With friends and family, Abbas Barzegar founded Ebrik Coffee Room in the heart of downtown Atlanta as a passion project while teaching at Georgia State University. Hoping to recreate the spirit of the original Mediterranean cafe, Ebrik promotes the themes of Community, Comfort, and Culture in all of its activities and partnerships.
Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from Emory University in comparative religion, Abbas attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where his unified love for coffee, books, and social justice was first born. He now serves as director of The Horizon Forum and holds various university-based research affiliations. He will participate in a recorded demo coffee roasting and how to brew the perfect pour-over as well as a discussion about emerging world of sustainable coffee after A Six Dollar Cup of Coffee.