Category Archives: NPO

Recovery Cafe!

| July 22, 2013











Gretchen, pictured above with a volunteer barista (left) and the Director of Resource Development for the Recovery Cafe (right), representing Caffe Vita at a small awards ceremony.  Caffe Vita is honored to be a part of this organization, providing them with some of the assets they need in order to function as a free service to the community.  As a non-profit, they could always use more support.  Below is a description of the Cafe and how people of the community are benefiting from it’s efforts!

Recovery Café Offers a Loving, Healing Community!!!

They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

They offer many different events and activities to support you in your recovery, including early morning and weekend 12-Step meetings. They have Member Introductions three times a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays, promptly at 1:00PM and Thursdays promptly at 4:00PM. Visit their resources page to see 12-Step schedules for the whole area.

Recovery Café invites men and women who want to be part of a supportive recovery community to become members of the Cafe. To be a member, you need to be drug and alcohol free for 24-hours and attend a Recovery Circle.

Here are the steps to join:

  • Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5:00 p.m.
  • Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, 1 p.m.

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.

They serve dinner nightly at 5:15 p.m., for people who are part of 12-Step meetings or Recovery Circles.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can take the following steps:

•    Stop by for your first visit: Tuesdays–Saturdays, 12–5 p.m.
•    Attend an introductory orientation: Tuesdays and Saturday at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 4pm.
•    Attend a weekly Recovery Circle (small accountability group)

Once you’ve been assigned to and attend a Recovery Circle, you’re welcome to participate in all the Cafe and School for Recovery activities.


Volunteers are an important part of the Recovery Cafe community. Please email or visit
ourVolunteer Page for more information about ways to participate. Volunteers are also welcome to
participate in Café sponsored classes, events and activities for their own growth and healing.
Caffe Vita volunteers trainers to guide future baristas on brewing methods!


Ninety percent of Recovery Café members report that a supportive community helps them
maintain sobriety. Donate online or attend their annual event, Standing in the Gap!


A Walk On Water!

| June 25, 2013

This past weekend, June 22nd, the sun was shining, the Pacific Ocean calm and glassy with playful waves rounding the point at the beautiful Hollister Ranch.  A perfect day.  This was the first official event of 2013 for A Walk on Water; A non-profit organization that provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to special needs children.  It was truly an honor for Caffe Vita to be invited to serve coffee on this special day, brewing French press of Caffe Luna as well as our ice cold Toddy brew.  A very special thank you to everyone at Hollister Ranch and A Walk On Water for providing such an amazing experience for these children, their families, ambassadors and volunteers.  Please visit A Walk On Water’s website and see how you can get involved!!!

You can also learn more about A Walk On Water by following them on Facebook and Twitter!