Monthly Archives: January 2010

CUPPING SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF 1/25/10

| January 25, 2010

Just a reminder that THIS Wednesday 1/27/10 CAFFE VITA’s FREE coffee cupping will be cancelled as our green coffee buyer will be out of town. Cupping will resume on Friday 1/29/10 at CAFFE VITA-CAPITOL HILL-1005 E PIKE ST- 10 AM.
We look forward to seeing YOU at our FREE coffee cupping on Friday 1/29/10 where we will be cupping exceptional coffees from Africa, Indonesia, Central and South America.

NOTES FROM THE CUPPING TABLE

| January 20, 2010

A great day of coffee today at the FREE coffee cupping with a wonderful display of coffees from Ethiopia and Brazil, showcasing a broad spectrum of washed, semi-washed and naturally processed coffees. Exceptional coffees from the Yirgacheffe and Sidamo regions of Ethiopia as well as some delicious coffees from Brazils Bahia and Minas Gerais regions.

The particular stand out from Ethiopia was the naturally processed Sidamo with luscious fruit forward aromas of sun dried berry and citrus with herbaceous undertones. A vibrant, moderately acidic cup with well balanced body and flavors of sun dried berry, dark chocolate, citrus and subtle hints of spice throughout the sweet lingering finish.

The coffee from the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, a semi-washed coffee rich with earthy aromas of tobacco, tanned leather and spice with subtle nuances of cocoa and caramel. A subdued, earthy cup with low acidity and a chewy, medium body with rich overtones of dark chocolate, nougat and spice. Nice subtle hints of tobacco and leather linger as the coffee fades in to a sweet cocoa powder and cigar box finish. Delicious.

Thanks again to all who joined us this morning- we look forward to seeing YOU soon at CAFFE VITA -1005 E PIKE ST- EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY @ 10 AM for our FREE coffee cupping.

2 ways to help Haiti in Seattle.

| January 18, 2010

1. Buy Theo chocolate

Starting Wednesday 100% of the sales of 45% classic milk and 70% classic dark chocolate bars will go to CARE, a humanitarian nonprofit fundraising for the Haiti relief effort. All Vita locations will be selling these bars. You can also purchase these bars online at www.theochocolate.com

2. Eat at Coastal Kitchen on Thursday January 21st.

From Our Friends at Coastal Kitchen

25% of our entire day’s sales at Coastal Kitchen will be donated to Mercy Corps towards relief from the terrible disaster that has devastated the people of Haiti. This fundraiser begins at 8am and runs the entire day until 10pm. Whether it’s a latte on your way to work, breakfast, lunch, dinner, take out etc… 25% of your purchase will go directly to Mercy Corps.

Additionally a Mercy Corps Volunteer will be on site to receive any additional donations, talk about their relief efforts and answer any questions you may have. Please join us on Thursday, tell a friend, together we can help the people of Haiti.

To learn more about Coastal Kitchen please visit us online at seattle-eats.com

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.