Category Archives: events

Public Brewing School joins Weezer on the High Seas!

| February 18, 2014

There are a lot of white Mitsubishi vans in the Port of Nassau, Bahamas. After losing our first shipment of coffee in an ice storm that crippled the Southeast, finding the right delivery van was the only hope of getting coffee onboard the 2014 Weezer Cruise. When the driver, Keith finally pulled up we had only moments to spare. We rushed the goods back through customs and hopped the last ferry to an island in the sun where Weezer and Cat Power put on the show of a lifetime.  

Later, we spent some time tasting and discussing different regional coffees with the band and hundreds of their fans.  After tasting these five beautiful Farm Direct coffees, Brian Bell of Weezer surprised the group with a coffee selection of his own.  As fans tasted, they quickly realized that it was the coffee from the gas station style machine on the ships main deck.  Seeing an astonished face or two, Brian and I realized that our job was done; we’d introduced the beauty of directly traded and perfectly roasted coffee to a boatload of new fans.

Caffe Vita Public Brewing School with Brian Bell from Weezer and our own Ross Beamish

Brian Bell and Ross Beamish on The Weezer Cruise

Cat Power rocking her set in the Bahamas

Performance by Caveman

Ross Beamish and Brian Bell – Public Brewing School

Ross Beamish and Brian Bell – Public Brewing School

Public Brewing School hosted by Ross Beamish from Caffe Vita

Toro Y Moi Weezer Cruise set

Caffe Vita’s view from Backstage in the Bahamas

Caffe Vita x Weezer

Weezer!

 

Deck The Hall Ball Tonight!

| December 3, 2013

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Today, join Caffé Vita as we partner with Seattle’s longest-running alt-rock radio station, 107.7 The End, for their annual holiday concert bash, Deck The Hall Ball. The eclectic musical roster includes acclaimed indie band Vampire Weekend, French synth poppers Phoenix, hometown heroes The Head and The Heart, soaring sounds from Alt-J, England’s Arctic Monkeys, Billboard chat-topper Lorde, math-rockers Foals, and Scottish electro-pop band CHVRCHES.

Easily the strongest festival line-up of the year, this is a show not to miss. Tickets are available here and at the KeyArena box-office.

Better still, Caffé Vita will be giving out free coffee vouchers for all event attendees as the official Coffee Partner of the event!

Follow Caffé Vita on Instagram for exclusive content from behind-the-scenes of Deck The Hall Ball!

Vita’s Bob Prince at FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular

| April 11, 2013

FareStart Guest Chef Spectacular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Vita and FareStart May 23rd as we help kick off a new annual celebration of the talented chefs and restaurants that support FareStart’s training programs throughout the year. FareStart’s first annual Guest Chef Spectacular will take place at the Showbox SoDo and will feature tastes from more than 40 of the area’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries, including the talents of Vita’s own Chef Bob Prince.

Since 1988, FareStart has provided a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular and events like it are just a few of the ways that Vita collaborates with and supports this vital organization. Vita has partnered with FareStart’s Youth Barista Training Education Program since its inception in 2003 with YouthCare. The program provides at-risk youth, ages 16-23, with the opportunity to build a better future for themselves by increasing their ability to change their situation and engage in a supportive community. The eight-week Barista Training and Education Program provides job training and placement, life skills, employment counseling, classroom, and on-the-job training for the industry. Caffe Vita provides a very necessary ingredient, donating coffee to the training program and offering roasting education to students at our Capitol Hill roasting room.

Early bird tickets for FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular are $70 per person (beginning May 1, general admission tickets will be $80). VIP tickets are $125 per person and will include access to a VIP Lounge at for special pre-reception featuring exclusive tastes from local restaurants, premium wines, early admittance to the main tasting event, and a special gift bag filled with goodies from local restaurants, including Caffe Vita.

Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase tickets before they sell out!