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The Rocket R 58 is a sweet machine. It’s one of the more popular
semi-automatic commercial machines as it provides you with a café quality
It has a dual boiler, steam pressure consistency, you can plumb it or use the reservoir, and it’s quiet.
For these reasons, I assume it was designed for home-baristas with taste, or, for small cafes.
Unless you are going down deeper into the rabbit hole of barista-style coffee at home (and it’s a long, dark hole some days – let me tell you), this is a great machine - especially for the price.
As a semi-automatic, it is a bit easier for the newer members of the cafe-quality-coffee-at-home tribe, while still offering the opportunity for those with more knowledge to dig in deeper to the features and controls.
Plus, you get many of the features that you find in much more expensive models.