Chazzano – “The Coffee for Coffee People”


Chazzano Coffee is a staple in the Mitten Crate daily rituals.  Frank really does make the best coffee in Metro Detroit.  But the best part about Chazzano is that there is never an air of pretension about knowledge.  From coffee cuppers to java rookies, Chazzano will consult the needs of every patron.  Whether you’re ordering  a shot of ‘whatever’ or ordering a micro lot with a name that is almost unpronounceable and brewed in a vacuum siphon they will be more than happy to help you explore what good coffee truly is.  Good coffee really does make you sing.

Tell us a little about yourself and the company you own/run:

Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, the owner and Master Roaster of Chazzano Coffee Roasters, is also a synagogue Cantor. His latest book, “God Cries and An Angel Loses its Wings” will soon be available for sale online.

What is your location and when did you start/how long has the company been in business?

Chazzano Coffee Roasters is located on 1737 E. Nine Mile Rd. in Ferndale, Michigan. Chazzano LLC began in October of 2006.

The dream of Chazzano Coffee Roasters began in Frank’s garage in Cranford, New Jersey in 1999. With a few ounces of Costa Rica Tarrazu from the Santa Laura farm, Frank’s love for coffee roasting was born. That first cup of fresh roasted coffee was nutty and chocolaty. In his garage in New Jersey, the green unroasted coffee stockpile grew from a few pounds to a few thousand pounds. Before his love for everything coffee, Frank served synagogues in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Michigan as their Cantor. Every evening after 10:00 p.m., Frank would roast coffee in his garage until 1 a.m. In 2008, Chazzano Coffee Roasters became a full-time passion. In 2009, Chazzano Coffee Roasters provided coffee to 3 wholesale accounts. Today, Chazzano Coffee provides coffee to over 200 restaurants, cafes, offices, and specialty markets every week.

What makes your products special/unique:

Chazzano Coffee roasts over 20 different single origin specialty coffees every day. We also have 75 different blends. All of our coffee is roasted fresh to order and shipped or delivered fresh every day. Our specialty coffee is roasted in a 12lb. drum roaster to ensure an artisan roast. Each bag of coffee is labeled and bagged by hand.

Our cafe is unique because our customers may enjoy coffee brewed with the following methods: French Press, Pour-over, Vacuum Siphon, Espresso, Turkish, Iced, Cold Brew, AeroPress, and many more. We ask you to slurp and sniff your coffee violently to bring out the full flavor notes of the coffee. There is not a bite to eat at the cafe, because I want our customers to enjoy the incredible diversity of flavor profiles possible in fresh roasted coffee.

All of Chazzano’s products are Kosher certified by the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Metro Detroit. Frank is an observant Jew, so Chazzano is closed on Saturdays and major Jewish holidays. The cafe is also the only Kosher for Passover cafe in Michigan.

What’s the favorite part about your job:

The best part of my job is spending time with my customers and learning about their lives and businesses. Chazzano Cafe is a networking hub. We ask you, “What do you do for a living?” to “What is your target market?” I spend my time introducing customers to business friends to help them them grow their lives and businesses.

I also love giving tours throughout the day of our roasterie/ cafe and sharing my passion for coffee roasting and brewing.

Where can we buy more of your products?

Chazzano Coffee is sold at Chazzano Coffee Roasters in Ferndale, Whole Foods Market in West Bloomfield and Troy, Plum Markets in West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Township, Randazzo Fresh Markets in Macomb, Clinton Township, and Warren, Holiday Market in Royal Oak, and Western Market in Ferndale. Fourteen East Cafe in Detroit and Cafe Havana in Bowling Green, Ohio, also sell Chazzano Coffee by the half pound.

Did you know that Chazzano Coffee has a Carefree Coffee Club? We deliver or ship 1lb. Of fresh roasted Chazzano Coffee straight to your doorstep on the 1st and 15th of every month. We offer Carefree Coffee Club subscriptions for 3,6, 9, or 12 months.

If you love any of the coffee selections in your Mitten Crate, you can order more at or call us at 248-691-4256

The best way to enjoy Chazzano Coffee:

Wine has 750 different flavor profiles and coffee has over 1500 different notes! Drink your coffee black and analyze the mouthfeel, body, aroma (brewed coffee), fragrance (ground coffee), depth, balance, and complexity. When customers ask us, “Where is the cream or sugar?” We gently share, “Do you know what happens when you put sugar or cream in Chazzano Coffee?…G-d cries and an angel loses its wings.”

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