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The ROK Espresso Maker 

The power is in your hands 

The complete kit to make all the coffees you love.

* Espressos * Lattes * Americanos * Cappuccinos *



"...forget counting bars on the machines that you want to spend 5K on. This thing is better because you can play with the settings - you are the settings. Bottom line, it is inexpensive, easy to use, makes great espresso and coffee and honest, it is for me, as good as another machine i bought that cost me 3K!"

(Customer review of their ROK espresso maker posted on December 8 2013.)



With the ROK Manual Espresso Maker you're in control. Wrap your hands around the polished aluminium handles. Feel the experience. You drive the finely engineered gearing that lowers the piston to generate the pressure to extract the coffee oils to create the perfect espresso. Designed by one of the UK's leading product innovators, there's over 10 years of 'know-how' built into every ROK. 


There is no lock-in to expensive pods - you choose the coffee - based on two espressos a day you could save over £300* a year compared to buying Nespresso capsules - and you won't be binning 730g of aluminium**. Plus the ROK uses no electricity. Just add hot water and the power of your arms - so much more fun and involvement than just pressing a button on an electric machine.


It comes complete with a frother to make milky coffees, a splitter to make 2 single shots, a practical storage tin and a 10 year guarantee***.


Click here to see how easy it is for anyone to use the ROK.

(Thanks to La Colombe Coffee Roasters for the video.)

* 730 x 6g Nespresso capsules @ av price of 55p  = £400 compared to 4.4KG beans @ £15 per KG = £66 ** each capsule uses 1g of aluminium  *** Metal parts

Winner "Most Innovative Product" London Coffee Festival 2013


The ROK Espresso Maker is the antithesis of pressing a button on an electric machine. Every delicious cup is lovingly made by you.


The ROK brings you a truly engaging way to enjoy espresso - a non-electric, hands-on creative solution to making espresso the way you want it, without the waste and expense of capsules - there is no lock-in to buying pods. You choose the coffee, you select the grind, you provide the power.

By using hand-powered pressure coffee making becomes a more involving pleasure. As you become more experienced you can fine-tune how you use the ROK espresso maker to produce espressos to your personal taste. 

Watch the video made by our new distributor for US and Canada.

See ROK featured in GQ magazine, here. Best stuff of 2012.

The experience of hand-power with the ROK espresso maker.

The ROK espresso maker allows you the freedom to choose any coffee you want. Whether you buy ground coffee or grind your own beans - you are not tied to a pod system!

You choose the coffee for the ROK espresso maker.

The ROK espresso maker is hand-powered – so you are able to control how much coffee oils are released through the pressure you apply. No electricity – environmentally friendly!

You choose the pressure for the ROK espresso maker.

Made from engine-grade metal, we stand by the quality and longevity of the ROK espresso maker – if a metal part fails within 10 years we change it for free. Domestic use only. Excludes commercial use.

The ROK espresso maker is guaranteed for 10 years.

1. Press coffee grind into filter

2. Pour in freshly boiled water and raise the arms

3. Squeeze arms down for a rich double espresso

The ROK espresso maker is easy to use.

The ROK espresso maker is supplied with a strong storage tin – perfect for protecting your ROK espresso maker or a safe place to store the tools you can never find.

The ROK espresso maker comes in a re-usable storage tin.


Included with each ROK Espresso Maker:
ROK Espresso Maker, Portafilter, Stainless Steel Milk Frother, single espresso Splitter, Tamp/ Spoon, Storage Tin, Instruction Booklet and 10 Year Warranty Certificate.
The ROK espresso maker comes complete with accessories.


  • We love coffee. We love design and engineering. So we wanted to create the best coffee maker we could. So that’s what we did – back in 2002 when the ROK espresso maker began life as the Presso. Now, 30,000 happy customers later we have improved it all round. With 35% stronger metal it’s virtually indestructible – but please don’t try! The base now has rubber feet to stop it from sliding. The milk-frother has been upgraded from plastic to stainless steel and the cardboard box has been replaced with a re-usable storage tin. 

    History of the ROK espresso maker, which began life as the Presso.
  • We believe in making coffee just right. An important part of this is selecting the type of coffee grind and the grind level.  Grinding your own beans is best because that way you can keep it fresh - try to go from bean to cup in a few minutes. If you use pre-ground coffee, make sure that you buy coffee ground for espresso and make sure it is well sealed in an air-tight bag. Coarser grounds do not provide the necessary pressure for great espresso.  If you like to grind your own beans the level of ground coffee should be fine. Beans which are too finely ground or packed too tightly will give a lot of resistance to water filtering through. This can cause damage to your ROK espresso maker. Remember it is not necessary to apply great force to your ROK espresso maker to produce great shots of espresso; applying moderate pressure will do the same.


History of the ROK espresso maker, which began life as the Presso.
  • Expert Tips


    Fresh is best - We have found that the quicker you can go from bean to cup the better the crema and the better the taste. If you use pre-ground coffee make sure it is fresh and supplied in an air-tight bag as coffee degrades once the beans are ground - it can lose up to 80% of its aroma in 20 minutes of exposure to the air.

    Temperature - Pre-warm the portafilter, cup and water chamber with the excess water from your kettle to get the hottest shot.

    Brew - After lifting the arms, pause for a few seconds to let the water infuse into the grind before squeezing out your espresso.

    Crema - See Fresh is best - above. Try over-filling the water cylinder to increase the pressure and crema. Stop the squeeze once the double is out. Catch the remainder in a second cup and throw away. If you make it too long you may over-extract.

    Cleaning - To clean, simply remove the portafilter by turning to the right. Knock out the coffee 'cake' into a bin and rinse off any remaining coffee ground. Occasionally wash you ROK espresso maker with soapy water but do not put through a dishwasher. The salts will destroy the high-quality finish.

    Filling the portafilter - Build the coffee up one small layer at a time and tamp down each layer as you go.

    Expert tips for using the ROK espresso maker.
  • Make a Cappuccino, Latte or Macchiato


    The ROK milk frother is the tool to help you do just that. Hand powered like the ROK espresso maker, you can now get the froth consistency that you like best with your coffee.

    Getting started:

    1. Pour milk into a mug and warm it in the microwave.

    2. Lift the frother handle up and place it in the mug.

    3. Pump away and watch as the froth builds quickly.

    4. Squeeze a freshly made espresso into the mug for a cappuccino. Repeat with less foam for a latte.

    5. OR scoop the froth out instead and add it to the top of your espresso for a macchiato.

    Single espresso:

    We've made the ROK espresso maker mainly for a double espresso. For a single espresso, clip the included splitter to the portafilter spout. Place 2 cups under it and use the same method as a double espresso.


    Start with a double espresso and add hot water. Don't pull an extra long espresso as you will over-extract and this will spoil the flavour. 

    Make a Cappuccino, Latte or Macchiato.