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.
|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.
|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.)||61.5000|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Boiler Volume||1.8 liter|
|Reservoir Size||98 oz|
|Steam Wand Type||Traditional Only|
|Boiler Design||Heat Exchanger|
|Water Sources||Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in|
Ask a Question
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.
We use a Brita pitcher to fill it..so the water is filtered (particularly to remove lime from our water) before going into the machine.
Cannot tell you just how much we love this machine. Incredible...and I have used/owned others before.
Two suggestions....get the filter bags that go in the reservoir and get the extra set of steam nozzles....to find the one that's right for you
Is it normal for the bar to drop below 0.8 when I turn the steam on? Do I have to wait for it to reach 1 again to use the steam or pull a shot? Thanks
When I turn my steam wand on the pressure drops a bit so that's normal. The important thing is if the machine has been on for any length of time to flush the hot water out of the group head to cool it off. You just take off the portafilter and run water by lifting the lever until the water quits hissing. Usually about 5 oz.
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!
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 Grinder
Rattleware frothing pitcher
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.
Let us know if you have any other 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?
Warranty Information for the Rocket Espresso Celllini Evoluzione
|What it Covers:||
Rocket Espresso machines
- Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (R60, R58, Evolution, Premium Plus, Fausto Grinder)
- Commercial Equipment: 1 year parts, 3 months labor
|Who Supports the Warranty:||Seattle Coffee Gear|
|Warranty Contact Information:||866-372-4734 or email us at email@example.com|
|Notes:||Read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.|
|Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty?||Yes for home equipment|
|Can SCG Repair?||Yes. Read more about our out-of-warranty repair services.|
Caring for the Rocket Espresso Cellini Evoluzione
- 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
- I think Im in love...Review by baristabrian
Price Value Quality
This thing delivers a comparable quality shot to that of a 10,000.00 commercial La Cimbali M29 I used in a coffee shop a few years ago. I was also able to get some very nice micro foam from the steam wand for a Cappuccino on the 1st try.
Pros: Looks beautiful, appears to be built very solid, produces a great tasting shot with nice crema, and fits fairly well on my counter clearing the upper cabinets by about an inch.
Cons: I wouldn't really call this a con, more of a "difference". The single portafilter basket seems to require more grounds than I normaly like for a single shot. Traditionally most of the single portafilters I have used require 7 grams of grounds to reach the full line on the inside of the basket. The one from Rocket takes more like 10.5 grams to arrive at that line after being tamped. Thus my recipes will all need adjusted. But that's no biggie.
I would recommend this machine to anyone who wants a commercial quality espresso machine for the home. I also enjoyed conversing with the very helpful folks here at Seattle coffee gear in researching my purchase. (Posted on 7/25/2014)
- Great CremaReview by Phillip
Price Value Quality
The machine heats up quickly - seven to ten minutes in the morning when i first get up and want a short, clean shot.
The rack for holding the cups on top of the machine is cheesy, and it would have been nice to have a ridge in front to keep the cups from sliding off the front.
I don't have my machine plumbed - but the reservoir is quite ample.
I'm very happy that I bought this machine. (Posted on 4/24/2014)
- It is everthing I hoped it to be! A great machine!!Review by Tim
Price Value Quality
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 3/18/2014)
- Initial impressions - great machineReview by Steve
Value Quality Price
- Bellissimo!Review by Thaddeus
Price Value Quality
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 5/9/2013)
- Excellent Machine!Review by Robert
Price Value Quality
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 4/12/2013)
- Buy it again? You bet!Review by Rock D
Quality Price Value
- Outstanding and much better than v1Review by Neal
Quality Price Value
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 1/31/2013)
- Great espresso and its very pretty!Review by Nate
Quality Value Price
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 5/13/2012)