A doserless grinder from the most recognized name in the industry.
Even at just 14 inches high, the Italian-made Rancilio Rocky Doserless Burr Grinder sets a pretty high standard—by combining all the professional features that Rancilio is famous for into their grinder. What you end up with is a grinder that is commercial-grade in construction and provides a great deal of grind control. That’s grinding mastered.
Flat burrs are fashioned of the finest stainless steel, allowing Rocky to deliver different types of grinds at the press of a button. The slow rotating burrs are quiet and prevent head build up—meaning they deliver the perfect cup of coffee or espresso every time.
We found Rocky’s smoked plastic bean hopper to be refreshingly large. And because it’s UV resistant, it won’t fade or discolor.
In our testing, we found Rocky to be extremely efficient. It uses a powerful motor to slowly turn its burrs rather than propeller-like blades that produce aroma robbing heat and grinds of inconsistent size.
In our testing, we found Rocky to be extremely efficient.
But for us what makes Rocky special is that with a simple twist of the dial it adjusts to 55 different levels of fineness before you grind. Not only does the ultra-fine threading allows you the versatility of going from drip coffee to French press, it also allows you to grind every type of coffee beverage in between. And because the motor spins slowly, it does all this in a cool and quiet fashion while a removable catch tray collects stray grounds, keeping your kitchen countertop clean.
If you want control, the doserless Rocky is definitely the way to go. But it takes some getting used to, and the doser model might be better for espresso newbies.
The not so good
It’s pricy. It doesn’t have a doser so you might overfill your portafilter, which can be messy.
The bottom Line
You may believe that brewing superb espresso at home isn’t possible unless your espresso machine comes with a built-in grinder. You’d be wrong. Not only does a stand-alone grinder perform better than most built-in grinders, it gives you more control. And if control is what you’re after then the Rocky Doserless Burr Grinder is a top choice. Quiet, powerful and safe, Rocky is expensive at $355, but it’s cash well spent for coffee tinkerers seeking the perfect cup. Just a simple twist of the grind dial gives you 55 different levels of control. And because it’s doserless, you even get to manually determine the amount of grinds that go into your portafilter basket. So if you dream of being a home barista, give the Rocky Doserless Burr Grinder a long look. We believe espresso control freaks will love this little grinder.