'There's a Starman waiting in the sky
He'd like to come and meet us
But he thinks he'd blow our minds
There's a Starman waiting in the sky
He'd told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it's all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie'
-David Bowie - The Satarman 1972
It was right after hearing the news that David Bowie passed away, while reminiscing on 'Starman', when the news of the newly launched Rocket Espresso Gear hit our establishment...and I couldn't help myself but thinking of the new Rockets as Starman, waiting to come down and meet us, almost within our reach..
There are few Rockets waiting in the sky, and they will hit our shores as soon as the starship anchors..
Not to mention we do feel sometimes like children, waiting impatiently for those wonderful toys falling in our laps just so we can get to play with it and share our thoughts with you..undoubtedly best profession ever! My partner when asked, always says we're in the toys industry, not coffee...
2016 is going to be a big year for Rocket. After a year with no new releases and few headlines, we have finally seen in the Host exhibition in Milan last October some buzz happening....and there's a reason for it!
Rocket Espresso has released 2 new Prosumer machines models and 1 Prosumer grinder model. Hurray! Here is what's coming:
The Rocket Espresso R60V Pressure Profile Espresso Machine
This machine introduces new standards in the Extreme-Prosumer equipment category. The R58's big brother is a bold and brave move in catering for the desire of few with an outlook to convert many and turn it to a mainstream feature not too dissimilar to what the E61 group head used to be, and perhaps one day, it will become a default?
This is the new flagship Rocket Espresso machine with an impressive set of features that will appeal to the most ardent home coffee enthusiasts which the machine was designed for.
The RV60 comes in two finishes: soft touch black side panels and stainless steel. Other cosmetic detail that differ from the R58 are the tulip shaped feet that sit the R60V slightly higher at 390mm. The branding on the back of the machine has the bold "Rocket" lettering that stands out. Here are few other features this unique machine presents:
- 5 stage Pressure Profile
- Same boiler capacity as the R58
- Stainless boiler and chassis
- Side Mount for PID
- Operate with IOS / Android app control
- Shot timer
- Angled steam / hot water taps, light in the front badge, green lamp in the pump pressure manometer to indicate the profile has finished
- Dimensions: Height: 390mm, Width: 310mm, Depth: 440mm. Weight 29.5kg
Price is circa $6,299 and subject to change. We expect the first shipment to arrive at the beginning of Feb. Click here for more info on availability and pre - orders
The Rocket Espresso Appartamento Espresso Machine
This is a heat exchanger machine with a small footprint. The main features cosmetically that stand out are the circular side panel pattern inserts that comes in white or copper. It also has nice wide feet. The steam and hot water taps are designed like the R58 taps with a similar cool-touch wand like the Giotto. This entry level HX has a square look unlike any other Rocket, and is packed with great features. It will undoubtedly become a sought after machine among those who are space and budget sensitive.
- 1.8 litre boiler
- Mater Pressure Stat
- Vibration pump
- Dimensions: D: 400mm, H: 350mm (inc cup surround). W: 270mm
- Price: $2k-$3K
Click here for more info and expression of interest
There is no official release date yet as the machine has not commenced production. It is expected to hit our shores later in 2016.
The Rocket Espresso FAUSTO Grinder the new grinder from Rocket house!
This new grinder features a 65mm, it comes in matt black or chrome finish. Both models has the Rocket 'R' at its back in copper.
From its looks, its resembles the Mazzer Mini Electronica but has bigger blades and more powerful motor at 500w motor.
It has nice simplified front display with single / or double dose settings and a branded dial.
Here are some more features:
- 600g hopper
- Height with hopper: 44.5cm
- Speed: 14grams in 8 seconds
The Fausto is landing first week of February 2016 with limited quantities. Please contact us to inquire of availability. More chrome grinders are expected to land in March 2016.
We can't wait getting some demo units for you and share our first glance review when they land. Stay tuned, It'll all be worthwhile!
Ofra - Managing Director
* Thanks to Bella Barista for their report of the launch at Host 2015