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
|Future home of 12th Avenue Arts.
We’re pleased to announce the upcoming performances of He Is We
and The Scene Aesthetic
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
4301 Fremont Avenue North
· 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.
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.
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
Coffee and pie go together without even thinking about it, but what if we did think about it? Come taste the difference when we team up with High 5 Pie for four monthly coffee and pie pairings. Fruit, cream, or whatever the filling, we’ll bring the beans and brewing methods to make the best cup for each slice. In addition, you’ll get to see the new cookbook, Cutie Pie, from High 5 Pie founder Dani Cone. Please join us!
Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm, at High 5 Pie
September 10 – Lemon Blueberry, Marionberry, Cherry Almond
October 15 – Apple, Spiced Plum Walnut, Coconut Cream Pie
November 5 – Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Cranberry Walnut
December 3 – Apple, Caramel Pecan, Chocolate Cream
High 5 Pie is located at 1400 12th Avenue, Seattle (the corner of 12th and Madison on Capitol Hill).