Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

What We’re Diggin’ on August 5th

| August 5, 2014

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It’s very close to that time of the year again—football season.

As the Seattle Seahawks begin their quest to defend their Super Bowl title from last season, some of us around Caffe Vita are excited to see what the team does as an encore.

But with big things happening around here—like the complete rebuild of our 45 roaster all week long—there are plenty of things other than the old pigskin that we’re diggin’ on.

And for those who are headed to this weekend’s Doe Bay Festival, make sure to stop by and say hello to the Vita crew, as we’ll be selling coffee to help get each morning started.

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Rick Friel, Grocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ the fact that as of today, August 5th, I’ve been at Vita for 11 years! Thank you Mike for giving me a job within your company. I’ve met so many wonderful people  & have had so many great experiences because of Vita & the generosity of Mike and Liz. People at Vita are passionate and caring and genuinely enjoy being here. I appreciate each and everyone of you & your hellos mean a lot. It’s been fun & it still is.”

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ all things DOE BAY. DOE BAY, DOE BAY!”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the Chvrches show this Thursday at the Showbox, can’t wait to see them live!”

Mark Edington, Driver, Portland: “I’m definitely diggin’ on taking advantage of all the wonders the Northwest has to offer and floating in the rivers and lakes as much as possible. Also, I’ve been listening to the new Shabazz Palaces and Parquet Courts while delivering the coffee. And I really dig the A/C in the delivery van.”

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Ian Beckwith, Production: “I’m diggin’ Marty Curtis and his crew busting ass on the 45 kilo roaster. Giving us a chance to learn about our roaster inside and out.”

Jason Atteberry, Warehouse Manager: “I’m diggin’ the progress that Marty and his crew are doing at Vita, and that my mom will be in town to see an amazing production and roasting crew doing their thing! Go team Vita!”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on Seattle! Running around and seeing the many sights and scenes this gorgeous city has. I’m also all about football being back, there’s no better time of year to be a diehard sports fan than now.”

Charlie Holloway, Portland, Sales Manager: “I’m diggin’ Common Grounds Coffeehouse!  Currently serving Caffe Vita Brazil Rancho Sao Benedito as their featured single origin. Stop in and say hi to Gus or Amber in the morning or stop in for an evening event. Comedy open mic night on Wednesday!”

Something you need this week: Vita Black on Black Snapback—Hey, if Jay Z can wear black on black, so can you. (Buy Here)

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Caffe Vita Went to the TK Art of the City Street Fair

| August 5, 2014

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One of the sometimes, forgotten places in Seattle is the Pioneer Square neighborhood of the city.

Located in a bustling area during the week thanks to the surrounding businesses, the section of the town is also widely known as a hub for the local art community, with many flocking to the area for people to experience some of the sights.

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And, this past weekend, the TK Artists Lofts celebrated their 10th anniversary by hosting the Art of the City Art Street Fair, and Caffe Vita was able to attend, taking in some one of the most eclectic events of the summer.

Selling coffee at both our café location and a street stand, Vita listened to music and mingled with local artists and visitors all day, taking full advantage of the opportunity to see some very unique art.

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A few of the highlights included performances by DJ VOX MOD, among others, as well as delicious food and drinks from food trucks and Central Saloon, offering barbecue and a specialty cocktail featuring Vita cold brew.

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The event also had street performers who made their way throughout the many art studios, maintaining character for those at the festival to enjoy.

Opening in 2004, the TK Artist Lofts have provided 50 units of housing and creative space to artists and their families, helping them become a vital and vibrant center for the arts in downtown Seattle.

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With art in seemingly every corner of the few blocks designated for the festival, it was great to meeting some of the artists who pour their heart and soul into their work, while also supporting the local creatives.

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