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The Clever Cup Coffee & More is locally owned by coffee lover Edgar de la O and international jewelry artist Tracy Jones-De Chevron Villette. Edgar spent his 20's writing scripts and drinking outstanding coffee in New York City, and Tracy relocated to Sarasota after a decade as a jewelry designer in England, France and Tokyo. The two bring their passions together to create this unique cafe and store featuring the area's best locally roasted coffee and some of Europe's up and coming jewelers and artists.


If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsover.

David Letterman

Clever Cup Staff

Edgar Del-La-O Owner & Baristi

 A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Art's, Edgar spent his 20's writing scripts and drinking outstanding coffee in New York City. He returned home to Sarasota in 2005 and has always dreamed of owning a business that serves the community he loves.

Tracy Jones-De Chevron Villette Owner & Jewelry Designer

Tracy relocated to Sarasota after a decade as a jewelry designer in England, France and Tokyo. After meeting Edgar and Lindsey through a play date with their children, the families became friends and identified their desire to create a unique cafe and store in their neighborhood featuring the area's best locally roasted coffee and some of Europe's up and coming jewelers and artists.

Lindsey Nickel Marketing Director

Lindsey brings more than a decade of experience working for international brands including Starbucks, OSI Restaurant Partners, Uncle Ben’s, Pedigree and DeBartolo Sports into creative messaging and content production for our clients. She oversees creative services and manages advertising, graphic design, video production, digital content and marketing. Her creative team has won top creative honors at the American Advertising Awards, The Telly’s and the Florida Public Relations Associations Image Awards. Their work has delivered millions of eyes-on -impressions for local, regional and national campaigns.


We Feature Local Art

We team up with local artists to display local artwork for sale such as:

Nathan Wilson

Where math, physics, and sculpture come together, you will find me! Throughout my undergraduate education at New College of FL, I tripped over and then  enthusiastically explored the interdisciplinary potential of the Arts and Sciences. While I  began by developing my understanding of our physical world through coursework in  physics and mathematics I became very excited when I took my first sculpture class.  Applying geometric principles to sculpture reinforced my understanding of the  processes and mechanics behind scientific systems.

Before long I was studying and experimenting with the boundaries of something  called “Math/Art”. My investigations started with classical philosophies of shape,  studying the polyhedral solids of Ancient Greece and geometric tiling’s at the  foundation of the Islamic faith. 

My sculptures reflect my appreciation for precision and symmetry, elements that  have always enabled advances in technology, philosophy, architecture and the arts.  Many of my sculptures are welded pieces referential to an area of solid-state physics  called crystallography.

Check all the local artists featured in our store