East Pole Coffee to Open Its First Coffee Shop in Atlanta

Specialty coffee roaster East Pole Coffee Co will open its first brick-and-mortar coffee shop on 11 September, at Armour Yards. The shop will also serve as East Pole’s headquarters and roastery, with active processes visible daily behind glass doors just behind the cash register.

Previously available only by wholesale and online ordering, East Pole offers around six single-origin coffees at any time, plus one always-present blend named “Traffic,” which is a nod to East Pole’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. East Pole roasts all beans on-site. The coffee shop will also offer a small food menu, including breakfast burritos from Atlanta’s Yumbii taco shop and local pastries. When the shop is closed, East Pole will lead brewing trainings and other coffee education classes for wholesale clients.

East Pole is located at 255 Ottley Drive, Suite 105, on the street-facing façade of Armour Yards, a 190,000-square-foot loft-office campus adjacent to the planned Belt Line trail, and two buildings down from SweetWater Brewery. East Pole’s 2,000-square-foot roastery and coffee bar feature walnut surfaces and brass finishes throughout, separating café seating from the production area with a glass partition that leaves the roasting process visible to guests. East Pole will be open seven days per week, 7am to 3pm on weekdays and 8am to 2pm on weekends.

A free and open-to-the-public Grand Opening weekend will kick off the night of 15 September at 7pm with a beer collaboration from Second Self brewery and nacho bar from Yumbii. There will be live screen-printing by Baron Press and special edition East Pole t-shirts. Festivities for Saturday and Sunday will be announced soon.

Atlantans Jared Karr and Jules Tompkins founded East Pole in 2015. The partners first met during high school and reconnected over a shared love of specialty coffee after Karr returned from living in Indonesia, where he worked directly with coffee farmers. East Pole sources single-origin, green coffee from importers who are committed to sustainable agriculture. The company’s name is derived from a video blog Karr hosted while living in Indonesia, the “East Pole” of the world.

East Pole’s coffee is currently served at restaurants and coffee shops around Atlanta, such as 8Arm, Yumbii, Taproom Coffee, Copper Coin (Woodstock, Georgia), and Bread & Butter (Covington, Georgia), and services offices around Atlanta, with wholesale clients including Industrious, Mailchimp, and Switchyards.

For more information on East Pole or to order coffee (single 12oz, 2-pound, or 5lb bags, bi-weekly and monthly subscriptions, and wholesale), visit eastpole.coffee.

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