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Three minutes with Jayson Pakulak

Coffee shop owner is new to Hermiston

Published on August 2, 2017 6:31AM

Jayson Pakulak, the owner of Brickhouse Coffee, just moved to Hermiston and enjoys exploring new restaurants in his spare time.

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Jayson Pakulak, the owner of Brickhouse Coffee, just moved to Hermiston and enjoys exploring new restaurants in his spare time.

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Jayson Pakulak

Owner, Brickhouse Coffee and Bistro

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I got to Hermiston in June, and I moved here because of the opportunity to bring some great craft coffee to Hermiston.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

I love Delish and Walker’s Farm to Table — they’re both fantastic.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Before or after opening a small business? I enjoy finding places to eat and sharing them with people. I play the guitar, and I like good movies.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

How nice people are.

What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?

The last book I read was “Keep Your Love On” by Danny Silk. I would highly recommend it.

What app or website do you use most other than Facebook?

I probably just use the news app on my phone. I’m a bit of a geek, so I enjoy Screen Rant. And I love watching movie trailers, so the trailer app on my phone.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

That’s pretty easy — I’d probably go to Italy, and once I got there, I’d be within striking distance of all the other European countries. That would primarily be a trip for the food, scenery and architecture.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

There had been a girl that was a regular at a coffee shop I worked at. I’d never asked her her name, but I thought I knew it. So one day we were saying goodbye, and I used the wrong name. She turned around and corrected me. Then I turned around and hit an entire rack of coffee and knocked it over — with a full house. It was good. We got to be good friends.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Growing the business. One of the best things about the job is that people are generally excited to see you, and seek out what you’re providing.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Five amazing daughters, and expecting my first grandkid.



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