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What We’re Diggin’ on July 22nd

| July 22, 2014

A$AP Rocky’s pumped for Capitol Hill Block Party, are you?

For those searching for something to do this week, you’re definitely not short on options.

From the REI Village truck coming to our Fremont cafe tomorrow morning from 7-10am, to the Timber Outdoor Music Festival Thursday-Saturday and, of course, Capitol Hill Block Party going on this weekend, Caffe Vita will be all over the place either handing out some coffee or interacting with all of you.

And because we’re really excited about everything going on, we’re letting you know what we’re diggin’ this week to help get you prepped and hyped—so take notes, have fun and we’ll see you all over the place in the next few days.


Gretchen Hackler, Marketing Director: “I’m diggin’ the hike up Tiger Mountain to Poo Poo Point that I recently did. That eight-mile trek gave my booty quite the workout! I earned that Sammie at the top, what a view! I’m also diggin’ the Vita Stage at Summit Block party, excited for this local, free event!”

Gair Wissenbach, Roaster/Manager, New York Lower East Side: “I’m diggin’ our vintage Gothot cranking out batches of batches of Theo to help all us New Yorkers beat the heat.”

Hanna Berry, Manager, Portland Old Town: “I’m diggin’ toddy with the Brazil Sao Benedito, accordion buskers from France, old school hip hop, the Via Tribunali fig pizza special, tie dye overalls, cut off wranglers and letting the good times roll!”


Liz McConnell, Owner: “I’m diggin’ on learning that the philosophy behind Krug Grand Cuvée is the same as Del Sol.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, HR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ on supporting our staff who are playing this weekend at Block Party. Hearts are Thugs—featuring Erin Bednarz—is playing the midnight supper in the Vita Bean Room Sunday night and So Pitted—featuring Queen Anne barista Jeannine Koewler—is playing on the Cha Cha stage at 3:45pm on Sunday. “

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ The Brazil rancho pour over I enjoyed yesterday prepared by Vita’s Head Trainer Ross Beamish!”


Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ Vita’s continued support of Beacon Food Forest. Check out their website to see the good work they’re doing in the community. It’s a pleasure to bring them hot organic coffee on a Saturday morning.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Rep: “I’m diggin’ on hot yoga set to a killer soundtrack at The Grinning Yogi—you’re sure to encounter at least one Vita babe there at any given time. After getting my sweat on and endorphins up, I like to take a walk down the block for some oysters and prosecco at The Coastal Kitchen. That’s some Zen for you.

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ giving up my body (and possibly life) for Vita at Block Party this weekend. Keep an eye on @CaffeVita’s Twitter and tag #VitaCHBP to choose what I should drink, eat, wear, shows I should go to and, of course, a special little surprise question which may or may not involve a tattoo.”


Pearl Nelson, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ on the West Edge Market, Harbor Steps and the great customer service from Jane and Z.”

Nick Wilton, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ Burning Beast. We had a great time this past weekend.”

Something you need this week: Ladies Vita Racer Tank—Since we want you to be comfortable and stylish during Capitol Hill Block Party and Timber Fest this weekend. . (Buy Here)


What We’re Diggin’ on May 13th

| May 13, 2014


In case you haven’t noticed, we have quite the cast of misfits working here at Caffe Vita.

And because we’re a mixed blend of personalities with a lot of hip, we figured it’d be good to share what in the hell is going on with us.

That’s why, each Tuesday, we’re letting you into the secret and true life of Vita, talking about some of the things that we’re diggin’ each week—so hopefully we can intro you to some new shit.

Erin Benarz, Customer Service Rep: “I’m diggin’ that my band—Hearts Are Thugs—is opening for New Young Pony Club this Sunday, May 18 at El Corazon at 9p—should be pretty dope.”

Shawn Jennings, Digital Media Manager: “I’m diggin’ Michael Jackson’s new album, Xscape. I’ll be listening to it all day today.”

Tiffany Chen, Marketing Intern: “I’m diggin’ listening to Little Dragon’s new album, Nabuma Rubberband, while eating Molly Moon’s and wearing jumpsuits while I’m at it.

Allison Hardy, Manager, Phinney Ridge: “I’m diggin’ Macaulay Culkin…he’s hilarious.”

Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ on fundraising. I helped raise over $38,000 for Oso relief in the last week alone. #OsoStrong”

Liz McConnell, Owner: “I’m diggin’ DJ Sean Thompson on KRUI 89.7FM talking about the realities of Huntington’s Disease, and a documentary on the same topic tonight, May 13, at 5p.

Zackery Woods, Manager, Queen Anne: “I’m diggin’ the release of my new single today, ‘Millionaire’s Playground,’ on my bandcamp site.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, Human Resources Coordinator: I’m diggin’ a fatty, chocolate brownie from NuFlours—who’s opening a bakery/cafe on 15th in Capitol Hill in a few months.”

Derek Kavan, Customer Service Manager: “I’m diggin’ the Seattle Boxing Gym—’Nuff said.”

Nick Dimengo, Storyteller: “I’m diggin’ the fact that some dude mean mugged me for wearing a Boston Red Sox hat this morning because he had a New York Yankees cap on. Bro had me by a good six inches, but I think I held my ground in the stare down.”

Chrissy Nolan, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ denim on denim, bright lipstick, cold brew on tap and all things kale from where I’m standin’!”

Erik Walters, Manager, Pioneer Square: “I’m diggin’ the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in downtown Everett this weekend. Tons of great bands playing, and I’ll be performing with my group, Silver Torches, on Saturday.”

Something You Need this Week: Caffe Vita Snapback (Buy Here and Here)