The Outliers single origin series is a bold exploration in taste and technique. Every special release begins with the search for a rare and intriguing coffee, often taking us to lesser-known plantations in emerging markets around the globe. Once we find our standout – something that truly deserves ‘outlier status’ – we ship a limited quantity of green beans back to Atomic HQ in Kingsland, Auckland. With a little time and patience, our roasting crew delicately tease out the subtleties, flavours and textures that make each micro-lot a one-of-a-kind sensory experience.
With little on the agenda in terms of international travel, many are turning to local destinations for their next jaunt. For many Aucklanders that means a hop on the ferry to the beloved Waiheke. With that said, we thought we'd pick the brain of an island local and the friendly face behind Betty's Cart, Fran Muirhead on her favourites. Enjoy.
In every industry you need people to set the bar, that are committed to excellence and diversity of a global community. When it comes to the coffee world, that's the COE. After going head to head with roasters from around the globe, we managed to secure the lot – Lot #11 to be exact, from the 2019 Cup Of Excellence Costa Rica competition.