Daily Archives: May 24, 2013

A lot happening on 43rd and Fremont Avenue!

| May 24, 2013

Caffe Vita’s Fremont cafe is located on the corner of 43rd St. and Fremont Ave..  On the same corner is a place we have come to love and appreciate, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center!

Fremont Abbey’s mission is to curate vibrant & welcoming spaces where people of all ages and incomes can grow in their artistic & social development through arts & cultural experiences.

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Shenandoah Davis – playing Bumbershoot.

Abbey Arts focuses on music, dance, visual, literary and culinary arts in formats including multi-arts performances, group classes & workshops, individual lessons, new exhibits, community gatherings, and artistic life celebrations.

They are a nonprofit arts organization presenting and curating creative events at unusual spaces around Seattle and at our home venue, Fremont Abbey Arts Center.  They have a benefit show coming up on May 31st, in which Kelli Schaefer will be releasing her EP.  The best part, and the thing we appreciate so much, is that the show is ALL AGES.  Doors are at 7PM, and the show starts at 8!

INFO and TICKETS about Kelli Schaefer’s show.

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Cupping at Caffe Vita Alberta!

| May 24, 2013

This is a shot of a cupping at the Alberta roasterie.  Left to Right is Matt (trainer), Allie (manager) and Frank (barista).

Vita Alberta Cupping

“Coffee Cupping” is the practice of observing the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee.  It is a professional practice but can be done informally by anyone or by professionals known as “Master Tasters”. A standard coffee cupping procedure involves deeply sniffing the coffee, then loudly slurping the coffee so it spreads to the back of the tongue. The coffee taster attempts to measure aspects of the coffee’s taste, specifically the body (the texture or mouthfeel, such as oiliness), sweetness (the perceived sweetness at the sides of the tongue), acidity (a sharp and tangy feeling at the tip of the tongue, like when biting into an orange), flavor (the characters in the cup), and aftertaste. Since coffee beans embody telltale flavours from the region where they were grown, cuppers may attempt to identify the coffee’s origin.  Cupping is a very important part of the process, and most of all… FUN!