Category Archives: Music Festival

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



Edith Macefield Festival

| October 1, 2013


This Saturday, Caffé Vita is proud to sponsor the first annual Macefield Music Festival in Ballard. Named after the subject of the first chapter from Caffe Vita’s documentary series “Steadfast“, the festival is inspired by the powerful, individualistic spirit of Edith Macefield, the woman who achieved worldwide notoriety when she refused to sell her home in the Ballard neighborhood to commercial developers for one million dollars.


Curated by Kwab Copeland, in collaboration with Michael Stephens, Drew Church, and Hannah Levin (all of whom have tattoos of the Macefield home), the festival features an eclectic variety of music. From the primal punk and tribalistic drums of Constant Lovers, to the spacious synths and lush beats of Kid Smpl, the artist line-up is a sonically inspired mix that pays tribute to the festival’s namesake and her independent essence.


Caffé Vita will be on-hand at the Macefield Music Festival to keep you caffeinated with French Press and Cold Brew in front of the Tractor Tavern and Hazelwood.


More info on the Macefield Music Festival at

-Reese Umbaugh