GT Approved: ROK Espresso Maker

My coffee drinking has recently been escalated to a finer level thanks to a new purchase.

The ROK Espresso Maker is a non-electric method of making amazing espresso; choose your coffee blend, play with the grind, apply the pressure.

It doesn’t quite produce the espresso that a professional machine with a steam boiler could however it comes mightily close. As a general rule it requires 8 – 10 bar of pressure to extract all the flavour when making coffee to produce a ‘full fat’ espresso. The ROK can achieve this through manual and variable pressure and this where others, mechanical or otherwise, fail.

The ROK is easy to use and clean and once you have experimented with grinds and pressure you can create lovely crema.  No more wasteful pods and coffee blends that are average at best. I don’t have a horrid plastic and faux chrome utensil cluttering the kitchen, instead, I have a piece of design that looks brilliant on my AGA.

After trying various pre-ground as well as full-bean blends I have recently found some amazing coffee from The Main Street Trading Company, St Boswells (pictured below). This discovery is just fantastic but unfortunately it’s a limited edition blend I am forced to constrain myself to a fresh grind when I welcome visitors.

After trying various pre-ground as well as full-bean blends I have recently found some amazing coffee from The Main Street Trading Company in St Boswells (pictured below) which is just fantastic but as it’s a limited edition blend I have constrained myself to a fresh grind only when I have visitors.

Espresso

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