I cannot believe I’ve never blogged about Octane before. I am so fortunate to live on the Westside and have this as my local coffee shop. What I love about this place–aside from the bitchin’ and beautiful drinks the baristas prepare–is the laid-back vibe and mix of folks. I find myself lingering even when I’m short on time. I stopped by today for a little warm shelter from the nasty weather and it absolutely brightened my afternoon.
On the left: a nonfat latte so creamy you don’t miss the fat; One the right: a rich cup of hot chocolate that reminded my nine year old companion “of a delicious hot fudge sundae.”
The coffee shop also offers an assortment of alcoholic beverages and a small menu of above average coffee shop fare. They host loads of events (including cuppings, the coffee equivalent of wine tasting), but they are known for their “Thursday Night Throwdown” events where anyone can flex their latte art skills in the spirit of competition for entertainment.
A flyer from a past event I grabbed from the TNT website
I have never been, but I hear they are quite fun. Check out the video below for a look at one of their TNT events:
I really have to get over to one these soon.
Verdict: Atlanta’s best spot to worship the mighty and hallowed coffee bean.