Rocket Cellini Semi Automatic Espresso Machine

Rocket Cellini Semi Automatic Espresso Machine

We just expanded our Rocket inventory to include the sleek Cellini. Gail introduces us to the machine and discusses its purely aesthetic differences from the…

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Seattle Coffee Gear says:

@ezuniga612 Hi there! OK 1) Yes, I regularly use the Rocky with the Giotto
(same functionality) with great results. If you can get into a stepless,
that would be ideal, but the Rocky does a fine job. 2) The pressure gauge
on the premium plus versions is ONLY boiler pressure/temperature; these
versions do not have brew head pressure. 3) Check out Seattle Coffee Works
(by the market) for excellent straight shots; also, going to Vivace is
definitely worth the trip. – Kat

markpianoman says:

What is the price difference between the two?

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

I think it’s the same — they both require practice and technique, but I
can achieve microfoam with both. The technique is a little bit different
and I think I prefer the Cellini’s steam wand to the Vivaldi in terms of
maneuverability, but they function really similar.

Eric Zuniga says:

Hey, Kat! Can I ask you three questions? 1) Can I use my Rocky grinder to
pull consistent shots with the Cellini. 2) Can you briefly explain how the
pressure gauge works on this machine? Would it tell me if the shot is just
about right with respect to tamp/grind for example? 3) I’m visiting Seattle
in about a week and besides visiting SCG, can you drop a few names of some
coffee places downtown that would offer a unique visit and something
different from say…a New Orleans coffee shop?

Agathorn says:

From your experience Kat, is the Rocket Cellini/Giotto easier/the
same/harder to get good microfoam with compared to Mini Vivaldi II ? Iยดd
just kill myself if I spend 2 grand on a machine and my microfoam gets
worse then my current (after a lot of practice that is, I realise that!). I
really like the looks of the Cellini but if steaming is to tricky … well
๐Ÿ™‚

Rony Sheer says:

Your reviews are great and they come off as very honest There is a Machine
that looks a lot like the Rocket called La Scala Butterfly. It seems very
reasonably priced for a heat exchange. do you know anything about it and
might you review it.

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

PID wouldn’t really make sense on a Hx, while you could control the main
boiler that would affect the water delivery for the Hx to the brew head,
you could also do that through experimentation and tweaking the temperature
on the machine. If you want to get very finite about temp, I say go for a
Spaziale or a single boiler Alexia. – Kat

Agathorn says:

Great thanks! I was into the dual boiler but … god the Cellini is a nice
looking machine! And it seems to be your favourite as well (oh well the
Giotto, potato potato, hehe), good enough for me!

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

No i prefer the Cellini — dig the streamlined design. I think the double
boiler/PID functionality can trump if you’re interested in messing around
with temperature and how it relates to single origins, etc. But if you’re a
blend drinker, I don’t know how much being able to switch between 198 and
200 is worth ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

@joeldamianicigan Coffee Fest have shows all around the US, but
historically Rocket have not been involved in them, preferring to introduce
the new machines directly to their dealers. In the past they have
introduced a new style of machine pretty much each year since they launched
in 2007 so perhaps we’ll see a new iteration this year. – Kat

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

@markpianoman No functional difference between the Giotto and Cellini —
just casing. – Kat

joeldamianicigan says:

Wondering how often Rocket Espresso puts out a new machine. Coffee Fest
2011 is this weekend but not sure if they announce new products at these
trade shows.

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

We did – if you search for Vivaldi in our videos, you’ll find it. ๐Ÿ™‚ – Kat

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

I not-so-secretly hope you do, too, so you can get a Cellini! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rid Wan says:

Curious when are you going to get more Cellini in stock?

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

@ericschramm2000 The Rancilio has more powerful steam, larger boiler, but I
think I prefer the shots off the E61 on the Rocket. Also the Rancilio is
going to have a faster recovery time than the Rockets and could do more
coffees in succession than any of the ”prosumer’ machines. Let me know if
you need more info. – Kat

Rid Wan says:

can you do a video with the Vivaldi Mini in the near future then? Love to
see the plus and minus and how the shot differ from any other machine.
Thank you KAT

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

End of January. – Kat

Agathorn says:

Since I got the quality Compak grinder I have only used blends. So I guess
Iยดll have to give some single origins/estates another chance as well before
I make up my mind regarding machine then ๐Ÿ™‚ God I hope I like blends more
so I can get the Cellini without any regrets!

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with this machine. I will pass the request
on to our product managers. Thanks! -Kaylie

DubsMood says:

@markpianoman they tell you in the video…

Rid Wan says:

I fell in love with Cellini Rockets . . . looks gorgeous. Wonder about PID
for heat exchange machine however. Is it worth it to install or better go
with a different machine. I like to experiment with different beans. Thanks
KAT

Seattle Coffee Gear says:

@joeldamianicigan Coffee Fest have shows all around the US, but
historically Rocket have not been involved in them, preferring to introduce
the new machines directly to their dealers. In the past they have
introduced a new style of machine pretty much each year since they launched
in 2007 so perhaps we’ll see a new iteration this year. – Kat

Eric S says:

Hi Kat, First off, thank you for all of your helpful videos! Second, can
you briefly compare and contrast the Rocket Cellini/ Giotto with the
Rancilio Epoca (1 group)? They are fairly close in price, but the Rancilio
is a commercial unit. So, I’m wondering which machine produces a better
shot, steams milk better, which has more power, etc. I’m guessing the
Rancilio takes quite a bit longer to heat up? Thanks!!!

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