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Bertram’s Brew Coffee Recipe: A Mystical Machu Picchu Morning (S2E1)

Welcome to the first stop on our global coffee journey—Machu Picchu, Peru. Nestled in the Andes, this ancient city is not only a testament to the Incan civilization’s ingenuity but also a gateway to exploring Peru’s rich coffee culture. Join us as we delve into the flavors that make Peruvian coffee a treasure as majestic as the ruins of Machu Picchu itself. But first, the adventures of Bertram and Beatrice…

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After an enchanting journey through the canals of Venice, Bertram and Beatrice found themselves back in the familiar serenity of the park that had witnessed the beginning of their magical adventures. The air, filled with the crisp scent of autumn, welcomed them like an old friend. As they strolled through the golden hues of falling leaves, their hearts were heavy with the bittersweet end of one journey and the thrilling anticipation of another.

“We’ve seen wonders beyond belief, Beatrice,” Bertram said, his voice tinged with nostalgia as he adjusted his safari hat, “but I feel like our adventure is just beginning.”

Beatrice, her Southern Belle hat catching the soft light of the setting sun, smiled in agreement. “Indeed, Bertram. But how do we choose where the wind takes us next?”

It was then that the golden magical locket they had acquired from Grandma glimmered with a soft, enchanting light. “This locket,” Beatrice whispered, “it’s not just a keepsake. It’s a guide!”

And so, with the magic of the locket, Bertram and Beatrice embarked on a new journey, not as mere travelers but as tour guides. Their mission: to explore famous landmarks around the world and dive deep into the coffee culture of each location.

Their first destination was a surprise, a place neither had anticipated but both felt a deep connection to as soon as they arrived: the majestic Machu Picchu in Peru. Surrounded by the lush, green embrace of the Andes, this ancient Incan city spoke of mysteries long forgotten and stories untold.

As they explored the terraced ruins, Bertram and Beatrice were captivated by the resilience and ingenuity of the Incan people. “Did you know,” Bertram mused, taking off his bow tie, “that Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century, at the height of the Incan Empire, and was only rediscovered by the outside world in 1911?”

Beatrice, always eager to learn, replied, “And to think, it was all hidden in plain sight, shrouded by the mountains and forests. It’s a testament to the power of nature and history.”

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Their exploration wasn’t just about the past; it was also a journey into the vibrant coffee culture of Peru. The country’s diverse landscapes and microclimates make it an ideal place for coffee cultivation, producing beans that are rich in flavor and history.

“As we sip coffee in the shadow of these ancient stones,” Beatrice said, “we’re not just tasting the beans. We’re savoring the soul of Peru.”

Coffee Recipe


  • 1 cup of freshly ground Peruvian coffee beans (preferably from the Cusco region)
  • 8 oz of water
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of panela (unrefined cane sugar)


  • Heat the water to just below boiling.
  • Place the ground coffee in your French press or coffee maker.
  • Add the hot water and let it steep for 4 minutes.
  • Press the plunger down slowly and pour the coffee into a cup.
  • Stir in a pinch of cinnamon and sweeten with panela to taste.
  • Savor the rich, earthy flavors that bring the essence of Machu Picchu to your morning.

As we bid farewell to the ancient ruins and lush landscapes of Machu Picchu, we carry with us not just memories but also the taste of Peru’s coffee culture. This recipe is more than a morning ritual; it’s a journey through history, a connection to the land and its people. Until our next adventure, may your cup always be full and your spirit ready to explore. And don’t forget to check out our other coffee recipes on our blog. Happy brewing!

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