Profitec v Rocket Coffee Machines
As you look for the best Italian coffee machine for your home you may come across retailers that push Rocket coffee machines. Dig a little and you are likely to discover that the retailer pushing Rocket is unable to source Profitec coffee machines. If they could, they surely would.
Take a quick look at international websites and reviews and you will quickly see that Profitec is the Italian coffee machine brand getting most of the attention from home baristas.
Profitec Pro 700 v Rocket R58
To give an example, consider Profitec Pro 700 v Rocket R58. It is my understanding that the Profitec Pro 700 is ahead for:
Internal design, component choice and component quality
Heavier body with a more sturdy construction
One piece chassis (v welded chassis)
0.7L brew boiler (v 0.58L)
2L steam boiler (v 1.8L)
Stainless steel boilers (v brass)
2.0 Bar steam pressure (v 1.1 Bar)
Stainless drip tray rails (v coated iron which wears off - leads to corrosion)
No water collecting ridge under the drip tray (v ridge - leads to corrosion)
One piece cup tray (v 2 piece tray)
Best in class propitiatory sprung valves
Integrated PID (v separate PID)
Integrated shot timer (v no timer)
Can turn off the steam boiler with a flick of a switch (v need to attach external controller)
Pre-infusion capability when plumbed in (v no pre-infuson capability)
Vacuum relief steam pipes to the drip tray (v steam venting into the machines internals)
Stainless steel group mushroom (v brass)
Profitec - The Best Choice for Home?
Rocket coffee machines are at the high end, but I reckon that Profitec coffee machines are a better choice and the long list above should help your to understand why. 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 Profitec Pro 700 V2 coffee machine below.