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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2005, 11:27am
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Well, THAT would be my presumption, but -- what?  hit the "Continuous" button for the flush?

 
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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2005, 11:39am
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...or you could program one (or two) of the dose buttons to provide you with the correct flush (after you have experimented what that amount should be - this would vary depending on e.g. the boiler pressure used and the size of the HX of the machine in question).

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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2005, 11:09pm
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I recently purchased a plumbed in model, semi automatic version for my Brother here in Auckland NZ. Overall it is a great machine capable of producing great espresso. It is very well built and looks great in full stainless steel. It really kicks arse when it comes to steaming milk. This took a while to get used too compared with my Briccoletta.
I do however have a few minor niggles with the machine.
Firstly, its waste water tray does not have an outlet in which to plumb the drain pipe(so despite being plumbed in, still have to empty waste tray). Secondly, the pressure overflow pipe(thin soft white silicon hose) is not able to be drained back into the waste tray. So it just sits at the back of the machine and currently drains into the kitchen sink(far from tidy). Lastly, this is a noisy machine! Makes a hell of a racket compared to the fiorenzato. If these issues were addressed then this would be a great machine.
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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2006, 11:00pm
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Hello. I'm new to this forum, although I've been making espresso at home for over 20 years... My first machine 'electric' was an automatic machine, I guess - the Saeco Vapore or something. Now I'm back to using my aging La Pavoni Professional.  I am very intruiged by these powerbeasts though. A Giotto Premium was recommended to me, but then I saw the Andrejev, which seemed like a better machine from what I read of it, but we enthusiasts write such great reviews of the machines we know and love it's hard to know what the bottom line is.  Apparently this machine, the low-end Vibiemme Domobar Super, is damn spiffy for the price point and giving those others a run for their money. One thing; I seem to have read that if I want a cappucino in the morning I'll have to heat this (or any other HX) machine up for 30-40-60 minutes before I can pull 'warmup' shots and only then I'll be able to make my morning coffee. Is that true?

Okay, if it's true, what would be the lever and non-lever machines available that don't take forever to heat up which a person who wants a fantastic cappucino might want?  I know it's subjective but I'm looking for big, beautiful, high-end components and reliability. Thanks in advance for any good suggestions.
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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2006, 1:15am
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I'm looking for answers to the same questions as PavoniBoy.......Anyone?

I don't mind the warm up time, but do you really need to pull warm up shots?  My morning ritual includes pulling 3 or 4 doubles and steaming 16 oz of milk for two tall lattes.  I've been using a Gaggia Paros for many years but I'm ready to step into a nice high end machine (possibly the Domobar Super??).  I don't mind the learning curve of a new machine, but are these machines really too much work for a quick set of doubles in the morning?  Are they really geared more at people pulling shots throughout the day?  I'm hoping a machine of this caliber would make quick work of my morning ritual and bring my coffee to a new level.  Can I get there with a machine like this?

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2006, 7:20am
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Just a quick note to all
Finally the first order of Domobar SUPER is in production as we know it,
they should be here by the middle to end of March.
Thanks for your patience to all of you that  are on the waiting list
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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2006, 9:17am
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Hello to all --

First, on behalf of Vibiemme and Stefano's Espresso Care, we'd like to thank
you for your interest in Vibiemme's Domobar product line. We are delighted
to inform you that we have secured a partner for our North America
operations and distribution.

The exclusive importer for the Vibiemme Domobar Super line is 1st-line
Equipment, based in Hazlet, New Jersey www.1st-line.com.  They will have
Vibiemme machines available for viewing at CoffeeFest in Washington DC this
weekend (Feb 24-26, 2006).

Stefano's Espresso Care will be an authorized distributor and repair center
for customers west of the Mississippi River.  A demo model is available for
viewing in our facility in Veneta, Oregon. www.espressocare.com.

Pricing of the 6 models to be available for sale in late march/early April
will be as follows:

Domobar Super Manual Black             $ 1199
Domobar Super Manual Stainless        $ 1359
Domobar Super SemiAuto Black          $ 1269
Domobar Super SemiAuto Stainless     $ 1439
Domobar Super Electronic Black         $ 1359
Domobar Super Electronic Stainless    $ 1539

For those interested in pre-ordering, Stefano's Espresso Care is now
accepting $200. non-refundable deposits by check, money order, or cash from
anyone west of the Mississippi River, and 1st-line Equipment is accepting
orders for east coast customers.  Sorry, credit cards can not be accepted
for deposits.  The first shipment consists of only 90 units, so don't miss
this exciting opportunity!  Please call Kathleen of Stefano's Espresso Care
at (541) 935-1212 or Diane of 1st-line Equipment at 732.203.9155 to make
deposit arrangements.

Sincerely
Stefano Cremonesi
Stefano's Espresso Care

 
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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2006, 4:37am
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This review has definately peaked my interest.  I'd be interested in seeing a shoot out between the Vibiemme, Giotto, and Exobar Brewtus.  My interest is purely in shot quality although I will need to steam on a daily basis.
I'd like to see some results about the temperature stability throughout the shot in the detailed review.  Is there a difference in shot quality between the Vibiemme, Giotto, and Exobar or is the winning vote subjective to the specific feature of interest ie steaming ability and larger boiler (Vibiemme), ease of temperature control (Exobar), quality workmanship (Giotto, Vibiemme), dual boiler (Exobar), etc?
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Posted Tue May 9, 2006, 1:10pm
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We have had our machine for almost 2 weeks now and are overwhelmed by the quality of craftsmanship and the speed at which it steams milk. We have nothing but good things to say about Kathleen and Stefano at Stefano's Espresso Care. When the machine arrived, the grate was not completely welded in place. Stefano had a new one to us in a few days. We would definitely purchase this machine again and highly recommend Stefano's Espresso Care!
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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2006, 10:02pm
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I currently have a Pasquini Livia semi-automatic which I LOVE but I'd like to upgrade to a machine that will be easier for my wife to use.   A couple of questions.
1)How much easier will the Vibiemme be for her to use?  Will the E-61 group head and the automatic settings be very consistent for her if I keep our grinder dialed in?
2) With a three-way power switch can we run the Vibiemme on a timer?  Our Livia comes on before we wake up and before we come home from work so it's always on and warmed up when we need it.
3) Does anybody know if Vibiemme has plans of selling them in CA?  I'd love to try one out.  I'll actually be in NJ soon but both a friend and I have separately ordered from 1st line and we both had really bad experiences with them.
4) Is the temperature surfing on an E-61 HX any different than on my Livia?

Thanks.
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