|Octane is one of the preeminent quality coffee chains in the Mylanta area. This location in the Buckhead neighborhood seems wedged in a building that looks like what Georgians think is the norm for Silicon Valley, fitting the tech worker coffee stereotype. Buckhead's Atlanta Tech Village, or ATV, comes complete with airy glass-and-steel construction and designated Razor scooter parking in front. Outdoors there's patio seating in front under parasols. Inside the space curves around the outside contour of the building, with a service counter (and a King of Pops popsicle case) in front and several tables and a long, shared wooden bench towards the back. Along the glass windows there is a series of white modern stools. They offer Japanese cold drip, a nitro-brewed iced coffee (which is rather tepid, btw), three pour-over coffee options, and espresso. Their standard blend is the Gravy Espresso. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull shots with a healthy, evenly shaded medium brown crema. It has a good mouthfeel and density and exhibits excellent flavor balance in the cup: an even blend of mild spices, some wood, and some fruit. If there's any complaint it's that it's too smooth and lacking strongly distinctive characteristics - making this more of a multiple-times-per-day Italian style espresso. Served with sparkling water on the side in Cuisinox cups by a cringe-worthy barista who calls it "spro". For their cappuccino they employ detailed Rosetta latte art with restricted, overly gentle milk-foam: it's more liquid milk blended in the body and is thus too runny or "liquidy". Despite the sterile office park location, it's one of the better espresso bars in town.