Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee
Land of a Thousand Hills coffee started small. In 2008, founder Jonathan D. Golden roasted a few Rwandan beans in his kitchen and immediately uncovered a love for the rich flavor they produced. Today, Land of a Thousand Hills coffee is offered in five states, with plans to add four new locations in the next year. But this business isn’t just thriving. It’s also serving as an inspirational model that is one of a kind. Because since 2009, Golden and his team have run the Do Good Initiative, a mission-based nonprofit created to address the needs of local Rwandans by working directly with the community to identify challenges and propose solutions. We are proud to partner with the Do Good team in sharing their message of cultivating flourishing communities by donating one dollar for every pound of coffee purchased at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee NOVEL locations.
Tristan Al-Haddad is a working designer and visual artist in addition to being a faculty member in the School of Architecture at The Georgia Institute of Technology. Al-Haddad holds a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech, also having studied at the University of Paris – La Villette and at the Daniels Center for Building Technology and Urban Design in Genoa, Italy. His work has been exhibited in venues including the Pompidou Center, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Boston Center for the Arts, The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and The AIA’s Center for Architecture in New York as well as being published in print sources including the New York Times, Dwell, Metropolis, Art Papers and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Al-Haddad was one of seven recipients of the ARTADIA Artist Award in 2009 in addition to being a Fulbright Scholar at the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso, Chile. In 2014 Al-Haddad was selected by the US Department of State to represent the USA at the Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka.
Preston is an Atlanta-based designer experimenting at the intersection of design, technology and architecture. While attending Georgia State, Preston was inspired by the urban environment of downtown Atlanta and began a series of minimalist building illustrations entitled “Simple City.” As you travel throughout NOVEL Old Fourth Ward, keep an eye out for the custom icons he created for Old Fourth Ward throughout the building.
Sarah is a local illustrator and designer who received an MFA in studio art from the School of Visual Arts. After spending some time up north, she returned to the land of boiled peanuts and sweet iced tea where she started her own business, The Small Object. Beyond NOVEL Old Fourth Ward, you can see her lighthearted murals at Ponce City Market and in the Kirkwood and Morningside neighborhoods.