VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital Dual Boiler Espresso Machine with Flow Control


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VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital Dual Boiler Espresso Machine with Flow Control

The VBM Domobar Super dual boiler espresso machine got an awesome digital upgrade from the previous V4 model! Here we have one of the three latest Domobar Supers, the Electronic Digital version, with pressure profiling with a gear-driven pump! That's right, NOW you are able to control the brew pressure (flow of water) on the upgraded 3.5" digital display as you are making that perfect shot of espresso! Thus, with so many technologically advanced features, you can have a high-performing dual boiler espresso machine with a stunning design in your home.

Additionally, the VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital can operate using a water tank/reservoir or direct plumbing to a water line. The espresso machine comes with a stainless steel braided hose to plumb your machine into your water line. Read more about water treatment options and basic plumbing installation requirements!

Furthermore, VBM has the most robust E61 grouphead in the industry! Customers who see E61 espresso machines in person tend to gravitate towards the VBM’s due to its robustness and structure.

Finally, in comparison to the VBM Domobar Super Digital, this version has additional electronic programs within the digital display. For example, starting the machine up as well as preparing coffee involve selecting icons instead of manually lifting the lever.

Dual Boiler System

  • Two boilers – The dual boiler system has a copper boiler for espresso extraction and a copper steam/hot water boiler.
  • Optimal size copper boiler – 0.5-liter capacity. This smaller boiler size allows for quicker displacement of stale water. Larger coffee boilers for machines in this class have more difficulty. Boiler temperature is controlled by PID.
  • Large capacity steam boiler – 2.0-liter capacity. Boiler and temperature controlled by PID.
  • Pull a shot & steam milk at the same time – Steam is always readily available. Hence, there is no wait time going from coffee to steam mode. Works well if entertaining a small group of people.

Classic VBM E61 Grouphead

  • VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital Dual Boiler Espresso Machine - 110 VTrue VBM E61 – A thermosiphonic circulation 58mm grouphead in chromed brass.
  • Electronic dispensing – Unique on the VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital.
  • Pre-infusion – Lever next to the grouphead activates a microswitch that turns on the pump to pump water through the coffee grinds. Pulling the lever halfway up will open the valve to allow water into the grouphead without activating the pump. Please note that true pre-infusion requires the direct water connection whereby the water pressure from the waterline creates true pre-infusion.
  • Constantly heated – Hot water circulates from the heat exchanger through the grouphead and back to keep the grouphead and your portafilter nice and hot. As a result the grouphead temperature constant and stable when you compare to other groupheads that have a built-in heating element.

Steam/Hot Water Wand

  • VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital Dual Boiler Espresso Machine - 110 V VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital Dual Boiler Espresso Machine - 110 VMulti-directional – Allows for more movement and flexibility. The wands connect to the valves on an angle to the side for even more flexibility. As a result, there is less risk of burning oneself from the exposed grouphead. Furthermore, the steam performance is very efficient, which will result in making excellent espresso!
  • Rotational knobs – Allows for easier control of the intensity.
  • 2-hole steam tip – Allows for a slow gradual build-up of microfoam.

3.5″ Digital Touch Dispaly

  • UPGRADED pump pressure profiling – An exciting new upgrade to the VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital! 10 total profiles stored with each profile using 7 stages within the extraction. The gear pump can be programmed to change different brew pressures throughout the extraction. Moreover, this is done on the digital touch display by programming the number of seconds the pump is engaged for as well as starting and stopping the extraction.
    • Hence, there are two areas to be programmed: pump pressure profiles and the amount of time the pump is programmed to stay on (4 saved programs showing cup icons). Thus, the pump can run longer than the programmed profiling OR the 7 stages of pump pressure profiling can be programmed longer than the pump will be engaged. That is why it is important to align these in programming.
  • Water tank level sensor – Located on top of the water tank. You will see an LED light when it is time to refill the tank.
  • Programmable switch on/off times – You can tell the VBM Domobar Super when to turn on in the morning and when to shut off at night.
  • ECO Mode – Use this to increase the espresso machine’s temperature when idle to save energy. After 2 hours of not using the machine, the shutdown symbol will show up on the display.
  • Count Up – Unique to the VBM Domobar Super Electronic Digital. On this setting, you can adjust the brewing times for single short or long coffee and for two short or long coffees.
  • Additional settings –Select your ideal espresso dispensing temperatures, check the under or over-extraction, and access various quick-start functions. Additionally, check the meter sessions, intercepting any faults or alerts.

