July 18, 2017

Out with the old & in with the new!

Earlier this year, Rocket Espresso released their new 2017 line of domestic espresso machines. No longer will you see the Cellini (premium plus & Evoluzione). Instead, Rocket has replaced it with the all new Mozzafiato.

Rocket Espresso Mozzafiato Type V (vibratory pump)

The Mozzafiato body style comes in two models:

So, what’s the difference?

It’s all in the name - Rocket Espresso tried to make distinguishing the above models as easy as possible by adding “V” and “R” to the titles.

V - contains a Vibratory pump

R – contains a Rotary pump

New Features to 2017

Height Adjustable Feet

Using a two-level foot system, all 2017 Rockets (minus the Appartamento) now contain height adjustable feet. Now, users can raise or lower their Rocket Espresso Machine by up to an entire inch! This is great for those working with limited counter space or low hanging cabinets.

**The Mozzafiato body styles do not come with the top tier section of the feet. The top tier can be purchased separately**

rocket espresso mozzafiato type v

In addition to the increased functionality, the new height adjustable feet give the Rocket an even more modern look than before. Compared to the old, plain feet found on a Rocket, these guys give the machine a more sophisticated look in our opinion. Well done, Rocket!

On the Mozzafiato Type V? NO

Stainless Steel Cup Rail

This is the one most Rocket Espresso enthusiast have been waiting for! Replacing the former plastic cup racks, Rocket has finally addressed a pressing issue (and complaints from current customers). Not that the old cup racks were bad, well ok – they were, we had a nightmare of a time replacing them from when customers would receive them cracked right out of the box!

rocket espresso mozzafiato type v

While they won’t affect the performance of the machine, this was a much needed and long anticipated cosmetic upgrade. Unfortunately for Appartamento lovers, the stainless steel racks do not come standard just yet but can be purchased separately. All 2017 models, other than the Appartamento, now come with integrated stainless steel drip trays that cannot be removed.

New Steam Wand Knobs

The Mozzafiato Type V now comes with that awesome, indistinguishable Rocket Espresso “R” knobs. Those who come into your kitchen will now undeniably know that you’re serious about your coffee with a Rocket. No more crappy, cheap Nespresso for them after dinner – your Rocket will help make them a proper espresso.

rocket espresso mozzafiato type v

How it compares to the Evoluzione R

The Mozzafiato Evoluzione R contains a rotary pump where the type v has a vibratory. Rotary pumps allow you to plumb the machine in to your water line (believe me, once you have a rotary pump machine, you won't go back), offers higher levels of consistency and are much, much quieter.

Both machines contains the integrated stainless steel cup rack.

Both machines contain an insulated copper boiler.

Both machines contains dual gauges. 

Both machines contain an E61 group head and two-tip steam wand. 

Both machines are awesome!

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