Monthly Archives: July 2009

Capitol Hill Block Party Countdown 4 Days Away!

| July 20, 2009


This Friday and Saturday Caffe Vita is sponsoring the annual Capitol Hill Block Party. The Capitol Hill Block Party will be showcasing over 50 of the best Northwest and national independent bands on three stages including The Gossip, Sonic Youth and Mika Miko. Capitol Hill Block Party also helps raise money for The Vera Project and Home Alive.

Its going to be hot and sweaty so bring your sunscreen and sunglasses!

Featured Band of the Day: THE GOSSIP


| July 10, 2009


One of the rarest and most remarkable coffees found in Central/South America, Pacamara is an Arabica hybrid of Pacas and Maragogype varietals developed in El Salvador during the 1950’s.

On our most recent Farm Direct journey to Guatemala, Caffe Vita was able to source roughly 1500 pounds of the total 7800 pounds of this very rare and extraordinary coffee produced by Finca Nuevo Vinas this season. Grown in high elevations, Pacamara yields less fruit on the coffee plant, yet the fruit produced is of exceptionally large size, resulting in an enormous bean abundant in flavor and complexity.

Rich aromas of caramel, citrus, nougat, hints of tobacco and subtle baking spice lead in to a medium bodied, moderately acidic cup. Well balanced flavors of cocoa powder, citrus, caramel and almond with sweet undertones of cigar box and baking spice. A clean, crisp aftertaste evaporates with traces of cocoa powder, citrus and tobacco in the finish.

We have a Very Limited Supply click here to buy online or you can also pick up a bag of this remarkable coffee at any of our 5 Caffe Vita Locations.

Caffe Vita + City Stimulus Part II

| July 8, 2009


This Summer, from Sunday 7/12 to Saturday 7/18, Caffe Vita is participating in the second grass-roots City Stimulus event to urge Seattleites to spend locally and to shop small. To forego the super-mega-big-box for the local and the curated, small and the sustainable, the innovative and the hand-made.

What’s the catch? There is no catch— all you need to do is participate & spread the word! Grab your friends and plan to spend your week in your community. Organize a small business “pub crawl” at your favorite bars, restaurants and retailers while enjoying members-only discounts & exclusive offers within your favorite Seattle neighborhoods just for being a cardholder.

City Stimulus is a 7-day celebration of Seattle restaurants, bars and retailers that rewards buyers who shop local and shop small.

The goal of City Stimulus is to maintain this community for generations to come, to build awareness, and to reward loyalty.

Go to to download your free membership and receive special offers at participating establishments located in Seattle.