Italian commercial grade espresso machines for your home.
The origins of Vibiemme are intimately connected to Faema. Both brands are the result of the brilliant intuitions of Carlo Ernesto Valente, a man universally recognized as the "father" of the contemporary espresso coffee machines. 1975, the year of the bankruptcy proceedings signature, officially marked the end of the Faema / Valente experience and the establishment of a new company, Vibiemme, on January 12, 1976.
The Vibiemme name is the acronym of its founders:
Valente, Carlo Ernesto Biancolini, Mario (Faema former general manager for foreign sales) Merigi, Giorgio (Faema former general manager for national sales)
VBM --> Vibiemme
Super Best in Class! Or in other words, Creme de la Creme! There are many reasons why these are the best blurbs for the Vibiemme line. Although "domobar" literally translates into "home bar", "super" was added because this model has "on demand" steam functionality and because of the super reliability and super components inside.
The main reason we classify the Vibiemme line up as Super Best in Class is because of reliability. 1st-line has carried the line since 2006. With well over 200 units sold in the first year (sorry, we have to be conservative in promoting 'units sold' to prevent our competition from raising their eyebrows), our track records show that Vibiemme has the lowest percentage defect rate for our customers in the first year compared to all other machines we carried in the first year. Our major problems with this line in the first year were mostly attributable to damages from mishandling by our friends at UPS and Fed Ex. However, these have been resolved with a newer style packaging and removal of the feet during shipping. The few problems we did have (three heating elements, one brew pressure gauge, and four sticky vacuum breakers due to limescale) were all handled by each customer with replacement parts so that these heavy units would not have to be shipped. In fact, our in house technicians keep asking when the first unit will come in for repair.
The second reason that makes Vibiemme a Super Best in Class is the design and components selection on the inside and outside of the machine. Some of these actually have not only added to the reliability factor, but also to the cup quality of the espresso.
We have demo'd the Domobar Super to coffee professionals at the following coffee conventions:
Coffeefest, Washington, D.C. in February, 2006
Specialty Coffee Association of America in April, 2006
Coffeefest, Las Vegas in June, 2006
Coffeefest, Seattle in October, 2006
Coffeefest, Chicago, IL in February 2007
Specialty Coffee Association of America in April, 2007
Coffeefest, Atlanta, GA in June 2007
Coffeefest, Seattle in November, 2007
Coffeefest, Washington, D.C. in February, 2008
Specialty Coffee Association of America in May, 2008
Coffeefest, Meadowlands, NJ in May, 2010
The feedback has been tremendously positive, and even the most keen service professionals and dealers have likened the design of the Vibiemme Domobar Super.
We have partnered with a firm in Oregon to handle all warranty and repairs for our Pacific Rim customers.
Even these high performers were blown away, however, by the gleaming chrome gargantua of the Vibiemme ($1,500), a retro-styled semi-commercial machine weighing in at 63 pounds. With a computer board to monitor temperature, a big boiler that transitions with no time delay between coffeemaking and frothing (a major difference in some machines), and the option of going fully automatic or manual, this was the luxury limousine of the test. Its espresso was not just silky in texture, topped with a swirling, multihued crema, it sang ethereal notes of fruitiness and chocolate the other machines didn't produce.
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