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Lovin’ the Latte: Josh and Melanie


Managing Editor Josh Bootsma (left) chose an iced Lansing Journal Latte, while Melanie Jongsma enjoyed the hot version of the signature beverage. (Photos: Melanie Jongsma and Josh Bootsma)

LANSING, Ill. (January 12, 2024) – Managing Editor Josh Bootsma and Publisher Melanie Jongsma meet regularly on Tuesdays to touch base about Journal business. Tuesday, January 9, they held their meeting at Kdulche Café (3521 Ridge Road, Lansing IL) and enjoyed their first Lansing Journal Lattes of 2024.

What’s a Lansing Journal Latte?

The Lansing Journal Latte is a signature beverage created by Kdulche owner Eduardo Zepeda. The blend of caramel, chocolate, and vanilla flavors celebrate Lansing’s friendly diversity, and the rich espresso and cream evoke Lansing’s only newspaper.

The beverage is available only in Lansing, Illinois, only at Kdulche Cafe.

The Lansing Journal has created a “Love Lansing a Latte” shirt design to celebrate the unique partnership with Kdulche.

Love Lansing a Latte is available as a shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie from The Lansing Journal’s TeePublic store. In the image at the top of the page, Melanie is wearing a Lightweight Hoodie in Vintage Grape. Click to shop the options.

What’s “Lovin’ the Latte”?

The Lansing Journal invites anyone who orders a Lansing Journal Latte to take a photo and email it to [email protected] for publication. Make sure to include:

  1. The names of any people in the photo
  2. The name of the person who took the photo

Lansing Journal Journeys

As a community newspaper, The Lansing Journal appreciates community participation. One of our longest-running series is Lansing Journal Journeys, an award-winning feature that showcases people bringing The Lansing Journal to creative locations.

Lovin’ the Latte is an offshoot of Journal Journeys that celebrates The Lansing Journal’s creative partnership with Kdulche Café.

Kdulche Owner Eduardo Zepeda has even created a selfie station for latte-loving guests. (Photo: Eduardo Zepeda)

Also available

Celebrate Lansing and latte with a shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie from our TeePublic store. Click to shop the options!
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.