Daily Archives: July 8, 2014

What We’re Diggin’ on July 8th

| July 8, 2014


We hope everyone had a great time enjoying the Fourth of July and, for all those in Seattle, are adjusting nicely to this summer heat wave.

With temperatures expected to be in the high-80s over the next week or so, you can bet that us here at Caffe Vita are really looking forward to doing our fair share of fun things outside—like getting a few Happy Hours at Via Tribunali.

And, like every week, we’re giving you a few other things that we’re diggin’, so hopefully you can be inspired by a few of them.


Rick Friel, Grocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ this handmade Vita bag that my friend Martha made for me. It was a nice surprise to get in the mail. I’m going to put it to use immediately. Pearl wants one now. I love it!”

Dana Ericsson, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ on spiked rosemary lemonade and pasta salad at the park, with a mean game of wiffle ball.”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ the very real possibility of LeBron James coming back to Cleveland to play for my Cavs. And, of course, all the fun events we’ve got planned over the next month or so.”

Mark Edington, Driver, Portland: “I’m diggin’ on my new neighborhood, Montavilla, and spots like Redwood, Vintage Cocktail Lounge and the Academy Theater. Also, I am really into the Congo Tsheya in the chemex at home. “

Nick Wilton, Sales: “I’m diggin’ Die Manschaft’s complete destruction of Brasil. Hoping this is the year for that fourth star!”

Erin Bednarz, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ on these Snap Pea Crisps that Customer Service just can’t stop snacking on, and, I personally, have made DIY crop tops and rolled-up shorts my go-to uniform for this heat wave! Also, the new White Lung album is making my day and haunting my dreams.”


Max McLoughlin, Graphic Designer: “I’m diggin’ on all the art from Essy May.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Representative: ”I’m diggin’ vegan coconut and mint chocolate chip ice cream cones from Bluebird Ice Cream on Pike. Is there anything more delightful than walking through Volunteer Park with a tasty snack in the sun?”

Reese Umbaugh, Manager, Capitol Hill: “As a serious K-pop enthusiast (I curate a quarterly J/K-pop dance party at Capitol Hill club Barboza), I’m diggin’ on the new music video from South Korean girl group f(x)! Check it out here.”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the engineers who discovered how to make good espresso in space.”

Bob Prince, Brand Champion/Sales Leader: “I’m diggin’ eating the very first sandwich on opening day at Hitchcock Deli No. 2 in Georgetown. Thanks Brendan for the piled high, house smoked pastrami, swiss and house made kraut.”

Caffe Vita Went to the Eat Hope Run 5K and Tasting

| July 8, 2014


On Sunday, June 29th, Caffe Vita had the opportunity to take part in the Ethan Stowell Restaurants Eat Run Hope 5K, benefitting the Fetal Health Foundation.

With a handful of terrific restaurants serving food and Vita handing out both drip and cold brew, we had a great time eating and talking amongst the crowd at Magnuson Park.


Four members from a few restaurants participated in the Bacon Relay first thing, a head-to-head competition which included slamming a beer, handing off a baton wrapped in raw bacon and promptly sprinting around the building about 300 feet.

Proving to ourselves that we were good at these types of activities, Caffe Vita actually won the race, taking home bragging rights for the next year—and we look forward to defending the title in 2015.

Following the relay, a few hundred participants ran the 5K course along Lake Washington on a perfect, sunny day.


Vita showed that their luck hadn’t run out—no pun intended—as a few of the members who ran the Bacon Relay finished in the top-3 of their age groups, earning medals to wear proudly.

At the conclusion of the 5K, nearly 20 different restaurants served some of the most delicious dishes in Seattle.


With so many delicious options to choose from, it was hard to decide on what we wanted first, but with everything we got to sample being on point, there were definitely second and third helpings being taken advantage of.


The rest of the day included great music and a lot of dancing, so thanks to all those who came out to show their support for the Fetal Health Foundation, we can’t wait to do it again next summer.