What did we do prior to the advent of the coffee shop? These days, there is practically one on every corner - somewhere to sip a frozen mocha while you chat with friends in overstuffed armchairs or stay on top of a project deadline thanks to several shots of espresso.
But not just any coffee shop will do; everyone has their favorite. These are the places where we've made friends with the barista and can tell you exactly which flavor shots make ordinary coffee taste like a chocolate turtle candy (mocha, caramel and toffee nut, just in case you were wondering!).
Where do you like to drink your java in Alpharetta and Milton?
Tell us your favorite spots in the comments section below and we'll put them into a poll — ready for you to vote to help us determine the local favorite beginning July 23.
We'll accept nominations until Monday, July 9.