World-renowned for producing the finest espresso machines in the traditional fatto a mano method, which translates to ‘made by hand’, Rocket Espresso’s story dates back to late 2007. Founded in honour of the Giotto Rocket, the first iconic model that became the foremost domestic espresso machine to grace the kitchens of coffee connoisseurs around the globe, Rocket Espresso has grown immensely over the years to become one of the industry’s most highly respected espresso machine manufacturers.
Rocket Espresso, led by two Italian partners, has created a range of impressive espresso machines specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s most exacting espresso customer. Based near Milan, their team of Italian craftsmen produce both premium domestic and commercial espresso machines, beautifully made with meticulous care and attention to detail. Most importantly Rocket Espresso machines deliver the finest espresso in the cup, time after time.
Classic Italian engineering, bold styling, and a dedication to quality – this is the essence of Rocket Espresso. These top-class machines come from a long tradition of fine Italian design and construction, with each one built on the aesthetic foundation of the Giotto. Over the years, the Italian company has continued to innovate and grow, merging modern technology with classic design to produce state-of-the-art espresso machines. This has resulted in traditional, hand-built machines that boast cutting edge features for home or commercial use.
Rocket Espresso also has a strong association with cycling as a brand. In 2009 they made 100 machines marking the 100-year anniversary of the first edition of the Giro d’Italia cycling race. From there on, the company built a following from World Tour riders, who contacted them directly for machines in their kitchens at home. Around 350 World Tour riders have now purchased Rocket Espresso machines. Riders like Greg van Avermaet, Romain Bardet and Julian Alaphilippe have chosen Rocket Espresso machines as a gift for their teammates to commemorate great victories or results. It’s something the company feels very proud of.