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Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Octane Coffee

Runner-up: Aurora Coffee


468 Moreland Ave., 404-523-6856; 992 N. Highland Ave., 404-892-7158. www.auroracoffee.com.

Best coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Aurora Coffee

Runner-up
Starbucks
240 Peachtree St., 404-589-4522, www.starbucks.com
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Octane Coffee
Try as we might, we just can’t find a better coffeehouse than the Westside’s OCTANE. They’ve got it all. Free Wi-Fi? Check. Cool, comfortable digs? Check. Great food? Check (love that house salad; adore that house-made granola). Friendly, community-conscious staff and owners?more...
Try as we might, we just can’t find a better coffeehouse than the Westside’s OCTANE. They’ve got it all. Free Wi-Fi? Check. Cool, comfortable digs? Check. Great food? Check (love that house salad; adore that house-made granola). Friendly, community-conscious staff and owners? Check. And most importantly: Great, expertly made, quality coffee? Absolutely. Octane makes all of its brewed coffee from Counter Culture beans fresh in press pots, and the baristas are the best in town. Watch this year for a spreading of the love – Octane has taken over Method near Emory, and there are more locations in the works. 1009-B Marietta St. 404-815-9886. www.octanecoffee.com. less...

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company

And multiple metro Atlanta locations


Runners-up
Java Monkey
205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-378-1852, www.javamonkeydecatur.com
and
Octane
1009-B Marietta St., 404-815-9886, www.octanecoffee.com

Best coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Aurora Coffee

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Octane Coffee

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2009 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co.

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar - Decatur
As commonplace as it is, a tremendous amount of work and skill goes into making a perfect cup of coffee. Slight fluctuations in water temperature, brew time or the grinding process can ruin your cup. And of course, there's the bean. Even the highest-quality beans will leave you with a cup of bitter,more...
As commonplace as it is, a tremendous amount of work and skill goes into making a perfect cup of coffee. Slight fluctuations in water temperature, brew time or the grinding process can ruin your cup. And of course, there's the bean. Even the highest-quality beans will leave you with a cup of bitter, caffeinated mud if they're not roasted just right. That's why we love BATDORF & BRONSON coffee, served at places such as Aurora, as well as B&B's own Dancing Goats Coffee Bar in Decatur. Batdrof & Bronson's deft roasts deliver more of a bean's natural flavor than any local roaster. Sip and sniff the Kenya AA or the Dancing Goats blend and you'll pick up a whiff of berries. That's not artificial flavoring. B&B roasts coffee so skillfully, it reminds you that, oh yeah, coffee beans actually are fruit. less...

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Aurora Coffee Virginia-Highland
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Octane Coffee
1009 Marietta St. 404-815-9886. www.octanecoffee.com. With the proliferation of so many franchise coffeehouses in the city, Tony Riffel and his staff at OCTANE still do things the old-fashioned way - hand-made coffee drinks, house-made syrups, knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere. In additionmore...
1009 Marietta St. 404-815-9886. www.octanecoffee.com. With the proliferation of so many franchise coffeehouses in the city, Tony Riffel and his staff at OCTANE still do things the old-fashioned way - hand-made coffee drinks, house-made syrups, knowledgeable staff and a welcoming atmosphere. In addition to the fabulous coffee, Octane offers fresh baked items at breakfast and sandwiches and salads for lunch. The unique selection of beers and wine also makes this a great spot for meeting with friends late night. And Riffel's continued support of local artists with in-house art openings and the display of local artists' work on the walls is just another way he has embraced this community. It's what the Westside is all about. less...

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Counter Culture Coffee
There’s a new coffee company in town: COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE. The owners are so devoted to java that they’ve opened a training center in the King Plow Arts Center and hold a weekly “cupping” (think wine tasting but with coffee) on Friday evenings that is open to themore...
There’s a new coffee company in town: COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE. The owners are so devoted to java that they’ve opened a training center in the King Plow Arts Center and hold a weekly “cupping” (think wine tasting but with coffee) on Friday evenings that is open to the public. The company specializes in forging personal connections with coffee growers, and some of the best places in town, including Octane, are now devotees of Counter Culture’s beans. less...

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Starbucks
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Octane Coffee
If you’re one of those coffee snobs who proclaims loudly that since your visit to Italy you simply can’t abide American cappuccino, then head over to the Westside’s OCTANE, where you’ll find a version pretty dang close to the real thing. It’s also a greatmore...
If you’re one of those coffee snobs who proclaims loudly that since your visit to Italy you simply can’t abide American cappuccino, then head over to the Westside’s OCTANE, where you’ll find a version pretty dang close to the real thing. It’s also a great place to work, eat or grab a beer after work. The staff has good taste in music, the art on the walls is local and vibrant, and they take their coffee seriously. Every neighborhood should be so lucky. less...

