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  1. Coffee Accessories
    Hi, I am looking to buy a Rocky for my husband's birthday, but after reading some of the threads on here, am struggling to figure out if there is a decent supplier in the UK. I have heard horror stories about the 2 suppliers I have found, and the lovely Hasbean do not seem to do Rancilio any...
  2. Coffee Accessories
    Anyone any personal experience of using these? I know that Fairfax are UK suppliers of them, and whilst I'm sure that they would answer any queries that I have before I order one, I'd be grateful if anyone who has actually used one could give me their impressions. (For example: does the Intense...
  3. Introductions
    Hi there, Newly registered here although it's fair to say I have been lurking and absorbing all the information from this very interesting forum! My main reason for starting to read the forum contents was when my bean to cup machine died on me (although it's ok....don't worry, it has been...
  4. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi All, Switched on my Dream tonight and found that the temp gauge only went up slightly, I tested the temperature of the water when the "coffee ready" light went out and it was approx 75 C ,and on the steam setting it seemed to make adequate steam, the gauge only moving slightly higher. I...
  5. Coffee Accessories
    Come across the ascaso arc stainless steel at fairfax for £199. Macine specs look really good: brass boiler & brewhead plus solenoid valve (I think). Anybody have opinions on this machine or Fairfax? I was looking at a Silvia, but for £200 less, this seems a very good machine. Fair fax also...
  6. Coffee Accessories
    This post is in response to a request from Glenn about my thoughts on the Ascaso Dream & i mini grinder. I have had the Dream for about 16 months and find it a very good machine, it looks good, heats up quickly and is easy to use and maintain, the only parts I have replaced are the brew head...
  7. Announcements Archive
    Please join me in welcoming Fairfax Coffee - a well established and trusted brand in its own right, with a great kitchenware shop in Swiss Cottage (London), and a passion for coffee. In addition to La Pavoni, Fairfax is now the exclusive UK distributor of Ascaso and Elektra espresso machines...
  8. Technical | Faults | How-to's
    Hi. My Ascaso steel uno has been broken for a while and a relative who knows a lot about electrics has had a look at it for me and the element has gone, but the problem is that the element is actually pressed into the side of the boiler. I purchased it from fairfax and as they are the...
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