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What We’re Diggin’ on June 17th

| June 17, 2014


Fear not, friends from around the Internet, we’re almost halfway through the work week, meaning that as this nicer weather rolls in, there should be time to get outside and actually enjoy it.

But because you’re stuck in front of a computer right now, probably procrastinating by watching the World Cup and reading about Caffe Vita, why not see a few more things that might be of interest?

From shows this weekend, to the U.S. soccer team and, yes, even freaky fast lunch delivery, here’s what a few people in the Vita offices and cafes are diggin’ on this week.


Gretchen HacklerMarketing Manager: “I’m diggin’ Skyline Socks and the collab coming up for fall, helping us donate socks to those in need in our community!”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, Human Resources Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the opportunity to teach my yoga workshop at shefayoga Roosevelt this Saturday from 1:30pm-3:30pm. If you’re free, swing by and take part in it.”

Ross Beamish, Training Supervisor: “I’m diggin’ on listening to Chad VanGaalen on Saturday at the Tractor with other Vita friends, running into Chris Mansfield/Fences on Capitol Hill today, U.S. soccer team defeating Ghana and collaborating with Jeff Bell of PDT on coffee cocktails in New York City.”

Sarah Lane, Marketing Intern: “Although I’ll be sore tomorrow, I’m diggin’ on my workout with Malanga at Seattle Boxing Gym. Also diggin’ on my road trip this weekend to Chelan.”

Shawn Jennings, Digital Media Manager: “I’m diggin’ on the new Seattle Boxing Gym website.”

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ the latest record from Jeffertitti’s Nile, called “Electric Hour.” Here’s the live version video of “Stay On.

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Representative: “I’m diggin’ on traveling to sunny NorCal to check in on the fine purveyors of Caffe Vita Coffee, and getting punchy and fit at the Seattle Boxing Gym with Derek Kavan now managing.”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on the fact the LeBron James lost the NBA Finals and that my sources (me talking to myself in the mirror) assures me that he’ll sign with my hometown Cleveland Cavs.”


Zackery Woods, Manager, Queen Anne: “I’m totally diggin’ on my new portable suitcase style turntable with built-in speakers by Pyle. Perfect for hammock time in the backyard.”

Erin Bednarz, Customer Service Rep: “I’m diggin’ Freaky Fast lunch delivery from Jimmy John’s—that’s where it’s AT – we did a huge sweep for lunch upstairs today and hit really hit the spot. I’m also feeding my recent craving for DRY cucumber soda, which is carried in all the cafes.”

Rick FrielGrocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ the new band, California Breed. Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin’s late great John Bonham). It’s the best album I’ve heard all year!”

Something you need this week: Bonmac Syphon Brew System—If you can’t make it to Vita, you might as well brew our coffee at your own home. (Buy Here)


What We’re Diggin’ on June 3rd

| June 3, 2014


After a weekend and first few days of some warmer weather here in Seattle, it seems like every single Vita employee just can’t help but be outside.

And with the addition of Negroni Week going on with our good friends at Via Tribunali, there are an abundance of options for patios and Happy Hours that we’ve all been hitting up.

But, like every other week, there are tons of other things that we’ve been diggin’ on—and these are just a few of them.


Shawn JenningsDigital Media Manager: “I’m diggin’ Rick Friel’s epic locks, in this Shadow band photo. Circa 1987?”

Erin BednarzCustomer Service Rep: “I’m diggin’ on getting fit! I’m the latest addition to the Seattle Boxing Gym, and I’ve been hitting those Eastlake stairs. After running them, I’m diggin’ on heading over to Blind Pig Bistro & Babirusa (their new spot) for some of the most delicious food you can find in the city.”

Candace White, Purchasing Assistant: “I’m diggin’ my new digs! Moved down to South Park (living with Sarah Ilgenfritz and her hubby for the summer until I move to L.A. It’s a really diverse neighborhood and it’s nice to have a little more culture than Pill Hill. We have a huge deck that gets sun all day long.”

Ian BeckwithProduction: “I’m diggin’ my last week of training!”

Mark EdingtonDriver, Portland: “I’m really diggin’ being on vacation. Went to Dallas to visit some friends from “back home,” and now I’m in the wilderness of Arkansas at my dads. I actually miss work, and my work family in Portland, but it’s nice to take a break and eat some southern cookin’. Yeehaw!”

John Hornall, Head Roaster: “L.A. and then PDX Baby!  That’s what I’m diggin’.”

Gretchen Hackler, Marketing Manager: “I’m diggin’ going to New York this weekend for Governor’s Ball to hang with our accounts and party at the House of Vans. And, of course, VCA in West Seattle for taking good care of my cat, Raylene, as she had 5 teeth extracted.”

Nick DimengoStoryteller: “I’m diggin’ on all these events we’ve got coming up over the summer. Being outside, talking to interesting people and spreading Vita love will be dope. #RealRecognizesReal”

Derek Kavan, Customer Service Manager: “I’ve been diggin’ on talking like Matthew McConaughey from True Detective.”

Sarah IlgenfritzHR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ on going to see a film this weekend by long-time Vita customer Mark Titus, called The Breach, about the journey of wild salmon and their precarious situation in the ecosystem of the American river system-specifically here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s showing as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.”

Reese Umbaugh, Manager, Capitol Hill: “I’m diggin’ on the Capitol Hill barista staff — the most creative, funny, interesting, people to ever be assembled under one roof.”

Skyler Locatelli, Outside Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ Caffe Vita now at the Clipper Cafe on Pier 69 of Seattle’s Waterfront and coming soon to the Victoria Clipper boat service!”

Rick FrielGrocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ KISS 40. Kiss is my favorite band and their new album will be playing in my truck all summer long. I’ll be seeing them live this month in Ridgefield & Auburn too. Rock and Roll All Nite, and party every day!”

Something You Need this Week: Men’s Caffe Vita Flag Tee—Because we like when you wear us around town when. (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)