Diversions Café, located on the main floor of the Wheelock Student Center, was established in the fall of 1997 and is managed and staffed by university students in conjunction with the University of Puget Sound Dining and Conference Services.
Diversions Café is a great meeting spot for students to study or socialize over a delicious coffee, tea, or smoothie. As of summer 2011, we proudly brewé Vita coffee, which is roasted locally in Seattle, WA. Diversions café, as well as the rest of the campus is very excited about the new possibilities and products Caffe Vita has to offer.
Currently we brew Caffe Vita's del Sol espresso, a rich and complex blend of beans from Latin America, Africa and Indonesia. Flavors of dark chocolate, praline and caramels, complement all lattes, cappuccinos and mochas beautifully. For those non-espresso coffee enthusiasts we freshly brew Caffe Vita’s Theo blend. The medium bodied Theo blend features enticing aromas of vanilla bean, black pepper, and chocolate. With dark fruit flavors, and a finish of nutmeg and brown sugar this Vita and Theo Chocolate collaboration is great with chocolate or as a stand alone cup of coffee.
In addition to coffee and traditional espresso drinks, Diversions café also offers a wide selection of Choice Tea, Maya Chai, Jet fruit smoothies and Mo Café frappes, cider, Coca Cola products, and Italian sodas. To complement a drink, the café sells Alki Bakery pastries, in-house Grab & Go, and Luna and Clif bars.
For our October Drink of the Month, we have a warm, comforting, perfect for the foggy weather beverage called the Fall Spice. The Fall Spice is similar to a Duke of Earl but is made with a "Chai Spice" tea bag instead of Earl Grey, and pumpkin spice flavoring instead of vanilla. It is the same price as a regular duke. You can get it with any type of milk!
Our cafes will be featuring a Cup Karma board at the register where our customers can check off when they bring in their own cup/save a cup. Every 10th customer will be rewarded with a complimentary beverage!
In addition to cup karma, we had our first "Bring Your Own Cup," day on October 3rd. We were able to save over 800 plastic/paper cups on this day. We thank everyone for supporting us in this progressive event.
The new Cup-less Day is on Friday, November 7th!
Several times a semester we are able to send small groups of cafe students up to Seattle to work along side our Caffe Vita vendor. On the coffee fieldtrip we talk about coffee, see roasting, participate in a cupping and practice our latte art skills.