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Sandy Springs based Drogo Coffee embraces its geeky side


The first thing you’ll probably notice about Barrie Sanders’s coffees and teas—beyond the vivid metallic purple packaging—are the quirky names. There’s “Toto Coco,” a rooibos tea blend with a label that features Totoro, the creature from Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved anime film My Neighbor Totoro, sipping from a teacup. An Earl Grey named “The Companion” serves as a subtitle reference to Doctor Who, and a Sumatran coffee, “Tiger Tiger, Burning Bright,” quotes the William Blake poem.

Sanders launched her coffee and tea company, Drogo Coffee, in May, roasting beans both out of her Sandy Springs home and at Battle and Brew, where she created the video game bar’s cafe program a few years ago.

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