Our Story

When Atomica Coffee opened in 1996, there was novelty value in what it provided; the eager Fitzroy crowd came to Atomica because it was the first cafe in Melbourne to roast coffee beans on-site. From then on, Atomica Coffee has been making a name for itself in the coffee world by providing boutique coffee roasting and wholesaling to our friends in the industry.

Atomica was leading the industry by experimenting with roasting techniques, defying blending traditions and always looking to find the best extraction methods. 21 years later we’re firmly heading for the future but will never forget the ethos it created all those years ago: to source the finest quality green beans, roast them individually and expertly blend them to ensure you enjoy every cup.

Our Philosophy

We always respect the past. Our roasts will always taste like coffee. Utilising our vast experience and modern techniques we have the ability to change and produce coffees suited to not only new palates, but various brewing methods from Greek coffee, espresso all the way through to French Press.

Our commitment is, we individually roast each bean to its optimum flavour profile. We never batch roast. Product first. No shortcuts on quality.

Blending & Roasting

We roast a distinct selection of Arabica beans individually before blending to ensure that each varietal maintains its unique flavor. This way we precisely achieve a remarkable consistency in each blend, time after time.

Bean characteristics vary harvest to harvest so it is imperative we are consistently cupping our product and tweaking our formulas to ensure you get the best of our blends…always.

Our Story

Our Story

When Atomica Coffee started life in 1996 as a cafe in Fitzroy – in fact we were the first café in Melbourne to roast its own coffee in-house! We had a 10 kg Probat at the back of the shop and we roasted our own blends for our customers, this was when the coffee scene was still underground. Our customers loved it! Melbournians had never seen anything like it! The smell of roasting coffee, smoke billowing out the windows and coffee like you’ve never tasted in your life!  From then on, Atomica Coffee has been making a name for itself in the coffee world by providing boutique coffee roasting and wholesaling to our friends in the industry.

Atomica was leading the industry by experimenting with roasting techniques, defying blending traditions and always looking to find the best extraction methods. 21 years later we’re firmly heading for the future but will never forget the ethos it created all those years ago: to source the finest quality green beans, roast them individually and expertly blend them to ensure you enjoy every cup.

There have been big changes in the Atomica family of late; there is a new, amazing team to share their passionate for coffee and this industry. We’ve been busy developing delicious new blends and we have exciting new projects on the go that will help empower women in the coffee industry from farm to cup and help in reducing the inequity in the industry generally. We can’t wait to share these exciting stories with our friends and partners.