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Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione Espresso Machine - V2

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Looking for a little flexibility in your life? Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione model has just that with its easily convertible water source functionality. Set the Cellini Evoluzione up to use the internal water reservoir or plumb it directly into a water source. Rounding out this upgraded semi-automatic machine's features: a quieter rotary pump, dual gauges for both boiler and brew head pressure readings, the renowned E-61 brew group and an included high-quality metal tamper.
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Looking for a little flexibility in your life? The Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione model has just that with its easily convertible water source functionality. Set up the Cellini Evoluzione to use the internal water reservoir or plumb it directly into a water source. Rounding out this upgraded semi-automatic machine's features: a quieter rotary pump, dual gauges for both boiler and brew head pressure readings, the renowned E-61 brew group and an included high-quality metal tamper.

Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione

  • Insulated Boiler: This reflects up to a 30 percent increase in thermal stability and energy savings of up to 22 percent.
  • Copper Boiler: A 1.8 liter copper boiler is now wrapped in a special insulating blanket.
  • Upgraded Tamper: These machines now include a metal tamper that is up to par with the style and quality of the Rocket Espresso brand.
  • Stainless Steel Case: Finely crafted polished AISI 304 stainless-steel housing is beautiful and highly durable.
  • Professional-Class E-61 Brew Head: The legendary E-61 brew group features a solid, lead-free brass end plate that aids in thermal stability and heat retention.
  • Dual Pre-Infusion System: Mechanical pre-infusion system has a progressively working piston and static pre-infusion chamber, resulting in smooth coffee extraction and superior aroma, body and crema.
  • Rotary Pump: Pump features a special device to eliminate backpressure from the boiler, preventing blocks.
  • Stainless Steel Nozzles: Steam wand with a two-hole tip and hot water wand are internally insulated so you won't burn yourself on them after use.
  • Removable Cup Rack: You can pull off the cup rack to reduce the espresso machine's height.
  • Large, Easy-Access Water Reservoir: Easily access the 98-ounce water reservoir via the separate lid — you won't have to take all the cups off the top of your espresso machine in order to refill it.
  • Low Water Sensor: Level control cuts the power circuit if water is low, with a microprocessor that automatically controls the level of the boiler and water reservoir. A low water level warning will let you know when you need to refill.
  • Generously Dimensioned: 20 percent higher volume (compared to other machines on the market) is paired with optimum thermosyphon system to quickly heat up and provide superior extraction.
  • Handcrafted: Each machine is unique and hand crafted in Italy. Small warps in the case are normal and part of each machine's unique assembly process.
  • Plumbable - We love the flexibility of being able to plumb this model or simply use it as a tank model. This is a great option for those who want to start with a tank version and then later plumb it in.
  • Ideal Shots - The Cellini pulls an excellent shot of espresso.
  • No Burn Wands - Internally insulated steam wand and water dispenser keep the casing cool so you won't burn your hands.
  • Water Dispenser Design - When you turn the water dispenser inwards, it obstructs the brew lever, which is only a minor annoyance.
Ease of Use 3
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 5
How Does it Compare?

The Evoluzione V2 line features the same upgraded rotary pump as the R58, eliminating back pressure from the boiler and making it plumbable.

Model Number RE782E3A11
Manufacturer Rocket Espresso
Width With Cup Rail: 12.0 inches | Without Cup Rail: 12.0 inches
Depth With Cup Rail: 17.0 inches | Without Cup Rail: 17.0 inches
Height With Cup Rail: 16.5 inches | Without Cup Rail: 15.0 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 46.3000
Watts 1200W
Case Material Stainless Steel
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Boiler Volume 1.8 liter
Reservoir Size 98 oz
Solenoid Valve Yes
Steam Wand Type Traditional Only
Cup Warmer Yes
Available Portafilters Non-Pressurized
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
Water Sources Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel

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Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione Espresso Machine - V2
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A shopper asked: Can you please explain the "dual pre-infusion"? How does that work? Does the machine need to be plumbed or can you pre-infuse using just the water tank? Is the pre-infusion at a set pressure or can you adjust it? Oct 6, 2013
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Derek T: If you are using the tank:
When you rotate the lever part way up it would open the valve into the brew head releasing a small amount of water that has built up a little bit of pressure from the temperature increase as it remained in contact with the steam boiler. Rotating the lever further then activates the pump and opened the valve fully. The time of pre-infusion would be left up to you by the timing of the lever rotation. (pressure would not be adjustable)

If you were using the machine plumbed in:
Again rotating the lever part way would open the valve slightly but not activate the pump. You would then get line pressure from the water supply.