Quality Construction

  • NEW OPTIONAL Colored side panels – The VBM Domobar Super NOW has a variety of side panel designs that you can stylize your machine with. Check out the different colored side panels we have to offer to purchase separately!
  • Synthetic drip tray – The drip tray on this espresso machine is glowing! Less risk of scratches on this material, unlike on metal drip trays. Additionally, the drip tray has a float that tracks the water levels. Dishwasher-safe.
  • Ergonomic knobs and levers – Contributes to accurate water dispersion and adds some personality to the VBM Domobar Super!
  • Front and feet – Stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish.

Accessories Included

  • Instruction manual – Available in Spanish, Dutch, English, French, and Italian.
  • Plastic tamper – Manufacturers will normally include a tamper like this to keep the overall selling price of the machine low. We recommend upgrading to a better 58mm tamper.
  • Coffee scoop – A simple plastic scoop if you are using pre-ground coffee.
  • Cleaning brush –A simple brush for cleaning the grouphead. Ergonomically designed with an angle for easier usage.
  • Single filter holder – Holds approximately 7 grams.
  • Blind filter basket – For backflushing. 58mm in diameter.
  • Double filter holder – Holds approximately 14 grams.
  • Stainless steel braided hose – For the option to direct plumb in your espresso machine.

VBM (Vibiemme)

Height (inches)

16.5, approximate

Width (inches)

9.8, approximate

Depth (inches)

18.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)

73, approximate

Wattage (watts)

Coffee – 600, Steam – 1200

Voltage (volts)


Country of manufacture

Milan, Italy

Boiler Type

Double Boiler

Boiler capacity (liters)

Coffee – 0.5, Steam – 2

E61 Grouphead


Water Connection

Direct Connection, Tank / Reservoir

Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

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      Q RE: Jim's answer to question 3: very interesting answer -- you certainly know your engineering t...... Read more
      Asked by bmon on February 20, 2021 5:04 am
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      Q when pulling a manual shot on this, does the LCD show the brew pressure at all?... Read more
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      Q My vbm dB is showing a5 and a9 codes but I can’t find any information about them. can you please ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by greg on January 11, 2021 7:12 pm
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      Sorry, VBM never has seen these codes.

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      Also, you have placed this question on the wrong product because A codes are for the older VBM PID dual boiler espresso machines.

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      Q Dear Java Jim, Thanks for your posted videos. Four questions re new Domobar Super pressure profi...... Read more answer now
      Asked by bmon on January 4, 2021 3:34 am
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      Sorry for the delay as it has been crazy busy for months. We will try to answer one at time as it keeps things simple. Some things still need  to be researched.

      b. A common feature of the grouphead lever on most E61 machines is a tiny region just above mid-point, where the manual lever does not yet turn on the pump motor, but does open a trickle of brew water into the grouphead, just at the low pressure from the brew boiler (1 to 1.5 bar). Does the Digital version’s lever have this feature? If yes, then the Digital version could mechanically do its own version of (manually controlled) pre-infusion, perhaps even followed by a (manually controlled) water-stop blooming pause – thereby saving all 7 pre-programmed pressure profiling stages for the later extraction stage. Comments, please?

      Answer is yes, but sometimes, the actuator switch behind the grouphead lever needs to be adjusted. Remember this feature works best in plumbed in mode. It is not as good in tank mode.

      Answered by the admin

      Sorry for the delay as it has been crazy busy for months. We will try to answer one at time as it keeps things simple. Some things still need  to be researched.

      4. In the Domobar’s Advanced Menu, can we change the brew pressure pump’s PID parameters, and also change this pump’s acceleration (i.e. whether pump changes from one pressure level to another very quickly vs. more slowly and gradually)? (these features are present in the Vesuvius’ Advanced Menu)

      Brew pressure pumps PID parameters? Not sure what you mean here.

      As for the pump acceleration, we currently do not see changing the delta of the velocity from slow to fast or vice versa. We can advise VBM, but expect the cost to increase. On the flip side, the VBM change in pump pressure seems to mimic the competitor machine out of its box.


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      3. In your detailed description of the Lelit Bianca years ago, you criticize gear pumps for having electronic controllers that are failure-prone. Do you know if Domobar, with this new machine using today’s new technology, has overcome this problem?

      Years ago, we have seen issues with these gear pumps as they had to be replaced, or at least their magnetic drives replaced. We still are replacing some of those magnetic drives to this day.  In our development and testing with VBM, this is something we closely looked at and advised VBM. Furthermore, we did not like the pump pressure controllers in the prototype, and we advised VBM strongly to make a major improvement in this area.



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