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Acme is a New Zealand company, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. Acme was dreamed up from a long-standing ambition to create products that adhere to the ideals of form and function. At the time,10 years ago, we saw that the cafe industry needed a good cup to serve espresso, designed by the people that use them everyday. So, we created our Original range.

We design because of a need.

What started out as a need for a coffee cup for the hospitality industry has turned into a continual search and design for other table top items. Our approach is simple; design a functional, durable, yet elegant product for the everyday. 


Basically, we're a small bunch of people from Aotearoa, New Zealand that love coffee and designing to make better. 

Acme Cups are available all over the world, head over to the distributors page to find a local distributor.

Acme was founded in 2011 by Jeff Kennedy and partner Bridget Dunn from Jeff's longstanding ambition to create the cups he had always wanted. In 2013 they created the Acme HQ, Prefab, a 180-seater flagship. Prefab is the Acme Cups testing ground for all new products, but it’s also where Jeff roasts coffee and Bridget hosts every day.  
They both have had long careers in hospitality and coffee in New Zealand most notably as former owners of Caffe L'affare - the coffee roasting company and cafe that Jeff founded in 1990. 

At the end of 2022, Bridget and Jeff sold Acme Cupco to long-time employees, Megan Wyper and Paddy Kennedy. 


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