Monthly Archives: February 2010

Over Fifty Chefs and Local Celebrities Gather for Online Video Shoot! All drinking Caffe Vita and eating Theo Chocolate.

| February 23, 2010


Seattle Gas Works Park Hosts the Filming of an Online Cooking Spoof Video…Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Seattle Restaurant Week descends on Seattle’s Gas Works Park Febuary 23rd, 2010 for the filming of an online spoof video – come on down and check out all the fun!

WHAT: Over fifty chefs and upwards of one hundred chefs will descend on Gas Works Park to film an online spoof video for the inaugural debut of Seattle Restaurant Week. Seattle Restaurant Week officially kicks off April 18-29 with a three course dinner for $25, many serving a three course lunch for $15, at over 100 local restaurants.

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| February 19, 2010

Coffees from Ethiopia graced the cupping table today, as we sampled various coffees from Sidamo, Yirgacheffe and Harrar, providing us with a unique opportunity to experience some of the exceptional quality coffees from the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia.
All of the coffees were delicious with the organic Sidamo displaying enticing aromas of dark chocolate and sun dried blueberry with subtle earth tones and hints of spice. A full bodied coffee with moderate acidity with flavors of dark chocolate, blueberry, sun scorched earth, subtle citrus hues and spice throughout the lingering finish.
Another favorite coffee on the table was the CAFFE VITA FARM DIRECT ETHIOPIA SHASHAMANE with warm aromas of honey, cocoa, berry and citrus blossom. A medium bodied coffee with mild acidity, well balanced flavors of cocoa, sun dried berry and citrus with subtle notes of honey and spice in the finish.
Thanks again to everyone who joined us at our FREE coffee cupping today and we look forward to seeing YOU at our next FREE coffee cupping at CAFFE VITA-CAPITOL HILL-1005 E. PIKE ST- WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS @ 10 AM.

ONLY 11 Days left to GIVE and get 35 tracks from Seattle’s leading bands. Ben Gibbard sings "Harvest Moon"

| February 17, 2010

GIVE Seattle music compilation adds tracks by Ben Gibbard, Throw Me The Statue, Dutchess and the Duke and more; $20,000 raised so far for arts and hunger groups.

GIVE Seattle, the downloadable benefit music and video compilation launched by Seattle coffee roaster Caffé Vita, has added new songs to the set by Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard, The Long Winters leader John Roderick and Hardly Art duo The Dutchess and the Duke.

But time is running out to get GIVE. On February 28, the tracks will no longer be for sale on the website or at retail partners, and planning will begin for next year’s GIVE charity project. Those who purchase the set before February 28 will be able to download the tracks from the site through March 31.

Fans can buy the $7 digital set at, or purchase a GIVE gift package and download redemption card at Caffé Vita shops, Easy Street Records, Sonic Boom Records, University Book Store, The Crocodile, EMP, Neumos and Sorrento Hotel. Supporters who have already bought GIVE can download the newly available songs by entering their original redemption code at

Since its release in November, GIVE Seattle has more than $20,000 for Arts Corps, Seattle’s largest nonprofit arts educator, plus the Ballard Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank, University District Food Bank and West Seattle Food Bank.

These additional songs, along with new tracks from Unnatural Helpers and Throw Me The Statue, bring the total number of cuts available on GIVE Seattle to 35, nearly all of which are exclusive. New Videos for GIVE tracks directed by Chase Jarvis and Creature featuring music by Head Like a Kite w/ Tilson and John Roderick are now available at

Public Vote Going Going On Now for Seattle SoundBite 2010!

| February 11, 2010

Over 44 bands entered to perform at the this years’ Seattle SoundBite and 3 will be chosen by the voting public of Seattle. Seattle SoundBite the annual pairing of street style bites and rock and roll which will be taking place Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at the Showbox Sodo.

Via Tribunali will be serving hot neapolitan pizzas via our mobil oven standing side by side next to Caffe Vita who is a this year’s presenting sponsor. Last years SoundBite was headlined by John Richards of KEXP’s album of the year sweethearts Helio Sequence and hosted a handful of Seattle’s finest independent restaurants including Volunteer Park Cafe, Cantinetta, Quins, Lark and The Pike Street Fish Fry.

Vote now through February 28th, 2010 for the top three performers for this year’s event.