New Yorkers love their iced coffee so much we’ve decided to bring it to you on tap! Stop by Caffe Vita LES for a little iced Rwanda Rushashi.
Recently, Mike McConnell chatted with Danielle and Laura Kosann of The New Potato about Caffe Vita on the Lower East Side:
Caffe Vita roasts all of our coffee on vintage German made coffee roasters. We roast daily in our Ludlow St. cafe using an antique cast iron Gothot roaster from the early 1900s. We are the first and only wholesale coffee roaster to roast on-site in Manhattan.
To read more about Vita’s history and view Via Tribunali’s recipe for authentic Margherita Pizza, head over to The New Potato.
Way back in 2009 we documented one of many Farm Direct trips to Guatemala, visiting a 4th generation coffee farm nestled within the lush rainforest and volcanic region of Santa Rosa, Guatemala. The above footage takes you along as we visit an exemplary farm of environmental stewardship and sustainability that clearly shows through from seed to cup.
In 2007, Sean and Arelene Heitkemper rescued a dive bar and brought craft wine and beer to the San Fernando Valley. Bar ONE quickly became a respite for folks weary of endless freeways and strip malls, yearning for quality and culture.
Four years later, after much feedback from locals, the Heitkempers are bringing great coffee and good food to their favorite hood. SteamPunk is serving up Vita along with delicious breakfast, lunch, and small plates in the evening.
Vita trainer Ross was on hand last weekend for Steampunk’s soft opening, just in time to develop a few coffee cocktails over at neighboring Bar ONE.
Join us as we celebrate the community where we roast. We’ll be at the 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival this Sunday, August 12th, as 12th Ave between Madison and Pike are closed for a day of fun.
In its third year, 12th Avenue Neighborhood Festival features Capitol Hill’s favorite shops and restaurants (all bites are five bucks or under). We’ll be serving up Vita cold brew alongside of Via Tribunali’s mobile pizza oven. Stop by for food, music, shopping, and family entertainment.
For more info, go here. We hope to see you on Sunday, Seattle!
We are pleased to report that the harvest in YUS (Yopno-Uruwa-Som) is well underway and that we have begun making arrangements for transportation of this second shipment. We are eagerly anticipating the improvement in quality that is expected thanks to the construction of new solar driers in the villages of Gomdan, Boksawin, Worin, Towet, and Yawan. Sustainable Livelihoods Coordinator Benjamin Sipa recently checked up on the progress and passed along these photos of the new solar driers.
We will be roasting our final batch from the first harvest soon, so make sure and enjoy it while you can!