ROK Espresso Maker

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Spotlighted by GQ magazine as one of the “Best Stuff of 2012,” the Presso ROK is an environmentally friendly manual espresso maker created with durable engine-grade metal guaranteed to last at least 10 years. Going above and beyond simple espresso, the innovative ROK comes with a stainless steel frother to produce rich milk for lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos -- all without using one bit of electricity.

Created with traditionalists and espresso enthusiasts in mind, this London-designed espresso maker lets you exact complete control over brewing pressure using the two levers located on the sides of the ROK. Since this espresso maker brews with ground coffee, so you're not limited by capsule and pod selection.

The ROK comes packaged in a modern reusable storage tin, complete with accessories including a tamper/measuring spoon, and detachable double-shot spout. Should any of the metal parts fail within a decade of your original purchase, ROK will replace the components gratis. When all is said and done, the Rok Espresso Maker is truly the complete kit to make all the coffees you love.

Brewing Instructions

1. Tamp ground coffee into the portafilter. 2. Pour in freshly boiled water into the water cylinder and raise the levers. 3. Squeeze the levers down to extract espresso.

Additional Information

  • 6.7 pounds

  • 12.2”H x 10.6”W x  7.9”D

  • Base has four rubber, slip-resistant legs to protect your countertop and prevent the espresso maker from sliding

  • Polished metal frame built to last

  • Comes with 10-year warranty certificate
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MikeySan asked:

Hello! I was wondering if the model that you have is the one with the glass container vs the plastic in the original? I understand that ROK upgraded the receptacle from plastic to glass.

Answer by Sanfam:

The only version of the reservoir produced with the Rok is the plastic style that is sold with all of the machines.  At this times, we haven't heard anything indicating that this has changed at any point.  I would consider that information incorrect. 

NightowlJan asked:

I own the original version, Presso, and have had it for 5 years and I LOVE it. I highly recommend this espresso maker! I was wondering if the white filter disc will be available. It is extrememely hard to find. I need a replacement because I stored the maker for a while forgetting to empy out the grounds and it molded and the smell permeated the disc inside. So, to whomever buys this, always clean it out after use! I can only find a replacement in europe for only like $3 but the shipping is killer! Let me know, thanks!

Answer by techkathy:

Jan - We just started carrying the ROK espresso machines. We should have replacement parts very soon.

doubleB asked:

What is the size of the portafilter?

Answer by mjackson:

It is a 49 MM portafilter and we are working on sourcing a tamper as well. Stay tuned as it will happen in the near future.

doubleB asked:

Would I be able to do double espressos on this?

Answer by techkathy:

Yes, the ROK can make a double espresso shot:

DanMoraldo asked:

America's Test Kitchen wrote:

In a Nutshell
Attractive and functional, this machine produced rich, flavorful espresso and velvety crema with the pressing down of two levers.

Like the AeroPress, the ROK is designed for simplicity. The 11-inch tool consists of two long, curved levers attached to a wishbone-shaped body, a clear hot-water chamber with markings for single and double shots, and a portafilter for grounds. Also included are a measuring scoop that doubles as a tamper, an adapter for making two single shots simultaneously, and a syringe-like milk foamer (you simply stick it into milk and pump the plunger to froth).

The instructions were clear, and the superb result—rich, full-bodied espresso topped with a nice crema—had test cooks lining up for shots.

Note: The ROK is the newest incarnation of the Presso Espresso Machine

Answer by techkathy:

Looks awesome!

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Hi everyone, Our Third Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest is underway and I can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us! This year, the ROK manual espresso maker is back up for grabs! One of the toughest espresso makers on the market, with all metal components guaranteed for a decade, is also the easiest to win this fall. Here's what you have to do to enter: Submit an original photo of your carved or decorated coffee-related pumpkin for a chance to win a ROK Espresso Maker. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older and a resident of the Continental US. Please read official rules (hyperlink). Entries will be accepted up until  Monday October 27th 2014 12pm ET.  Voting will begin on 10/27/14 at 12pm ET and end on 10/31/14 at 12pm ET. The entry with the most votes wins!  Remember, you entry has to be coffee themed in nature to be considered eligible. Good luck and have fun!

