Diversions Café, located on the main floor of the Wheelock Student Center, was established in the fall of 1997 and is 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. During the academic year we serve close to 1,000 cups a day! Our cafe is always buzzing with Logger activity.
In July 2015 DCS announced our new partnership with Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Portland-based company that emphasizes single-origin coffee and a close relationship with the communities that cultivate our wonderful coffee. We are serving organic and directly traded coffees in all our locations across campus.
Currently we are serving the following Stumptown coffee:
Stumptown's French Roast redefines what a dark roast can be. Toasty but never burnt, this blend brings incredibly layered flavors within a classic dark cup.
These beans are removed at the second “crack” — an audible sound the beans make when they’ve reached the maximum amount of heat that preserves flavor and lets you taste the roast itself.
Trapper Creek Decaf
Stumptown’s sourced beans represented by the three main growing regions; Latin America, Indonesia and east Africa. Using the Swiss Water method, this is the only organic way to remove caffeine.
We also offer a rotational medium roast. This gives us an opportunity to feature single origin organic direct trade coffees from the best coffee regions in the world. Occasionally we will feature a blend. Ask your barista what we are featuring today.
In addition to fresh brewed coffee and traditional espresso drinks, Diversions café also offers a wide selection of specialty drinks including Choice Tea, Maya Chai, cider, lemonade, and Italian sodas. To complement a drink, the café sells Marsee Bakery pastries, gluten-free and vegan treats from NuFlours, Sunny Valley, and Wow Cookies, as well as in-house made Grab & Go, and a variety of snacks.
ALFONSO TEJADA CULTIVATES COFFEE in a remote location in Northern Peru on the Amazon side of the Andes Mountains called Rodriguez de Mendoza. He also manages Café Monte Verde, an exporting company that works with three cooperatives.
Over the years, Tejada has gradually increased Monte Verde’s services, including building a cupping lab with trained cuppers and providing quality processing and agronomic assistance to farmers.
Our cafes feature 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!
Last year we were able to save over 46,000 plastic/paper cups in our campus cafes. We thank everyone for supporting us in this progressive event.
Our hope and intention is to help our community think about their daily habits and choose to reuse!
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Major: SOAN major Spanish/Education minor
Favorite Drink: Almond Milk Miel
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: Psychology major Religion minor
Favorite Drink: Iced Vanilla Latte