Profitec v Rocket Coffee Machines, Melbourne
In Melbourne, Rocket coffee machines are really pushed by some coffee machine shops as "the market leader." Take this with a grain of salt as Melbourne coffee machine shops that push Rocket coffee machines are unable to stock Profitec coffee machines. It’s rare to find any espresso machine shop that stocks both of these brands.
Take a quick look at international websites and reviews and you will quickly see that overseas Profitec is the Italian coffee machine brand getting most of the attention from home baristas.
For an example, consider Profitec Pro 700 v Rocket R58
The Profitec Pro 700 coffee machines is ahead for:
Internal design and layout
Component choice and component quality
Bigger boilers made from stainless steel
2.0 v 1.2 Bar steam pressure
Stainless tray rails and one piece cup tray
Beautiful sprung valves
Integrated PID with a shot timer
A one piece chassis (vs a welded chassis)
Heavier body with a more sturdy construction
Rocket coffee machines are at the high end, but Profitec coffee machines are a better choice. As a retailer of Profitec I'm obviously just a little biased (yes, I admit it) so don't take my word for it. Take a quick look at the video review of the new V2 Profitec Pro 700 coffee espresso machine below.
An Italian espresso machine is a big investment so before buying a Rocket espresso machine, Melbourne and interstate buyers should invest time in researching other high end coffee machines for home.
Happy hunting :)