Monthly Archives: April 2009

BLACK KIDS, MATES OF STATE, MOONDOGGIES AND MORE PLAY LIVE AT CAPITOL HILL VITA. APRIL 17th

| April 12, 2009

On Friday April 17th, KEXP 90.3 FM will invade the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Capitol Hill won the “Hood to Hood” challenge during the 2008 Summer Membership Drive and KEXP wants to thank Capitol Hill donors for their support with an entire day of live broadcasts and special events.

LIVE BROADCAST: Caffé Vita (1005 E Pike St, Seattle)
John Richards, Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole DJ Live
Time: 6:00am-6:00pm

Live Performances:

7:30am Beads
9:30am The Moondoggies
11:30am Say Hi
1:30pm Mates of State
3:30pm Black Kids
5:30pm The Maldives

Opening: Via Tribunali Belltown Opens Thursday April 16th.

| April 8, 2009

Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria (our sister company) is proud to open its doors April 16th at their new Seattle Belltown neighborhood location. The Belltown Via Tribunali location is attached to one of Seattle’s most historic live music venues The Crocodile which recently reopened to much fanfare in late March. Our Belltown location features our signature Vesuvian brick oven beautifully constructed by a team of Nepalese masons, hi-backed booth seating, perfectly authentic pizzas and antipasti and remarkable live music.

This beautifully candle lit enclave with a long dark mahogany bar and signature hi-backed booth seating features an inconspicuous entrance just off of 2nd and Blanchard Street, opened daily at 4am till late in the evening. 2200 2nd Avenue.

Open nightly for dinner w/lunch service coming soon.

For more information please visit the Tribunali website.

Back from Sumatra Feast with The Burke Museum, UW Scholars, and Special Guest Mark Pendergrast. April 9th.

| April 6, 2009

Caffe Vita and One Pot just got back from yet another coffee sourcing adventure – returning from the once-treacherously-violent Gayo Mountains of Northern Sumatra. To celebrate and further investigate the culture and the coffee of this region we are hosting a remarkable feast with several scholars from the University of Washington, the curators of the Burke Museum “The World in Your Cup” exhibit, and famed author Mark Pendergrast author of Uncommon Grounds.

We will be showing our video footage of the grueling journey and resplendent coffee harvest, cupping many coffees of the Gayo region (and the notorious Kopi Luwak), eating the food from those lush mountain villages, and embarking on a conversation with Pendergrast and professors Max Savishinsky and Joshua Tewksbury. And enjoying chocolate from our inspired collaborators Theo Chocolate.

FARM DIRECT. This is a continuation of our Farm Direct program to source the best coffees directly from the best farms around the globe. Vita has made the commitment to not only purchase coffee from exemplary farmers, but to go further and investigate deeply into the cultures that produce these glorious coffees – and to openly share our findings with our community. Coffee is culture.

“Few coffee drinkers suspect that they are affecting American foreign policy, the domestic policies of Latin-American and African countries, and the habitat of migratory birds. Pendergrast shows how and why they are. He has taken on a huge subject, but he organizes the facts skillfully and puts personalities in the perspective of their times. This encyclopedic volume is the entertaining result.” –New Yorker on Uncommon Grounds. Mark Pendergrast.

Only four seats left for this dinner – $50/person – email onepotorg@gmail asap to grab them…