Char’latte Coffee Company: Two Metro Detroit sisters are bringing their Mobile Coffee Cart to Detroit Bookfest

Char’latte Coffee Company: Two Metro Detroit sisters are bringing their Mobile Coffee Cart to Detroit Bookfest

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!

Homepage

https://www.charlattecoffeecompany.com/

 

Email

[email protected]

 

Phone

(734) 390-4626

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/charlattecoffeeco/

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Charlattellc/

 

TikTok

https://www.tiktok.com/@charlattecoffeeco

 

Lex (left) and Jazz (right) of Char’latte Coffee Company Detroit (photo by Char’latte)

Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament

Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament

Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament 2024 at Fox Hills, Plymouth, Michigan

 

Big thank you to Bill Durham (Fox Hills GM) and Kari Kahanec (Fox Hills Event Manager) for making this happen

 

Welcome to the inaugural Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Fundraiser.

This fun Cornhole Tournament is all ages and open to anyone.

 

This event is being organized by Friends of Detroit Bookfest and Bearded Boards Cornhole.

This is a charity event. 100% of the proceeds go to Detroit Bookfest, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

 

Register your team here:

https://detroitbookfest.com/cornhole-registration-form/

 

Darren McCarty will be appearing at the Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament!

Darren McCarty will be appearing at the Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament! (photo by Darren McCarty)

 

We are deeply grateful to Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center (Plymouth, Michigan) for hosting us.

Please read all of the information below then register your team. Thank you!

 

Register your team here:

https://detroitbookfest.com/cornhole-registration-form/

 

Fox Hills (Plymouth, Michigan)

 

The inaugural Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

Sunday, June 09, 2024

 

Noon start time

 

Fox Hills Plymouth map

 

 

 

 

Location

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

8768 N. Territorial Road

Plymouth, MI 48170

 

Cost

$50.00 for two-person team. You must register online.

FREE for spectators

Register your team here:

https://detroitbookfest.com/cornhole-registration-form/

 

Afterwards

Many people will walk over and find great food and drinks for sale inside the Strategic Clubhouse or the Classic Grill inside the Fox Classic Clubhouse.

 

Ages

This is an all-ages event, open to anyone.

 

Appearances

Former Detroit Red Wings champion, Darren McCarty will be coming to the cornhole tournament! Darren will be doing meet n’ greet, signing autographs, taking photos, etc. Bring cash. Bring your items to be signed or purchase them from Darren.

Darren McCarty at Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament (photo by Darren McCarty)

 

 

Bags

You can BYOB (bring your own bags) if you want to. If not, house bags will be provided to you.

 

Bar

Alcohol will be for sale for those 21+ up. You can purchase inside the Summerhouse or from one of the mobile carts or at one of the three clubhouses.

 

Beer

We are excited to announce that Bell’s Brewery and New Belgium Brewing Co. will be ON-SITE doing samplings, selling beer, and giving away swag/merch!

 

Bell’s Brewery & New Belgium Brewery at Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament

 

Cornhole

Cornhole boards are placed 27 feet apart from front edge to front edge. You stand opposite your partner. Each team throws four bags per turn. You alternate throws with your opponent. A bag on the board is one point. A bag through the hole is three points.

In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. For example: if you throw a bag through the hole, that’s 3 points and if your opponent gets two bags on the board, that’s two points. You would do 3-2, so you get one point on the scoreboard. Whichever team scores 21 points first is the winner of the game and will advance to the next round.

 

Detroit Bookfest

The Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) is the largest book festival in the state of Michigan. Entry to the event is free. The event is organized by a 501c3 non-profit organization comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers who donate their time to making the event happen. It occurs annual on the 3rd Sunday in July at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market.

 

Food

Big Red’s BBQ Pit (based in Westland) are bringing their amazing BBQ foodtruck to the cornhole tournament! Click on the link for their menu. The food from this truck has gone viral online. They have some amazing BBQ food.

 

 

Format

The format is a round robin to match skill levels. Once levels are matched, it’s a Double Elimination (meaning if you lose two games, you’re out).

 

Fox Hills

Fox Hills is a 500-acre golf course with 63 holes of golf. They also have a driving range. Fox Hills is also very popular for special events like weddings. Fox Hills Country Club was established way back in 1927. Then in 1974 it became a public golf course. Thanks to the generosity of Fox Hills, we are able to host this fundraiser at Fox Hills.

Fox Hills has 3 golf courses: Golden (great and beautiful course), Strategic (short game, no driver needed), and Classic (versatile and great for any skill level). They also have two driving ranges and the Strategic range even has Footgolf.

Fox Hills is also a great location for events such as weddings, showers, high school banquets, corporate picnics, corporate team building, and more.

The Learning Center at Fox Hills features eight brand new Trackman simulators, which create an amazing experience for the user.

https://www.foxhills.com/

 

 

 

Location

The cornhole tournament will take place at the Summerhouse, both inside and on the Summerhouse lawn.

The Summerhouse is a 10,000 square foot pavilion with a bar and restrooms inside. The Summerhouse walls are made of retractable windscreens.

 

Fox Hills Summerhouse (Plymouth, Michigan)

 

Money

Teams must register online. Stripe is used to process your funds.

However, once you are at the event, cash is preferred for the 50/50 raffle, bars, foodtruck, etc. Credit cards and debit cards will also be accepted for bars and foodtruck.