Search Youtube for "What is Pre-Infusion?" and there is a great SCG video where Bill Crossland explains everything I've mentioned above.
Oct 31, 2013
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Borislav D: The E61 group head on the Rocket machines has an expansion chamber which allows pressure build up more slowly and thus works as a form of pre-infusion. This works in both tank and plumbed modes and is not controllable.

In addition, if the machine is plumbed, you can lift the brew lever part way to allow water to flow into the brewing chamber without activating the pump. This relies on water line pressure and therefore doesn't work in tank mode. The pressure is not controllable - it's equal to line pressure. You control the timing by deciding how long to wait before lifting the lever all the way to activate the pump.
Oct 30, 2013
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Michael L: I'm not sure where you saw "dual pre-infusion" in relation to the Rocket but you can sort-of do a pre-infusion by lifting up the group head lever but not all the way to engage the pump. This will let the water drip into the portafilter and moisten the puck in the filter basket without applying pump pressure.

I say this is sort of pre-infusion because you won't get enough water/pressure to see anything coming out of the filter basket (with a naked portafilter) as you would with machines that have true pre-infusion.
Oct 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: The issue has been up on your youtube review of the Giotto EVO, but i didn't really find it answered the most important question. Why should I choose the EVO over the premium plus?

I really don't have the need for "plugging in" the EVO, since the tap water in my area is so "hard". I will be using filtered bottlewater.

So it really comes down to one thing: the rotary or the vibrator pump? Is the rotary pump worth the extra money?

I don't care about the noise reduction. As you say in the youtube review, the noise that is going to wake up the baby next door is not the machine, it's the grinder!

Kind regards

Jul 29, 2013
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Derek T: Rotary vs. Vibratory pump: (Evoluzione V2 vs. Premium Plus V2)

While I'll certainly agree that it's the grinder that makes most of the noise, there's no denying that the rotary pump has a far more pleasing sound, when compared to it's vibe sibling. It just sounds of higher quality and more like a commercial machine.

Other differences are the black faced gauges on the Evoluzione V2 which do look nicer in my opinion.

So the $400 question? Is it worth the price difference? The answer is more complicated. Given the lifespan of these machines, and If the budget is there then yes I absolutely feel like it is worth the extra cash, however If you have to cut back on your grinder choice to swing the pricier machine then I'd say the answer is an emphatic no! Far more value can be realized by using a top notch grinder than you will ever see from a different pump and cooler looking gauges.

My personal setup:
Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione Espresso Machine - V2
Rocket Espresso Accessory Steam Tips (I use the small 2 hole)
Mazzer Super Jolly Grinde
Rattleware frothing pitche
Rattleware Cups/Saucers
Jul 31, 2013
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Robert T: Just to add my two cents to the other answers, I also have very hard water but there are many options I am looking into for plumb in (i.e. flo-jet and softeners). It is nice to have the choice either way, especially when you run out of water mid shot.
The consensus online is a better lifespan for the rotary pump vs. vibe.
Where you will appreciate the lower noise is when the boiler decides to autofill when you least expect it (especially at night).
Plumb option, commercial quality pump, black gauges, lower noise make the added cost worth it for me.
Aug 8, 2013
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Susan E: I got this version of the machine to plumb into my home water supply which is a very good well. I probably should not be answering your question since I got it for the plumbing but we absolutely love this machine. I have had several other espresso machines-Jura, la pavoni which have been good but this Rocket is great.

I also really like the plumbing feature if you can get a filter for the whole house water supply
Jul 31, 2013
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Teri KStaff: We have not found there to be a difference in terms of quality/reliability of one pump over the other, and the noise is not terribly different either. I would recommend saving the $400 and going with the Premium Plus and it's vibratory pump if you don't need to plumb in the machine. If, however, you would like to keep the potential for plumbing in the machine open to you, the Evo would be the way to go! Jul 31, 2013
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Michael L: I own a EVO and I believe the main differences are as you outlined: the rotary pump which along with being less noisy I believe has a longer operational lifespan, the ability for the machine to be plumbed, and the black faced gauges. Jul 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: What supplies are needed for direct connect of this machine? Can this machine been hooked up to a timer? If so, do you have a recommendation for a timer?

