Rocket Espresso Appartamento Nera Espresso Machine

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  • – Modern Semi-automatic Espresso Machine
  • – Powder Coat Stainless Steel Case
  • – Hand-built in Milan, Italy
  • – Heat-Exchanger
$258.99 of free extras with purchase!

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Rocket Espresso's refreshing take on home espresso just got a new look with the Appartamento Nera! Their much-loved compact machine gets a cutting-edge black powder coat case while maintaining its adorably outsized controls and side panel cutouts in copper or white finishes. Inside, you still get the Appartamento's 1.8-liter copper heat-exchange boiler for brewing and steaming coupled to a heated E61 group for boiler-to-spout temperature consistency. The Nera also includes quality of life features like sprung valves, an electronic water sensor, and an insulated steam wand; making it one of the best compact home espresso machines on the market.

Features and Functionality

  • Black Powder Coat - The Nera's case is finished in resilient black powder coat.
  • Heat Exchanger - The 1.8-liter HX boiler allows for simultaneous brewing and steaming.
  • E61 Group - Boiler-heated and backflushable, E61 groups offer reliable operation and more consistent brew temperature.
  • Compact Case - The Appartamento's compact 10"x17" footprint makes it one of the smallest prosumer machines on the market.
  • Manual Control - Brew and steam controls are all analog for hands-on brewing.
  • Three Year Warranty - We're proud to offer three years of parts and labor support for every Rocket machine purchase.
  • Modern Look - The new black case design helps differentiate the Appartamento Nera from the other mostly chrome E61 boxes.
  • Excellent Espresso - The Appartamento's prosumer design means that—once you get your technique down—shots will be consistently delicious.
  • All Manual - The Nera's all manual control layout encourages you to perfect your barista technique.
  • Minimal Updates - The only difference on the Nera is its powder coated case and metal cup rail—and its cost.
Tips and Tricks

While there is an electronic water sensor, make sure to check your tank for enough water before pulling a shot.


Manufacturer Rocket Espresso
Width 10.5 inches
Depth 17 inches
Height 14.25 inches
Watts 1200 W
Volts 120 V
Case Material Powder Coated Steel & Chrome
Boiler Material Copper
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Boiler Volume 1.8 L
Reservoir Size 2.5 L
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 20 minutes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
Certified to NSF/ANSI Standards No
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Auto On No
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel




Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rocket Espresso home machines and grinders


  • Espresso Machines: 3 years parts and labor
  • Grinders: 1 year parts and labor

Warranty Point of Contact: Seattle Coffee Gear, read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

Can SCG Repair? Yes, read more about our repair services

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