add wishlist show wishlist remove wishlist add compare show compare remove compare preloader

Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V Review

rocket espresso giotto type v espresso machine

Mentioned In This Article

Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V Review

Earlier this year, Rocket Espresso released their new 2017 line of espresso machines. In the middle of that line lies the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V. Keeping its ever popular "rounded out" edges, Rocket Espresso has made this popular beauty even better. 

The new features? Height adjustable feet & a stainless steel cup rack (replacing that cheap plastic one from the premium plus models). 

Don't think you have enough counter space for the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V? Have no fear - the height adjustable feet can lower the machine up to an inch! In addition to the new features, Rocket has kept all the previous features of the premium plus models (PID, vibratory pump, insulated copper boiler, etc). 

Before we get into our opinion of the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V, lets go over its main features. 

PID Temperature Control 

Manually control the temperature of the boiler. This ensures a more customized shot of espresso molded to your preference. Located behind the drip tray to avoid disturbing the visual appeal of the machine. 

E61 Commercial Heated Group Head

Typically found on commercial machines, the E61 sets the bar for all group heads. The group head is a vital component to every espresso machine and the E61 is the Rolls Royce. Heated to ensure consistently warm espresso, the E61 will ensure quality tasting, warm espresso. 

Heavy-Duty Insulated Copper Boiler

1.8 liter copper boiler, insulated to keep the noise level down. Copper boilers come standard in most Rocket Espresso machines and severely extend the life of your espresso machine. Handmade in Italy, the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V is built to last. 

Low Water Indicator

Located on the front of the machine, the Giotto will alert you by blinking a light when the machine automatically detects a low water level. 

Large Drip Tray

An often overlooked feature in home espresso machines, the drip tray on Rocket Espresso machines is large. What this means for you is less emptying and cleaning.  

Heat Exchanger

Heat exchanging allows the user to brew espresso shots and steam milk simultaneously. A time saving, convenient feature. 


Constructed of the finest stainless steel, Rocket Espresso machines are built to withstand and last. Whether you use it just once or leave it on all day, the Giotto Type V will hold heat and produce consistent shots all day long. 

Pressure Gauges

The Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V comes complete with dual pressure gauges. Monitor both steam and brew pressure from the front face of your espresso machine.

Using the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V


Nothing has changed from the previous premium plus model. Steaming is still easier than ever as the Giotto Type V is one powerful espresso machine. No barista experience required with the Type V. 


Simplicity and ease is the name of the game for brewing on the Giotto Type V. A lever machine, all you need to do is grind, insert portafilter, lift and watch. Let the commercial vibratory pump, copper boiler and heated E61 group head do all the work for you! 

What's New on The Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V?

New Features

Height Adjustable Feet

New to 2017. Rocket has added a two-level foot system to the Giotto Type V allowing the user to lower their machine. Ideal for those with lower cabinets and limited counter-space.

rocket espresso height adjustable feet image

Stainless Steel Cup Frame

Replacing the older plastic frame, this stainless steel frame follows Rocket's desire to build machines with not only exceptional quality but appearance as well.  

What's In The Box

  • 1x - Your Choice of FREE Gifts at Checkout - ADD TO CART TO CHOOSE
  • 1x - Rocket Giotto Type V
  • 1x - Instructional Manual

  • 1x - Rocket Espresso Tamper

  • 1x - Single Portafilter with single basket

  • 1x - Double Portafilter with double basket

  • 1x - Measuring Scoop

  • 1x - Brew Head Brush

  • 1x - Blind Filter Basket

  • 1x - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

  • 1x - Instructional DVD 

Have questions on the Rocket Espresso Giotto Type V? Leave a comment below. An espresso expert with be with you shortly!

Related Articles