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Hey! We’re Rising Star, a Cleveland based Coffee roaster with five café locations in and around Cleveland. We don’t just sell coffee, we live it. We play an active role in educating coffee consumers on the coffee industry, the growers, and of course, the beans. Our crafted approach extends to everything we do, and you can taste a difference in our hand selected brews.

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Gary “Kim” Jenkins

Gary Jenkins, Kim to his friends, is a retired rocket scientist who took his immense brain to the world of coffee.

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Gary “Kim” Jenkins

Founder

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Brandon Riggs

Brandon Riggs joins us from Stockton Graham and Co.

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Brandon Riggs

Director of Coffee

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Talor Smith

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Talor Smith

Creative Director

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Dawn Fox

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Dawn Fox

Director of Retail Operations