Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

The Caffe Vita Christmas Eve Marathon!

| January 15, 2010

Sam Thompson, North Face Endurance Runner and the first runner ever to accomplish 51 marathons in 50 days in 50 states and Brock Gavery, Endurance Runner and Adventurist who was voted one of the Fittest Real Men in America by Outside Magazine are both huge Caffe Vita fans. Caffe Vita has fueled many of their adventures.

They recently ran the 96 mile Wonderland trail around Mt Rainer wired on plenty of Caffe Vita’s Luna. View The Video Here . This December, they randomly decided the night before to kick off the inaugural Caffe Vita Christmas Eve Marathon. Starting in Ballard, they ran to each Caffe Vita beginning with Fremont, then on to Queen Anne, then to our newest location in Pioneer Square. After many shots of Caffe Vita’s finest Del Sol espresso, they were ready for the long push to Seward Park before finally making it to headquarters on Capitol Hill. Stay tuned for next year where Sam and Brock hope to inspire many people to run with them in hopes of raising money to feed and clothe those in need during the holidays.

Enjoy this short film created by Sam Thompson whose many adventures can be followed at www.seesamrun.com.

CUPPING NOTES

| January 15, 2010

Greetings from the CAFFE VITA cupping table- where EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY @ 10 AM we cup the worlds finest coffees FREE for anyone interested in exploring the dynamic world of coffee. Today we cupped coffees from Mexico, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. All delicious coffees with the coffees from Mexico and Papua New Guinea clearly standing apart from the rest.

Mexico displayed wonderful dry/earthy aromas of cinnamon, tobacco, cocoa powder, charred oak and subtle hints of sun-dried citrus. A mild/subdued cup with light acidity and light/medium body with sweet, earthy flavors of cocoa, tobacco, charred oak, sun dried citrus and hints of molasses in the finish.

Papua New Guinea showed nice aromas of cocoa, baking spice, citrus, marshmallow and subtle hints of cigar smoke. A sweet, well balanced coffee with moderate acidity and medium body with mouth watering flavors of citrus, cocoa, nougat with subtle herbaceous notes throughout the clean, dissipating finish.

Stop by and visit CAFFE VITA-CAPITOL HILL-1005 E PIKE ST- 10 AM EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY for our FREE coffee cupping and taste the world of coffee with us! See you next week…