Category Archives: music

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



Deck The Hall Ball Tonight!

| December 3, 2013


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!

Coffee Shop Series: The Maldives and Motopony on Nov. 3

| October 27, 2011

Together with Verizon, we’re bringing you local favorites The Maldives and Motopony for free at Neumos on Thursday, November 3 (8pm doors; 9pm show). It’s our third and last concert for the year in Verizon’s Coffee Shop Series. The show is all-ages and the upstairs bar at Neumos will be open.

Sign up here to enter to win General Admission tickets or VIP Experience passes. The VIP Experience includes a pre-show party, a tour of our roasting facility, and more. (Pssst! One of the bands will be joining the tour.) Also, watch our Vita Facebook and Vita Twitter updates over the next few days. We’ll make some VIP Experience passes available to some lucky internet friends.

To pick up a pair of complimentary tickets, swing by these Verizon and Caffe Vita locations listed below. At the Verizon stores, starting today, they will send you off with a tin of Caffe Vita coffee (until they run out).

Verizon Seattle ticket locations
(Thurs, Oct 27 – Tues, Nov 1)

  • Downtown | 1633 6th Avenue
  • Northgate | 401 NE Northgate Way

Caffe Vita Seattle ticket locations
(11am-6pm, Sun, Oct 30 – Tues, Nov 1)

  • Capitol Hill | 1005 East Pike Street
  • Fremont | 4301 Fremont Avenue North
  • Queen Anne | 813 5th Avenue North

Want to do something good with your old wireless phone? Bring it to the show on November 3, and it’ll go to Verizon’s HopeLine phone recycling program, which supports victims of domestic violence.

Now, let’s get back to the music! Watch The Maldives perform live in our Bean Room for KEXP at the Capitol Hill Block Party in 2009.

Have you seen Motopony’s “King of Diamonds” video? We’ve got it for you right here.

For all the details, visit the Coffee Shop Series website.