Camping With Coffee

Posted By: Nick B
Jun 06, 2013 04:39PM
Related Categories Coffee and Espresso

Deep in the woods, the stars above, and the hard ground underneath. Yes, my friends, it's that time of year again. When we throw ourselves at nature's mercy, risking exposure, bear attacks, and poor cell reception in the name of character-building outdoorsy fun. That's right, it's time, yet again, for camping. Surviving in the great outdoors is one thing, but surviving without coffee is another matter entirely. So, as you gear up to face the challenge that awaits you, I recommend that you consult the following list of items intended to increase your chances of making it out alive. Handpresso Wild Hybrid Outdoor Set: The ideal companion for any espresso outdoorsman, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid is about as portable as you can get when it comes to brewing espresso. Offering the flexibility of brewing with both ground coffee and ESE pods, the Wild Hybrid will see you through to safety. The entire outdoor set includes one Handpresso Wild Hybrid, four Unbreakable Cups, one heavy duty thermo-insulated flask, and two napkins. Oh, and did I mention that the carrying case is actually a thermo-formed Extreme Vibration Attenuation (EVA) case, designed to withstand up to 50 pounds per square inch? Groovy. Bodum 15oz Travel Press Coffee Maker: If you're looking for regular coffee instead of espresso, the Bodum Travel Press has got you covered. Made from durable, lightweight plastic, this 15 oz press can go wherever you go, and needs only hot water and ground coffee. ROK Espresso Maker: We've been counting down the days left until the ROK's arrival. Needless to say, it'll be hitting US shores soon and is available for preorder. While it may be a bit bigger than the other items on this list, the ROK is still quite portable. Lightweight, durable, and conveniently packed in a storage case, the ROK uses no electricity whatsoever. Just heat some water over a roaring campfire, add some coffee and you're good to go.

Today is World Environment Day and we’re doing our part, one cup at a time, to make beverages more environmentally friendly. Like most good things in life, green habits start at home. That’s why we’re giving you a chance to take the earth-friendly ROK Manual Espresso Maker home. From now until noon EST on June 7, you can submit your email at our giveaway page to be entered into a random drawing for the ROK, which comes packaged within a reusable tin. A tamper/measuring spoon, detachable double spout, and stainless steel manual milk frother are also included in the prize. The ROK is on pre-order until June 15, but the winner will get his or her espresso maker in advance of the release. Guilt-free beverages with miniscule carbon footprints, now that’s what we call a win-win.

The ROK Espresso Maker

Posted By: Nick B
Apr 26, 2013 04:07PM
Related Categories Manual Espresso Machines

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROK IN ACTION! My job allows me to play around with some pretty cool stuff, but today I had the opportunity to test out something awesome. If you haven’t already heard of the ROK espresso maker, let me tell you a little bit about it. It's a manual espresso machine from Presso, Ltd. and it’s making waves at the London Coffee Festival. Needless to say, I was stoked. So, I grabbed some coffee, our hot water kettle, and a few volunteers, and we went to town. There’s really a lot to like about this machine, but one of the first things that struck me was how light the machine was when I lifted it out of its container. Given that the machine and all of its accessories fit inside, it dawned on me just how portable this machine is. Once we got it onto the counter, the ROK’s appearance started turning some heads. It combines the stark elegance of stainless steel construction with nuanced details like the etched in coffee beans underneath the group head for a unique feeling of both durability and creativity. Brewing shots on the ROK is a really hands-on experience, and easy too. Just fill the reservoir with hot water, lock in the portafilter and lift the handles. Water is siphoned into the group head and when you lower the arms, you create pressure to extract your espresso. Despite how light the machine is, the rubber feet on the base keep it from sliding as you press down on the handles. The milk frother that comes with the ROK works wonders as well. Like the espresso machine, it’s a very hands on experience. Simply place it in a container of milk and work the pump to create froth. It’s really that simple. Bear in mind that for hot milk, you’ll need to heat it prior to frothing. When we finished, we used it to make a pretty stellar latte macchiato. So, would I say that the ROK marks the beginning of another British invasion, à la The Beatles, circa 1963? Maybe. What I know for sure is that the ROK is a pretty amazing espresso machine, and that coming to Whole Latte Love soon! You can pre-order it now.

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