 

Nature

Fox Hills is a certified Audubon Sanctuary. Bald eagles live on Fox Classic (the hills). There are also numerous deer, turkeys, sandhill cranes, and more.

A partial listing of wildlife sightings at Fox Hills includes a variety of birds such as herons, orioles, red tailed hawks, pheasants, woodpeckers and cedar wax wings. In addition, other animals such as fox, mink, muskrats, rabbits, frogs and turtles are commonly seen. Over 100 species of wildlife/birds have been observed on the property.

 

Bald Eagles at Fox Hills Plymouth

 

News Coverage

Thank you DBusiness Magazine for the amazing coverage!

https://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/dbusiness-daily-update-detroit-bookfest-hosting-inaugural-cornhole-tournament-at-fox-hills-june-9-and-more/

Thank you Social House News for the great write-up!

https://socialhousenews.com/fox-hills-to-host-cornhole-fund-raiser-for-detroit-bookfest/

 

Organizers

Who is organizing this fundraiser? This charity fundraiser is being organized by Friends of Detroit Bookfest and Bearded Boards Cornhole. Thanks to the generosity of Fox Hills, we are able to host this fundraiser at Fox Hills. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Detroit Bookfest.

Bearded Boards Cornhole is co-organizing the Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament

 

 

Parking

Fox Hills regularly handles massive events. There is plenty of free parking.

 

Prizes

1st place prize, 2nd place prize, 3rd place cash prizes. Amounts depend on how many teams register.

 

Proceeds

100% of the proceeds go to Detroit Bookfest, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

 

Raffle

There will be a 50/50 Raffle. Bring cash to buy your raffle tickets!

 

Refunds

Refunds will only be issued if this event does not take place.

 

Registration

You can register your two-person team here. The cost is $50.00 per team.

https://detroitbookfest.com/cornhole-registration-form/

 

Scoreholio

This game will be tracked using the Scoreholio phone app to manage the stats. You can create a profile on here and follow our game, if you want to.

Scoreholio QR code for Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Tournament

 

Spectators

Spectators are free. Come hang out, have some food, have some drinks, and watch the cornhole spectacle unfold!

 

Time

The start time is Noon. The exact end time is unknown since we do not know how many competitors there are yet and how long each game will be.

 

Vendors

CaddySack Cornhole Customs (Canton) will have lots of great stuff for sale!

CaddySack Cornhole Customs (Canton, Michigan)

 

IMF Cornhole (Livonia) will be on-site selling all sorts of cool cornhole bags and other cornhole-related items!

IMF Cornhole (Livonia)

 

Weather

This event is rain or shine. It will be open air if the weather is nice. If raining, the event will take under the roof of the Summerhouse Pavilion.

 

Questions

If you have any further questions, please fill out this contact form:

https://detroitbookfest.com/contact-us/

 

Detroit Bookfest Cornhole Fundraiser

Fox Hills Summerhouse Plymouth interior

Fox Hills Summerhouse Plymouth interior

 

Thank You Pure Michigan for featuring Detroit Bookfest on the state of Michigan’s main tourism calendar!

Thank You Pure Michigan for featuring Detroit Bookfest on the state of Michigan’s main tourism calendar!

Detroit Bookfest on the Pure Michigan tourism calendar

 

Big thank you to Pure Michigan for listing Detroit Bookfest on the state of Michigan’s main tourism calendar!

Pure Michigan is a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in Lansing. The MEDC exists to help foster and promote positive economic activity statewide.

We are honored and delighted to be featured on the calendar.

 

Pure Michigan (courtesy of Pure Michigan)

 

Fun factoid of the day:

Michigan has the world’s longest freshwater coastline (3, 288 miles).

 

Detroit Bookfest on the Pure Michigan Calendar

https://www.michigan.org/event/7th-annual-detroit-festival-books-aka-detroit-bookfest-free

 

Calendar listing of all events

https://www.michigan.org/events

 

Pure Michigan (courtesy of Pure Michigan)

 

Thank you MIGeekScene for listing us on your Events Calendar

Thank you MIGeekScene for listing us on your Events Calendar

MI Geek Scene

MI Geek Scene is run by Joe Hubbard and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Joe is “Head Geek” and started MGS in 2014 as a “positive geek culture website”. Joe also takes great photos and conducts engaging interviews with his guests.

They consistently feature one of the best calendars of cool pop-culture related events in the state of Michigan.

We highly recommend listing your event, if applicable, on their calendar.

MI Geek Scene

 

MIGeekScene upcoming events

https://migeekscene.com/events/list/

 

Submit your event for consideration here

https://migeekscene.com/category/submissions/

 

Contact

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Instagram

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Thanks for the Shout-Out BooksaleFinder.com!

Thanks for the Shout-Out BooksaleFinder.com!

Detroit Festival of Books on Booksalefinder.com

 

Special thank you to Helen & Tom Oram and the team in Massachusetts at BookSaleFinder.com for listing our event!

Helen & Tom created BookSaleFinder.com in 1994.

Their website is a phenomenal resource for locating over 10,000+ book sales in the USA.

 

Detroit Bookfest @ BookSaleFinder.com

https://www.booksalefinder.com/MI.html#X15138

 

 

Detroit Bookfest @ BookSaleFinder.com

https://www.booksalefinder.com/MI.html#X15138