Monthly Archives: February 2009

Caffé Vita Sponsors South By Seattle Stage in Austin, Texas

| February 26, 2009

Caffé Vita is proud to be a sponsor of this years South By Seattle Stage taking place Saturday, March 21st in Austin, Texas. South by Southwest (SXSW) is an interactive, film, and music festival that take place every spring in Austin, Texas making for an international convergence zone of pretty much every up and coming film maker, band and performer in the world.

Last years SXSW Seattle stage hosted such notable bands as Pitchforks Album of the Year recipients Fleet Foxes, Bainbridge Island darlings Holy Ghost Revival and Throw Me The Statue. Vita is excited to be working with local co-sponsors Via Tribunali, Seattle Theater Group, The Vera Project, KEXP and the Mayors Office of Music and Film for this exciting event.

Caffé Vita will be serving up fresh iced brewed coffee during the event to ensure our guests stay jazzed for the awesome performances by Seattle’s Finest.

You can RSVP and learn more about the event by clicking here.


New Vita Limited Edition T-shirts.

| February 20, 2009

The Life of a Coffee Seed
Caffe Vita commissioned local artist Robert Mercer to investigate the curious life of the coffee plant, from seedling to cherry ripe fruit. The result is a series of three limited edition t-shirts. Vita will be releasing these hand screened shirts one at a time over the next few months.

The Seed – February 20th. (shown above)
The Flower – April 20th.
The Fruit – June 20th.

Robert Mercer has drawn and designed many of the things we see daily in the Northwest. But we were particularly inspired by the illustrations he crafted for recording artists The Shins on their album Wincing the Night Away.

Available at all VITA locations + online

click here to buy online…


| February 17, 2009

VITA LOFT: master musicians of jajouka: feb 18th

on february 18th we begin the VITA LOFT series with a rare opportunity to raise a glass with the master musicians of jajouka from morocco. caffe vita has partnered once again with one pot to bring more thoughtful-provocative-conversation-and-dining to seattle. coffee culture has always included the heated exchange of progressive ideas – on that bedrock we have built this series. In the coming months expect dinners with authors stephen rinella, paul collins, luis alberto urrea, nina plank, tom standage, a short list of leading songwriters, and we are working on getting jane and michael stern and marco pierre white back for a return visit.

mick jagger summed up the master musicians of jajouka rather succinctly “one of the most musically inspiring groups still left on the planet”. i will be cooking all day with the eight famed moroccan master musicians – and the night will include much music, a feast, and a conversation with bachir attar, the leader of the master musicians. this dinner is a fundraiser – all proceeds go directly to the mmj in their effort to cross the u.s. and share the ancient music of the blue djebala foothills of northern morocco.

dinner and fun. $70/person. wine provided.
location: Vita Loft (gorgeous soaring loft replete with a stage and a wood fired oven)
email to request a reservation