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  • Rossa vs Bacchi

    Hi All,

    My name is Tamás and I've just joined the forum.
    I'm not sure this is the right thread to ask this question, but I did a research for a couple of hours and I could not find anything which could answer my question.

    I own a Bacchi and I can completely disassemble the machine and put it together. I understand how the middle valve can be adjusted for higher or lower pressure etc.

    My question is: is there anybody who has the Portaspresso and the Bacchi as well? I'm curious how the Rossa performs next to the Bacchi. The Bacchi won awards in Trieste and the shot quality has been proven in the past.

    I would like to see the persons opinion who experienced both machines. I'm thinking of getting on Rossa HC because of portability. But...I'm not sure that the quality would match the Bacchi's. I'm aware that there is a steep learning curve so inexperienced users may need more time to make consistent shots.

    Thank you.


  • #2
    Hi Tamás, I own a Portaspresso, in fact three of them, and a Bacchi, and an Otto for completeness.

    The real difference is the portaspresso can use any source of hot water, Zip boil on my ship, or my Jetboil while camping, while the Bacchi requires not only a heat source, but a carefully adjusted heat source at that, as too hot will mean the brew water is too cold when the safety in the pressure chamber starts to "whistle", while too slow means it is too hot.
    Te Bacchi makes good espresso, but best left to home use where you know the equipment, while the Portaspresso will work with any boiling water.
    How the "Denver" affect influences the Portaspresso, I don't know.

    Hope this helps


    • #3
      Thanks Andy.

      I receive an Air PG and I own a Bacchi as well. The results are very similar.

      While the Bacchi is better for home, because you can prepare the espresso faster (only because you don't have to clean it after), the Rossa is good for travel or home as well, but takes like 5 minutes more to complete the whole process, including cleaning, drying.

      Thanks again for your comment. I'm happy with both, but with the Rossa you have more versatility. At least I can serve like for people now)