Our roaster is a 2018 Atlanta Rising Star according to Star Chefs

Star Chefs has highlighted outstanding culinary professionals and restaurants for over 20 years. Because of their longstanding track record in the business, we were really honored to hear that our founder and roaster, Jared Karr, was named a 2018 Atlanta Rising Star by Star Chefs.

"Jared Karr is the rare combination of dreamer and doer, and he’s on a mission to put Atlanta on the map for its third wave coffee scene," Star Chefs wrote in its bio of Jared.

"Not yet 30, Karr has been roasting since 2015, and he opened a bright, hip roasting facility just two years later with the space tripling as a coffee bar and training center for baristas and other roasters. It’s a model designed to propel wholesale business, and it’s working. In Atlanta’s post-Octane landscape, East Pole is leading growth and Karr’s roasting is a barometer for quality—whether its his sweet third-wave-gateway coffee, Traffic, or a bright, floral Ethiopian. What’s the future of Atlanta coffee? Jarred Karr and his homegrown, exceptional East Pole Coffee. Co."

Jared was named alongside the creators and key stakeholders behind brands like Creature Comforts, Staplehouse, Xocolatl, Little Tart, Kimball House, and Holeman & Finch.

Check out the whole write up here.

Featured photo by Shannon Sturgis, Star Chefs