Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Ethiopian Nigusie Lemma Now Available at our Cafés…

| October 6, 2010
Our green bean buyer, Daniel, recently left for a coffee auction in Indonesia, but he left us with a new Ethiopian coffee to debut in our cafés…
And now a coffee to celebrate the fall, a stand out from Western Ethiopia: the dry processed Nigusie Lemma. This coffee was among the first available through the Direct Specialty Trade auctions in Addis Ababa, an event organized to provide buyers with traceability and the assurance that over 85% of the price paid made its way back to the farmers. We are proud to participate in this exciting development in Ethiopia, which represents a step in what we believe to be the right direction. 
A dry-processed coffee of this caliber is a rare thing and worth celebrating; since too often this process results in inconsistencies due to uneven drying and sorting. Commonplace in dry processed coffees are flavors of dirt and over-ripe fruit. The Nigusie Lemma, however, is consistently clean, sweet, and delicious. The first thing to jump out is the aroma of ripe peaches and maraschino cherry, with a hint of amaretto.  This candied fruit aroma is complimented by oily almond butter body, and orange juice acidity. 
Neguise Lemma is now available in our Capitol Hill café for whole bean purchase and will be in all cafés by Friday. This coffee is very tasty and very limited. Much fanfare surrounded a French press and vacuum pot cupping last week. A 12 oz. bag is $13.95. Get it while you can…

| October 6, 2010

And now a coffee to celebrate the fall, a stand out from Western Ethiopia: the dry processed Nigusie Lemma. This coffee was among the first available through the Direct Specialty Trade auctions in Addis Ababa, an event organized to provide buyers with traceability and the assurance that over 85% of the price paid made its way back to the farmers. We are proud to participate in this exciting development in Ethiopia, which represents a step in what we believe to be the right direction. 
A dry-processed coffee of this caliber is a rare thing and worth celebrating; since too often this process results in inconsistencies due to uneven drying and sorting. Commonplace in dry processed coffees are flavors of dirt and over-ripe fruit. The Nigusie Lemma, however, is consistently clean, sweet, and delicious. The first thing to jump out is the aroma of ripe peaches and maraschino cherry, with a hint of amaretto.  This candied fruit aroma is complimented by oily almond butter body, and orange juice acidity.

Caffé Vita at Downtown Throwdown and Run Vera Run this weekend!

| October 6, 2010

Who knew the second weekend in October would buzz with activity from Caffé Vita? Well, it will, and the fun begins Saturday with the 5th Annual Downtown Throwdown in Pioneer Square. Basically, 30 tons of snow get dumped on Occidental Park and a bunch of professional snowboarders shred it up on some rails, barrels, and wall rides. The fun starts at Noon and goes until 5pm and we will have our rolling espresso cart out serving tasty drinks. Via Tribunali will also be in the hizzy the mobile pizza oven that will churn out delicious and authentic Neapolitan-style pizza all day long. So, come on out! Make sure to stop by and support our good friends from the Service Board. tSB will have a tent and will be selling raffle tickets that can get you in on some sweet new snowboard and other prize action.

The other big event, which is very close to our hearts, is the Run Vera Run at Seward Park on Sunday. The festivities begin bright and early at 8am and again the Caffé Vita cart will be serving drinks. Following the race, the Via Tribunali pizza oven will again be delivery tasty pies to deserving race participants. Get there by 8am if you want to run in the 10K race or 4K fun run/walk. The run is a fundraiser for the Vera Project, which “is a non-profit music and arts space at Seattle Center dedicated to keeping music and art accessible to people of all ages.”