cafe con libros
coffee. tea. books. art. community.


kalima desuze, owner & manager

afro-latinx. womyn. daughter of immigrants. wife. niece. aunt. friend. sister. cousin. reader. writer. dreamer. believer. lover. feminist. social worker. activist. veteran. professor. human. favorite coffee: mocha latte with coconut milk. favorite book: the bluest eye, toni morrison.

ryan cameron, barista

jamaican. husband. brother.  musician. chef. introvert. perpetual laugher. athlete. explorer. foodie. uncle. gym rat. die hard manchester united fan. favorite coffee: drip coffee, creamer, & sugar. favorite book: the notebook, nicholas sparks.

sara joy márquez, barista

boriquamericana. sister. daughter. granddaughter. auntie. friend. poet. worker. lover. teacher. survivor. cultivator. contemplator. advocate for embodiment. favorite coffee: pour-over, black. current favorite book: if beale street could talk, james baldwin. 

chelsea trout, barista

human. new yorker. woman. girl. sister. daughter. lover. partner. connector. friend. listener. writer. creator. inventor. thinker. advocate for people. feminist. talker. headstrong. business-owner. joker. laugher. dancer. bookworm. favorite coffee: iced coffee with a lil' bit of milk and some sugar. favorite book: americanah, chimamanda ngozi adhichie.

our partners

we couldn't have done it alone and the truth is, we would never want to.  eternal gratitude to our community who helped us bring a seedling to full bloom.

logo and all print media, chi nguyen

coffee, irving farm roasters

pastries, amy's bread

milk, battenkill valley creamery

book suppliers, ingram books