Category Archives: community

Claim your seat at the Next Public Brewing School!

| April 30, 2013




Time is running out to claim your seat at the next Public Brewing School, Caffe Vita’s free class on all things coffee. We are excited to feature our latest import from Papua New Guinea, a cooperatively grown coffee by native farmers who’ve pledged their land to conservation. We’ll feature this exciting coffee alongside many others, and brew with a variety of tools and techniques. This one is being held in Capitol Hill, May 4th, 10:00 to noon. Email to reserve your place in this month’s installment of PBS!

A Barista Prodigy at Tyler Street Café

| April 12, 2013

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Meet John Hasson and his daughter Isabella. John is the owner and chef at Tyler Street Café in Port Townsend, WA. His 11 year old daughter Isabella is a barista prodigy. We were so impressed with Isabella’s latte art and overall technique that we wanted to showcase it here.

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If you’re a Port Townsend resident, or plan on visiting for this year’s Rhododendron Festival during the last weekend of May, pay Tyler Street café a visit. You may find Isabella behind the counter practicing her skills, try some of John’s delicious cooking or sample some pastries made by his wife Anca.

Donation Pledge to 12th Avenue Arts

| October 4, 2011
Caffe Vita will donate 10 percent of Capitol Hill coffee bar sales from the month of October to 12th Avenue Arts, a new Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) building to be constructed near 12th Avenue and East Pine Street. This mixed-use development will bring more than 80 affordable apartments, community meeting space, and permanently affordable performing arts space to the neighborhood.

Last Tuesday at Sole Repair, supporters and neighborhood business owners gathered to hear project updates and learn about the progress of the capital campaign (CHH’s first ever). Through a mix of funding sources including private donations, grants, tax credit, state programs and commercial bank loans, CHH is hard at work to secure the $38 million required for construction. The groundbreaking is slated for the summer of 2012, and the project is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2014.
For more information on 12th Avenue Arts or how you can support the capital campaign, get in touch with the kind people at Capitol Hill Housing.

Michael Seiwerath, Executive Director, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, speaking at the 12th Avenue Arts event at Sole Repair on September 27.