One has to ask oneself...
From October 2009 to March 2011, Vibiemme
worked diligently with importers, distributors, and industry
professionals to upgrade their Double Domobar double boiler espresso
machine. One of the main requirements was to design and build a dual
boiler espresso machine that would not have any compromises at 15 amps
electrical service when compared to 20 amps. We are proud to announce
some of the improvements on the new, redesigned, Vibiemme Double Boiler.
- Why pay $6,500 or more for a machine when the Vibiemme Double Boiler can offer similar quality in the cup at a much lower price?
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oneself on the research and design of the Vibiemme Double Boiler
Version 4.0 now has both boilers, coffee and steam, fully insulated. The
drip tray cover has been enhanced with a hole to reduce 'splatter' from
the 3 way valve extended below the grouphead.
Version 4.0 has changed and removed the pressurstat
and the PID is now connected to the boiler to control the boiler
TOP FEATURES that brings the Vibiemme Domobar Super Double Boiler espresso machine to the TOP!
- Double boilers - the user can operate a coffee boiler and steam boiler independently of each other.
- PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) allows user to
manage temperature control of the coffee boiler .
- Small water reservoir at 1.2 liters allows approximately
20 double shots to be extracted without a refill - refill can occur on
the fly while the machine is operating.
- OPV (over pressure valve) feeds excess water pressure to
the drip tray and not the water reservoir - this will allow operation of
the direct water connection with having the reservoir fill with
overflow water, get moldy, and require constant emptying and cleaning.
- The drip tray can be drained manually or connected to a drain WITHOUT purchasing any optional kits.
- Insulation on coffee and steam boilers helps save energy
- Only up to 15 amps required without any additional switches or internal adjustments.
motor and rotary vane pump with ability to make a direct water
connection or use a water reservoir on the same machine. Includes
stainless steel braided hose with 3/8" male thread.
- Note: We have decided to NOT offer no-burn steam wands because the
typical internal diameter is about 50% less than a normal steam wand,
and this usually affects performance times in steaming. In addition, the
grouphead has a much greater area to get burned.
In addition to achieving optimal temperature stability, one of
Vibiemme’s main goals when redesigning their double boiler machine was
to keep the amperage requirement below the 15 amp mark - not only
making it easier to find a connection in any household without needing a
dedicated 20 amp circuit, but also to keep energy consumption at a
minimum. Thanks to an innovative method of controlling the percentage
of power to the heating elements,
Vibiemme’s Power Management Control System (PMCS)
automatically regulates variable power to each heating element. The
total amperage draw of the machine will never go over 15 amps using
Quality Characteristics and Specifications found Vibiemme Style
Heavy duty true Vibiemme E61 grouphead maintains active flow of water from the grouphead to the heat exchanger in the boiler
Professional grade brass portafilters - one portafilter
with single spout and single filter basket and one portafilter with dual
spout and double filter basket
Coffee boiler capacity/material: 0.5 liter copper boiler
Steam boiler capacity/material: 1.9 liter copper boiler
Boiler pressure gauge to indicate steam boiler pressure. The
setting can be varied by adjusting the pressurstat
- please note the body panel has to be removed as there is a new
international safety standard that Vibiemme has manufactured this
machine under, and the standard requires that no access port be allowed
for changing the pressurstat setting.
Pump pressure gauge to indicate brew pressure during espresso extraction (reading will vary while not extracting)
Multi-directional stainless steel steam wand on left side can be moved in different directions
Multi-directional stainless steel hot water wand on right side can be moved in different directions
Power indicator light on right side indicates when the machine is powered on
Heating light on left side indicates when espresso machine is heating
Low water level light in middle indicates when water level in water reservoir in rear is low
Three stage power switch allows user to operate espresso
machine with coffee boiler only, with steam boiler only, OR with both
(awaiting confirmation once shipment arrives)
Jaeger pressurstat monitors boiler pressure in steam boiler.
Extremely large stainless steel drip tray which can be easily
(slides out with pull of handle) removed for cleaning. Grate stays on
machine when pulling out drip tray so that it is one step removal to
GICAR branded electronic water level control and reacts to a .02 of C of temperature change in the coffee boiler
Rotary vane pump and commercial-grade motor
is quieter than a vibration pump, but it is more expensive to replace.
hence, descaling is important
OPV (over pressure valve opens when too much pump pressure
exists) located in rear of machine with easy access when body panel and
six (6) associated screws and divider are removed. Although the pump has
an adjustment screw for regulation, the OPV is an additional feature to
manage overflow that may be caused by overpressure from the water
company when the machine is plumbed in.
Accessories: Single spout portafilter, single dose filter
basket, double spout portafilter, double dose filter basket, blind
filter basket for backflushing, plastic coffee scoop, and a common
useless plastic tamper (please make sure to order a good tamper)
One year parts warranty limited to manufacturer's defect
handled by importer's service agent, and labor warranty handled by
Water reservoir capacity: 1.2 liters
Dimensions: 10.6" W x 21.0" D x 16.5" H
Product Safety Listing: UL Commercial for home
and office use (please note that NSF approvals have not been applied for
use in coffee shops, restaurants, and other foodservice establishments.
Please check with your local health department if NSF is required for
your foodservice establishment)
Electrical: 110 volts only, 2100 watts, 15 amp maximum needed
Shipping weight: ~70 pounds
Recommended maintenance: Backflush with detergent once every
fifty extractions; descaling coffee boiler once a month to keep
temperature probe clean; and, descaling steam boiler once every three to
six months. Descaling can be performed through reservoir mode to avoid
disconnecting the water supply line.
Direct water connection requirement: connection must be made to a cold water supply line only.