Rocket R58 Espresso Machine :: First Look

Published by Mark
May 7, 2012 5:54 pm

Izzo created a lot of buzz last year when they released the Duetto II, and for good reason. It was the first machine of its kind to offer a commercial E-61 group head, double boiler, and fully integrated PID control for precise temperature control. Now there’s another machine with similar features. We always favor more more options for the home barista, and we think this machine will be a good alternative to the Izzo Duetto. The addition of a dual pre-infusion system in theĀ Rocket R58 espresso machineĀ makes achieving a smooth coffee extraction with optimum aroma, body, and crema an even more achievable reality for the home barista. This feature in itself makes the Rocket R58 a strong contender in topping the list of home double boiler machines.

The 1400 watt heating element in the brew system is exceptionally quick to recover, allowing you to pull shots and steam milk at optimal temperature and pressure without lag or overtaxing the machine. The rotary pump is both quiet and smooth, and, for those really wishing to dial in their espresso, the brew pressure is easily adjustable from the exterior. The machine is also equipped with low water sensors and an easy to lift top cover, so you can effortlessly check on and fill the ample 2.5 L water tank. For those that have the space and ability, the R58 also has the option to be directly plumbed to an existing water line.

We will be doing a video review of this machine shortly. They are expected to arrive in the US in late May, so reserve yours today!

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  • Written by: Petar Rusev

    Dear Kevin,

    Please, advise if this double pre-infusion is available only in E61 group of R58! I think that the Alex Duetto III has the same E61 group with the same double pre-infusion, but I suppose that you know better than me! :))

    Thanks and regards,

  • Written by: Ben Piff

    Hi Petar,

    Great question! Built-in mechanical preinfusion is one of the reasons why the e61 group has continued to be so well loved. With either machine, you’ll be able to watch the brew pressure build gradually over the first ten seconds, resulting in a very forgiving cup. Feel free to give us a ring if you’d like to chat more about this.

    Best regards,

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