Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sulawesi Toarco Jaya – Now Available !

| November 8, 2010

Beautiful Tana Toraja

Caffé Vita is pleased to offer a new arrival, grown by the people of Toraja on the island of Sulawesi. This coffee is processed at Toarco Jaya (“Glorious Toraja Arabica Coffee”) using the fully washed, dry hulled method – a style more common in Central America than Indonesia. As a result, this cup offers a cleaner, lighter bodied Indonesian profile, but still with great depth of character and a remarkable balance of ripe fruit sweetness and savory acidity. Aromas of coriander, juniper, and apricot compliment the floral honey and dark chocolate flavors with a finish of warm clove spice.

Available for a limited time. Visit our café locations to purchase, or click here to order online

Vita Coffee & Chocolate pairing Nov. 9th at Theo Chocolates…

| November 8, 2010

Tomorrow night, November 9th, Theo Chocolates will be holding a special pairing, tasting, and exploration of the goodness that comes out of roasting fine beans (be it coffee or cocoa). There are two sessions: one at 6:45 and one at 7:45, and the cost is $5 per person. Tastings will be held at Theo’s factory at 3400 Phinney Ave. N and if you’re interested please call 206-632-5100 to reserve your spot. One lucky attendee will walk away with a six-month Coffee & Chocolate subscription!

We’re now offering more coffee subscriptions online…

| November 5, 2010

For a long time, Caffé Vita has offered our Coffee & Chocolate monthly subscription; which includes a 12oz bag of coffee and a Theo chocolate bar, paired and shipped to your home. We thought there might some of you out there who just want the coffee, or just want some espresso beans to run through your home espresso machine.

Hence, we’ve created two new subscriptions. We call them Roaster’s Choice and Caffé Del Sol. They are excellent gift ideas for the coming holidays. Here’s how they break down:

Roaster’s Choice: On the 15th day of each month, we will package and ship one 12 oz. bag of small-batch roasted coffee beans directly to your doorstep. Our roaster and green bean buyer will collaborate to bring you the freshest coffee available. They may decide one of our signature and time-honored blends is best for that particular month, like our Queen City Blend; or they may decide to send you a bag from an exclusive and limited run, like a Sulawesi Toarco Jaya. It all depends on what’s new and available in our green bean storage room.

3 months: $60
6 months: $110
12 months: $220
*Shipping is included to lower 48 states. For elsewhere, please email for rates before ordering.

Caffé Del Sol – 24oz.: The Caffé Del Sol coffee subscription is designed for the at-home espresso connoisseur. On the 15th of each month, we will send two 12oz whole bean bags of our Caffé Del Sol.

Our in-house espresso blend consists of Latin American, African & Indonesian coffees. Rich and complex. Hints of dark chocolate, praline, & a silky deep amber crema with a caramel finish.

While we made this subscription with at home espresso makers in mind, our Caffé Del Sol blend actually makes an excellent cup of brewed coffee that is very balanced and mild, with a chocolate nut flavor and hints of dark fruit and cinnamon.

3 months: $90
6 months: $165
12 months: $330
*Shipping is included to lower 48 states. For elsewhere, please email for rates before ordering.

Eveleigh Restaurant opens to acclaim in LA, serves Caffé Vita

| November 2, 2010

From the restaurants of James Beard Award winning chefs to fine hotels on the East Coast to posh resort spas in Napa, Caffé Vita has a long and storied history of helping trendsetting establishments develop the finest coffee programs in the world. Yesterday, Eveleigh on Sunset in West Hollywood, opened to much anticipation and acclaim. Our trainer, Andy Kent, spent five days, two weeks ago in LA training Eveleigh’s staff on coffee and bringing their program up to the standard they hold for their farm-to-plate fair. Eveleigh serves our Farm Direct, organic, Gayo River Sumatra in a French press for a tasty apres meal pickmeup sure to get even the most seasoned scenester in Hollywood ready for another night on the town.

Read an excellent write-up on Eveleigh here…