Vibiemme Domobar Junior 2B

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VBM brewing group must be considered as the alter ego of Faema historical group; both conceived by Carlo Ernest Valente, they can be considered as “twins”.

The intuitions providing the guidelines for VBM-E61 project went together with the principles of the first mathematical models about espresso process, even now considered the golden rule for the perfect Italian Espresso: to get a certain volume of drink (30 ml), in a certaine time (30 seconds), with certain temperatures/pressures values (90 °/9bar), by grinding and pressing (20 kgf) a certain quantity of coffee powder (6,5 gr.).

Among all intuitions making VBM-E61 group the most popular brewing system, there were:

THERMOSIPHONIC CIRCULATION principle:
allowing a more precise temperatures control while coffe is in the group.

MECHANIC PRE-INFUSION principle:
so that coffee ground get wet just before the extraction, amplifying in this way both body and flowery taste of coffee.

VBM-E61 group never changed throughout its history; anyway the more and more precise determination of the espresso variables values, the growing availability of scientific data on coffee, the using of electronic controls of temperatures/pressures and the instant electronic grinding will of course require some updating to the project, despite its incomparable intuition.

2B TECHNOLOGY (MULTIBOILER)

Multiboiler technology has a certainly more limited application compared to its direct competitor, the HX version; anyway, the multiboiler is moving onward and upward both for machine operators and for public.

VBM was the first manufacturer able to successfully combine the E61 group with Multiboilers technology and is now the only company improving this technology.

With regards to functioning, in comparison with the HX technology, the thermosiphonic circulation principle and pre-infusion remain the same; anyway, the need of:

  1. 1.A more precise control on temperatures during brewing phase
  2. 2. Independence of steam power increase from brewing temperatures
  3. 3. electronic check of the single shots parameters

brought us to introduce the Multiboiler system instead of the traditional boiler with heater exchanger system.

With regards to the hydraulic circuit, this is the same as in the traditional heater exchanger system (HX): espresso brewing boilers (B) are connected brewing group (GH) through an upper circulation tube (IT) and a lower circulation tube (OT): this can guarantee the water thermosiphonic circulation for the brewing group heating even in the idle phase.

Brewing boilers (B) are totally fill in with water and the net pressure (or pump pressure when the group is working) guarantees their immediate filling (saturation) – unlike the HX technology system.

Group temperature adjustment is made through a probe (P), driven by a display by means of a control unit: the operator can set the desired temperature value for each group – unlike the HX technology system.

Water and steam boiler (independent of the brewing boilers), always contains a part of water and steam in order to produce steam and tea water. The water/steam ratio is adjustable as you want – unlike the HX technology system – no need to worry about how this adjustment influence brewing temperature, since brewing boilers are totally independent of the hydraulic circuit.

TOTALLY INDEPENDENT STEAM PRODUCTION
SEPARATE PUMP GAUGE AND BOILER GAUGE
STEAM BOILER: PICKLED COPPER BOILER 0,75 Lt. CAPACITY WITH 1200 WATT ELEMENT
COFFEE BOILER: PICKLED COPPER BOILER 0,5 Lt. CAPACITY WITH 600 WATT ELEMENT
SMALL OVERALL DIMENSIONS

TOTAL FLEXIBILITY IN COFFEE BREWING:
IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR EXTRACTION OF SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE AND 100% ARABICA COFFEES
BEST QUALITY-PRICE RATIO IN ITS RANGE

SMALL OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 25x45x42 cm

CHROME OUTER TAPS WITH SCREW CONTROL
360° ADJUSTABLE STAINLESS STEEL STEAM LANCES
2 HOLES STEAM LANCE END: 1,5MM DIAMETER; 30° INCLINATION
WEIGHT: 20KG
STEAM BOILER 0.75L
COFFEE BOILER 0.5L
POWER OF ELEMENT 1600W
NUMBER OF PORTAFILTERS: 2
SPOUT TYPE: SINGLE & DOUBLE
BASKET DIAMETER: 58mm
VIBRATION PUMP
OPERATING PRESSURE: 8-9 BAR
MANUAL PRESS REGULATION
PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
BOILER TYPE: NICKEL PLATED COPPER
NUMBER OF BOILERS: 2
PRESSOSTAT: YES
BREW GROUP MATERIAL: CHROME BRASS
WATER TANK CAPACITY: 1.7L
TANK REMOVAL: YES
ABLE TO PLUMB IN EXTERNALLY: NO
TANK MATERIAL: PLASTIC
CONSTRUCTION: STAINLESS STEEL

CHROME OUTER TAPS WITH SCREW CONTROL

WARRANTY: 12 months back to base
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1 review for Vibiemme Domobar Junior 2B

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Living in North Yorkshire doesn’t give me a much access to trying out a espresso machine before buying it. After speaking with various friends and reading what I could find on-line, I settled on a budget of -£1,000 and either a heat exchanger (HX) or dual boiler machine. The brands I considered included Isomac, Bezzera, Quickmill and Vibiemme. Most distributors were keen to promote and sell only the machines they carried. Not having any luck getting through the main number for Coffee Omega I left a message for them to call me back. On the same day I received a call after hours from Rokib the sales rep for Coffee Omega, who patiently talked me through the various machine they carried, including others that I was interested in, which they had distributed in the past. After further discussions I finally settled on the Vibiemme Domobar Junior 2B. The only other machine i considered was the Bezzera, where I would have paid a slight premium for the better looks, but not the quality. I received the machine 2 days after payment. The machine was very well packed into a strong, reusable box. The Vibiemme is made to a very high quality with a clean functional aesthetic. The innards of the machine can be easily accessed for servicing and the water reservoir can be filled from the top. The Vibiemme like its sister company FAEMA are the only ones to use the original E61 grouphead (before it came off patent and copied by various competitors in varying quality and design). In use the Vibiemme is very much intuitive and easy to use. Once up to temperature, about 20 minutes it remains very stable and consistently draws perfect shots of espresso. Of course this will vary with the coffee beans and especially the grinder. Heating milk (simultaneously while drawing a shot) is simple and quick. Cleaning the machine with the blind portafilter is easy, but keeping the mirror-finish exterior is not! After nearly 2 months of continuous daily use, the Vibiemme remains a wonderful machine and given the quality, I’m certain for many more years to come.

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