Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
coffeegeek product reviews
the first look
Vibiemme Domobar Super
First Look Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Author: Mark Prince
Machine Class: Semi / Automatic Heat Exchanger Boiler
Vibiemme Domobar
Product Supplier

1st Line Equipment
is the primary vendor for this line as of May 15, 2007.

Product Pricing

Vibiemme Domobar Super machine variants:
Manual, black, $ 1,379.00
Manual, stainless steel, $1,499.00
Semi-Automatic, black $1,379.00
Semi-Automatic, stainless steel, $1,499.00
Electronic (Automatic) black, $1,579.00
Electronic (Automatic) stainless steel, $1,699.00
Prices are current as of May 15, 2007, but are subject to change.

There seems to be a plethora of heat exchanger (HX), E61 equipped shiny metal boxes on the market these days. It's often hard to distinguish between them: there are no real design or functionality components unique between machines in this class to differentiate them much, at least to the casual observer.

But one thing that is a bit rarer in this category of machines is the HX, E61 equipped "automatic" machine. The kind you can program shot buttons for.

A long time player in the Italian coffee scene, especially on the commercial side, is Vibiemme. Their machines are found in many a fine Italian coffee bar. On the consumer / prosumer side, we don't see these machines much in North America. But Vibiemme wants to change that, and has come to market with a new machine that combines a decent price (comparatively) with some neat features.

We received the machine through Vibiemme, and they are still finalizing their US Distributorship. In the meantime, Stefano Cremonesi, of Stefano's Espresso Care in Elmira, Oregon has been a huge help to the CoffeeGeek site with this review, and further inquiries about this machine may be directed through him. Once a new distributor /  vendor is finalized, I will update this information.

The premier machine in Vibiemme's domestic lineup is the Domobar Super, a machine that has seen an extensive makeover (searches online for the Domobar and Domobar Super may turn up an older design). Vibiemme sent us in the latest model for testing and review on the CoffeeGeek site.

The Vibiemme Domobar Super comes in a wide variety of choices, from a Manual (lever E61 operated) unit in black for a MAP of $1,379, right on up to the high end automatic stainless steel model (tested) for an MAP of $1,699. In between there's a manual stainless steel model, black and stainless steel semi auto models, and the automatic also in black. Please note these are MAP pricing as of May 15, 2007. Dealers may sell for less, or more, depending on the Euro's fluctuation against the US dollar..

We are testing the stainless steel, automatic model, and if you click the jump link, you'll find out about our first take, first look at the machine.

Read More...

This first look and all its parts are ©2001-2014 CoffeeGeek.com and the first look in part or in whole may NOT be reproduced in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from the author or this website. This includes all photographs. For information on reproducing any part of this first look (or any images) or if you would like to purchase a printed version of this first look for commercial or private use, please contact us at info@coffeegeek.com for further details.
Interactive
Search
Login Password
forgot pw | signup
quickNav
advertisement
sponsorad
Donate to Coffee Kids
Coffee Kids works with farming communities around the world, improving lives. Donate today.
www.coffeekids.org
sponsorad
Don't suffer bad espresso
Package deals on the best machines from Izzo, Quick Mill, VBM, La Marzocco & more.
www.clivecoffee.com
sponsorad
Learn @seattlecoffeegear
Learn all about coffee, watch videos, read how-to articles.
www.seattlecoffeegear.com
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2014 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.137041091919)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+