Monthly Archives: September 2011

Come learn about 12th Avenue Arts

| September 26, 2011

Tomorrow at Sole Repair there will be a neighborhood get together for people to learn more about 12th Avenue Arts. This project of Capitol Hill Housing will transform an East District police parking lot (pictured below) into a mixed-use development with affordable housing, community meeting space, retail, arts space, and underground parking for police vehicles. For years, Capitol Hill Housing has been working to make this project real, and back in June it was officially announced. We’re excited to hear the latest updates.

We hope to see you at Sole Repair tomorrow. And, it will be a chance to have a drink with Tim Keck and Jerry Everard!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 4-6 pm
Sole Repair, 1001 East Pike, Seattle, WA 98122
R.S.V.P., Leigh at lsmith@capitolhillhousing.org
Future home of 12th Avenue Arts.

October 13 at Neumos: He Is We and The Scene Aesthetic

| September 23, 2011
 

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming performances of He Is Weand The Scene Aesthetic at Neumos on Thursday, October 13, at 8pm. These two local indie pop bands will perform a free, all-ages concert as part of Verizon Wireless’ Coffee Shop Series.

While they last, the free tickets will be available for pick-up at the following Caffe Vita and Verizon Wireless locations, beginning October 6 through October 10:
Caffe Vita  Ticket giveaway hours: 11am to 6pm

·        Capitol Hill |
1005 East Pike Street

·        Fremont |
4301 Fremont Avenue North

·        Queen Anne |
813 5th Avenue North

Verizon Wireless

·        Downtown |
1633 6th Avenue

·        Northgate |
401 NE Northgate Way

If you have a used wireless phone to donate, bring it to the Downtown or Northgate Verizon Wireless locations during October 6-10, and they’ll thank you with a limited edition Caffe Vita coffee tin (while supplies last) and a chance to win a VIP Experience, which includes a pre-party and Meet & Greet with both bands. Phone donations to Verizon’s HopeLine phone recycling program support victims of domestic violence.
For all the details and more, visit the Coffee Shop Series website.

Coffee Dreams Coming True

| September 17, 2011

It is a dream coming true that we are awaiting a shipment of coffee beans from Papua New Guinea, specifically the remote YUS Conservation Area of the Huon Peninsula (click here for map). Our partnership with the Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program supports conservation efforts that are good for the land, the environment, the people, the native species, and the coffee crop, too. Our green bean buyer Daniel, a regular contributor to this blog, has posted reports from the June 2011 trip and has recently shared his enthusiasm for the coffee we’re on track to bring you this fall.

Please see this recent blog post by the Woodland Park Zoo that outlines the deep importance of coffee to the villagers in the YUS Conservation Area. For more updates on this project and our conservation coffee — stay tuned right here on the Vita blog.

Above, Daniel discusses drying techniques with YUS Conservation Area landowners and farmers.
Cherry by cherry, the coffee is harvested.
Some planes must be pushed before they can be caught.
Photos by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo. 

On Wednesday, Eat Out on Capitol Hill

| September 10, 2011

Caffe Vita is proud to be a participating business in the First Annual Eat Out on Capitol Hill to benefit Country Doctor Community Health Centers. We’re one of several neighborhood cafes and restaurants who have pledged to donate a percentage of proceeds from this Wednesday, September 14. Here’s the link to the Facebook event page.

Country Doctor Community Health Centers improves the health of our community by providing high-quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of all people regardless of their ability to pay.

Check out the poster below and make your plans for this Wednesday. Round up your friends and hit up your favorite places on the hill. You can make an impact!

Eat Out on Capitol Hill, Sept 14, 2011