Sep 27, 2013
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Stefan A: I do not use the pluming option for my Cellini EVO yet , I plan to do it maybe next year .. it is great to have it as an option, the water runs quick out when I'm using the reservoir.
I do have it on a timer to start at about 5 am , I'm using a Aeon Labs Energy Switch because it can be controlled from my home automation system (Nexia)
It starts on time and I can program multiple on/off sessions.
Sep 30, 2013
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Panagiotis K: I believe it comes with the plumbing.

I am going to buy a timer just havent gotten the "time" to do it.

Excellent Machine. A WOW factor for everyone that sees it.

Produces a great espresso
Sep 30, 2013
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Borislav D: I've been using a Leviton LT112-10W timer. Works great. Sep 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: What volume can this machine handle, as in cups per hour? Nov 23, 2013
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Teri KStaff: This Rocket machine is not a commercial machine, and so it is not meant to handle large volume. If you use a machine like this Cellini for lots of drinks regularly, then it will wear down the components and shorten it's lifespan. The Rockets are designed for maybe 5 drinks an hour, with about 20 drinks a day maximum for a peak at say a party. For volume greater than that on a consistent basis, you would be better looking at one of the commercial machines like the Rancilio Epoca, found at the link below:

Let us know if you have any other questions!
Nov 25, 2013
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Matt B asked: A few questions:
1-What is the difference between Giotto and the Cellini?
2-How long does it take for these units to hit the optimum temperature?
3-Is the DB really worth purchasing? I ask because several reviews suggest that brewing and steaming at the same time is not seamless. A friend of mine purchased the La Marzocco ($6k) and he is able to do this with no detectable degredation in temp/pressure.
4-I like the way this product looks, it is in my price range; will this unit or others in this price range be a 10+ year machine?
5-A lot of the reviews seems to suggest this unit will have a high probability of having damage if I have it shipped? What is your knowledge on this subject and do you have any other stores around the country?

Jun 2, 2013
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Teri KStaff: The Cellini has the flat sides, while the Giotto comes with the flared sides, which is the only difference between the two models. These machines need at least 30 minutes to heat up with the portafilter attached, so that both thee-61 brew head and portafilter metal have the chance to heat up to temperature. It is tricky to brew and steam at the same time, but the real advantage is that the R58 has a PID for temperature adjustment. You can still brew and steam at the same time with the heat exchanger Rocket models, just lack the adjustable temperature control. Yes, this machine has the potential to last 10 or more years, though maintenance is very important. We do not have other locations and the machine ships from Lynnwood Washington. We ship these machines all over the country every day, and if you were to have an issue, we request you let us know within 5 days of receiving the unit. If you have other questions, feel free to write into us directly, at, or give us a call at 866-372-4734! Jun 5, 2013
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Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Celllini Evoluzione

What it Covers:

Rocket Espresso machines

Length: 2 Years
Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear
Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at
Notes: Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.
Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes
Can SCG Repair? Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.

Caring for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Dezcal.
  • Clean the brew gasket with a cleaning brush.
  • Soap out water tank and drip tray every few days.
  • Perform backflush routine daily and clean the filter basket each week.
  • Keep the stainless-steel casing shiny with a microfiber cloth.

User Manuals for your Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione Espresso Machine V2

Videos Featuring the Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione Espresso Machine V2

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Interview with Rocket Espresso's Andrew Meo

It is everthing I hoped it to be! A great machine!!

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I just received the machine and unpacked it, read the instruction booklet and drew a cup. The coffee was not ground fine enough, so I reset my Rancilio grinder and pulled another cup. Perfect! It was everything I hope it to be. Next was to make a Cappuccino which also was perfect and the best I have had since visiting AU last year. The steamer is a delight to use. Still not finished playing, my wife requested a Caffe Mocha. I made her one using soy milk and she said it was great. This replaced my Silvia so I am not a new to making espresso but this machine is remarkable!!!!!
I bought the Evoluzoine for the pump and the fact that I can plumb it in to the facet. Very easy learning curve!!!

(Posted on 3/18/14)

Quality Control Issues

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I was very excited when we received the machine but when I open the machine there was water in the plastic wrap which covered the machine. There was small scratches and rust on the top part as well. My wife and I was very disappointed. The rust and water on the machine, it made me guess if we purchased a used one...

A big let down.....

