Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

It’s the Seattle Coffee Crawl.

| June 11, 2011


The 2011 Northwest Coffee Festival is next weekend, June 18-19, at Seattle Center. Caffe Vita will be there, and our baristas are excited to indulge in a weekend of coffee nerdery with the fine attendees of this brand-new festival. Ticket information is here.

Kicking off the fest is the Seattle Coffee Crawl, now underway. There is a staggering list of activities planned for coffee enthusiasts. It’s a chance to get to the cafes you’ve been wanting to visit, taste new coffee, increase your coffee knowledge, or do something fun with your family or friends. You might even win something at a Coffee Crawl event.
The full Seattle Coffee Crawl map and schedule is here. We’ve listed the Caffe Vita events below, as well as the activities at our other favorite cafes in town. And, if you enjoy coffee with chocolate, pie or ice cream, you’re in four-leaf-clover-grade luck.

CRAWL TO CAFFE VITA
Sunday, June 12, 11AM-1PM
Coffee and Conservation
With special guest, the Woodland Park Zoo. Siphon bar tasting of Zoo Special Reserve
Monday, June 13, 3PM-5PM
A Tale of Two Roasters
With special guest, Theo Chocolate. Sampling Theo Chocolate and Caffe Vita Theo Blend
Tuesday, June 14, 8AM-11AM
Yirgacheffe Extravaganza
Sampling Ethiopian Yirgacheffe espresso and other brewing methods.
Wednesday, June 15, 4PM-8PM
Quattro Crazy Happy Hour (aka “A Tale of Two Vices”)
$5 for wine or beer and an espresso shot. Caffe del Sol coffee beans, 12 oz. for $9.99.
Thursday, June 16, 11AM-1PM
Cold-Brew Coffees
Sampling Kyoto-style and Toddy. Pizza lunch specials.
Friday, June 17, 10AM (2 hours)
Roasterie Tour and Cupping of Single-Origins
RSVP to training@caffevita.com. Spaces are limited.
MORE MUST-VISIT CRAWL STOPS
Sunday, June 12, 4:30PM-6PM
Organic Affogato Tasting
Parfait’s Fiore French Roast Coffee Ice Cream + espresso
Monday, June 13, 10AM-12PM
Traditional Macchiatos by Bam Bam
Purchase a macchiato and receive half-off Fuel merch.
Monday, June 13, 3PM-7PM
Organic Affogato Tasting
Parfait’s Fiore French Roast Coffee Ice Cream + espresso
Tuesday, June 14, 5PM-7PM
Pie + Coffee = The Perfect Combo
Free Fuel espresso drink with purchase of any pie
Thursday, June 16, 1PM-3PM
Coffee Tasting (4oz drinks)
NW Macchiato / Roma Macchiato / Icee
Friday, June 17, 4:30PM-6PM
Organic Affogato Tasting
Parfait’s Fiore French Roast Coffee Ice Cream + espresso

Do you know a future Director of Coffee?

| June 11, 2011
The good people at OTG Management are recruiting for a Director of Coffee. (A pretty groovy title, yeah?) We are posting the job description here on our blog to reach our industry friends and contacts. Please forward this along to any potential Directors of Coffee. To apply, send your resume to michael.coury@otgmanagement.com.
Director of Coffee
OTG Management
Responsible for creating a flexible, portable café program for use in multiple locations, including:
  • Creation of a comprehensive, portable training program for baristas, supervisors and managers.
  • Creation of standardized hardware and smallwares ordering guidelines for new World Bean units.
  • Assisting in creation of a standardized building plan for new World Bean units.
  • Creation of standardized hiring guidelines for new World Bean units.
  • Creation of a standardized opening timeline for new World Bean units.
  • Creation of standardized organizational and operational guidelines for new and existing World Bean units.
  • Creation of standardized menus and menu guidelines for new and existing World Bean units.
  • Assisting in creation of brand identity for World Bean, including uniform standards, visual presentation, messaging, etc.
Responsible for assisting in the opening of new World Bean Units, including:
  • Hiring and training management staff.
  • Assisting management staff in hiring baristas, where necessary.
  • Assisting in training new baristas, where necessary.
  • Assisting in installation and initial setup of hardware.
  • Ordering hardware and smallwares for initial setup.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with business partners, including:
  • Establishing and assisting in maintaining relationships with roasters, food vendors and dairy vendors local to each World Bean unit or terminal.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with hardware and smallwares vendors.
  • Establishing and assisting in maintaining relationships with coffee equipment maintenance specialists local to each World Bean unit or terminal.
  • Establishing and maintaining a presence for World Bean in the Specialty Coffee community, including attending trade shows, barista competitions, and various industry events.
Responsible in the interim for assisting in operations and maintenance of coffee quality at LGA Terminal D, including:
  • Assisting in selecting new coffees.
  • Assisting in establishing brew parameters for new coffees.
  • Assisting in hardware calibration & maintenance.
  • Assisting in ordering, inventory & invoice management.
  • Assisting in scheduling & labor tracking.