An absolutely epic TNT goes doen:
Even though it might seem to some younger baristas that Thursday Night Throwdowns have been around forever, they’re relatively young. In fact, they only began six years ago! It was Ben Helfen and M’lissa Muckerman who started the Thursday Night Throwdown concept at Octane Coffee , where they both worked at the time. Ben Helfen—who with M’lissa Muckerman made TNTs happen for the first time in this very location, Octane Coffee in ATL, in 2008—welcomed folks to the 6-year anniversary party for TNT. Photo by Sterling Graves . M’lissa is now slinging coffee in Melbourne, and Ben is still in Atlanta, only now he works for Counter Culture Coffee . But he and Octane —like the whole ATL coffee community—are still very close. There’s a lot of love in the Atlanta coffee community, as evidenced by the number of people and the amount of enthusiasm at last week’s TNT, the 6th anniversar...