Monthly Archives: December 2012

Introducing Drip Coffee Liqueur

| December 21, 2012

Our friends at Rain City have released Drip, a spirit that will redefine what you know as coffee liqueur. In the words of Daily Candy, “think Kahlúa, but a million times tastier.” Drip begins with Caffe Vita cold brew and is blended with Rain City Vodka and just a touch of pure cane sugar for balance. The result is like an Americano with a kick.

More coffee, less sweet makes for perfect cocktails. Try our take on the classic white russian below.


2 oz Rain City Vodka
1 oz Rain City Drip
Light cream 

Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve. For a holiday twist, we recommend swapping the light cream for egg nog and garnishing with grated nutmeg. 

To find Drip near you go here.

Holiday Record Postcards Have Arrived!

| December 19, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, Vita Records presents our latest limited-edition record postcard featuring a holiday track by Brent Amaker and The Rodeo. Best described as country new wave, B.A.R. encourages you to “give a smile, give a hug, give a kiss, give some love” this holiday season.

“A Very Brent Amaker Christmas” is playable on any standard record player and is available for purchase at all Seattle-area Caffe Vita locations.


For $5, customers will receive the beverage of their choice and a limited-edition record postcard.


For best sound, tape corners to any standard record on a turntable. Play at 33 1/3 r.P.M. On manual mode. Pairs well with our 2012 Holiday Blend

Beanies from Bali

| December 17, 2012

We’ve got three new styles of hats to keep you warm through the new year. In a continued commitment to supporting the communities where we source our coffee, our latest line of beanies was knit in Bali by local villagers in collaboration with Spacecraft. Our 2012 Holiday Blend features coffee from nearby Flores, Indonesia.

Represent your favorite coffee in style while supporting fare wages and farming communities. The beanies are available at all of our cafes.

This Weekend: BLAK Designmart

| December 12, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate, support, and shop handmade design. The Brite Collective is presenting their 2nd annual holiday designmart in Seattle.

This weekend, Vita’s bean room on Capitol Hill will be transformed as 30+ emerging designers, makers and artisans present and sell their works for the holiday season. A curated selection of limited-edition BLAK products will be unveiled this weekend only at designmart.

The pop-up will be open Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th from 11AM-5PM. Stop in Saturday evening for a black-themed reception and meet the designers from 5-8PM. 

For more information, check out the Brite Collective’s Facebook page. See you there!