In case you haven’t had an opportunity to unbox a ROK espresso maker for yourself, our mate Scott has created a little taster for you. Check the video to see the ROK unboxed and used to make delicious espresso. You’ll also see cameos from the ROK grinder, Top Shed Tow Ball tamper and Top Shed coffee.
Tim Shirey recently shared a great video of his newly purchased ROK espresso maker and naked portafilter producing a beautiful espresso pour. I checked out Tim’s other videos and found this great Aeropress demo with spectacular scenery and a clear guide to the inverted method. As a result, I’ve never wanted to be further away from my office and computer than I do right now. Amazing.
A common criticism levelled at the ROK espresso maker is that it can’t produce crema. In almost all cases we’ve dealt with, the issue turned out to be the grinder. If your grind setting is off, or your grinder won’t grind fine enough, you won’t get the espresso you’re looking for from the ROK. Here are 25 videos of folks who have figured that out.
Our talented mate, Scott, has put together another unplugged coffee masterpiece. Check out this video of Scott and his family doing the off-the-grid, unplugged coffee thing, the way it’s meant to be done. Pack up your coffee kit and get out in the world. You’ll see cameos from the ROK espresso maker, Handpresso, Minipresso and a Porlex grinder.
With a bottomless portafilter, you want to see the coffee extract evenly across the basket, and for the pour to coalesce into a single stream. These are signs that your grind setting and tamping are on the money. Hit slow motion and drop in a funky soundtrack and you’ve got yourself some classic coffee porn.
How to change parts and restore your ROK or Presso Espresso Maker.
The ROK espresso maker is designed to make any parts replacements easy. Whether you’re just replacing the plastic plunger, o-ring or cylinder, or doing a full refurbishment, there’s no need to be daunted by the process.
We enlisted our good mate, Scott, to put together this video, which shows just how straight forward it can be to refurbish your ROK (or Presso) with our refurbishment and nuts & bolts kits.
Scott calls the video “ROK”storation.
This is a great end-to-end video of the ROK espresso brewing process. The only things I would add are: 1. Run hot water through the ROK after you’ve finished to flush out any residual grounds and oils. 2. Remove the white filter screen and dry thoroughly before putting the ROK away.
Video credit: Максим Рязанов
Where to buy ROK espresso maker:
Photo credit: Project Latte
I saw this photo today and am pretty keen to try my hand at Matcha Tea Lattes with the Bellman Milk Steamer. I’m taking a week or two off coffee and this could be just the thing.
Here’s a video how-to with funky green latte art:
This video was kindly shared with us by Kay and John Atkins. John walks us through his process of roasting coffee with the Handy Roaster, grinding it with the ROK grinder and finally making espresso with his Presso.
The Handy Roaster is available in:
New Zealand: https://www.presso.co.nz/handy-coffee-roaster