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  • Rocket Fausto

    After a quick search I couldn't find a discussion thread on the Rocket Fausto so I thought why not now given, the Rocket has landed........today!

    First impression was simply WOW!

    Lifting it out of the box needed a second grip, I knew it was an 11kg unit but it took me by surprise.

    It's strikingly beautiful and looks the business! Whilst this baby is targeted to the upper end of the domestic market I suspect it would certainly do well in a cafe environment.

    It hasn't yet seen a single bean, best to time these moments to coincide with mornings so will send an update later.

    My 9 year old and trusty EM480 will move on to greener pastures (passing it and the 6910 to a cousin in the hope he and his wife catch the bug).

    I know you can't compare a machine such as this with a dept store appliance like the EM480 but wow, what a difference.

    Some images are attached including some with the Fausta side by side with the old EM for size comparison.

    I'll send some pics when the Leva arrives next week!

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      and some more....
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      • #4
        Bet you're champing at the bit to give this beauty a try-out Richard...

        Will really look the part next to your new Leva...

        Mal.

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        • #5
          Ah I no the feeling of new gear excitement, well done. Look forward to seeing and hearing about the Leva when it turns up!

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          • #6
            Hi Mal, Logga

            I've had some time to play with it and I have to say it's just everything I thought it would be.

            Everything about it just sings. It grinds almost effortlessly, it's very quiet (as quiet as a grinder can be) and it's very fast but most of all very accurate. There's nothing else you need a good grinder to do.

            Looking forward to many years of hopefully issue free service.

            I would certainly recommend it to anyone in the market for a quality who can stretch the budget just that little bit further.

            Richard

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            • #7
              That's cool Richard, nothing better than making coffee on gear you love to make it with.

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              • #8
                Does anybody get 8 second grind time for a double? I'm finding i need about 13 seconds to get 20 grams out and a nice 50-60ml pour

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nickm View Post
                  Does anybody get 8 second grind time for a double? I'm finding i need about 13 seconds to get 20 grams out and a nice 50-60ml pour
                  Wouldn't 20g be closer to a "triple"; 14g being double the traditional dose. I use ~21g in my triple basket.

                  If so, sounds about right as (13s/20g)*14g = 9.1s

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RichardC View Post
                    I've had some time to play with it and I have to say it's just everything I thought it would be.
                    Great stuff Richard. I'm sure you will get many years of excellent service from your new Fausto...

                    Happy brewing mate...
                    Mal.

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                    • #11
                      I've upgraded both my espresso machine (from a 9-year-old Giotto to a Profitec Pro 700) and grinder (from a Mazzer manual to a Fausto) in the past few weeks. I wanted a doserless grinder and had been considering the Mazzer electronic. I think I'm allowed to mention on the forum that I got advice from Renzo at DiBartoli (a CoffeeSnobs advertiser/sponsor) in Sydney. Renzo suggested the Fausto and took me through its specs. I also consulted Professor YouTube and found a nice Mazzer v Fausto review in which the Fausto was favoured by a smidgeon.

                      I made my grinder purchase today after Renzo and I had a play on it in the shot. My first impressions are the same as previous comments here in terms of build quality, speed, accuracy and quietness. It's also beautiful on the bench. I went with black and I think it looks great with the Profitec. I had called my Mazzer 'Luigi' for years. I don't know what to name the Fausto!

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                      • #12
                        Congrats on choosing the Fausto Scotty!

                        I've been using mine for over a week and just love it, looking forward to many years of use.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RichardC View Post
                          Congrats on choosing the Fausto Scotty!

                          I've been using mine for over a week and just love it, looking forward to many years of use.
                          Thanks Richard; thanks also for posting the unboxing and on-bench photos. They are beautiful pieces of kit, aren't they? I also went with black.

                          I'm really enjoying the adjustment dial; it's a lot easier to use than the collar on my previous Mazzer mini.

                          Profitec, Fausto, now just to justify acquisition of a Hottop KN-8828B-2!

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the review and pics Richard. Looking at a new grinder and this one is on the list.

                            Are owners of the Rocket still happy? Anything to report good or bad?

                            Is the top of the funnel where the digital display removable for cleaning?

                            I like this grinders adjustment, once you set it at a grind level is there any movement or is it rock solid?

                            Cheers

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                            • #15
                              Recently purchased a Fausto from a former sponsor and once I set the timer it has been faultless. I have mine set for 12 seconds for 20gms. It is much quieter that my MM and quick. The cover over the funnel is held on by 2 small screws which are easily removable to gain access. There is some grind retention but a short burst of about 2 seconds seems to clear the retained grinds. Only made one phone call on setting up as I had finger trouble setting the timer. Matter was resolved whilst talking to the seller. I have not noticed any clumping which I was getting with the MM in humid conditions. I am very happy with the purchase.

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