Monthly Archives: August 2008

SONGS FOR EATING AND DRINKING LAUNCHES

| August 21, 2008

This may be the most exciting moment in One Pot’s short history. One Pot and Caffe Vita have been locked in a lovely full mouth kiss of a collaboration for the past year – and this is an explosive little project that Vita helped get rolling along back in December. Take a quick look at the remarkable video above created by project partner Chase Jarvis (the handsome man playing guitar is the famed guitarist Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam) and then take a spin over to www.songsforeatingandrinking.com

This night caught by flashing cameras and perfect microphones will forever be etched in my memory – Stone Gossard, Tiny Vipers, Arthur and Yu, Loch Lomond, Sarah Rudinoff, Saturday Knights, and Fences all performing show-stopping songs about eating and drinking while sharing a tremendous feast of baby back ribs, succotash, and strawberries and little delicate pastries… (thank you ericka burke) The photos and the videos tell the story in bold thanks to Chase and his amazing team- Caffe Vita will continue to be the coffee that graces the table at the end of each dinner…

CAFFE VITA PRESENTS: HOME GREEN BEAN COFFEE ROASTING

| August 6, 2008

Caffe Vita Presents: Green Bean Roasting at Home from hebberoy on Vimeo.

This video was inspired by our recent source trip to Ethiopia – where coffee plays a central role in the daily culture of that magnificent land. The smell of coffee roasting permeates the little villages and the large cities – the beans are roasted by hand in almost every household, caramelized over open flames, and prepared in a traditional ceremony that has been practiced for over 1000 years.

We were blown away by the reverence and respect given the bean – and thought we should pay a little homage by attempting to roast a small batch of beans in our own home. The process is relatively simple – requires a good cast-iron or steel pan – and about 15-20 minutes of attention. Vita has put some green beans up on their online store, take this link if you would like to order some and give it a whirl.

This morning we got up early and talked to the nice ladies at Martha Stewart Radio about green coffee and roasting at home – sadly we can’t post the audio clip as it is a satellite radio thing – but if you are a subscriber check it out.

Starbucks and SAM – punk’d

| August 5, 2008



My favorite prankster art collective PDL descending upon the Olympic Sculpture Park yesterday to unveil a controversial new piece of sculpture…

from Greg Lundgren of PDL:

“Thank you for joining us at the Olympic Sculpture Park yesterday for a beautiful, sun-filled afternoon of art appreciation. We set up our installation without a snag and had a wonderful breakfast at the Shanty. When we returned, our Wake(up)tm installation was in full effect with tourists and art enthusiasts alike all wondering and contemplating this new partnership between SAM and Starbucks Coffee. We sat with stretched ears and listened to the full range of responses, from “Isn’t anything sacred anymore?” to “This will be really nice for the tourists.” Some wondered how much Starbucks had to pay for such prime real estate while one fine lady exclaimed, “Finally sculpture is meaningful!” It was a little strange to hear an approval of WAKE (up)tm, and visitors explaining the idea to their family”