Monthly Archives: February 2011

Now Roasting : Papua New Guinea

| February 22, 2011

We are pleased to have, for a limited time, an exceptional coffee from the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Kainantu district. A majority of this coffee was grown on the Agoga Plantation, with additional cherries contributed by small holders from the Onaka Grower’s Association. Ripe cherries from bourbon, mundo novo, and arusha trees are harvested and sent to the wet processing facilities on the same day. They are washed, pulped, and fully submerged in spring water for a 36-hour fermentation, after which they are washed again, and then laid to dry on raised beds.

This meticulous processing results in a clean, sophisticated cup with sparkling citrus acidity, and layers of savory fruit flavors: plum, cherry tomato, and blackcurrant. The aroma has a soft floral quality, reminiscent of chamomile; the mouthfeel is vibrant yet anchored by the syrupy caramel body, and the finish lingers of candied orange zest.

Purchase at any of our cafe locations or online here

Grand Opening of our Greenwood Location Tomorrow, Proceeds Donated to Neighborhood…

| February 17, 2011

Caffe Vita Greenwood is open! Come celebrate and support the neighborhood at our grand opening on Friday, February 18, 2011. One-hundred percent of proceeds from all purchases made Friday will be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association and Center. Come have a Vita coffee, meet new neighbors, and help us support your local community. Caffe Vita in Greenwood is located at 7402 Greenwood Avenue North.

Since 1980, the Phinney Neighborhood Association has been dedicated to building community through a wide variety of programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic involvement. Their programs include a child care, a senior center, two soup kitchens, a tool lending library, an art gallery, dance classes, a neighborhood-wide garage sale…the PNA has something for everyone in the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood.

Grand Opening Day: Friday, February 18, 2011
Hours: M-F 6am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 8pm.

Maria Hines Opens New Restaurant in Ballard, Serving Vita

| February 17, 2011
Maria in Istanbul.

Vita loves Maria Hines and Maria Hines loves Vita. We are proud to help her announce the opening of her second restaurant in Seattle: Golden Beetle in Ballard.

Maria is a James Beard Award-winning chef that has been wowing Seattle, and serving Vita coffee, for the past four years at her restaurant Tilth. Golden Beetle will be a pleasant departure for Maria with a focus on the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. Maria spent months traveling to Turkey, Lebanon, and Egypt for inspiration. Taking cues from the timeless tradition of ancient street carts in the region, Golden Beetle is sure to be an immersive dining experience.

Golden Beetle opens this Friday, Feburary 18th at 1744 NW Market Street.

Free Coffee Friday Featured in Portland Monthly

| February 9, 2011

Anybody in proximity of Portland should remember our Free Coffee Fridays at our Alberta St. location are still happening through the end of the month. Portland Monthly did a nice little write-up here.

Free Coffee Fridays – 2909 NE Alberta St 
Come in between 10am – 2pm and get a free 8oz drink of your choice. No strings attached.