Monthly Archives: December 2011

Support FareStart

| December 30, 2011
The menu from a recent Guest Chef Night at FareStart featuring our very own Bob Prince.

Can hope, achievement, and self-sufficiency come from a cup of coffee? We think so. Here at Vita we’ve partnered with FareStart and YouthCare, two organizations that help make those dreams a reality.

FareStart’s Youth Barista Training & Education Program was launched in 2003 through a collaborative effort with YouthCare. The program provides at-risk youth, ages 16-23, with the opportunity to build a better future for themselves by increasing their ability to change their situation and engage in a supportive community. The eight-week Barista Training and Education Program provides job training and placement, life skills, employment counseling, classroom, and on-the-job training for the industry. Caffe Vita provides a very necessary ingredient, donating coffee to the training program and offering roasting education to students at our Capitol Hill roasting room. 

Please consider donating to FareStart’s Youth Barista Training & Education Program this year. To read one barista’s story, go here.

Extended Ice Rink Hours

| December 27, 2011

Great news! Due to increased demand, Capitol Hill’s first annual holiday ice rink will extend its run at Cal Anderson Park through January 2nd, 2012. Caffe Vita has been serving up treats since the rink opened on December 6th and will sell coffee, tea and hot apple cider until the very last thirsty skater makes their final lap around the rink.

Tickets are available for purchase at the rink (cards only) or you can buy them at any of our Seattle cafes (cash welcome, $12 for adults, $6 for kids, including skate rental). All proceeds support Cal Anderson Park and the surrounding community.

Visit here for more info, or just head over to the rink!  

Coffee & Theo Chocolate Subscriptions

| December 21, 2011

Are you still searching for that the perfect thoughtful gift that doesn’t scream “last-minute holiday desperation”? With Hanukkah upon us and Christmas just a few days away, there’s still plenty of time to purchase one of our coffee & chocolate subscriptions.

In collaboration with famed, local chocolate maker Theo, we hand-select a Farm Direct or Single Origin coffee and pair it with a remarkable bar of Theo chocolate. Sealed and shipped with care, a special combo of Vita and Theo is delivered monthly to the lucky person of your choice. Our coffee & chocolate subscriptions are available in three-, six-, or 12-month terms.

We strongly believe that coffee plus chocolate equals happiness and we think you’ll agree. Head over to our online shop to learn more about our subscription offerings.

Happy holidays! 

Meatball Shop Cookbooks Have Arrived

| December 20, 2011

If you’ve been following Vita news as of late, you’ll know that we’re bringing Vita to the Lower East Side in early 2012. Our future NYC neighbors at The Meatball Shop have been more than welcoming. In fact, Caffe Vita is the only coffee poured at Daniel and Michael’s three restaurants.

In celebration of this delicious partnership, we’re selling autographed copies of the The Meatball Shop Cookbook at our Capitol Hill cafe and will soon at all other Vita locations. This beautiful cookbook is priced at $28.