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What We’re Diggin’ on July 15th

| July 15, 2014


What has most of dancing like Will Smith this week? The fact that Capitol Hill Block Party is already next week, with over 100 bands playing in just three, short days.

But besides the fact that some good tunes will be pouring over the thousands of people in attendance from July 25-27—remember to get your tickets—nearly everyone and their mother can’t stop talking about this heatwave that has suddenly come through the Great Northwest.

So when we’re not roasting, drinking or serving coffee, here are the things that some of us at Caffe Vita are diggin’ on this week.

woolley market

Nick Wilton, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ the soon to come Woolley Market in Sedro Woolley, WA. Serving Caffe Vita, they will be bringing great coffee, fresh produce and other healthy, locally-sourced goods to the Skagit Valley. If you’re nearby, don’t miss their Grand Opening on Saturday, July 26th!”

Erik Walters, Manager, Pioneer Square: “I’m diggin’ the chance to play a Neil Young Tribute at The Tractor Tavern tomorrow night. Featuring Noah Gundersen, Le Wrens and others, it’s a benefit for Farestart, which is an awesome organization that Vita has worked with in the past. Other than that, I’m diggin’ that Capitol Hill Block Party is right around the corner, the sun, cold beer and a good book.”

Allie Campbell, Manager, Alberta: “I’m diggin’ the 90-plus degree weather here in Portland—or at least I’m embracing it! The roaster is cranking out the heat, we’ve got a bunch of fans blowing in the café, and we’re slanging Theo and Guatemala toddy like there’s no tomorrow. Bruce Springsteen is on blast and so is the sunshine. I’m also diggin’ some iced spicy chai’s and espresso over ice. Oh, and we’re definitely diggin’ any cool breezes.”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on these long, warm, Seattle nights, and going running to the different beaches to get in some swimming. And when I’m not doing that, I’m usually dancing, alone, to James Brown Pandora.”

Rick Friel, Grocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ that we’re finally having a decent Summer in Seattle! We deserve it. Also diggin’ on donating Caffe’ Vita coffee again to Beacon Food Forest this Saturday morning. They are making a real difference in the community and I am proud that we are a small part it. Thanks to Gretchen and Reese for helping out. Lastly, I’m diggin’ the new jam by Ace Frehley!



Bob Prince, Brand Champion/Sales Leader: “I’m diggin’ on Caffe Vita’s relationship with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.”

Charley Holloway, Sales Manager, Portland: “I’m diggin’ savory crepes for breakfast at Silvermoon Creperie on N. Mississippi. So good. I’m also into finding the perfect swimming hole for weekend fun. Roaring River Wilderness is my most recent discovery. They have a rope swing!”

Shawn Jennings, Digital Media Manager: “I’m diggin’ these two hooligans, preparing for WESTx1OOO.”

Something you need this week: Vita Records: He Whose Ox Is Gored 10″ Vinyl—If only to help get you in the mood for Capitol Hill Block Party in a few weeks . (Buy Here)


Caffe Vita Appears at FareStart’s Guest Chef Spectacular

| June 11, 2014


Anytime we can get to Showbox SoDo, we’re happy.

One of the premier spots to see a live band or mingle with others in the Seattle community, it’s always fun to get down to that part of town.

So when Caffe Vita was lucky enough to take part in the FareStart Guest Chef Spectacular that was held there last week, we were more than just a little excited.


Being featured along with 30 of Seattle’s most highly-regarded chefs from 30 of Washington’s top wineries, breweries and distilleries, Vita sent a small team to take over the event to chat it up and serve some coffee.

While the entire night was fantastic as we met extremely talented and passionate people like ourselves—and tried some of their products, too—the night’s best moment was hearing that $94,700 was raised to support the job training programs for FareStart.


Not only are we grateful for the opportunity to have taken part in this year’s event, but knowing that we helped the FareStart program even in a small way puts smiles on our faces.

It’s a great cause, so we were excited to be involved.

YouthCare and FareStart Luncheon

| October 4, 2013

We joined members of YouthCare, FareStart and community sponsors for a luncheon.  We discussed how these two programs build confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.  Caffe Vita is proud to be a contributing member of this team, and we look forward to our next training session with these organizations!