positive Product Points

Consistent quality grind, easy adjustment for espresso, vac pot, etc., built to last

Negative Product Points

A little messy, but aren't they all; portafilter holder could be better

Detailed Commentary

I got my Rocky Doserless as part of a package from ChrisCoffee with an Isomac Tea.  Anguished a little about getting the Mazzer, but I had a budget and it was looking like the Tea/Rocky or Expobar Pulsar/Mazzer. I think I made the right choice.

Everyone I talked to, including Chris and numerous Geeks in the forums said the Mazzer is a better machine but Rocky will definitely get the job done. It has.

I did remove the safety guard in the hopper as beans were getting caught in it, but other than that no modifications.

As far as usage, for espresso I have it set on 7 for Sweet Maria's Monkey Blend which results in 18-25 second shots almost every time.  It's a little messy, but I've yet to see a grinder that isn't. Friends have a Moka and I definitely do not see a difference in grind quality or consistency between the two.

All in all, I would definitely spend the extra $$ on the best machine you can get, because Rocky will definitely get the job done.

Buying Experience

ChrisCoffee was great. Tea and Rocky (with a free tamper) were at my door two days after ordering. Human beings were available to answer my few technical questions right away. Would buy from again in a heartbeat.

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