It’s Italian and it’s called, “Rocky” so that means it’s a champion. The Rancilio Rocky, designed specifically for espresso, enjoys the reputation of being one of the toughest, most durable grinders on the market. Based on the engineering and innovations developed from Rancilio’s commercial grinders, the Rocky has set the bar for other grinders competing in the home espresso market.
The Rocky is one of the markets best built home and light commercial coffee grinders for the money. With a body weight of 18 pounds (with the motor making up 11.5 of those pounds), its brushed stainless steel housing, and heavy-duty plastic accessory components, there is no doubt that the Rocky is one of the toughest grinders in its class.
Because of its tough build and performance and reasonable price, the Rocky is a popular choice for cafes and restaurants that need a medium duty primary grinder. Its wide range of grinding options can convert coffee beans from uniform coarse grinds to fine powder. This quality grinding is crucial for home, as well as high-end and commercial espresso machines and it’s a dream for the espresso connoisseur. With so many settings, you can adjust the Rocky to very exact specifications. Great for home, office, or professional use.
Detailed Product Features
Commercial Quality Grinding Burrs
There’s no mistaking the 50mm grinding wheels for anything but professional quality. Made of hardened, tempered steel and engineered in a precision cutting tooth design, the Rocky has both perfected a uniform, consistent grind as well as ensured long wear. Should you eventually need to replace the wheels, they’re simple to remove.
Handy Dosing Lever
Since the Rocky was developed to be an espresso coffee grinder, it has a built-in coffee grounds doser all set up to dispense approximately 7 grams of ground coffee with every pull on the doser handle. The Rocky can be used directly for any espresso machine with a common sized portafilter.
Made of tough, impact resistant, molded plastic and metal, the Rocky coffee dosing hopper is designed to clearly show the level of ground coffee available for use. You also can see the sturdy, plastic auger fins that direct the ground coffee into the dispensing chute. The dosing lever is located on the side of the hopper and below it is an open dock that holds the portafilter steady while it is being filled.
Coffee Bean Hopper
The Rocky has a modest sized bean hopper to allow it to fit under most kitchen cabinets. This 10-oz hopper is made of light blue tented, molded plastic.
55 Different Grind Settings
Finding the grind setting you want is easy with the grinding dial. The ultra-fine threading allows you to go beyond the last setting up to 55 different grinds and all the places in between. With that amount of versatility, you can happily grind for espresso with precision, and you can also grind for drip, Turkish or French press coffee brewing.
Quiet, Powerful and Safe
The motor on the Rocky was developed for the commercial line where power and noise reduction was a must. No other motor can compete with the Rancilio whisper soft operation and torque for grinding coffee beans. The motor is directly connected to the cutting wheels for “direct drive power.” In fact, most of the weight in the Rocky is from the motor itself, which weighs in at a hefty 11.5 pounds! Expect years of trouble free use with the Rocky in your home.
As an extra precaution, the Rocky features a great safety device. Should the grinding mechanism jam or become overheated, a thermal protection device shuts it down to prevent damage to the motor or the grinding mechanisms.