The Rancilio Rocky grinder is a top-grade, consumer mill made in Italy. It has the best quality burrs and a straight-forward adjustment to dial in the precise grind for espresso, regular-drip or other brewing methods. This is one solid chunk of metal! The motor is powerful and grinding is quiet. It has commercial grade 50 mm flat burrs and 55 grinding adjustment steps, enough to pinpoint the exact grind requirement for the most particular espresso machine.
It covers a full range of grinds from fine to coarse, from Espresso to French Press. I wouldn't say that the coarse grind is its strong point though. It's passable as a French Press grind but really the Rocky excels in the medium to fine to ultra-fine grinds; filter-drip, vacuum pot, espresso.
Be aware that new Rocky mills are tested at the factory, and you might see a little grind residue on the burrs or in the doser. That is a good thing!
Take a look at this issue of our Tiny Joy newsletter that compared the Rocky against a hand grinder and an electric blade grinder.
|Grind Range||Best for espresso.|
|Burr Type||50mm Flat Burrs|
|Grounds Bin Capacity||NA|
|Hopper Capacity||10 oz|
|Material||Stainless steel, plastic|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts and Labor|
|Cons||Can be challanging to adjust, Needs to be adjusted regularly to deter grind buildup in threads|
|Pros||Attractive design., Doserless model is a good all purpose mill., Economical., Good quality, durable.|