New! Rocket Espresso Accessories

If our love for Rocket Espresso was any more pronounced, things would be getting a leetle bit x-rated around here. As if they heard our mating call from across the sea, Rocket Espresso has launched a new line of high-end branded accessories with which to court us.

Their slew of shiny new objects (ooooo!) include a tamper, tamping stand, bottomless portafilter, frothing pitcher, knock box, a steam tip set and cups — both cappuccino and espresso styles. These gorgeous pieces are just as beautiful and functional as their machine counterparts and, obviously, are a must-have for any true Rocket lover.

4 comments for “New! Rocket Espresso Accessories

  1. Eric
    November 7, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hey, Kat. Do you think the branded Rocket bottomless portafilter holds up about the same as the one SCG has been offering for E-61 machines for some time now? Thanks, Eric from New Orleans

    • Kat
      November 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

      These seem to be identical; we think they may be made by the same manufacturer, as they’re not branded. They perform the same way.

      Kat

      • Eric
        November 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

        Thanks! One more question…would you see any problem with popping out the triple basket in these naked portafilters and inserting a Rocket double basket, or should these naked portafilters only be used with triple baskets? —Eric

        • Kat
          November 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

          No – you can put in a double if you’d like; but there is a basic structural integrity issue with these (no cross bracing on the bottom, of course) and so the width of the triple keeps the portafilter a little bit more aligned. If you used the double basket more often, you’d see the portafilter warp a little bit more quickly than usual (they all warp eventually) and then it will have trouble making a nice seal.

          - Kat

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