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stefano65
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stefano65
Joined: 30 Oct 2004
Posts: 1,415
Location: Eugene OR
Expertise: Professional

Espresso: Vibiemme,Elektra,
Grinder: Vario,Macap,
Vac Pot: not
Drip: not
Roaster: not
Posted Fri Aug 11, 2006, 6:30am
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urr

joefan Said:

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.

Thanks.

Posted July 14, 2006 link

Is Oregon  close enought for you?

 
Stefano Cremonesi
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GlacierCoffee
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Joined: 8 Nov 2004
Posts: 70
Location: Montana
Expertise: I live coffee

Espresso: Vibiemme Domobar
Grinder: Maccap M4
Drip: Presto Scandinavian
Roaster: RK Drum
Posted Mon Jan 22, 2007, 11:49am
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This bad boy is something else.

I owned a Drive-Thru for two years, and I am a 100% LaMarzocco man thru and thru. That being said- I knew I would have a hard time finding a Machine/Grinder setup for $1500 that would replace what I was used to drinking (I mean...c'mon) That is until I found this little workhorse and my Maccap grinder

This is the only Pro-Sumer machine I have ever owned...but a few friends have an assortment of "Other machines" - I ahve not really found anything to compare to this gem! (it's the shot baby...and the milk..nothing really compares apples to apples in this price range)

I do believe it could run a small Cafe/Bistro or a after dinner cappa's for a restaraunt no problem, it handles steaming of milk like a charm!

The shots I pull are just wonderful (remember...I am comparing this to my LM Linea)

It is the closest thing to my LM I have seen in a shop or in someone's house.

Go for it- enjoy, life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Glacier Coffee Roasters
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geertdevries
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Location: Netherlands
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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2007, 3:53am
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I can't understand why VBM is downgrading its boiler from 2,7lt to 1,9 lt. The former model had this huge 2.7lt boiler and perfect for temperature stability. Right now they don't have much value added against the competitors like ECM, Expobar, Quickmill. They have about the same size boilers. Again no "cool" double steam wand, dual boiler nor standard waterfilter for the domobar. So maybe it's a beauty but the price is quite high when you compare it with other machines.

But maybe the full review will explain more of it's hidden features....
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pszilard
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: VBM Domobar Super
Grinder: Ranchilio Rocky doserless
Posted Tue Apr 17, 2007, 9:49pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme Domobar Super
 

Got my VBM yesterday! It's great. What brew pressure do most people get?

Mine goes to 14 bar after the 4 bar infusion is over. Is this normal?

Thnx in advance,
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T_Roy
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Location: Toronto, On
Expertise: I love coffee

Espresso: Vibiemme Domobar Super...
Grinder: Macap M4
Drip: French Press
Roaster: Air Popper
Posted Sun May 27, 2007, 5:27pm
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pszilard,
    Your machine should not go to 14 bar.  This means that you will have to set the brew pressure bypass valve.  It's not a big deal. If you don't, you will be punching holes through the puck and will not be getting a proper extraction.  You want brew pressure to be around 9 bar (or so they say).

Take off the hood and have a look inside.

Go to the following link: Click Here (www.toomuchcoffee.com)
Check out the third picture named :"overpressure valve (Large).JPG"

Now this picture is for an older domobar super.  But you are looking for a valve like the one in the picture.  Mine was located at the back of the machine, on the very bottom, facing back.  You'll need a large flat-headed screwdriver and back it off (counter-clockwise) until you get the right setting (~9bar).  I used a blank (or blind) filter so I could get the flow resistance.

As for the 4 bar, don't worry about that. From what I understand it is just the static pressure in the line.

You may also want to ensure your boiler pressure is set around 1.0 - 1.3 bar as well (since the brew pressure was off).

Good luck!
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pszilard
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Location: Sydney, Australia
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Espresso: VBM Domobar Super
Grinder: Ranchilio Rocky doserless
Posted Sun May 27, 2007, 5:47pm
Subject: Re: Vibiemme Domobar Super
 

I've done so a while ago :) It is producing excellent coffe now! Thanks.
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robreuland
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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010, 2:28pm
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why does this review say the boiler is 2.7 liters?
it's 1.8
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