Rocket Espresso’s Porta Via coffee machine will quicken your heartbeat

The coffeeholic’s dream: barista-grade brewing anywhere there’s water and a 12V power socket.

By Michael Stahl 04/03/2019

It’s way too early to start proclaiming a product of the year, but the Rocket Espresso Porta Via coffee machine ($4299) is hitting plenty of buttons for us: engineered and hand-built in Milan; professional-grade components, including a brass boiler and a proper lever-activated E61 group head; an aluminium-framed strong case; and abundant shiny mechanical bits.
Admirably svelte given its “prosumer” status, when ready to operate (with top water reservoir attached) the Rocket Espresso Porta Via still measures only 53cm tall by 40cm deep by 20cm wide.

When packaged, the stainless steel reservoir stows securely in a stainless steel and die-cut foam tray along with a tamper, pro-grade portafilter, milk jug and a pair of ceramic cups and saucers.

For all its compactness, the machine outperforms even some larger units in being able to brew coffee and steam milk simultaneously. Also despite its compactness, all that stainless steel and commercial-grade quality means it’s no literal lightweight, at a substantial 29kg. Nothing another espresso can’t handle.

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