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What We’re Diggin’ on July 8th

| July 8, 2014


We hope everyone had a great time enjoying the Fourth of July and, for all those in Seattle, are adjusting nicely to this summer heat wave.

With temperatures expected to be in the high-80s over the next week or so, you can bet that us here at Caffe Vita are really looking forward to doing our fair share of fun things outside—like getting a few Happy Hours at Via Tribunali.

And, like every week, we’re giving you a few other things that we’re diggin’, so hopefully you can be inspired by a few of them.


Rick Friel, Grocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ this handmade Vita bag that my friend Martha made for me. It was a nice surprise to get in the mail. I’m going to put it to use immediately. Pearl wants one now. I love it!”

Dana Ericsson, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ on spiked rosemary lemonade and pasta salad at the park, with a mean game of wiffle ball.”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ the very real possibility of LeBron James coming back to Cleveland to play for my Cavs. And, of course, all the fun events we’ve got planned over the next month or so.”

Mark Edington, Driver, Portland: “I’m diggin’ on my new neighborhood, Montavilla, and spots like Redwood, Vintage Cocktail Lounge and the Academy Theater. Also, I am really into the Congo Tsheya in the chemex at home. “

Nick Wilton, Sales: “I’m diggin’ Die Manschaft’s complete destruction of Brasil. Hoping this is the year for that fourth star!”

Erin Bednarz, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ on these Snap Pea Crisps that Customer Service just can’t stop snacking on, and, I personally, have made DIY crop tops and rolled-up shorts my go-to uniform for this heat wave! Also, the new White Lung album is making my day and haunting my dreams.”


Max McLoughlin, Graphic Designer: “I’m diggin’ on all the art from Essy May.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Representative: ”I’m diggin’ vegan coconut and mint chocolate chip ice cream cones from Bluebird Ice Cream on Pike. Is there anything more delightful than walking through Volunteer Park with a tasty snack in the sun?”

Reese Umbaugh, Manager, Capitol Hill: “As a serious K-pop enthusiast (I curate a quarterly J/K-pop dance party at Capitol Hill club Barboza), I’m diggin’ on the new music video from South Korean girl group f(x)! Check it out here.”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the engineers who discovered how to make good espresso in space.”

Bob Prince, Brand Champion/Sales Leader: “I’m diggin’ eating the very first sandwich on opening day at Hitchcock Deli No. 2 in Georgetown. Thanks Brendan for the piled high, house smoked pastrami, swiss and house made kraut.”

What We’re Diggin’ On May 28th

| May 28, 2014


Happy summer—OK, almost.

With warmer weather here, it seems like everyone is stoked about being outside and doing as much as they can around beaches, boats and brews.

And as we give you every week, us Vita folks are no different, with a lot of us doing what we can to see the sun as the days get longer and longer.

But that’s not all we have going on, as you’ll see with some of the other things that people are diggin’ this week.

Alicia Basinger, Manager, Fremont: “I’m diggin’ Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and his original track, “I Put A Spell On You,” while making sweet little macchiatos. This must be played on full blast!”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Representative: “I’m diggin’ on hikes in Eastern Washington. The wildflowers are amazing. Also, Sunday afternoons at the Seattle Art Museum.”

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m always diggin’ for vinyl. Luckily, Vita HQ is close to everyday music, Zion’s Gate and Wall of Sound! Hear what My latest finds June 7th at The Comet.”

Allison Hardy, Manager, Phinney Ridge: “I’m diggin’ Bluebird’s horchata flavored ice cream, learning to dance like a robot, my Prana Vinyasa yoga class at Sutra Yoga and the sun! Did I mention how much I love the sun?”

Charlie Holloway, Portland, Sales Manager: “I’m diggin’ Toddy on tap at the Red Star Tavern. Can’t wait to see what type of happy hour pick me up they’re serving next.”

Ross Beamish, Training Supervisor: “I’m diggin’ on getting ready to make Chicha de Jora, a corn beer. Traditionally, the maize in this Peruvian ale is chewed first and an enzyme in the saliva converts the starch to fermentable sugars. If anyone wants to try one, I’ll be making mine spit free.”

Daniel Shewmaker, Green Coffee Buyer: “I’m diggin’ radishes, morels and rhubarb.”

Reese Umbaugh, Manager, Capitol Hill: “I’m diggin’ on the new Roisin Murphy EP, Mi Senti. Minimal Italian-pop at its finest—in heavy rotation at the Capitol Hill café.”

David Hong, Account Receivables: “I’m diggin’ on the sun rays…getting to eat my lunch on the roof of the Roaster and later ripping down the street in my Ranchero into the sunset.”

Derek Kavan, Customer Service Manager: “I’m diggin’ on Wilson’s Warblers. They winter in Central American coffee farms and summer in Washington state—That’s the life! I just saw one this past weekend at Point Defiance Park. Stunning!”

Max McLoughlin, Graphic Designer: “I’m diggin’ the sun lately. The excess Vitamin D is really super.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, Human Resources Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the chance to dig into some Bourbon and Bones fried chicken tonight for my hubby’s bday dinner! #nomnom”

Arseny Knyazev, Coffee Roaster: “I’m diggin’ shiny things.”

Allison Campbell, Portland Retail Manager: “I’m diggin’ the employee art show at Alberta! Each barista has hung a few pieces, ranging from oils paintings, water color, large scale charcoal drawings and colored pencil renditions of old books covers. It’s really quite amazing to see how many of our employees are so uniquely talented! Customers are diggin’ it too!

Sarah Lane, Marketing Intern: “I’m always diggin’ to go boxing after work. The Seattle Boxing Gym is my home away from home. It’s a great way to meet new people, work out and let out any stress!

Something You Need this Week: Caffe Vita Gold Short Sleeve—Warmer weather calls for shorter sleeves. (Buy Here)