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Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3727

  • DR.J
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Hey everybody, good news...
I finally stepped up to the Rocky. B)
Seems to be everything it is made out to be!(including expensive ;) :ohmy:
So a question to those who are users of this unit;
-what grind setting do you use? (for espresso)
-what type of / level of roast coffee do you use?
-what semi-auto machine would you recommend?
I currently am using an old Saeco (Nuova)SuperVapore.
The Rancilio Silvia looks like a good next step. Next month maybe!

Cheers
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Re:Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3729

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DR.J wrote:
Hey everybody, good news...
I finally stepped up to the Rocky. B)
Seems to be everything it is made out to be!(including expensive ;) :ohmy:
So a question to those who are users of this unit;
-what grind setting do you use? (for espresso)
-what type of / level of roast coffee do you use?
-what semi-auto machine would you recommend?
I currently am using an old Saeco (Nuova)SuperVapore.
The Rancilio Silvia looks like a good next step. Next month maybe!

Cheers

-anything from zero to 10.
-what level of roast? Subjective. Everyones tastes are different
-type of semi-auto? Also subjective?
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Re:Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3730

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Good for you. I had my Rocky for a month or 2 like it.

For me the setting varies with the coffe from 3 to 8. I had been told to start at 8 but for me I need to go to a lower number far almost all coffee.

As for a semi-auto, I'm FAR from an expert but I bought a Solis SL-70 and I like the coffee that it produce.

It is not expensive and got good comments here from people who know more than me.
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Re:Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3731

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Hey,
Thanks for the info.
At grind setting 12 or below my Saeco won't push through any coffee, no matter how light the tamp. So either the Saeco is low on pressure or there is a difference in settings between various Rocky grinders. Probably it is the Saeco.
More test and experiments! ;)

Cheers
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Re:Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3734

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DR.J wrote:
At grind setting 12 or below my Saeco won't push through any coffee, no matter how light the tamp. So either the Saeco is low on pressure or there is a difference in settings between various Rocky grinders. Probably it is the Saeco.
I use 9-11 for espresso (depends on weather) for single shots with a 1980's Faema Family (pressure about 8 bars or so), and 25 for filter, so maybe the grind differs between Rockies.
Keep persevering with different grinds. You should see clumping of the coffee grounds when you're near the right grind for espresso.
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Re:Rancilio Rocky Info 5 years 8 months ago #3736

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Hey, good info!
I purchased the non-doser version of the Rocky.
-Pros and cons of the doser vs. non-doser. :huh:
I have a month to decide if this is the model I wish to keep. I do like the size of the Rocky so far. Like many I am limited in counter space. That said, it is a bit tricky to get an accurate dose by eye. I can use my digi kitchen scals.
-How much (grams) in a typical double shot?:dry:

Cheers
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