Rocket Espresso Porta Via Espresso Machine

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  • – Travel Espresso Machine
  • – Prosumer Heat-Exchange Boiler
  • – Compact Suitcase Form Factor
  • – Built By Hand in Milan
$69.00 of free extras with purchase!
  • Seattle Coffee Gear 1 Year Extended Warranty $69.00

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Overview

Prosumer espresso anywhere: Rocket Espresso's promise to the jet-setter inside all of us rings through with the Porta Via Espresso Machine. At first glance, the unassuming black case—complete with whimsical Porta Via stickman plaque—looks much like a small drum case. But once you pop its buckled lid, you're rewarded with bright steel and the classic espresso machine face common to Rocket Espresso's entire domestic line. Seconds later, your suitcase is transformed into a svelte espresso setup, complete with milk pitcher and cups for macchiatos or cappuccinos. This revolution in travel espresso maintains its commercial roots with a brass heat-exchange boiler mated to a solid E61 group, offering simultaneous brewing and steaming and a heated water path for consistent espresso. When Rocket claims "Travel just got a whole lot more interesting", they bring the design to back it up.

Features and Functionality

  • Travel Case - The Porta Via's main claim to fame, its already compact frame packs down nicely into a suitcase for travel.
  • Full E61 Group - A classic Italian innovation, the E61 group actively heats your portafilter with a built-in thermosiphon and relieves pressure when not in use.
  • Heat-exchange Boiler - A first in a machine this size, the heat-exchange design lets you brew and steam at the same time.
  • Included Accessories - The Porta Via packs in a full set of accessories, including a bottomless portafilter, milk pitcher, tamper, and cup set.
Pros
  • Compact Capability - A true heat-exchange setup gives good steam and temperature control—especially compared to similarly-sized machines.
  • Craftsmanship - Rocket Espresso's attention to detail shines in the Porta Via's bright stainless body, padded casing, and unique design.
  • Cool Factor - It's a suitcase! Even fully unfurled, the Porta Via's tiny frame offers striking looks on a kitchen counter.
Cons
  • Tiny Tradeoffs - For the Porta Via's size, you sacrifice a few niceties—like a full-size boiler and hot water wand.
  • How Portable Is It? - The first time you pick up your Porta Via, you're in for a surprise—its steel case and brass boiler weigh in over 50 pounds.
SCG Staff Says...

Short on caffeine and counter space? The Porta Via's slim size makes it an ideal choice for small spaces.

Specs

Manufacturer Rocket Espresso
Width 9 inches
Depth 21.5 inches with portafilter
Height 23 inches with reservoir
Product Weight (lbs.) 55.0000
Watts 1050W
Volts 110V
Case Material Stainless Steel/Plastic
Boiler Material Brass/Copper
Cup Clearance 3.5 inches
Boiler Volume 1.2 liter
Solenoid Valve Yes
Cup Warmer Yes
Portafilter Size 58mm
Available Portafilters Bottomless, Non-Pressurized
Warm Up: Brew Time 14:30
Boiler Design Heat Exchanger
NSF Certified No
Water Sources Reservoir/Internal Tank
Pre-Infusion/Aroma Yes
Material Stainless Steel

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Rocket Espresso machines

Length: Home Use: 2 year parts and labor (R60v, R58, Evoluzione R, Type V, Appartamento, Fausto Grinder), Commercial Equipment: 1 year parts, 3 months labor

Who Supports the Warranty: Seattle Coffee Gear, read more about Seattle Coffee Gear's Warranty coverage.

Warranty Contact Information: 866-372-4734 or email us at warranty@seattlecoffeegear.com

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes, up to 2 years for home equipment only

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


Care and Maintenance

  • Ensure water tank is empty before disassembling
  • Once used, do not store Porta Via on its side
  • Backflush with water daily; weekly with detergent
  • Wipe down case with clean microfiber cloth

  • User Manuals


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