Vita Records presents GIVE 2013, 27 tracks from leading Northwest artists with 100% of profits donated directly to The Vera Project. GIVE 2013 features songs from The Head and The Heart, of Montreal, The Vaselines, The Maldives, Shabazz Palaces, Lemolo, The Young Evils, J. Pinder, TilsonXOXO, Fruit Bats, and more.
A benefit concert featuring Jason Dodson of The Maldives, RA Scion of Common Market, and performances by Rainbow of the Can Can Castaways (with more artists to be announced in the next week) will be held at Barboza on February 13th.
The full list of participating artists includes: The Head and The Heart, of Montreal, The Vaselines, The Maldives, Shabazz Palaces, Lemolo, The Young Evils, J. Pinder, TilsonXOXO, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, The Physics, Don’t Talk To The Cops!, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Sweet Pups, Pearl Dragon, Dude York, Telekinesis, OCnotes, TacocaT, Carissa’s Wierd, Dum Dum Girls, Vox Mod, Fruit Bats, SEACATS, Gold Leaves, Seapony, and Beat Connection.
GIVE 2013 is a true collaboration, with Seattle’s best and brightest donating their time, talent, and services. The full list of GIVE 2013 community partners includes: Caffe Vita, The Vera Project, Vita Records, Sub Pop, Polyvinyl Records, Fin Records, The Stranger, Kerri Harrop, Barboza, Girlie Press, Dropcards, Gary Mula and the Columbia City Theater, Steve Turnidge, Redhook, Theo Chocolate, and Dry Soda.
At the confluence of the Vilcanota and Yanatile rivers, there live a number of coffee-growing communities. Using organic methods, typica and yellow caturra are cultivated in the rich, clay soils. Thanks to the shade requirements of coffee cultivation, the forested area of this lush landscape has been preserved over generations.
We sat down to a cupping with the farmers who grew this coffee. Their impressive attention to detail showed through in every cup. At that moment, it became clear that this particular coffee was the right fit for Vita!
Our friends at Rain City have released Drip, a spirit that will redefine what you know as coffee liqueur. In the words of Daily Candy, “think Kahlúa, but a million times tastier.” Drip begins with Caffe Vita cold brew and is blended with Rain City Vodka and just a touch of pure cane sugar for balance. The result is like an Americano with a kick.
More coffee, less sweet makes for perfect cocktails. Try our take on the classic white russian below.
THE VITA RUSSIAN
2 oz Rain City Vodka
1 oz Rain City Drip
Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve. For a holiday twist, we recommend swapping the light cream for egg nog and garnishing with grated nutmeg.
To find Drip near you go here.
Just in time for Christmas, Vita Records presents our latest limited-edition record postcard featuring a holiday track by Brent Amaker and The Rodeo. Best described as country new wave, B.A.R. encourages you to “give a smile, give a hug, give a kiss, give some love” this holiday season.
“A Very Brent Amaker Christmas” is playable on any standard record player and is available for purchase at all Seattle-area Caffe Vita locations.
HOW TO GROOVE
We’ve got three new styles of hats to keep you warm through the new year. In a continued commitment to supporting the communities where we source our coffee, our latest line of beanies was knit in Bali by local villagers in collaboration with Spacecraft. Our 2012 Holiday Blend features coffee from nearby Flores, Indonesia.
Represent your favorite coffee in style while supporting fare wages and farming communities. The beanies are available at all of our cafes.
It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate, support, and shop handmade design. The Brite Collective is presenting their 2nd annual holiday designmart in Seattle.
This weekend, Vita’s bean room on Capitol Hill will be transformed as 30+ emerging designers, makers and artisans present and sell their works for the holiday season. A curated selection of limited-edition BLAK products will be unveiled this weekend only at designmart.
The pop-up will be open Saturday and Sunday, December 15th and 16th from 11AM-5PM. Stop in Saturday evening for a black-themed reception and meet the designers from 5-8PM.
Vita has partnered with The Vera Project to release a limited-edition, hand-screened bag of our 2012 Holiday Blend. 100% of profits go directly to CoachArt, providing free lessons in the arts and athletics for children with chronic illnesses and their siblings. The coffee is now available for purchase in our online shop.
For more than a decade, CoachArt has provided chronically ill children and their families in the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco Bay areas with “permission to play.” Currently, CoachArt works with over 500 volunteer coaches and 90 arts and athletics associations to serve nearly 2,000 students annually.
Hey, Seattle University and Seattle Central Community College students, faculty and staff! Your December Stretch Your Dollars deals from Vita, Via Tribunali Neapolitan Pizzeria and Pike Street Fish Fry have arrived. This month, receive 20% off your entire purchase with a valid school-issued ID.
Follow us on Facebook (linked above) for rotating specials throughout the school year and stretch your dollars deliciously!