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Rocket Espresso Appartamento Nera Espresso Machine

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Overview

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.

  • Skill Level

    Beginner: Simple controls and forgiving pressurized baskets help new users brew better.

    Intermediate: For the daily barista looking for finer shot controls and higher machine quality.

    Expert: For the espresso enthusiast who needs premium components and cutting-edge brew features.

    Intermediate
  • Programming

    Manual: Manual dosing and steaming puts drink quality in your hands.

    Moderate: Espresso programming adds consistency to every drink you make.

    Automatic: Automated brewing and steaming make espresso even easier.

    Manual
  • Size

    Compact: 8" Width or less

    Mid-Size: 8-12" Width

    Full-Size: 12" Width or more

    Mid-Size
  • Temp Control

    Single Boiler: A single boiler handles both brewing and steaming.

    Double Boiler: Dedicated brew and steam boilers allow for increased consistency.

    Thermoblock: A quick-heating boiler alternative for faster warm-up times.

    Heat Exchanger: Flash-heated brew water and a large steam boiler lets you brew and steam simultaneously.

    Boiler+Thermoblock: A traditional boiler for brewing with a thermoblock for instant steaming.

    Double Thermoblock: Two dedicated thermoblocks offer instant brewing and steaming.

    Heat Exchanger
Features
  • 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.
    • Pros
      • 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.
    • Cons
      • 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.

About Rocket Espresso

Rocket Espresso produces hand built espresso machines featuring classic elements of Italian design. With heated E61 groupheads that ensure even extraction, to elements like rotary pumps and PID controllers, Rocket Espresso machines are some of the most sophisticated on the market. These machines represent the closest you can get to bringing the Italian cafe to your countertop.

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Specifications
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Manufacturer
    Rocket Espresso
  • Width
    10.5 inches
  • Depth
    17 inches
  • Height
    14.25 inches
  • Product Weight (lbs.)
    0.0000
  • 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 Tray
    Yes
  • Portafilter Size
    58mm
  • Available Portafilters
    Non-Pressurized, Bottomless
  • Warm Up: Brew Time
    20 minutes
  • Boiler Design
    Heat Exchanger
  • Certified to NSF/ANSI Standards
    No
  • Pod Friendly
    No
  • Water Sources
    Reservoir/Internal Tank
  • Auto On
    No
  • Pre-Infusion/Aroma
    Yes
  • Material
    Stainless Steel
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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rocket Espresso home machines and grinders

Length:

  • 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 warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes

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


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Price
$2,300
$1,690
Auto On No Yes
Auto Shut Off No Yes
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger Double Boiler
Boiler Material Brass/Copper Brass/Steel
Boiler Volume 1.8L 1 L service boiler | 300 mL brew boiler
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches 3.5 inches
Cup Tray Yes Yes
Depth 16.75 inches 16.5 inches
Height 15.75 inches 15.5 inches
Portafilter Size 58mm 58mm
Programmability Temperature PID
Reservoir Size 2.5L 2 L
Solenoid Valve Yes Yes
Warm Up: Brew Time 20 minutes
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank Reservoir/Internal Tank
Width 11 inches 10 inches
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