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What We’re Diggin’ on July 22nd

| July 22, 2014

A$AP Rocky’s pumped for Capitol Hill Block Party, are you?

For those searching for something to do this week, you’re definitely not short on options.

From the REI Village truck coming to our Fremont cafe tomorrow morning from 7-10am, to the Timber Outdoor Music Festival Thursday-Saturday and, of course, Capitol Hill Block Party going on this weekend, Caffe Vita will be all over the place either handing out some coffee or interacting with all of you.

And because we’re really excited about everything going on, we’re letting you know what we’re diggin’ this week to help get you prepped and hyped—so take notes, have fun and we’ll see you all over the place in the next few days.


Gretchen Hackler, Marketing Director: “I’m diggin’ the hike up Tiger Mountain to Poo Poo Point that I recently did. That eight-mile trek gave my booty quite the workout! I earned that Sammie at the top, what a view! I’m also diggin’ the Vita Stage at Summit Block party, excited for this local, free event!”

Gair Wissenbach, Roaster/Manager, New York Lower East Side: “I’m diggin’ our vintage Gothot cranking out batches of batches of Theo to help all us New Yorkers beat the heat.”

Hanna Berry, Manager, Portland Old Town: “I’m diggin’ toddy with the Brazil Sao Benedito, accordion buskers from France, old school hip hop, the Via Tribunali fig pizza special, tie dye overalls, cut off wranglers and letting the good times roll!”


Liz McConnell, Owner: “I’m diggin’ on learning that the philosophy behind Krug Grand Cuvée is the same as Del Sol.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, HR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ on supporting our staff who are playing this weekend at Block Party. Hearts are Thugs—featuring Erin Bednarz—is playing the midnight supper in the Vita Bean Room Sunday night and So Pitted—featuring Queen Anne barista Jeannine Koewler—is playing on the Cha Cha stage at 3:45pm on Sunday. “

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ The Brazil rancho pour over I enjoyed yesterday prepared by Vita’s Head Trainer Ross Beamish!”


Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ Vita’s continued support of Beacon Food Forest. Check out their website to see the good work they’re doing in the community. It’s a pleasure to bring them hot organic coffee on a Saturday morning.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Rep: “I’m diggin’ on hot yoga set to a killer soundtrack at The Grinning Yogi—you’re sure to encounter at least one Vita babe there at any given time. After getting my sweat on and endorphins up, I like to take a walk down the block for some oysters and prosecco at The Coastal Kitchen. That’s some Zen for you.

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ giving up my body (and possibly life) for Vita at Block Party this weekend. Keep an eye on @CaffeVita’s Twitter and tag #VitaCHBP to choose what I should drink, eat, wear, shows I should go to and, of course, a special little surprise question which may or may not involve a tattoo.”


Pearl Nelson, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ on the West Edge Market, Harbor Steps and the great customer service from Jane and Z.”

Nick Wilton, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ Burning Beast. We had a great time this past weekend.”

Something you need this week: Ladies Vita Racer Tank—Since we want you to be comfortable and stylish during Capitol Hill Block Party and Timber Fest this weekend. . (Buy Here)


Block Party Appetizer: ODESZA

| July 21, 2014


If there’s one thing that listeners can’t help but do when hearing the sounds of ODESZA, it’s bob their heads and move their bodies.

With an amazing mix of looped melodies and vocals, the Seattle duo will no doubt leave fans talking about the banger hits that group members Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight produce.

After forming in 2012 just prior to graduating from Western Washington University together, the group earned their diplomas and followed that with an acclaimed debut album, Summer’s Gone, which had fans in the underground electronic music scene buzzing.

ODESZA followed their first full-length album with an EP entitled My Friends Never Die in 2013, and plan on releasing another LP in September of this year called In Return.

Holding down the main stage at Block Party on Friday, July 25 at 7:45pm, ODESZA is a perfect group to get the good vibes and your body grooving to set the tone for the entire weekend.

Block Party Appetizer: The War on Drugs

| July 21, 2014


Blending together multiple sounds, The War on Drugs bring a classic rock feel to their music, taking in the same breaths as legends like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty to compose smooth, indie rock.

Hailing from Philadelphia and forming in 2005, the band is steered by lead singer Adam Granduciel, and is accompanied by David Hartley (bass), Robbie Bennett (keyboards, guitar) and Patrick Berkery (drums), releasing two EPs and three, full-length studio albums in the nine years since.

The group’s 2011 album, Slave Ambient, peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Heat—a ranking of the top-200 albums—and their most recent record, 2014’s Lost in the Dream, has received similar acclaim, sitting No. 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the U.K. Indie charts, with the song “Red Eyes” becoming an instant hit.

Showcasing the many talents of their group members, The War on Drugs mix various melodies that give their music a unique sound.

Performing on the main stage at Block Party on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30pm, The War on Drugs is a show that every concertgoer should experience to understand the journey of their lyrics and vibrant sounds.

Vita Served Irish Coffee at Tales of the Cocktail Festival

| July 21, 2014


This past weekend, Caffe Vita brought our Farm Direct Guatemalan coffee to the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail Festival in the Big Easy. Vita’s Head Trainer Ross and Jeff Bell of PDT served an Irish coffee two ways, focusing on the quality of each ingredient. As Jeff said about one of his favorite beverages, “an Irish coffee only has a few ingredients, and usually each one is shitty.” A drink that is such a comfort and mainstay of any late night (or early morning) bar service should be crafted with some integrity, for once.

We focused on giving the attendees of The Diageo House Party two options, each paired with a beautiful Guatemalan coffee that tastes of maple, cocoa and allspice.


For the first cocktail we made an iced coffee with Irish whiskey, Guatemalan cold brew, and fresh unsweetened whipped cream. The second was a classic done well; Irish whiskey, a double filtered brew, and fresh whip.


We spent the majority of Thursday and Friday preparing to make hundreds of cocktails and they disappeared in less than three hours. Ross had a great time meeting and drinking with some of the best bartenders in the world and working alongside his good friend and 2013 U.S Bartender of the year, Jeff Bell.