About Pasteur

Meet Pasteur, the visionary behind Chai Moto. A true third culture kid, Pasteur’s journey from Kigali, Rwanda to Nairobi, Kenya, and now Fargo/Moorhead, has shaped his unique perspective on community and connection. With Chai Moto, Pasteur combines his diverse cultural experiences to create a space where people from all walks of life can come together, collaborate, and thrive.


About Chai Moto

Welcome to Chai Moto, where hospitality meets community. This cozy coffee shop is a haven for locals and travelers alike, offering a warm atmosphere and quality beverages that cater to diverse tastes. Beyond just serving exceptional teas, Chai Moto is  on a mission to break down the barriers of tea culture, making it accessible and enjoyable for everyone who walks through our doors. Whether you’re a seasoned tea enthusiast or just curious, their knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through the selection and help you discover new favorites. At Chai Moto, they believe that a great cup of tea has the power to bring people together, fostering connections and creating lasting memories.


Tell us about your company and your mission.

“At Chai Moto, we’re all about creating a welcoming space where everyone feels at home. We serve a diverse community of locals and visitors alike, providing them with quality beverages and a cozy atmosphere to connect and unwind. Our mission is to not only serve exceptional tea beverages but we aim to demystify tea culture making it more accessible and enjoyable for all.”


What are some wins you are celebrating?

“Transitioning from the Farmers Market to a Brick-and-Mortar establishment is definitely a win!”


What is the most important lesson you’ve learned throughout your entrepreneurial journey?

“I have learned that entrepreneurship is as much about personal growth as it is about business growth. Continuous learning not only improves your skills and knowledge related to business but also improves your overall personal development, leadership abilities, communication skills, and many more skills.”

Studio FSR is officially a part of the Fargo-Moorhead founder family. How can our community support you in your next stage of growth?

“Word of mouth is the best form of marketing. I’d love to extend a warm invitation for you to come visit us, and if you enjoy your experience, don’t hesitate to spread the word to a friend.”


What are you grateful for today?

“I’m truly grateful to be part of such a wonderful, warm, and supportive community. It’s a privilege to be surrounded by such amazing people who uplift and encourage one another.”


Readers can learn more about Pasteur Mudende and Chai Moto by visiting his LinkedIn page and Facebook page!

Carly Pfennig

Carly Pfennig is from Bismarck, North Dakota currently studying at Minnesota State University of Moorhead for both Communications and Marketing. Carly is very passionate about forming connections within both the community as well as being the helping hand for people in need!