We’ve got a small team of people helping execute our daily operations. These people walked into the cafe strangers for an interview and became family overnight. If you love what you are doing and love the people you get to do it with, it isn’t work. I love these people and I want to introduce them to you!
First I’d like to introduce Joslyn Kane.
Joslyn is a commuting cyclist pedaling her bike to and from work on days most people wouldn’t dare venture out. She’s worked in a few different cafes around Detroit and has a real lay of the land while on bar. We are stoked to have her on the team. Fun fact: she’s a serious rockstar behind the espresso machine AND the sewing machine! Stay tuned for some fun collaborations between Bikes & Coffee and this talented seamstress.
Second up: Jo Wood.
Jo Wood is a pretty quiet guy until you get to know him, and then he’s a riot. Jo is a smooth operator behind bar, calm and collected, making one of our best lattes. With a handful of years experience, Jo is a huge asset to our team bringing you that great consistent cup of coffee every time. In his free time, Jo volunteers with a campus ministry at Eastern University and travels any chance he gets!
What can I say about Charles “J. Christ” Moore? Also known as CJ.
CJ brings a curiosity and energy into the room like nobody I’ve ever known. The dude is a whip and a very talented musician. CJ attends Wayne State University majoring in Music Composition. After we interviewed CJ I was immediately hooked, because he has an infectious personality and drive for life. With zero coffee experience, but eager to learn, we hired CJ as a barista. Every time he comes in we’ve got something to learn from him; we just hope he’s learning as much from us!
And now Ill try to introduce myself.
I’m Benjamin Kehoe, owner/operator of Bikes & Coffee.
It’s crazy to type that out sitting here late at night after closing up the cafe. Four months in and it’s still hard to believe this came to fruition. When I was 13 years old I wanted a job at Town & Country Cyclery, my local neighborhood bike shop. I ended up working there for two summers building and selling bikes and learning all that I could, but mostly just falling in love with the industry and the people in it. Little did I know that job and those people would shape the rest of my life.
Fast forward 11 years and I meet Seth Klienglas. After a big hiatus from the cycling industry I landed a job with Seth and found myself a new home at Sweet Bikes. There I was back in the industry and more in love than ever.
Why Bikes & Coffee? For me, the bicycle has always been a piece of art, a sense of freedom, and a bonding agent. I’m a firm believer that it is one of mankind’s greatest inventions and riding a bike is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Simply put, the bicycle puts a smile on my face.
Come in and say Hey. Lets talk bikes or coffee or whatever.