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Mark Treviranus talks to The Denizen about the art of good espresso

Posted 865 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Atomic is getting behind New Zealand film

Posted 926 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Atomic has been rubbing shoulders with a few pretty important people in the world of New Zealand film and television lately. In case you hadn’t heard, we are kind of a big deal! Last year we kept the cast and crew caffeinated on the set of Ebony Society, and scored a reoccurring role on local drama, Shortland Street. When Tammy Davis recently began shooting his latest short film, Sonny My Older Brother, Atomic was thrilled to help out.

The film was shot on location in the beautiful town of Raetihi in the central plateau and focuses on the complex relationship between two brothers. We are always keen to get behind New Zealand film and with such a talented cast and crew we know this one is sure to be a hit.



"We had lots of sponsors on the film and it would not have been possible without Atomic coffee waking us up each morning and keeping us on the ball during our long days.

Thanks Atomic

Tammy Davis" 

Atomic sponsors St Paul St Gallery

Posted 933 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Atomic is excited to announce our sponsorship of St Paul St Gallery, one of the foremost galleries for contemporary art and design in Auckland. Run by the AUT School of Art and Design, St Paul St Gallery runs a fantastic programmeof performances, screenings and events showcasing both local and international artists.

Keep an eye out for Atomic at some of their upcoming events like the End of Year Fair. St Paul St Gallery wants to help you escape the Christmas stress and last minute gift-buying desperation by hosting the End of Year Fair. This event promises to be a cool mix of art, craft, design and performance, where some things will be for sale and some for appreciation only. If you happen to be a bit of a creative type then make sure you get involved. St Paul St Gallery is currently taking proposals for tables. Atomic will stick to what we're good at, whipping up piping hot coffee to keep everyone happily caffeinated.

World Barista Champion, Gwilym Davies, Visits Atomic

Posted 934 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

When Atomic Kingsland reopened, we were lucky enough to have the world's best barista on hand to whip up coffee for the regulars. Gwilym Davies took out the title at the 2009 World Barista Championship in Atlanta and now travels all around the world sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for coffee.

Although he is originally from England, Gwilym learned to make coffee at Atomic while backpacking through New Zealand. We were thrilled to have him back for a few days during his stay in Auckland. He took the time to show our staff a few tricks of the trade and interviewed with Nick D on the Geroge FM breakfast show during the live broadcast from our cafe.    

Atomic Kingsland is back in business!!

Posted 949 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Atomic Roastery and Cafe in Kingsland has officially reopened and it’s looking pretty damn slick. We now have our very own kitchen so everything is cooked fresh on site. The muffins, chocolate ganache cupcakes, slices and gourmet salads are irresistible. Be warned though, you may need to log a few extra hours at the gym after trying these sweet treats. It is difficult to stop at just one!!

Atomic is also one of the first cafes in Auckland to have a dedicated Brew Bar where you can enjoy a slow brew single origin coffee. Unlike espresso which uses blends, syphon or hario drip coffee is made using beans from a single origin. This softer brewing method allows you to taste flavours which are unique to each particular region. It’s a similar principle to tasting wine except that your boss isn’t going to mind when you go back to the office after a few too many single origin coffees over lunch.

While Josh is brewing you up a syphon coffee you can check out all our cool coffee gadgets for sale in the café. Best of all, we have extended our trading hours throughout the week and are now open on Sunday. Now you can have the best coffee experience in Auckland, any day of the week.

Cheers!!!  The New Cafe is Ready to Open it’s Doors!

Posted 959 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

After weeks of banging, drilling, painting and clouds of dust, our new cafe is finally finished and it looks fantastic!!! As of Monday next week you will be able to drop in for a coffee and check out our shiney new digs!! The crew at Atomic couldn’t wait that long so we decided to crack open the champagne and celebrate this morning. Just for today, this bunch of hardcore coffee fanatics traded their morning fix for a glass of the good stuff and a celebratory toast over breakfast.

Make sure you come down to check out our brand new Coffee Brew Bar and some of the delicious treats that Donna and the team have been whipping up in the kitchen. We will be opening the café for dinner on selected nights during world cup so stay tuned for more details!


Atomic Loves Toggle!!

Posted 961 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

For the whole month of September, Atomic will be sending you a bag of Free Veloce coffee with every purchase over $50 at Toggle!  We love their cool stationary, accessories, jewellery and homeware - all by New Zealand designers!  

If you need a few great gift ideas this is definitely the place.  Best of all, they offer free shipping throughout New Zealand!!


Tim Denee Wins Atomic Logo Remix Competition!!!

Posted 962 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Last weekend the team at Atomic all dragged themselves out of bed at unspeakably early hours of the morning to pull off a 5am setup for We Can Create.  Thank god we had some awesome coffee on hand!!!  We had a great time keeping all the creative types caffeinated and even got to check out a few of the amazing speakers!

The highlight of the whole weekend was announcing the winner of our Logo Remix Competition.  Tim Denee took out the prize after receiving the most votes for his very cool purple logo design.  An awesome one-of-a-kind Rocket Espresso machine covered in a wallpaper of the best design entries is headed his way!!  Big thanks must go to the boys at Syrup DPI for pulling it all together so quickly.  That is definitely the slickest looking Rocket we have ever seen!!

Help Send Out Our Kingsland Cafe in Style

Posted 983 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

This Friday is your last chance to enjoy a coffee at our Atomic Kingsland Café before we knock out the wall and start doing some serious demolition. We are currently renovating and expanding into the space next door so it’s time to say goodbye to the iconic café we know and love.

We would love for you to join us on Friday to help us send out our Kingsland Café in style. Come by in our final hour of operation from 2-3pm for free coffee and then stick around for a few beers with the Atomic crew.
You won’t be missing us for long as we will only be closed for a few days from Saturday 13th until Monday 15th August. On Tuesday our little pop-up café will be appearing right outside the Kingsland Roastery so you will still be able to grab your beans and daily fix of Atomic Espresso. While you are there you can take a sneak peek at the progress on our brand spanking new café!! We can’t wait to open the doors a few weeks from now!! 

Congratulations to Chris Leskovsek, Winner of Real Groovy ‘Art This Space’

Posted 1003 days ago by Alessandra in Atomic News

Atomic Coffee is pleased to announce the winner of the Real Groovy ‘Art This Space’ competition. Congratulations to Chris Leskovsek whose cool graphic print will soon be brightening up the main wall of our Queen Street Espresso bar! We received heaps of fantastic entries and the choice was certainly a tough one but in the end, Chris Leskovsek’s design stood out as encapsulating what Atomic Real Groovy is all about.

Pretty soon you will be able to pop in and check out his design, live, in living colour! You might even catch Chris hanging about as he has won a whole year of Free Atomic Coffee!!!



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