Recently named by Bon Apetit magazine as one of the nation’s top coffee shops, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee is beginning a new era.
After a three-way merger with Birmingham, Ala.-based coffee roaster Primavera Coffee and Birmingham-based restaurant ownership company Fresh Hospitality in August, the new Octane is planning to build a new 3,000-square-foot roasting facility and retail space.
Primavera owner Brett Burton — who will head the roasting component of Octane, which had previously gotten its beans from Raleigh’s Counter Culture Coffee — recently sat down with the Birmingham News to discuss some of the plans for the growing company.
According to the story, the new location should be opening this spring in Atlanta’s Homewood neighborhood. It will be largely dedicated to retail space, featuring craft beer on tap, a small cocktail menu and some food.
Future plans call for an additional roasting facility in Atlanta this summer, and Burton told the paper that the facility will allow for more freedom in purchasing beans.
“Basically, right now if we found a coffee we liked a lot right now, we’ve already booked out a lot of coffee and wouldn’t be able to buy it,” he said. “Partly because we might have money tied up somewhere else, partly we might not have the space to deal with it once we bought it.”
The full story: Birmingham News