We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimhak Em and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kimhak, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I have always been in the food and beverage, so I knew I wanted to stay in the industry.

When we were living the bayarea I used to visit our local coffee shop all the time and kind of fell in love with the culture.

After moving to Arizona I started to work for a local shop here, they were new at the time so I had the chance learn and grow a long side them. After a few years at that shop I knew I wanted to start something on my own.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We do our best to bring great coffee to Arizona. We are also proud to be an Asian/American owned business, so we try to bring flavor some both of those background to bring our guess a unique but familiar flavor.

We also roast all of our coffee and source from importer we trust that will pay the framer a fair price.

We are still a really small company and do must everything our self, from the branding and artwork to the roast and severing the coffee.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take a friend that is visiting to Downtown Mesa! We would start here at Pair Cupworks for coffee! then move along to main street. We would stop by Worth takeaway to get some breakfast, then we would walk around more on main street and check out some of the shops around like Main Street Harves, Atomic age modern, and 12west. Then we would get lunch at tack Chiwas, after lunch we would end the day by checking out the art center.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A Big shoutout to Peixoto Coffee Roaster, they are great friends and without them we wouldn’t be here.

Website: Paircupworks.com

Instagram: pair.cupworks

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