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Atomic espresso maker

Atomic is an Italian brand of stovetop espresso maker.

How good a friend

Story by Colin Todd , Australia

My wife had our Atomic when we got together. It is plain cast metal without a chrome coating. I think it is an early model. She bought it from a ‘junk’ shop and because she lived a half hour drive from the nearest place to buy espresso, it became a necessity. Over the last 25…

An absolute standout

Story by Justin , United Kingdom

It’s a measure of the religious feeling this espresso maker inspires that people pay up to $500 – many times the cost of a new electric coffee machine – for a second-hand Atomic that’s half a century old. Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful – an absolute standout of indestructible, midcentury European design that makes…

On the road again

Story by Cindy , United States

My Atomic has been with me for over 34 years. I have travelled extensively with it and it still makes the best expresso or latte that can be made. It is compact and I have travelled on my motorcycle across the country having lattes upon arising in the middle of the Grand Tetons, alongside many…

Gorgeous and indispensable

Story by Mark Wiltshire , Australia

A gorgeous 1950s designed vision of the future. An Atomic makes any kitchen look stylish and is an indispensable camping accessory that civilizes any remote location. Its the look, the sound, the feel and of course the coffee. Once on returning home after a weekend at our beachside shack, we realized that we have left…