Rancilio Rocky Doserless Coffee Grinder
The Rancilio Rocky Doserless Coffee Grinder is a small grinder is for the domestic coffee lover who wants to jump into the world of freshly ground beans. It’s a mid-market product that does show some promise and certainly looks compact and neat on the counter top.
Coffee gets its deliciousness from bean quality, roasting, bean freshness, grinding and speed of use between grinding and brewing. Anyone who’s seriously committed to getting an exceptional coffee needs to have a bean grinder in their possession. Once you taste freshly ground coffee you’ll simply never turn back.
While this machine is capable of producing some decent grounds with a range of coarseness, it’s just not designed well enough to match up with other grinders in its field i.e the Baratza Virtuoso or the Mazzer Mini. It feels clunky and not particularly intuitive which doesn’t fill you with confidence when you’ve paid this much.
The hopper holds 200g of beans, quite enough for the average drinker to not have to change every time but after each grind there are still grounds lingering in the output, hard to reach and only reappear with the next grind. This is far from ideal and you’d expect for this price an excellent, well thought-out product.
The look of the machine is not particularly luxurious either and compared with the aforementioned Baratza and Mazzer, it doesn’t really cut the mustard. It’s small and neat but lacks a certain elegance.
At 7kg, this is a surprisingly heavy grinder for its size but its still moveable around the kitchen. At the end of the day, freshly ground beans are what will help you attain that beautiful crema and delicious aroma. The grinder must be high quality but this grinder has its strengths and plenty of people are big fans.
Rancilio Rocky Doserless Coffee Grinder Price
If you’re looking to buy something in this price range, then this isn’t a bad product but I’d seriously look more into the two I’ve already mentioned as they do seem to be designed better and certainly more intuitively.
Saying that, this machine is very quiet at its job and can produce consistency almost all the time with its beans. If you’ve heard good things about this then give it a go and perhaps it’ll do better than it seems to.