Rocket Appartamento TCA Espresso Machine

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Color: Black with Copper



Reimagined from the ground up, the Rocket Appartamento TCA is a genuine upgrade from the original while maintaining its original mystique and minimalistic operation. With its aesthetic overhaul, upgraded stainless steel frame, internal PID regulation, and four temperature settings to perfect your brewing style, the Rocket Appartamento TCA is our lineup's cleanest and most unique mid-size heat exchanger. 

What you will need

Burr Grinder
Precision Scale (in grams)
Tamping Mat
Frothing Pitcher (for milk drinks)
Soft water (75-150ppm)

30-day love it guarantee

Home espresso is a big investment. We want to make sure that you are 100% in love with your new setup. You have 30 days to return your machine to us without risk. While we can't pay for the shipping on the way back if you change your mind (we absolutely will if there is a problem), we can make the rest of the process as easy as possible.

Shipping & returns

In-stock items ship within 1-business day.

Free shipping on orders over $75. To be eligible for free shipping, the final order amount, after applying any discounts, including rewards points, must exceed $75.

Returns are accepted up to 30 days from the date the order was delivered. Smallware items must be unused. Parts are non-returnable. Open Box, Like New, and Factory Blem items are also non-returnable.

Need to Know

 What is it?

The Rocket Appartamento TCA is an Italian-built and designed heat exchange espresso machine. Replacing the older pressure-stat model, TCA stands for temperature control adjustment, which utilizes a precise internal PID that employs an algorithm to maintain a set temperature, allowing you to set a temperature based on a coffee’s roast level. No temperature surfing is required. Instead of using a display to change the temperature, the Appartamento remains simple and free of screens and extra buttons—allowing you to enter programming mode using the main power switch and use the brew lever to choose from four different pre-set temperatures. 

  • 1 red indicator light flash: ~196F or low temperature

  • 2 flashes: ~200F or medium 

  • 3 flashes: ~203F or high

  • 4 flashes:~ 208F or very high

Also new with the TCA: 

  • Durable one-piece solid stainless steel frame

  • New look E61 grouphead 

  • New bold Rocket logo on the rear machine panel

  • Angled and rubberized portafilters with chrome tips

  • Insulated steam wand

  • Magnets to secure drip tray on the frame

  • The heating light doubles as a low-water indicator 

Who is it for?

The home barista who has a compact but stylish kitchen needs a machine that can produce consistently delicious shots and provide the steam power for multiple lattes. The four temperature settings give the home barista an added layer of precision, giving espresso-only purists more accuracy and less guesswork for non-PID heat exchangers.

Why do we carry it? 

The Rocket Appartamento packs an unreasonable amount of power into a wonderfully small package, making it an easy pick for those who need a top-notch machine but are short on space. If you want to serve a dinner party of milk drinks, the Appartamento will have you covered, and it certainly won't let you down when you want to get nerdy and try different recipes. 

Tech Specs

Height: 14.1"
Width: 10.63"
Depth: 17.63"
Weight: 48.5 lbs
Material: Stainless steel
Drip Tray: Stainless steel
Drip Tray Cover: Stainless steel
Drainable Drip Tray: No
Water Reservoir
Reservoir or Plumbed: Reservoir
Capacity: 2.5 L / 84.5 oz
Material: BPA free plastic
Removable: Yes
Low Water Shutoff: Yes—light indicator
Steam Wand
Material: Stainless Steel
No Burn (Insulated): Yes
Wand Movement: Articulating—fully rotating
Steam Tip Holes: 2
Optional Steam Tips: Yes
Temperature: PID
Brew Temperature Adjustment: Via programming mode/brew lever
Display Type: N/A
Display Can Be Disabled: N/A
Integrated Shot Timer: No
Built-In On/Off Timer: No
Display Cleaning Reminder: No
Pre-Infusion: Yes
Flow Profiling: Yes
Volumetric Dosing: No
Pressure Gauges: 1, steam boiler pressure
Cup Warming Tray
Material: Stainless Steel
Portafilters & Tampers
Materials: Chrome plated brass, plastic handles
Type: 58mm
Portafilters Included: 2 (single and double-spouted)
Baskets Included: Single, double, and backflush disk for cleaning
Tamper Included: Yes
Group Head
Type: E61, lever activated
Maintenance: Backflush detergent
Material: Copper
Brew Boiler Size: N/A
Steam Boiler Size: 1.8 L
Brew Boiler Power: N/A
Steam Boiler Power: 1300 W
Boilers Automatically Fill: Yes
Insulated: No
Pump Type: Vibratory
Recommended Brew Pressure: 9 Bar
Adjustable Brew Pressure: Yes
Clive Warranty: 3 Year
Other Details
Recommended Application: Home or Office
Commercial Certifications: No
Max Wattage: 1350 W
Plug Type: Standard 15 amp