Whenever you hear about a grinder that is made for home-use, you tend to get the feeling that it’s no where near as good as the commercial ones. Let’s face it, when something is made for home-use, manufacturers tend not to put as much effort into the product as the commercial ones. But not the Rocky Espresso Grinder.
If you want a burr grinder that is reasonable in price (still affordable by modern day families) and built as if it was to be used in a cafe serving thousands of customers, and where speed and accuracy can literally mean the life and death of your business.
The Rancillo Rocky is probably the closest it’ll get.
Rancilio Rocky Doser & Doserless Grinder
The rocky coffee grinder is more than just good looks with it’s stainless steel panel follow by high quality infrastructure and inner components. You will notice the difference the very first time you switch on this powerful machine.
There are 2 versions of the Rancillo Rocky Espresso Grinder.
Doser and Doserless!
So, how would you choose between these two versions.
First, you must understand it’s operation and then decide on your needs.
Normally, doser grinders are mainly used by cafes and coffee shops as it pours or dispense the right amount of ground coffee (usually 1 shot of espresso) whenever you pull the lever. This is really effective, especially if you’re running a shop where you’ll want pre-measured amount of coffee ground to be dispense and use on your espresso machine quickly.
The only downside of using a doser grinder is that if you’re not capable of consuming a lot of espresso within a short period, it’ll leave some coffee grounds inside the chute which can be considered as a waste, as ground coffee usually goes stale fairly quickly.
This is mainly because that in order for the dosing to work properly, the chamber must be full. Therefore the doser version is more suitable for a high-consumption environment, unless of course you don’t mind wasting a bit of ground or not too fussy about the taste of the outcome if it goes stale.
The doserless on the other hand is more suitable for home use as the whole operation usually requires the user to grind just the right amount. The grinder will funnel the ground coffee into the chute and then from the chute into a portafilter, holder or a container.
The trick to using doserless is that you will have to master the right amount of quantity to grind from beans to ground as you’re the one in control as to how strong your shot of espresso is. Normally, users will tend to overfill their holder and then level so that it’ll not be wasted and that it’ll fit perfectly into your espresso, turkish or press machine.
Now that you understand the difference between the two. You can decide for yourself as in which ones you should get.
Let’s take a look at some of it’s features!
If you have been into coffee grinding for a while, then you should definitely heard about the Rocky and the more popular Silvia. Well, the rocky is probably the closest to the silvia according to many experts, salesman, retailers and even manufacturers. The quality of this machine is almost unbeatable by many in terms of it’s infrastructure, performance and durability.
Stainless Steel Housing with quality commercial components!
Powerful motor follow by large commercial burrs!
Let’s face it, most home grinders are not capable of grinding really fine grounds for espresso makers. With the “Rocky”, it comes with powerful motor and superb quality burrs that has been fine tuned to grind the finest grounds from turkish to coarser grinds such as the press.
Large quality hopper that will keep your beans fresh!
This is probably one of the best hopper used by any burr grinders, that is tightly shut to avoid any possibility of conteminating by air to it’s 10 ounce capacity. Yes, we all know that coffee beans starts to go off after 2 weeks. But if they’re not stored properly, then they won’t even last the period. With the hopper they use however, you won’t have to worry about this issue anymore….at least not for the next 14 days anyway.
If you can afford the price tag, this is by far one of the best burr coffee grinder on the market…period! Yes, it’s truly top of the range in every way and the only thing you need to take into consideration is whether you’ll want the doser version or the doserless version. Think about where you’re going to use this machine and then decide for yourself!