Monday, 9th February 2009
Hari Chap Goh Mei.
The day I got to play with a Super Sexy, Cool and Kencang Espresso Machine.
Our friend Phil Liew got himself a brand new Vibiemme Domobar Super + Compak K3 Touch Grinder.
Cost approx: RM10K with all the professional tools thrown in (like espro tamper, knock-box, pitchers, and even a hands-on barista course).
- E61 Grouphead
- Full Stainless Steel Body
- 2.7L boiler and 4L water reservoir
Notice the grinder, tamper and knock-box on the right.
Front view: This is a manual machine, meaning you start and stop the brewing process manually.
The lever on the right of the grouphead is the brewing switch. Also warms up your cups nicely on top.
A closer look with the portafilter lock-in. Gives you double-vision due to the reflective nature of a shiny stainless steel body.
The 3.8L water tank and the 2.7L boiler is hidden under the steel compartment.
Phil got himself a naked portafilter too. Double espresso pouring out like hot honey.
It was yummy. The E61 grouphead ensures excellent temperature stabilty.
It’s not difficult to pull decent shots of espresso. With proper barista training, pulling excellent aromatic and sweet tasting espresso should be a norm (provided you got fresh roasted good quality beans).
(These shots were taken when I was pulling the espresso in the showroom)
Just to shows that it works the same whether in the showroom or back home 🙂
(Also taken from showroom)
Frothing milk is a joy. Plenty of steam and you can make silky, velvety microfoam milk.
It’s time to learn up some latte art. Alas, I can only make simple heart since I can’t practice on this machine everyday… sigh.
Chan, you lucky fella….get to play with this beauty.
Who’s Phil and where is he at? Can introduce him to me so I can also try out the Domobar and see if I can practise latter art….
So cemburu liao!
Hahaha.. I’m sorry, but I think Phil is going oversea soon. No need to be jealous, your latte art on your Silvia to so high quality already. I’m the one who is cemburu of you man.
You know what Chan? My friend had one back in Melbourne. Thinking back now, I regretted not to have had a go at it!
That is one of the sexiest machine I’ve seen. Loved it the moment I saw it at Phil’s (Highlander’s) place in Singapore. I can feel a change of venue for our next barista jam!
The machine look nice and also work great (I hands on in Dankoff).
If for me … the only thing I would like to upgrade is the steam tip. Original 2 hole if possible to upgrade to 4 hole will be better 🙂
hi, are you have second hand 1 group and 2 group semi-auto espresso coffee machine? if have please send quotation for me to>>>email@example.com
What a feature! The machine has had some solid workout since commissioning and we have been bouncing off the walls since with the number of cups of caffe latte, espressos and caps.
Hv dialled in the grinder as well as refined the frothing part and no, there ain’t nothing that needs to be changed. The 2 hole tip works champion – just a matter of learning the proper technique,
All done and dusted and may have you and your missus over for another round!! promise this time with improved workflow etc etc.
Haaa.. I am talking abt future upgrade. Juz like those american always upgrade their m/c .. steam tip or PID.
Of course with the proper method you still can get good micro froth, even with one hole steam tip.
Anyway Domobar work .. super for me. Cheers 🙂
hey where can i purchase the domobar???
where can i buy it wor..i really wanna buy it
Give me a call at zero one six – 2239213 and I can arrange a demo for you.
I wonder where can I get those hardware in malaysia (I mean Domobar)? Any advise…
I’m selling it too. I have replied your email.
Dear Mr. Chan,
I have 2 different ways of measuring the time for making espresso shot.One author
from the net says you start counting the time the moment you push the brew
button.—20 to 30 secs for single shot.
Another says you start counting the time the moment you see coffee flowing from the sprout of the portafilter.
Now I am confused.So which is the correct method?
The official standard is following the “measure the moment you press brew” method and all the Barista I know follows that.
Actually the moment you press “brew”, water is introduced to the coffee grounds. So even though you don’t see the flow yet, the brewing process has already started.
Ricky, just take the golden rule as a guideline, look at the flow and decide when to cut off.
Experiment with the taste of difference cut-off point and decide yourself with your tastebuds coz it won’t lie to you if the cup is good or not.
can u please tell me which one is correct?
cos i’m confused really..
should we steam d milk 1st n brew d espresso, or
brew d espresso n steam d milk?
cos i usually steam d milk first, then brew d espresso..
The correct way is to Brew the espresso and steam milk at the same time.
my boss would usually get mad when we didnt follow the SOP..
and the SOP said to steam the milk first, then brew d espresso,
but i brew d espresso n steam d milk @ the same time when my boss isnt around..
Hi, where do you work anyway. Maybe your boss also don’t know much about making good coffee 😀
Was wondering where can i get a Vibiemme in Malaysia?
any supplier info / contact?
I’m the supplier, my friend.
I’ve got a Vibiemme taken from overseas, do you know where I could get it serviced in Malaysia?
Worthy of a coffgasm.
Hi Chan, my VBM manual lever got problem, can’t pull all the way up to start the extration, any idea?
Send it back for warranty claim.
My friend brought back directly from Italy. Only used for 2 weeks. Anybody specialized in fixing a manual lever E61 espresso machine?
Hi, my machine is back to working condition again. Actually there is no problem with the machine just that I have adjusted the OPV to reduce the pressure from factory setting of 12 bar to 9 bar.
Can u just send m a price about this beauty as i m planning to do an upgrade for m espresso machine 🙂 if possible, also include the pricing of some Home and Prosumer espresso machines and grinders with doser to m too?
Thanks ya bro~
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Hello kf chan
We are a new business in Langkawi Malaysia we have just set up a new coffee shop cafe in a private residence block at perdana beach i am looking for an esspresso/cappacino mchn brand new or second hand what advise can you offer us
Andy & Linda
Kalico hospitality sdn bhd
H/p +6(0) 174 824 842
What is the price for the Vibiemme Domobar Super? Am considering an upgrade.
hye kf chan…
im planning to open house cafe..at sarawak
i am looking for an esspresso/cappacino machine brand new or second hand what advise can you offer me?