(Posted on 6/18/13)

Initial impressions - great machine

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I bought the Cellini as a replacement for my New Vetrano, which I was unhappy with. Despite many attempts to quieten the Vetrano it vibrated and was very loud. The Cellini, by contrast is much quieter. It appears to be well thought out and built. From the start it has produced excellent espresso. It seems to me that it does a better job of frothing and steaming than the old machine. I have our Cellini plumbed in (if you are going to do this, make sure you have all the necessary fittings, as the threading for the machine is different from most household threading. I also have the drain plumbed in, which is a great convenience. Although it is too soon to evaluate the long term performance or durability, so far I am very satisfied and happy with the Cellini. Styling is a personal taste, but I prefer the simpler lines of the Cellini to those of the Giotto.

(Posted on 6/17/13)


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After years of service, my Silvia needed to retire.Good old girl.
The Cellini is everything I hoped it would be and more.
Yes, there is a short learning curve as with anything new.This machine does gulp water so I put nylon gliders on the feet to pull it from under the cabinets above.Very heavy,easy to fill now.
Had to tighten the nut on the drip tray also.No more drips.
My big concern was shipping. It came VERY well packed .This comes in a very large box.Be prepared!
Thanks to everyone at SCG.

(Posted on 5/9/13)

Excellent Machine!

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The Cellini Evo has been an excellent machine. I had only one problem out of the box, which was a wire that came loose during shipping that wouldn't autofill the boiler. SCG's friendly tech walked me thru finding the problem and was up and running in minutes.

I have no regrets with this purchase. My only complaint is the drain plug in the drip tray. It does not seal completely and I was always finding water on the counter. Since I cannot plumb the machine at this time, I took the supplied drain hose and put it in a container under the counter. This ended up working better than constantly dumping the tray.

If you are trying to decide on this model versus the premium, I can tell you that with a heat exchanger machine, you will eventually want to plumb in due to the amount of water used with cooling flushes, etc. Average use is about six shots throughout the day and we fill it up every night. Is the rotary pump quiet? Yes. It's quieter than the Jura Ena 5 right next to it and a Nespresso Pixie we used to have.

(Posted on 4/12/13)

Buy it again? You bet!

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I really enjoy coffee in many forms and after a long debate decided to purchase the Cellini. The rotary pump is quiet, the looks sharp, and the espresso very good. It is an impressive machine in all facets. Frothing to micro foam is at a perfect speed for average me being your average non-barista foamer. Easy to keep clean. I may plumb the drip tray as it is small, but the water reservoir is decently sized. I only gave four stars for price as it is not the least expensive machine out there, but I think it was worth it. Plus, I am generally frugal and this was a stretch. But, I am enjoying everything from Americano to single shot from the comfort of my office. Fast learning curve.

(Posted on 3/13/13)

Outstanding and much better than v1

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I bought a Cellini v1 about a year ago and love it. I decided to get a machine for my office and leave the v1 at home. I got the v2 evo cellini and wow, it is amazing! It is MUCH better than the v1, the shots extract faster, the steam is stronger, and the machine is much quieter and I don't hear the pressure relief valve every 30-60 seconds like on the v1. The espresso's are better than perfect (okay, they're good) and I could not be happier than I am with this machine.

My first one showed up defective, SCG replaced it and the second one is perfect. The only feedback is the new tamper that comes with v2 should be stainless steel (and polished) - in case Rocket is listening as the coffee sticks to the one that they provide.

I'm very pleased! If you own a v1 and you're reading this, GET THE V2!!!! They nailed it and it's fantabulous :)

(Posted on 1/31/13)

Great espresso and its very pretty!

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Our new Rocket arrived on Friday and we spent the weekend using our new Cellini Evoluzione V2. We did a lot of research before making the purchase and went straight for the Rocket Cellini as opposed to starting with a Breville, Rancillio, etc and then spending more to upgrade a year or two later. So far, its great machine! We were able to pull good shots after only two tries. We really like the quiet rotary pump and option to direct plumb in the future. This machine makes a great combination when paired with a Mazzer grinder.

We did notice a couple minor details during the first weekend of use. First, the Rocket badge on the front of the machine is definitely crooked. Second, there is a piece of insulation that sits between the brew head and the front of the machine and it appears to be installed a bit crooked and is sticking out from the behind the brew head a bit on the right side. These are minor cosmetic issue and we are completely satisfied with the Cellini! Great shots and plenty of instantaneous steam.

Great Taste, Rotary pump, Easy To Use, Large Water Container, Quiet

Cosmetic Details

(Posted on 5/13/12)

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