Category Archives: capitol hill

A lesson in Tea

| May 5, 2013


Rishi Tea offers the highest quality organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas, fresh each season and direct from tea gardens around the world. We travel thousands of miles each year to work hands-on with skilled artisans whose families have been making traditional teas and herbs for generations. Our direct relationships allow us to produce rare and exclusive teas that offer an unmatched level of freshness. Being at origin to maintain these relationships is our way of ensuring the quality and authenticity of our teas and herbs.

Our trade, travels, and study are devoted to expanding the understanding of loose leaf tea and setting the standard for quality. We are proud to offer over 200 loose leaf teas and herbs.

To learn more about Rishi Tea visit

This Weekend in the Bean Room: Brackish Pop-Up Shop

| December 13, 2011

Come down to the Caffe Vita Bean Room (1005 E. Pike Street, Seattle) on Saturday and Sunday for the Brackish Pop-Up Shop. Brackish is a local, sustainable furniture company that aims to inspire and respond to a demand for exceptional design, local production, and lasting quality. Essentially, this stuff is gorgeous. We are excited to partner with these talented designers and craftsmen.

Have the chance to see the first collection of furniture from Brackish as well as pieces from Whitcomb & Company. Also, come see the clothing, home goods and gifts from other local designers, brought to you by Glasswing. The Brackish Pop-Up Shop is open  from 11AM to 10PM on Saturday and 11AM to 5PM on Sunday.

Find Brackish on Facebook, and invite your friends via the event page.

Skate With Us!

| December 6, 2011

May we suggest a slightly safer option?
Photo by Dave Lichterman

The Capitol Hill Ice Rink opens today! Now through December 24th from 11AM-10PM daily you can lace up your skates in Cal Anderson Park and celebrate the holidays with Caffe Vita. At 4:30 today there will be a special opening ceremony, including a visit from Mayor McGinn and songs from the Northwest School’s a capella choir.

While the ice may be borrowed, the festivities are all local, with hot dogs from Dante’s, neighborhood sponsors like the Elliott Bay Book Company, and of course, Caffe Vita.

Not only will we be selling hot cocoa, cider, coffee, tea, and kombucha every day at the rink, you can also pick up sweet treats, whole beans and hats! After snapping up some Vita merch drop by the ice rink’s complimentary gift wrapping table and spread the love. Or, you know, keep them for yourself. It’s cold out there!

Tickets are available for cash purchase at the rink or you can buy them at our Capitol Hill cafe ($12 for adults, $6 for kids, including skates).

For more information, go here or just head over to Cal Anderson! We hope to see you there.