Monthly Archives: July 2010

Next PBS Class Saturday July 31st

| July 20, 2010

Only a few seats left for the 31st class! Get ’em while they’re hot!

PBS is a free class which takes place once a month at the Capitol Hill Caffe Vita. Andy Kent, Vita’s lead coffee trainer, has a wealth of knowledge to share about the history of the bean and the best way to brew the perfect cup. All classes from 10am – Noon. Email to reserve a spot.

| July 15, 2010

Another successful PBS class last Saturday. Drinking coffee early in the morning, helps with afternoon sun…

A good day cupping

| July 14, 2010
Today we had a lot of fun at the cupping table; it was a double header.
Round one: Sumatra
We sniffed, slurped, and spat our way through eight organic coffees from northern Sumatra. Aromas of cocoa, orange peel, jalapeno, moss, blackberry, and tobacco tantalized our noses. These were big bodied beauties, low in acid, with that long wild finish that typifies the best Sumatra has to offer. The standout once again: Sumatra Gayo River. The new crop will be arriving early next week, straight from our Farm Direct partners in Aceh.

the last time young master cupper Keith was this excited (circa 198?)

Round two : Ethiopia . . . and Yemen

Our second cupping featured all dry processed coffees. From cup to cup we witnessed the wide range of qualities that emerge when coffee is allowed to dry with fruit still clinging to the bean. The yeasty and winey qualities of fermentation were present, as were the fabulous dark chocolate and blueberry notes. Some unusual and surprising aromas evoked memories of dusty desert nights roasting chilies, and the fumes of medicine cabinet.

Caffe Vita Hosts The Vera Project’s Drink For The Kids in 5 Vita Locations Next Week!

| July 9, 2010


Caffe Vita will be hosting the Vera’s forthcoming fundraiser event, the 8th annual A Drink For The Kids benefit, to be held July 11-17, 2010. The community driven event raises money for the Vera Project’s volunteer-run, non-profit and all-ages music and arts program. Vera has been a major force in Seattle music scene since 2001. Throughout the week, patrons of all ages can get coffee at select Caffe Vita locations and 20% of the cost of their purchase will go to support the Vera Project. Caffe Vita’s participation complements the A Drink For The Kids events at Seattle bars throughout the week.

Caffe Vita’s Capitol Hill location will also host a free wrap-up party prior to the A Drink For The Kids finale concert on Saturday July 17 from 6-8pm; the finale concert will follow immediately at Neumo’s at 8pm, and will feature Brite Futures (formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head).

Schedule and Participating Caffe Vita Locations:

Monday July 12: Seward Park Caffe Vita
5028 Wilson Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98118

Tuesday July 13: Fremont Caffe Vita
4301 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98103

Wednesday July 14: Pioneer Square Caffe Vita
125 Prefontaine Pl South Seattle, Washington 98104

Thursday July 15: Queen Anne Caffe Vita
813 5th Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109

Friday July 16: Capitol Hill Caffe Vita
1005 East Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98122

Saturday July 17: Capitol Hill Caffe Vita location wrap-up party
6-8pm (More Details to come)

For more information click here