Looking for a repair shop for my FAEMA espresso machine!
Help! I am trying to find a shop or a person here in the Bay Area who can repair & refurbish my FAEMA Faemina espresso machine. I figured fellow fine coffee drinkers might have some tips!
re: Steve Green
Thomas Cara occurred to me too, since Thomas himself was the first to import espresso machines to the US, from which the first espresso in the US was pulled. They specialize in La Pavoni, and in fact handle all west coast warranty repairs for Pavoni. They also service Riviera from Italy and Femoka models from France, according to the article below, but I have no idea if they do Faema repairs.
I don't know if he would work on your machine but if Jim Sullivan would he will come to your house. He does most of the maintenance for Peets and Blue Bottle. He has worked on my Giotto and I couldn't be more satisfied. Try him maybe he will be the one who will step to the plate.
Company: espresso repair
I have a Faemina and have been looking for a portafilter for it. I've had it for around ten years now and am finally trying to make it complete. In my search for a portafilter I have come across the name of a place where people have been able to get gasket kits - A. Dohnal. I emailed them but never got a response. dohnal.co.at
Also, see this regarding Mr. Espresso and a Faemina machine:
2911 1st Ave S
Comes highly recommended from Restaurant Suppy Houses in Seattle for repair.