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Starbucks
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Unlikely Place to See Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Aurora Coffee
Restaurants, hair salons, coffee huts … everyone seems to want to find a way to make art work in their businesses. But “curated” is not a word that comes to mind when you think of coffeehouse art exhibitions. While so many of those art shows make you wish you were drinkingmore...
Restaurants, hair salons, coffee huts … everyone seems to want to find a way to make art work in their businesses. But “curated” is not a word that comes to mind when you think of coffeehouse art exhibitions. While so many of those art shows make you wish you were drinking gin instead of java, the exhibitions by AURORA COFFEE IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS are exceptional. Installed on the conveniently long wall running down the left side of the cafe, the rotating group and solo exhibitions feature smart work by the artists — including Aubrey Pope, Jenn Brown and Steven Brown — who belong in galleries and not just coffee shops. less...

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Counter Culture Coffee
877 W. Marietta St. 678-358-6114 http://www.counterculturecoffee.com There's a new coffee company in town COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE. The owners are so devoted to java that they've opened a training center in the King Plow Arts Center and hold a weekly "cupping" (think wine tasting but with coffee) on Fridaymore...
877 W. Marietta St. 678-358-6114 http://www.counterculturecoffee.com There's a new coffee company in town COUNTER CULTURE COFFEE. The owners are so devoted to java that they've opened a training center in the King Plow Arts Center and hold a weekly "cupping" (think wine tasting but with coffee) on Friday evenings that is open to the public. The company specializes in forging personal connections with coffee growers, and some of the best places in town, including Octane, are now devotees of Counter Culture's beans. less...

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Octane Coffee
1009-B Marietta St. 404-815-9886 http://www.octanecoffee.com If you're one of those coffee snobs who proclaims loudly that since your visit to Italy you simply can't abide American cappuccino, then head over to the Westside's OCTANE, where you'll find a version pretty dang close to the real thing. It'smore...
1009-B Marietta St. 404-815-9886 http://www.octanecoffee.com If you're one of those coffee snobs who proclaims loudly that since your visit to Italy you simply can't abide American cappuccino, then head over to the Westside's OCTANE, where you'll find a version pretty dang close to the real thing. It's also a great place to work, eat or grab a beer after work. The staff has good taste in music, the art on the walls is local and vibrant, and they take their coffee seriously. Every neighborhood should be so lucky. less...

Best coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Starbucks

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Starbucks

Best Unlikely Place to See Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Aurora Coffee in Little Five Points
468 Moreland Ave. 404-523-6856 http://www.auroracoffee.com Restaurants, hair salons, coffee huts "_ everyone seems to want to find a way to make art work in their businesses. But "curated"

Best Wi-Fi Location BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
Teahouse 11:11
With everyone seemingly owning a laptop and Wi-Fi coffee shops popping up all over town, more and more people are escaping the office or classroom to get away, to work away from work. In our Westside neighborhood, the place to surf while you sip your java is Octane. But the most unique coffeehouse experiencemore...
With everyone seemingly owning a laptop and Wi-Fi coffee shops popping up all over town, more and more people are escaping the office or classroom to get away, to work away from work. In our Westside neighborhood, the place to surf while you sip your java is Octane. But the most unique coffeehouse experience citywide may well be 11:11 TEAHOUSE. There’s a medicinal herb garden, and its luscious wafts of peppermint, ginger and rosemary make it as serene of a setting as you could ever hope for. Plus, there are 30 exotic tea combinations concocted from 150 herbs, and the prerequisite free Wi-Fi access. The chain coffee shops have their place, but to get unique you have to go local. less...

Best Wi-Fi Location BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
Starbucks
Ubiquitous. www.starbucks.com

Best Coffee by the Pound BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Starbucks

Ubiquitous


www.starbucks.com.

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Aurora Coffee
Atlanta was nothing but perked dishwater until AURORA COFFEE opened here in 1992. Its two shops, which are now owned by the same folks who operate Criminal Records, were never designed as cozy hangouts, but the baristas still receive the best training in town and the quality of the coffee drinks showsmore...

Atlanta was nothing but perked dishwater until AURORA COFFEE opened here in 1992. Its two shops, which are now owned by the same folks who operate Criminal Records, were never designed as cozy hangouts, but the baristas still receive the best training in town and the quality of the coffee drinks shows it. Order a single shot. Note its sparkling golden crema, its smooth and slightly piquant taste, its slightly oily texture. It’s a reason to go on living another day.

992 N. Highland Ave., 404-607-1300; 468 Moreland Ave., 404-523-6856. <a href="http://www.auroracoffee.com>www.auroracoffee.com</a></i></p> <p>.</p> </em>

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