The top spots in Philly for a great cup of coffee (2023)
"After starting out as a coffee pop-up during the pandemic, Persimmon Coffee finally opened a brick-and-mortar in June of 2022. The space is calming and intimate, and the specialty drinks—like the seasonal Foolish Tiger, made with espresso, homemade persimmon and ginger syrup, cinnamon, black walnut bitters, maple syrup, and steamed oat milk—are delicious and inventive."

From pop-up to a brick-and-mortar: charting Persimmon Coffee’s small business journey (2023)
"Between Sawyer’s roasting skills, Kai’s customer service background, and Chaereen’s artistic vision, Persimmon Coffee blossomed from a pandemic project to a thriving coffee business. They launched in late 2020 with a simple but unique concept: They’d roast one batch of specialty coffee a month and mail it to subscribers on Friday."

The New York Times
"Grab a coffee at what, I believe, is the city’s largest La Colombe, or the L.G.B.T.Q.-owned Persimmon Coffee near the corner of Frankford and East Girard."

6abc Action News
"Persimmon Coffee opened last summer on Girard Avenue, with fresh pastries from Bloomsday Cafe and small batch, house-roasted coffee."

"This award is presented to a cafe that has opened during the period of eligibility, running from November 1st 2021 to December 1st 2022."

"If you’re looking for a new coffee shop to get your morning fuel, look no further. Persimmon Coffee has been making the rounds for the last couple of years as a pop-up, roasting their own beans and pouring it into minimalist drinks. The drinks and beans are well-balanced, and the space in Fishtown leans into their Japanese- and Korean-inspired design roots: it’s an airy, minimalist space with big windows and small stools for quickly sipping your drink and snacking on bites from the pastry case."

"We are as excitable as anyone else when it comes to a great new cafe, and over the years the Build-Outs program has paid off ten fold when it comes to putting essential new spots on the national radar. We think this is one of those cafes, right in the middle of one of the country’s most interesting food and beverage neighborhoods. You will be hearing more about this project in the months to come. This is Persimmon Coffee in Philadelphia, PA."

Daily Coffee News
"While persimmons won’t typically ripen on the tree until autumn or winter, Philadelphia’s Persimmon Coffee is ready to serve this summer with the opening of its first brick and mortar cafe."

Philadelphia Magazine
"Persimmon is all about the rituals of coffee and the community that can spring up around a shared love of something. Now, with a permanent home base, I’m excited to see the team double down on the sense of inclusion and calm joy they’ve been bringing to Philly since they got their start early in the pandemic."

Eater Philly
"Since it launched in 2020, Persimmon Coffee has been Philly’s most in-demand roving coffee pop-up. With a new brick-and-mortar, it’s here to stay."

Philadelphia Magazine
"Existing prior to this as a series of pop-ups, collaborations and online retail, Persimmon has grown its footprint slowly, focusing on community-building and some really good, really interesting coffee. But this shop is what they’ve been building toward since their pandemic beginnings, and I’m excited to see what they can do."

6abc Action News

Philadelphia Magazine
"Less a coffee pop-up than a Japanese/Korean lifestyle brand, Persimmon has been appearing all over the city with limited runs of its own single-origin coffee, perfect cups of pour-over and Japanese flash chilled coffee, and a line of apparel that can only be described as high coffee fashion."

Philadelphia Magazine
"For now, Persimmon is a pop-up, but their limited drops of beans and simple, precise pour-overs, are inspired by the exacting standards and minimal aesthetic of Japanese cafes."

Daily Coffee News
"As a company born amidst the stress of the global coronavirus pandemic alongside a time of racial reckoning in the United States, Persimmon Coffee emerged explicitly as a lifestyle brand inspired by acts of courage and kindness."