Caffe Vita congratulates all of our favorite Chefs, Restaurants, Hotels and Chocolate-makers on the Eastside that were voted “The best of 425″ by 425 Magazine. Chefs and restaurants that serve Caffe Vita killed it! We love you all!
Here are the Winners….
Best in Show: Café Juanita
Runner up: Trellis
Best Breakfast: Brunch Brown
Best Chef: Brian Scheehser / Trellis
Best Wine Selection: Purple Café
Best Happy Hour: El Gaucho
Best Hole-in-the-Wall:The Pumphouse
Best New Restaurant: El Gaucho City Center Plaza
Best Cocktail: Cactus
Best Candy: Fran’s Chocolates
Best in Show: The Woodmark
Best Service: The Heathman Hotel
Once again Caffe Vita is one of the small handful of retailers that will be carrying the much sought after annual LIVE at KEXP disk. If you can’t get to a Vita location grab it online here…
And here is the gorgeous track list:
1. Save My Soul/Changing . The Moondoggies
2. Midnight Man . Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
3. Holy F #? king Moment . The Whore Moans
4. Both Crosses . The Hold Steady
5. The Weight Of Lies . The Avett Brothers
6. Oh No . Andrew Bird
7. Kissy Kissy . The Kills
8. Compacto . Curumin
9. An Eluardian Instance . Of Montreal
10. Antenna . Zion I
11. How It Ends . DeVotchKa
12. From A Terrace . Hey Marseilles
13. Don’t Do Me No Favours . James Hunter
14. Electric City . Firewater
15. Frontier Justice In An Online World . Wild Orchid Children
16. I Can’t Stay . Vivian Girls
17. Pieces Of What . MGMT
18. Wolves . Phosphorescent
Seattle Times features two loyal Vita addicts: Chez Shea and Place Pigalle in Where to dine in Seattle. http://tinyurl.com/ns7gct
Caffe Vita is proud to introduce a new public brewing class taking place in our bean warehouse where you can further your knowledge of coffee brewing methods including the use of Melitta, French Press, Vacuum Pot, Bialetti and more.
Don’t miss out on this amazing night hosted by Andy Kent, Caffe Vita’s lead Barista Trainer.
First Class Begins Thursday, September 3rd 2009
@ 6PM Caffe Vita Capitol Hill
$45 Includes: Caffe Vita Public Brewing Course, 1 Melitta Coffee Brewer, a fresh bag 12oz Bag of our Farm Direct Coffees and a Vita Diner Mug.
To Register Click Here or Email Andy
Andy@caffevita.com // 206.709.4440 Extension*177
The final shirt in our series “Life of a Coffee Seed” series is now available at all Vita locations and on our website. The hand-drawn silkscreen of ripe coffee cherries by local artist Robert Mercer is quite possibly our favorite in the series. Available in V-neck (organic white) and a brilliant red crew neck at all Caffe Vita locations and online.
click here to order online – $15.
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. We are excited to announce and release the second in the series: The Flower. Up next… The Cherry
Robert Mercer has drawn and designed many of the things we see daily in the Northwest, but we were deeply inspired by the illustrations he crafted for recording artists The Shins and their album Wincing The Night Away. We asked Robert to use a similar style of obsessive almost-psychedelic illustration while considering the life of a coffee seed. The result is three evocative prints that clearly tell the journey of the plant.
VITA AND BLUE SCHOLARS: OOF! AVAILABLE IN ALL VITA STORES. 8/25. ONLY 100 UNITS – FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
Vita is thrilled to announce our partnership with the explosive-renowned-Seattle duo: Blue Scholars. Their new EP OOF! is the story about the Hawaii that you don’t see on TV. Vita will be working closely with the Scholars on this project and future adventures. “Their innovative marketing, their justice and equity in business practices, and their premiere quality of product and presentation, make Caffe Vita an ideal brand to partner with. I intend to do with our music what Vita does with their coffee.” Sabzi, Blue Scholars DJ/ Producer. Vita is the only place you can snag one of the VERY limited edition OOF! EP’s in Seattle ($10). The Scholars only pressed 808 disks – Vita has 100 – the rest are available at bluescholars.com.