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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.

Coffee and Pie Pairing on Saturday — Don’t miss it!

| December 1, 2011

If you’ve been meaning to come to one of the coffee and pie pairings at High 5 Pie, this Saturday is the last one in the series. The featured pies are Apple, Caramel Pecan, and Chocolate Cream. We’ll bring the Caffe Vita beans and brewing methods to make the best cup for each slice. After you sample all the delicious things to eat and drink, pick up the off-the-hook cute cookbook, Cutie Pies, by High 5 Pie founder Dani Cone. That’s buying local — and eating and drinking local.

* Saturday, December 3 * 2pm to 4pm * High 5 Pie *
1400 12th Avenue, Seattle (the corner of 12th and Madison on Capitol Hill).

Annie appears to favor apple pie.
Caramel Pecan. It’s serious.
All Butter Crust! You’re looking at an Apple Cutie Pie.

Pie and coffee sky cam.
Dani’s book! Available at High 5 Pie.

Thursday: Vita + Theo Chocolate Pairing

| November 29, 2011
Image by paolosanchez.

Both coffee and chocolate are influenced by terroir and roasted to bring out a range of incredible flavors. Join us Thursday evening with in partnership with our friends at Theo Chocolate as we pair coffee and chocolate and explore how the two complement each other.

Vita’s green bean buyer Daniel Shewmaker will join Theo product development and sourcing expert Nathan Palmer-Royston in leading a fireside pairing at the Theo Chocolate Factory in Fremont. There will be two rounds of tastings at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Come prepared to discover your favorite flavors. Also, Theo will keep the store open late in case you want to shop a little.

Please call ahead (206-632-5100) to reserve your spot for either session on Thursday, December 1, at 6:30pm or 7:30pm. This coffee and chocolate pairing costs $5 per person and takes place at the Theo Chocolate in Fremont at 3400 Phinney Ave. N.

This Weekend: Shop BLANC

| November 18, 2011

Our Capitol Hill bean room will be getting festive this weekend as we house BLANC, Join Design’s winter pop-up shop. Stop by tomorrow, Saturday, from 11AM-5PM to check off your gift list early with items by independent designers. The theme is an all-white affair featuring a curated selection of limited edition furniture, art, housewares, jewelry, accessories, ornaments, and more. While you’re there, enjoy special activities by Brite Collective holiday, hot beverages from Caffe Vita, pizza by Big Mario’s, and other treats.

But wait! There’s more!  

You can get a head start this evening at the BLANC preview party at Sole Repair. Celebrate independent design, preview the BLANC collection and enjoy live music. Guests are encouraged to wear something white.

We hope to see you on Saturday in the bean room!