Fatto a mano is Italian for ‘handmade’ or ‘crafted by hand’, and the catch cry for Italian craftsmanship, whether it be sports cars or hand stitched leather. The same is true of the Rocket Espresso machine range, handbuilt by dedicated engineers on the Milan factory floor. The brainchild of New Zealander Andrew Meo and Italian Daniele Berenbruch, Rocket Espresso Milano was borne of a desire to create beautiful, timeless pieces capable of delivering cafe quality espresso at home. The result is a beautiful union between Italian engineering heritage and New Zealanders’ obsession with coffee and cafe culture.
Staying true to classic Italian styling, the Giotto and Mozzafiato complete any designer kitchen, but also have the goods under the hood. Espresso is all about consistent temperature and pressure – extracting maximum flavour out of the coffee. Unlike lesser machines, all Rocket components are commercial-grade, guaranteeing stable temperature and pressure throughout.
The design team at Rocket have continued to evolve, and with their latest release, the R Nine One, are clearly looking to push the boundaries of what’s possible in home espresso. This machine has the ability to set your own extraction profile to meet your tastes, one for true home-barista pros. A touchscreen, a saturated group head and sleek modern aesthetics set it apart from other machines on the market.
A key part of the Rocket ethos is to ensure top quality after-sales servicing and support. To deliver a top quality service, the first bricks and mortar store devoted entirely to Rocket machinery has opened here in Auckland at 208 Ponsonby Road. With both a showroom and dedicated workshop, there’s all the parts, accessories and expertise needed to keep your machine humming. With the full range on display, you can take the opportunity to practise your latte art, test drive a machine and talk to the team about the best Rocket for your home and lifestyle.