Lex and Jazz of Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit (photo by Char’latte)
* The sisters will be located inside Eastern Market’s Shed 5 during Detroit Bookfest. Come check out their amazing coffee! Please bring small bills, especially $1’s and $5’s.
I love coffee. The aroma, flavor tones, nuances, trimethylxanthine, and accelerated association of ideas that results after gulping down a cup or pot of it. So, when I heard that Char’latte Coffee Company is bringing some liquid deliciousness to Detroit Bookfest, I was ecstatic.
Officially opened in February 2022, Char’latte Coffee Company is run by two Metro Detroit sisters and former baristas who saw a need in the market and decided to fill it.
Alexis Hallam (aka: Lex) and Jazzmyne Cansler (aka: Jazz) are very close siblings. Lex is four years older, likes photography, plays the drums, and started working at a coffeehouse. She got her sister, Jazz, who plays the strings, a job at the coffeehouse and they both “fell in love with the Art of Coffee,” says Jazz.
Alexis Hallam (aka: Lex) and Jazzmyne Cansler (aka: Jazz) of Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit (photo by Ryan M. Place)
“After working in different coffeehouses, we decided to pool our talents, love of coffee, and entrepreneurial spirits,” says Lex. “We created our brand and started our own operation. The coffee is sourced from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and all flavored syrups are created in-house.”
Currently, the sisters offer specialty pop-ups, and their operation consists of an 8-foot-long mobile coffee cart.
“We offer drip, pour over, iced, cold brew, espresso, teas, hot chocolate, and lemonade,” says Lex. “We are hoping to add some pastries in the future.”
Some top sellers right now are:
Brown Sugar Lavender Oat Milk Latte
Hot chocolate with whipped cream
And the Madagascar vanilla bean
Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit
“We love the freedom of mobility,” says Jazz. “In the future, we’d like to add a large trailer and our ultimate goal is to eventually open a brick-and-mortar coffeehouse, most likely in the heart of Detroit.”
This is a true family operation. “Our Uncle Shane built the cart for us, outfitted it and he even helps transport it to events in his truck. His wife and kids all help contribute greatly to our success and we are very thankful for their love and support,” says Lex. “And the name Char’latte is in honor of my two-year-old daughter, Charlotte.”
The sister’s coffee cart can be booked for events. “We politely request a minimum of 50 people,” says Jazz. “There is no maximum. We do weddings, office parties, house parties, graduations, corporate events, community events, all sorts of different things.”
The sisters are trying to make this gig full-time. Help them out by booking them for your next event!
Lex (left) and Jazz (right) of Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit (photo by Char’latte)
Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit schedule
In addition to our in-person event on July 18, we are offering our inaugural Virtual Detroit Bookfest all weekend long!
Because of the limited # of in-person vendors we are allowed this year, we are experimenting by creating a geographically boundless Virtual Bookfest open to ANYONE ANYWHERE in the world.
This event is FREE to attend. We encourage you to visit the Virtual Bookfest and help support these amazing vendors!
Virtual Detroit Bookfest (July 16-18, 2021)
Facebook event page
Rare Book Hub Bruce McKinney
Rare Book Hub is one of the top websites globally for all things rare books. Featuring news, auction listings, and more, it is a tremendous resource for dealers and collectors.
RBH was founded in 2002 by internationally well-known rare books expert Bruce McKinney to help gather and highlight information on rare books, antiquarian, collectible, OOP, ephemera, etc.
Rare Book Hub founder Bruce McKinney (photo by Lauren Thomas, New Paltz Times)
Born in 1946, Bruce grew up in New Paltz, New York near Poughkeepsie and currently lives in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
This article was beautifully and kindly written by Dr. Maureen Mulvihill. Dr. Mulvihill is a native Detroiter, rare book collector, member of the Florida Bibliophile Society & The Book Club of Detroit, and currently lives in Sarasota, Florida.
It is a tremendous honor being featured on RBH and we thank you Bruce and Maureen!
The link inside of this link contains her 7-page PDF article:
Rare Book Hub homepage
Rare Book Hub (San Francisco, CA)
Thank you very much Fine Books & Collections Magazine for the coverage of Virtual Detroit Bookfest!
Full article is here
And big thank you to our own media manager Louie Meizlish for his ongoing dedication to generating more awareness about Bookfest.
Yes, in addition to our limited in-person event this year on July 18, we will be running our inaugural Virtual Detroit Bookfest on our website from July 16-18.
Simple visit our homepage www.detroitbookfest.com and you will see the Virtual event at the top.
Entry is FREE for attendees to both the in-person and virtual events!
If you are interested in being a virtual vendor, please apply here: