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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Octane Coffee Roasters

For all our coffee fanatics in Queenstown, it will come as no surprise when we tell you that Steve Kay isn’t just a talented, tutu-wearing dancer, but that he is a green coffee bean roasting master! We do not want to make his head any bigger then it already is however, the simple facts prove that Octane Coffee Roasters is the best blend in town!

Nearly 20 years ago, in the Court House Cafe in Golden Bay, Steve was given the nickname ‘Steveo-bin-latte the coffee dictator' because he produced and perfected the most amazing coffee in the Nelson Region. Customers flocked from near and far to get their morning fix. Now Queenstown is lucky enough to have him – and his big mouth – roasting away in his secret lab, also known as his ‘man cave’! 

What makes his blend so unique and different from others? Firstly he roasts beans in a 7.5 kilo Turkish roaster called Has Garanti. He blends a 50/50 mix of Guatemalan/Colombian seeds, as he thinks it is the best consistent product for consumers.  However it did take a few different beans such as East Timor and Papua New Guinea, before he was happy with his perfect batch.

He uses a light roast to let the coffee speak for itself. “I’m allowing the product to showcase itself instead of over-roasting it to pack it with flavour. I want it to taste like coffee, not roast"

In his secret lab, as well as perfecting the green coffee seed, he studies the behaviour of men and caffeine. He lures men in with his pool table, dart board, and loud drum and bass beats. In return they always consume his addictive product and return for more!

If you are looking for that perfect morning coffee – without the queues, or random hours – look no further as Atlas only stocks Octane Coffee Roasters because we support the passion Steve puts into his product. And unlike Steve’s operation, our opening hours are consistent, daily, dine-in and takeaway! 

However, if you feel obliged to deter from Atlas one day to get your coffee from the man himself, go find the secret man cave. We promise Steve will not disappoint. But if he is not open, then try again tomorrow – someone is also a family man! Customers be warned his discussions never lack entertainment, they are heated and controversial as he is a strong but fair liberal who likes the word ****! ;)

See you all at Atlas for your daily coffee because we do more then just steak, beer and chips!
Bags of coffee beans are available to purchase for personal or commercial use

The Turkish Has Garanti
Steve's uniquely designed takeaway cups to match his personality!
The Vibiemme Domobar Super!
Helpless victims

50/50 Guatemalan Colombian green beans