Eric Girard

Director of Operations
Café Kreyol


Eric Girard has almost a decade of experience in the coffee industry. As Cafe Kreyol's Director of Operations, and former Head Roaster, he has experienced the opportunity to know what it feels like to make a difference in the world. Driven by the knowledge that thousands of farmers will directly benefit from his work he evaluates over 100 coffees each week, designing roasting profiles and coordinating international green coffee purchasing.

Through dedicated quality control techniques, and his skilled roasting, Cafe Kreyol received over fifteen 90+ Coffee Review scores, as well as earning two consecutive "Top 30 Coffees of the Year" (2020, and 2021). In addition, Girard's roasting received a Silver Medal in the Golden Bean tournament (2022). Recently he co-authored a scientific study on post roast resting times, and the impact on sensory evaluation which can be found at their dedication to the industry, education, sustainability at origin, and coffee quality, Cafe Kreyol was recently awarded Roast Magazine's "Roaster of the Year" (2023).


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