Monthly Archives: August 2009


| August 25, 2009

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 "Where to dine in Seattle"

| August 24, 2009

Seattle Times features two loyal Vita addicts: Chez Shea and Place Pigalle in Where to dine in Seattle.

For dinner, check out the menu at Place Pigalle (, an elegant little dining room hidden in a corner of the Market with sweeping water and mountain views. This was a tavern in the early 1900s, probably the first stop for sailors to have a quick drink before going to the bordello upstairs. Today it’s an intimate place to sample organic produce and local seafood specialties in a romantic setting.

Another excellent choice is the more intimate but pricey Chez Shea ( next door.

Caffe Vita’s Public Brewing School BEGINS: Thursday, September 3rd

| August 23, 2009

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 // 206.709.4440 Extension*177


| August 21, 2009

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.


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.