Monthly Archives: January 2009

VITA and VERA

| January 29, 2009

THE VERA PROJECT’S

BRING IT, SCREEN IT
2008 DESIGNS

Since 2001, the Vera Project non-profit, all-ages art and music venue located in the Seattle Center has been providing the greater Seattle area with weekly concerts, art shows and affordable professional training in sound and light engineering, music production, and silk screen printing.
Bring It, Screen It is Vera’s annual winter fundraiser in which several of Seattle’s top designers submit original Vera Project logos. The art shown here is the product of Bring It, Screen It 2008.

This year’s designers include:
Alix Kolar
Carlos Ruiz
Chris Hong
David Gallo
Eric Carnell
Jacob Covey
Joe Walker
Kelsey Wagner
Kerstin Graudins
Leia Bell
Mike Zimmerman
Tamara Waite-Sab

All sales from this show go directly to Vera’s silk screen program to ensure that it remains open, available, and low cost for the greater Seattle art community.
For more information on Vera Project events or if you would like to sign up for classes, please visit us on the web at www.theveraproject.org.

Caffe Vita is proud to support The Vera Project. Look for the Bring It ,Screen It works at the following Caffe Vita locations:

Burke Museum Hosts Major Coffee Exhibit.

| January 21, 2009

check it out – Caffe Vita will be well represented – we will keep you posted on our upcoming Burke Museum cuppings, dinners, and lecture(s)…

Coffee: The World in Your Cup

Coffee: The World in Your Cup presents the story of one of the world’s most widely traded commodities and how it has affected cultures, economies, and environments across the globe. Coffee explores the environmental and social impacts of the coffee industry and recommends ways for consumers to make socially and environmentally responsible coffee purchases at the grocery store or in a coffee shop. Learn about the impacts of caffeine, the world’s most commonly-used drug, on your body, discover coffee’s early controversial reputation as a “revolutionary drink,” and consider the culture that surrounds coffee in the twenty-first century. Photos, maps, text, selected artifacts, audiovisual presentations, and hands-on demonstrations help visitors explore the fascinating world behind the coffee we drink.

Events

Opening Weekend: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Sat. and Sun., January 24 and 25, 2009, 10 am – 4 pm
Celebrate the opening of Coffee and learn about all the people, plants, and processes that combine to make that perfect cup! On Saturday, enjoy guided gallery tours, coffee tastings, and talks by coffee experts. On Sunday, sign up for a special cupping demonstration, and attend coffee tastings throughout the day.

Coffee Tastings and In-Gallery Demonstrations
Weekends, January 31 – March 29, 2009
Join the Burke Museum for specialty coffee tastings with coffee makers from around the Puget Sound. Tastings will occur in the “World in Your Cup Café.”

Coffee: From the Grounds Up Lecture Series
April – May 2009
The University of Washington presents an eight-week public lecture series focusing on topics ranging from the history of coffee and human communities, to the ecology and environmental impacts of coffee, to the use of coffee as an agent of social change. For more information, please contact Terry Rustan, Program on the Environment at 206-221-4895 or trustan@u.washington.edu.

OBAMA BALL

| January 8, 2009

The Washington Bus Project, Havana, Caffe Vita and the Blue Scholars invite you to celebrate the inauguration of OBAMA…

THE BIG ROAST

| January 2, 2009


JANUARY 10, Saturday @ 3–6pm
THE BIG ROAST

Join Caffe Vita and Theo Chocolate as we take you through the roasting of both cacao beans and coffee beans so you can intimately experience how we develop the flavors in both. We will also be celebrating the release of a complex new custom coffee for chocolate lovers and our new coffee-centric confection collection. This event will start at Theo and finish at Caffe Vita on Capitol Hill (round trip transportation will be provided). Every attendee will receive a 6 piece box of our new handmade Theo Chocolate and Caffè Vita confection collaboration.

Cost: $50 (+ tax) per person. *Reservations are required. email stephanie@caffevita.com to request a reservation.