Daily Archives: August 5, 2010

Caffé Vita Espresso: Good enough to rub all over your face…

| August 5, 2010

You know you’ve considered it. Added to the fact that caffeine can be absorbed through the skin, well, rubbing coffee grounds on your face all of a sudden is giving the cold water splash a run for its money in the feel-awake-quick category.

Fortunately, Seattle-based cosmetic brand Sweet Beauty has a more refined option. According to a recent article in Fresh Cup Magazine, they use Caffé Vita espresso beans in some products in their “Mocha Collection;” including a sugar scrub with espresso grounds. From the article:

Sweet Beauty’s final coffee-based product, a sugar scrub, has an independent coffee shop at its roots. When Francoise needs a fresh batch of the cosmetic, she [Sweet Beauty Owner Lisa Francoise] heads to a shop in her Seattle neighborhood and buys Caffé Vita espresso beans by the pound. Back at her workspace she grinds the coffee and combines it with coffee bean oil, chocolate and sugar. 

Caffé Vita Supporting and Serving at Auction of Washington Wines

| August 5, 2010

It’s pretty widely accepted, in Seattle anyway, that coffee beans can be as nuanced and varied in taste in the same way various wines are. It’s fitting then that Caffé Vita’s excellent will again be the coffee sponsor for the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) taking place August 19-21. The AWW is a very important fundraiser that benefits the Seattle Children’s Hospital and raises funds towards the near $100 million the hospital needs annually for uncompensated care (a service that makes sure all Washington children receive the best care available regardless of insurance coverage).

In addition to providing auction items, Caffé Vita’s mobile coffee cart will be serving fine espresso drinks and coffee during these AWW events:

-Barrel Auction and Picnic with the Winemakers on August 19th, info here.
-Covey Run 10K race, and 5k race/walk on August 21st, info here.
- Gala Auction on August 21st, info here.