A Family Story.
Atomic was born in 1996 when two brothers, both professional cyclists at the time, set out to answer the question "how hard can it really be to run a cafe?". The first Atomic Cafe opened on Cabot Street in Beverly later that year.
That simple question has lead us down a flowy single-track we've been riding for over two decades now. In the early 2000's we began roasting coffee to create a point of difference for ourselves. At the time, Atomic Cafe was established, but we were becoming frustrated with the companies we were buying coffee from. This was very unique at the time as we were the only micro roaster in the area. We roasted on a Diedrich IR7 in our original Cabot Street cafe to raise awareness for what we were trying to accomplish-- sourcing, roasting, and serving great coffee.
The decision to roast coffee for our own shops eventually spun off into a separate company, Atomic Coffee Roasters, as we set our sights on elevating coffee experiences beyond the four walls of a cafe.
We've come a long way since those early days roasting on an IR-7 in the front of the cafe.
There are now two generations of brothers involved in the business. We roast all coffee to order on our Diedrich IR-24 in Salem, and built out a 10,000 square foot facility in Danvers dedicated to cold brew production. Plus at the time of this writing, we're just a few weeks away from opening a new roasting facility in Peabody, with a new Diedrich roaster that's 10x the capacity of that original IR-7. We've grown our team, our offerings, and our educational resources for the network of small businesses throughout New England that proudly serve Atomic.
A lot has inevitably changed over the years, but one thing that hasn't is our passion for coffee, and elevating coffee experiences.
At Atomic our mission is to spread positive energy.
For over two decades, our family has used coffee as a catalyst for inspiring community, relationships, and adventures. We dedicate ourselves to the quality of our work and elevating coffee experiences.
Our coffee is always specialty grade, as well as ethically and carefully sourced. We pay a premium to ensure the livelihood of coffee farmers and the quality of the green beans we purchase.
We offer a range of roast profiles on our lineup of blends to provide our customers consistent and reliably delicious coffees. Meanwhile, our single origin coffees rotate seasonally for ultimate freshness, and we roast these to showcase the best flavor notes inherent in the bean.
All of our coffee is roasted to order, and packaged by hand at our roastery in Salem, MA.
Atomic would be nothing without our incredible team. This group of dedicated individuals continues to push the bar every day on what it means to 'Be Atomic'.
(Meet the Team page coming soon!).