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Meet the Maker vol.1 - HC Surfboards


Growing up in a remote coastal town in Northland, where sources of entertainment are few and far between means you have to take advantage of what the rugged west has to offer.This was where Hayden Chamberlain found the passion and skill that would one d...

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Atomic Latte Art Throwdown


The first Atomic Latte Art Throwdown for 2016, rocked our Kingsland HQ earlier this month. It saw baristas from all over Auckland and as far as the Waikato, competing for $1000 cash prize. One barista even lined up four hours early to secure his spot, h...

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Fairtrade


As a company we are often asked – is our coffee fair trade?  The perennial consumer question that too often results in awkward silences and clammy palms for a lot of coffee roasters.  Here at Atomic we’re happy to talk about how we buy our beans.    1...

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Water in Coffee


You may not have put much thought into it, but water is a major component in espresso coffee. Colonna-Dashwood & Hendon (2015) have a comprehensive text dedicated to just this and state “Water can transform the character of coffee. It can accentuat...

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Cascara - Coffee Cherry Iced Tea


Cascara may appear to be a newcomer to the café scene; yet in fact it pre-dates the crushing and extracting of the roasted coffee seed, coffee as we know it today. Cascara is tea made from steeping the dried skin of the coffee cherry in water and is ex...

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The Gravimetric Black Eagle


In October, we were fortunate to host the New Zealand launch of the Gravimetric Black Eagle. Coffee legend Colin Harmon of 3fe coffee in Ireland spoke on this revolutionary machine by Victoria Arduino (under Nuova Simonelli) and his first hand experien...

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Extraction


So you’ve dosed, distributed and tamped your coffee – now for the extraction, where you’ll put it all to the test. The following are some suggested parameters to measure your extraction based on what we recommend for our flagship blend Veloce: - The s...

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