Our coffee, in beer and chocolate this holiday season


We recently partnered with two of our favorite local brands on some cool stuff: a stout beer and a chocolate bar.

Second Self is a great Westside Atlanta brewery that's been going strong since 2014. You're probably familiar with their Thai Wheat Ale and ATAle Pale Ale.

They used one of our single-origin Colombian coffees in a recent seasonal –– the Olde Oyl Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout. This beer is a total heavy-hitter, at 11.0% ABV. Read more about it here.

Then, there's chocolate, and our favorite Atlanta chocolatier –– Xocolatl. Using Traffic (currently from Huila, Colombia), we collaborated with Xocolatl on a bar we're calling "Commuter." You can find Commuter at our coffee bar, or at Xocolatl at Krog St. Market. We partnered with Alex & Co. on the packaging for the bar.

Join us at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 for a special Roaster's Cupping


Since opening our public roastery and coffee bar, we've hosted several cuppings in our roastery.

We'll be hosting another this Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m., and it's going to be special.


This Saturday's cupping will be a Roaster's Cupping.

East Pole founder, head roaster, and green buyer, Jared Karr, will be tasting several new green coffee samples and talking attendees through his process, hoping to better determine which coffees we'll serve in the months ahead.

This is different from our normal public cuppings, when we're tasting coffees we have already selected, purchased and profiled. On Saturday, we'll be tasting coffees that are all on the table –– candidates to be bought and served in the future.

Come help us taste these coffees and learn more about what we look for in a coffee while developing your palate.

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Photo credit: J. Wade

We have waffles from Happy Camper (and Eater wrote about that)


Last month, we introduced some new breakfast items from Happy Camper to our coffee bar. We were drawn to Happy Camper founder Katie Athaide's focus on nutrient-dense offerings and incorporation of local ingredients.

One huge Happy Camper hit at our coffee bar has been waffles.

We offer three varieties at the moment: oat, sesame, and pumpkin, and our customers rave about them. They're a decidedly excellent complement to coffee.

Eater Atlanta wrote about our partnership with Happy Camper. Check out the full article here.

East Pole guest blogs for J. Rich Atlanta


J. Rich is a local realty company doing amazing things in our city. They've been listing beautiful homes left and right, all with the help of top-notch branding and digital marketing.

Because their brand presence is so strong, when they asked us to guest blog for them, it was a no-brainer. We love local brands doing cool stuff.

J. Rich asked us to share a little of the story of our business, and asked us to participate in a little Q&A, too.

Here's a quick excerpt from the post:

Two months ago, we opened our own coffee bar over in a not-so-well-known industrial pocket called Armour Yards. We tucked our roasting operation into the same space –– in the back, behind a glass partition –– and made sure to carefully plan our operating hours, leaving time to help train our wholesale partners.

And if the development and product demand weren’t enough to boost our confidence in this hunch that Atlanta was growing up in specialty coffee, the fact that people have found our coffee bar –– in spite of it being located in a one-way-in, one-way-out horseshoe lined by warehouses and manufacturing outfits –– has us totally convinced.

We can confirm first-hand: Atlanta is a coffee town, and we’re proud to be a small part of that reality.

Check out the full post and Q&A here.

Photo credit: Liz Chai