Monthly Archives: July 2013

Looking forward to the 7th Annual Malibu Invitational!

| July 31, 2013


Caffe Vita is a proud sponsor of the 7th annual Malibu Invitational this weekend, August 3&4. We will be pouring french press of our Caffe Luna & ice cold brew in the VIP area.
Please stop by for some coffee and show your support for Caffe Vita brand ambassador Steven Lippman who will be surfing in the legends division this weekend!

The Freedom Artists!

| July 23, 2013
Freedom Artist

The Freedom Artists surf series concluded its 2013 campaign with excellent conditions; sunny weather, delicious food, and of course plenty of Caffe Vita!  We were on board, serving French Press of our Caffe Luna and ice cold toddy brew at the Famous Surf tent, keeping competitors, family, friends and fans properly caffeinated.

Recovery Cafe!

| July 22, 2013











Gretchen, pictured above with a volunteer barista (left) and the Director of Resource Development for the Recovery Cafe (right), representing Caffe Vita at a small awards ceremony.  Caffe Vita is honored to be a part of this organization, providing them with some of the assets they need in order to function as a free service to the community.  As a non-profit, they could always use more support.  Below is a description of the Cafe and how people of the community are benefiting from it’s efforts!

Recovery Café Offers a Loving, Healing Community!!!

They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

They offer many different events and activities to support you in your recovery, including early morning and weekend 12-Step meetings. They have Member Introductions three times a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, promptly at 1:00PM and Thursdays promptly at 4:00PM. Visit their resources page to see 12-Step schedules for the whole area.

Recovery Café invites men and women who want to be part of a supportive recovery community to become members of the Cafe. To be a member, you need to be drug and alcohol free for 24-hours and attend a Recovery Circle.

Here are the steps to join:

  • Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5:00 p.m.
  • Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, 1 p.m.

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.

They serve dinner nightly at 5:15 p.m., for people who are part of 12-Step meetings or Recovery Circles.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can take the following steps:

•    Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5 p.m.
•    Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesdays and Saturday at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 4pm.
•    Attend a weekly Recovery Circle (small accountability group)

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.


Volunteers are an important part of the Recovery Cafe community. Please email or visit
ourVolunteer Page for more information about ways to participate. Volunteers are also welcome to
participate in Café sponsored classes, events and activities for their own growth and healing.
Caffe Vita volunteers trainers to guide future baristas on brewing methods!


Ninety percent of Recovery Café members report that a supportive community helps them
maintain sobriety. Donate online or attend their annual event, Standing in the Gap!


We’re with the Band!

| July 18, 2013

Tomorrow night, July 19th, Caffe Vita’s very own barista, Stephen Nielsen, is playing a show at a very popular music venue down the street from our NYC (Lower East Side) cafe, called Pianos.  His stage name is Nielsen, and he will be playing the 9pm slot!  He previously lived (and played music) in Seattle and worked at Fiore.  This will be his first show in NYC, and the Vita crew are all planning to attend his show to support him.  You should come, too!

His Digital Album, Mystic City

His Digital Album, Four New Riddles