Our Story

Persimmon Coffee is an independent coffee roaster and shop founded out of a mutual devotion to genuine community, empathy, and storytelling. After crossing paths while working in the coffee industry at different stages of life, we bonded over our connectedness to our city and its people. We’re committed to not only delivering quality beans and products, but also providing a safe space for anyone and everyone to be able to access the beauty and ritual of specialty coffee.

The persimmon (柿, 감) is a fruit with deep Asian roots.

Native to China, it spread to Korea and Japan and finally reached California in the mid-1800s. However, it is a fruit that is often overlooked in North America and sometimes mistaken for others that look similar.

Persimmons embody who we are and the story we want to tellwe are a brand, a warm welcome, and a place of respite that asks you to just come as you are. 

Because you are beautiful. You are complete. You are enough.

Gratefully,
Chaereen & Sawyer

  • Chaereen Pak

    Co-Owner, Creative Director

  • Sawyer Beckley

    Co-Owner, Director of Coffee