Do you love gadgets, tweaking parameters and some of the best espresso on Earth? Rocket Espresso hears you loud and clear! The Rocket R60V espresso machine brings pressure profiling from its top end commercial machines into the hands of home espresso aficionados everywhere! With dual stainless steel boilers, new ergonomics and three programmable pressure profiles, the R60V gives you the power to craft the finest espresso beverages. Extra bonus? It's all easily managed via the included controller or smartphone apps (now that's what we call smart).
Features & Functionality of the Rocket R60V Pressure Profiling Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
- Ergonomic Casing: The Rocket Espresso R60V is wrapped in a stainless steel casing and built on a heavy duty all stainless steel frame work. It has angled steam and hot water taps for better ergonomics, a built in holder for the included PID controller - with shot count down timer - and new Rocket badging.
- Pressure Profiling: Design and pull the perfect shot of espresso. Three separate profiles can be configured and stored and each can be customized with five different stages throughout the brew process.
- Included Controller and Smartphone Apps: Programming options on the R60V can be managed via wifi and a smartphone app or by the built in controller. Programmable functions include the ability to: Set automatic on and off, adjust both boiler temperatures, set language, turn the service boiler off, switch between tank or plumbed in configurations and use or configure three separate pressure profiles.
- Dual Stainless Steel Boilers: Working independently for both brewing and steaming, the dual boilers along with thermo siphon system design, allow for stability in the espresso boiler and increased levels of steam pressure from the service boiler. The brewing boiler holds 0.58 liters while the hot water/steam boiler holds 1.7 liters.
- Commercial Rotary Pump: The R60V uses a quiet commercial grade rotary pump, allowing the pressure during brewing to be varied based on the pressure profile selected.
- Pre-Infusion: To extract the full flavor and aroma, the R60V has a dual pre-infusion system encompassing a working piston and static pre-infusion chamber.
- Two Pressure Gauges: The gauge on the left displays steam boiler pressure while the one on the right shows pump pressure. The built in light indicates when a pressure profile is finished and the extraction is completed.
- Commercial Grade Components: The Rocket R60V is constructed of high quality commercial grade components, including the E-61 brewhead, rotary pump and heavy weight portafilter (with single and double baskets).
- Multiple Water Sources: Standard with a 2.5 liter water reservoir, a control switch allows the R60V to be plumbed to a water source.
- Handcrafted: Each machine is unique and hand crafted in Italy. As there is a limited production each year, each R60V has a serial number engraved on the front.
|How Does it Compare?||
With pressure profiling and built-in Wifi, the Rocket R60V bring high tech to classic espresso brewing.
|Width||12.25 inches to edges of casing | 16 inches including wands | 20 inches with Controller inserted|
|Depth||18 inches | 23 inches with portafilter inserted|
|Height||16.75 inches with cup rail | 15.75 inches with cup rail removed|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Boiler Material||Stainless Steel|
|Boiler Volume||Steam: 1.7 liter | Group: .58 liter|
|Reservoir Size||2.5 liter|
|Available Portafilters||Bottomless, Non-Pressurized|
|Warm Up: Brew Time||20 minutes|
|Warm Up: Steam Time||20 minutes|
|Boiler Design||Double Boiler|
|Water Sources||Convertible - Internal Reservoir or Plumbed in|
|Auto Shut Off||Yes|
Ask a Question
I do not get the same behavior. When the pressure goes up to the espresso range it stays there until the extraction is finished. It possibly sounds like a non uniform tamping pressure. When I grind, I shake the filter occasionally during grinding to distribute the coffee more evenly. I try to tamp with the about the same pressure. I make about 1 double espresso a day and have been doing for over a year. If your are pulling a single shot try a double. A thicker bed of coffee shoud be more uniform.
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Hope this helps!
1. connect to Rocket Espresso Wi-Fi
2. open application
3. press connect (now the app sync's to the machine)
4. make select changes and the go back to the main menu
By going back to the main menu you will see a processing circle then once clear the new settings are placed.
Can you please verify on your demo machine...see if WIFI control works with display box unplugged?
Depth18 inches | 23 inches with portafilter inserted
Height16.75 inches with cup rail | 15.75 inches with cup rail removed
Warranty Information for the Rocket R60V Espresso Machine
|What it Covers:||
Rocket Espresso machines
- Home Use: 1 year parts and labor (R60v, R58, Evolution, Premium Plus, Appartamento, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 R60V Espresso Machine
- Clean the brew gasket daily 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.
- TechyReview by Ron
Price Quality Value
Let's start with the good.
Programming a pressure profile on this machine using the app is very easy to do. It's only competition right now is the Vesuvius which does not have an app, only a very small monochromatic LCD touch screen. This, to be quite honest, is the only reason I picked the R60v over the Vesuvius.
When you do play with pressure profiles, the main thing you are going to want to do is a long, low pressure pre-infusion. As an example, for a light roasted Kenya (I am a professional roaster mind you) I have been doing 45 seconds at 1 bar, 5 seconds at 6 bar, 20 seconds at 9 bar, 5 seconds at 4 bar. Doing this allows you to use a much finer grind, and extract more flavors from the coffee.
If you are willing to put in the time and play with the pressure, you can get a better shot out of this machine than you can with anything else that SCG sells. I would say that there shouldn't be any flavor difference with a shot from this vs a Vesuvius, and this has the app whereas the Vesuvius does not.
It is worth noting that the tamper that comes with this machine is better than the stainless one that came with my Cellini and R58. It is in fact now my favorite tamper of all time and I have used quite a few.
Programming this machine's pressure profiles with the included pad is obviously quite time consuming and not enjoyable, so one would be inclined to use the app, after all, it is a major selling point of the machine. However for some reason, the app uses wifi, so you have to disconnect from your home network and connect to the machine every time you want to mess with it which if you are using your phone is annoying. I personally do not understand why Rocket did not choose to go with Bluetooth, and if there is a Bluetooth module that can be installed in the future, I will purchase one and install it.
After programming pressure profiles, they occasionally (about 20% of the time) don't send to the machine (despite the app telling you it sent them, it says "writing") which basically means you just have to go back and reselect your profile, so this is not the end of the world, just needs to be fixed with an update.
This machine has a standby with auto-on which is great, however there is no way to put the machine in standby with the keypad, you must use the app. This is something I believe rocket should fix with a firmware update to the machine, I would like to be able to put it in standby with the keypad.
Bottom line, if you're considering a machine in this price range, this is the one to get. I would take this over a Linea mini even if they were the exact same price. If however, you would prefer to spend $2800 and not fuss around with pressure profiles, you can get amazing shots from an R58. Not as amazing as from this however. (Posted on 6/8/2016)