January 11, 2017 0 Comments

Rocket Espresso R58 Review

The Rocket Espresso R58 has been one of Rocket Espresso Milano's most popular models. A staple of the Rocket brand, the Rocket Espresso R58 exudes design and engineering excellence. The team at Rocket constructs the R58 by hand to deliver the most dynamic espresso making experience around.

Featuring dual heavy-duty copper boilers, dual PID temperature control and a commercial rotary pump, the Rocket Espresso R58 was built to deliver consistent espresso shots. Dual boilers ensure a consistent shot while dual PID allows the user to customize their machine to their unique preferences by controlling each boiler's internal temperature.

Let dig deeper, shall we? Here are the main features of the Rocket Espresso R58. 

Dual Boiler

Consisting of two heavy-duty copper boilers, the Rocket Espresso R58's main purpose is to provide consist espresso shots all day long. Capable of handling small commercial work loads, dual boilers assist in relieving pressure by having two boilers each responsible for it's own task. One for steam pressure, one for brew. In contrasting single boiler machines, one boiler is responsible for both steam and brew. From an engineering standpoint, this means consistent pressure always.

Plumbable 

The Rocket R58 can be connected directly to your water source. Save time re-filling your machine's water tank and use that time making delicious cappuccinos! Each R58 from Cliff & Pebble comes complete with the necessary lines for plumbing.  

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Dual PID Temperature Control

A convenient feature allowing the barista to control the internal temperature of each boiler. Why should you care about this? Well, temperature is a vital component to making quality espresso. If the brew temperature isn't perfect, your espresso will come out tasting too bitter or too sweet. If you've ever had bad espresso, you know how terrible that can be. Dual PID allows you to control temperature at the touch of a button. Without, you'd have to manually adjust the temperature by opening the machine (a royal pain). 

Commercial Rotary Pump

If you've ever watched YouTube videos of a manual espresso machine, you've noticed how noisy they can be. Unfortunately, this is just a reality of most home espresso machines. However, the R58 is quiet thanks to a commercial quality rotary pump. Make espresso without waking every up with the R58. A truly wonderful yet overlooked benefit of this machine.


Using The Rocket Espresso R58

Steaming

The R58 is so powerful that steaming is a breeze. Prepare milk for a latte or cappuccino in seconds. The R58 does most of the work for you. If you're not an experienced barista or have ever had a manual espresso machine before, the Rocket Espresso R58 may be the perfect machine for you. 

Brewing

Simply and easy. Grind your beans, insert your portafilter and let the R58 work. Complete with dual pre-infusion, the Rocket Espresso R58 will bring out all the flavors and aromas from your coffee beans. Can't stress how important pre-infusion is in the espresso making process. 


Conclusion

The Rocket Espresso R58 is more than an expensive espresso machine, it's a work of handmade, Italian art. If you're someone who only wants the best and is willing to pay for it - the Rocket Espresso R58 is for you.

Coming in at $2,750, the R58 will certainly cost you but I can guarantee you your visits to Starbucks will decrease significantly. In the long run, you'll save thousands and will be drinking much better espresso. Espresso the way it was supposed to be made!

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