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.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Robb Report AU - Newsletter Robb Report AU - Motors Newsletter Robb Report AU - Property Newsletter Robb Report AU - Lifestyle Newsletter Robb Report AU - Style Newsletter Robb Report AU - Business Newsletter Robb Report AU - Travel Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Neil Perry Retires From Rockpool Dining Group

The lauded chef calls last orders on his role in the business.

By Terry Christodoulou

06/07/2020

Robb Interview: Maurizio Cattelan

Bananas, duct tape and loads of confidence turned Cattelan into the art world’s merry prankster.

By Julie Belcove

02/07/2020

Saint Peter’s Second Coming

New menus and an altered dining experience for our 2019 Culinary Master Josh Niland – with bookings open from today.

By Terry Christodoulou

01/07/2020

The Land Of Milk, Honey And Now Whisky

Hot climate matured whisky is making its mark.

By Demi Dalton

01/07/2020

Crown Brings Nobu To Sydney

The world-renowned chef is set to open his third Australian outpost.

By Terry Christodoulou

23/06/2020

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected