Rancilio HSD-ROC-SD Rocky Espresso Coffee Grinder
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- 50mm commercial grade grinding burrs
- Grinds directly into porta filter for simple operation
- Powerful 166-watt direct drive quiet operation motor. All units are tested prior packaging which might leave a small trace of coffee residue. Please refer the video under product images for overview
- Tinted hopper with a 0.65lb capacity. Please check the FAQ section under the Product Details
- Simple variable grinder adjustment control. For Trouble Shooting Steps refer on the page 32 in the user manual
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Perfect companion to the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. The Rocky SD is burr coffee grinder with 50mm plate grinding burrs found in entry-level commercial grinders. Capable of grinding up to 7.7lbs per hour the Rocky SD will be sure to keep up with your needs. The Rocky SD features a metal removable fork to hold your porta filter in place. Grinds directly into your porta filter. The motor of the Rocky SD is a 166-watt direct drive motor that is extremely powerful. Spinning at 1725 RPM's. This powerful grinder is quiet during operation. Rocky SD features simple controls. Change the grind setting with a simple unlock of the lever and a quick spin of the bean hopper. It can grind coffee to a fine powder or course grind in seconds. The tinted bean hopper of the Rocky SD keeps just over 1/2 a pound of whole bean coffee fresh and ready to grind on-demand.
Each unit is factory tested with real coffee beans and some coffee powder may still be present.
Top Customer Reviews
The highlights of the Rocky are its solidity and quality, its ease of adjustment, and in the case of this doserless model, its ability to grind for each dose of espresso or brew with minimal holdover of grounds. Because the path from burrs to chute is so short and unobstructed, I can rap the side when I am done and dislodge any leftover grounds, or simply remove the two screws holding in the chute to use a brush to clear it. The metal hoop below is perfect for holding a Gaggia or Pavoni portafilter when grinding, and can be removed with one quick tug to allow you to grind into a filter, press pot, or bag. Rocky's weight keeps it steady - it is no flimsy lightweight - and I personally like that the power switch and grind switch are separated on the doserless model. Having the grind switch on the front is convenient.
The only things keeping Rocky from getting five stars have to do with the grind settings. On the coarse end of the adjustment, Rocky just doesn't quite make it to a real french press grind. This is an issue that was noted on coffeegeek reviews and which I didn't care about when I bought the machine, but which I now wish I had considered. Also, and this is a niggling point, the grind adjustments are stepped, not stepless. In a perfect world, I like to think that all grinders should be stepless like the Mazzer Mini that I occasionally get to play with. That said, the steps are close enough that I have not found a problem in getting the grind I desire, and the system of a release button on the collar that adjusts the burrs is slick and simple.
If you are in the market for a top end consumer coffee grinder, take a good long look at the doserless Rocky. When a Mazzer Mini would be overkill (and overpriced), but you want something closer to commercial grade than a Solis Maestro, Rocky hits the sweet spot.
Now, to address everyone talking about it coming covered in coffee dust, it does!! Who cares. Blew it off and it's fine. There is a note that says why. See my pics to see the dust.
This is a good prosumer grinder. It is expensive but is a large step up from higher cost consumer grinders. It seems the the high end consumer grinders have a better fit and finish but over delliver on features, e.g., over 100 grind settings, to differentiate from the lower cost variants.
A step up from here and you enter into the low end of commercial products which are aimed at the espresso brewer exclusively and are an overkill for a cup or two a day brewer like myself.
It is important to note that I brew Aeropress and thus require a fine-medium grind. The Rocky will do this grind and the espresso (fine) grind. The higher cost grinders tend to be espresso only. Also, the Rocky can grind directly into the Aeropress - convenient!
Final point, if you need a low cost grinder that will do Aeropress and French Press than you should go with the Cuisinart DBM-8. At 15% the cost of the Rocky it is a great value.
It will not, however, handle oily beans. If you put an oily, deep roasted bean in it, it will jam constantly. Mine arrived in good shape, with no damage to the packing, but the chute was installed by someone who tightened the screws too much and is cracked on both sides and the wire that holds the portafilter underneath the chute holds it slightly to one side so my grounds tend to pile up on the right side and spill out before I have enough to fill the filter.
Over all I am mostly please with this grinder. It seems sturdy and has functioned well on a daily basis for about a year now. And, if you don't mind the drawbacks mentioned above, this grinder is probably the best grinder for the money that you can buy. If you do mind the drawbacks mentioned above (or like oily, dark roasts) be prepared to spend more money. A good grinder makes all the difference in the world to coffee, and I personally am only sorry that I waited so long to buy one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
and does a great job. I use a tall glass to catch the grounds.