Rocket Espresso

We are very pleased to announce that we have partnered with Pro-Espresso, the UK official importer of Rocket Espresso machines for the home, and are one of their roaster partners and Rocket Experience Centres.
What this means is that we're able to demonstrate (and sell) Rocket Espresso machines and we currently have two machines and a grinder in our training room. If you've been contemplating buying your first espresso machine or upgrading then come in and have a look at these beauties.
The two machines we have available for demonstrations are the Rocket Espresso R Cinquantotto R58 dual boiler rotary pump machine and the Rocket Espresso Appartamento TCA single boiler vibration pump machine. We also have the Rocket Giannino espresso grinder available to test.
Full details and RRP can be found here on the Pro-Espresso site, but here's a snapshot of the main features of the two machines as well as the Rocket grinder.

The Rocket R Cinquantotto, an update on the ever popular R58, is a dual boiler espresso machine, with a dual PID system controlled by a removable touchscreen display. Each boiler uses a dedicated PID to regulate the temperatures within each, and allow you to make adjustments to accommodate different roast profiles. Updated cup railings, legs, side panels, and the inclusion of shot timer are much appreciated updates to Rocket's signature dual boiler machine.

At its heart, the R Cinquantotto features a 0.58 L brew boiler and 1.8 L steam boiler, which pump out shot after shot and fuel a powerful steam wand. Said steam wand is no-burn, along with its hot water counterpart.

It’s reliable, innovative and thoughtfully designed. The touchscreen display is a knockout addition, letting you control boiler temperatures with precision, turn off the steam boiler if you like, set on/off times for each day of the week, and a lot more.

Technical Specifications:

  • A dual boiler PID model offering the ability to increase or decrease the temperatures within each boiler
  • Brew Boiler 0.58 Litres and Steam 1.8 Litres
  • Detachable Rocket communication pod
  • The commercial grade rotary pump and motor provide the option of connecting to a mains water supply or running from the 2.5 litre internal reservoir
  • E61 style group head
  • 10 amp/ 1400 watts
  • Cool touch steam assembly
  • Dimensions ( w x d x h) mm 310 x 440 x 385
  • Weight 29 kg



The Appartamento TCA is the evolution of the iconic Appartamento espresso machine with a modern aesthetic and features that takes the Appartamento up a gear.

The newly developed machine functions and improvements deliver an even better coffee experience in the home, raising the benchmark for performance in this category of premium domestic espresso machines.

Technical Specifications:

  • System with heat exchanger Boiler capacity: 1.8 litres
  • Boiler covering for energy saving Vibration pump
  • Water tank capacity: 2.5 litres Tank reserve sensor
  • Wider drip tray
  • New porta filter
  • Dimensions 270W × 448D × 358H mm Weight: 22 Kg
  • Installed power: 1350 W

Drop us a line to make an appointment for a demo and see for yourself why these machines have such a great reputation. Pro-Espresso have just started a leasing subscription service for a machine and grinder combo as well as coffee from some great UK roasters (incl Crankhouse obvs). If that's of interest we can put you in touch to discuss further.