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Featured Product of the Week: Mexico Sierra Sur De Oaxaca

| August 13, 2014

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This past harvest we travelled through the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas to discover a cooperative or farm to begin working with. After visiting dozens of farms and cupping countless samples the choice became clear. We would focus our efforts in Oaxaca, working with the Unecafe Cooperative—Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaquenó. Their coffees are certified organic, fair trade, and grown under a canopy of shade.

Unecafe was formed in 2011 and now represents a few thousand small farms throughout the six growing regions of Oaxaca. The cooperative offers a number of services to their members, including specialized technical assistance to help increase sustainability and production. In evaluating the different flavor profiles of these regions we found the Sierra Sur to produce the sweetest, fullest, and most complex coffees of Oaxaca.

The average farm is roughly two hectares in size, with responsibilities during harvest being shared by the family and community. During the harvest ripe cherries are picked, pulped, fermented, and then sun-dried on patios or on the rooftop. Once dry, the parchment is transported to Oaxaca City for evaluation and storage prior to milling and export. We sent a portion of this lot to the water-process decaffeination facility in Cordoba and this is our current featured Organic Decaf as well!

Buy Mexico Sierra Sur De Oaxaca in our Online Shop.

What We’re Diggin’ on August 12th

| August 12, 2014

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You’re probably asking yourself why there’s a dog riding a surfboard, right?

While there are plenty of events and partnerships that Caffe Vita works with, one of the ones coming up this weekend is the A Walk on Water surf therapy session, teaching special needs children how to ride the waves.

With a few Vita folks going down to take part, we figured that a surfing dog would help set the mood for this awesome event.

But, as you probably know, that’s not the only thing Vita has going on.

Caffe Vita will also be taking part in things like the Seattle Tattoo Expo, Convergence—a coffee convention which brings together leaders within in the coffee community—and the Beacon Food Forest over the next few days, so if you’re around town, make sure to keep an eye out for us.

With so much happening this week, we figured we would tell you a few of the things that we’re diggin’ on.

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Pearl Nelson, Sales: “I’m diggin’ Summit Block Party from this past weekend!”

Chrissy NolanWholesale Rep: “I’m diggin’ this golden summer, Maggie Tweedy on the fiddle, The Quiet Life at the Tractor Tavern tonight in Ballard, Orcas Island four-hour ferry waits with my Vita folks and a Pac Nor to start my day.”

Zackery Woods, Manager, Queen Anne: “I’m diggin’ the release of my new EP today, Kabuzi Death, on my Bandcamp page, as well as the soft rain to kick off the day after yesterday’s scorcher.”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ the memories I made with everyone from Doe Bay Fest last weekend. Always great traveling with coworkers who are like mi familia. I’m also all about my trip to L.A. with Shawn Jennings for the AWOW surf event—it’s my first time in La La land and will be my second time getting on a board.”

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Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ the fact that the Woodland Park Zoo has a penguin named after my first band, Shadow! It was one of the highlights of my life. I got to meet him when I was giving out samples of our PNG YUS last Saturday. The Zoo is a wonderful place and the staff are so happy that Vita is there. I’m also diggin’ this song by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ Convergence Seattle this Saturday, where leaders in the coffee world get together to celebrate our favorite bean!”

Shawn Jennings, Social Media Manager: “I’m diggin’ on the new Via Tribunali website.”

Gretchen Hackler, Marketing Director: “I’m diggin’ on this weekend’s Seattle Tattoo Expo, mingling with all the artists and fans and dancing all Saturday night long.”

Something you need this week: Mexico Sierra Sur de Oaxaca—It’s our newest single origin that just got released last week. (Buy Here)

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