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ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based Octane is on Eater.com's list of "The 38 Essential Coffee Shops Across America." The business has several locations, including its flagship store at the corner of Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street NW, between Georgia Tech and the King Plow Arts Center.

Octane is the only Georgia business on the list.

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The food website says the evolution of coffee from commodity to craft has come a long way in the last few decades. The goal of the list, according to the website , is to find coffee shops creating a new narrative in the national coffee scene. "And of course," says Eater, "they also serve a damn good cup of coffee."

The website says of Octane, "Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson loves this small chain of shops located in his home base of Atlanta, which also sports a "'smart design and great coffee.' Their selections include the full array of espresso-based drinks - some of them sweetened with housemade chocolate, caramel and vanilla syrups, plus single-origin French press and pour overs. But wait, there's more: their booze program is almost as equally revered and the Octane concept has been successfully expanded into the neighboring state of Alabama in recent months."

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