Category Archives: FArm Direct coffee

New Farm Direct Coffee – from Panama

| November 12, 2008

Yet another Caffe Vita Farm Direct coffee. We found this brilliant farm through our dear friend and superstar chef Jan Birnbaum of Epic Roasthouse S.F.. We will be getting more of these gorgeous beans in the future – but right now we only have a very limited supply.

The farm is a remarkable organic property in Boquette Panama – with heavy plantings of the much sought after geisha varietal. The trees are farmed using an ancient lunar method and the beans are carefully hand picked and dried on raised beds. The flavor profile is unparalleled and reminds us more of a fine Ethiopian bean than a Latin American coffee. In short – this is a very rare coffee and it completely coffee blew us away. A decadent complex cup with fragrant hints of citrus blossom, pronounced blueberry and chocolate flavors.

Exclusively available at our retail stores – and on the Vita online store – click here to grab some.

CCC = Come Cup Coffee.

| September 18, 2008

The charming and dreamy Heather Ruiz is hosting a series of Coffee Tastings – next week – at each Caffe Vita location. Come down and see how we select and taste coffee before we purchase the pretty beans. Coffee cupping is the coffee equivalent of wine tasting – but without the pomp and cheese.

All Cuppings Begin At 2pm.

Monday, September 22nd @ Seward Park
Tuesday, September 23rd @ Queen Anne
Wednesday, September 24th @ Fremont
Thursday, September 25th @ Olympia
Friday, September 26th @ Capitol Hill

Michael Hebberoy + Grist

| June 4, 2008

Hebb is now blogging with Grist, talking about his Farm Direct travels with Vita.

“I have spent the past year traveling the globe with Seattle coffee roaster CaffĂ© Vita in their search for coffee, and I have the more enviable and slippery task of seeking out stories. Many Grist readers know that coffee is the second most heavily traded commodity on the planet, but unlike the elephant in the pole position (oil), we hear very little about the realities of the cherry-red fruit on which we are also dependent.

As long as Grist lets me, I will throw out some thoughts from the coffee road, and the other “tablemaking” adventures in which I routinely find myself…” continues at gristmill…