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8 Things We Saw on Day Three of CHBP

| August 2, 2014


The final day of any music festival is always the most difficult.

Running off emotional and physical highs from all of the fun, while also trying to maintain some sort of energy level to enjoy the acts on that day can be difficult, but, hopefully, adrenaline—and coffee—will get you through.

After (barely) making it through the first two days of this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, here are the final things that I was able to see, completing a raucous weekend that couldn’t have gone any better.


8. Viv’s Ice Pops

Just as she did on Saturday, seven-year old Viv found herself setup just outside other food trucks besides Poquito’s, serving Vita Cold Brew and Six Strawberries ice pops.

With all of the money raised benefitting Virginia Buck—a young girl whose dream is to visit Disneyland—Viv sold over $956 worth of treats, and, with Vita matching, was able to raise a total of $1,912 for Virginia, who is battling Juvenile Huntington’s Disease.


7. Nick Dimengo’s Adventures

For all of you following along all weekend, as Vita’s Storyteller, I had quite the journey ahead of me at Block Party.

Giving up my mind, body and soul, I had our fans choose my adventure through social media by tagging #VitaCHBP in response to choices we gave.

Looking in the mirror and seeing my Richard Simmons outfit, while taking three tequila shots and chowing down on three slices of pizza was not one of my high points in life—but I would do it all over again.


6. A Tattoo Artist

If you didn’t already know, Vita likes to be irreverent. That’s why we hired a tattoo artist to give out free ink during our Midnight Supper, allowing guests to get something meaningful—or regretful—tatted on themselves.

I have to admit, this was one of the most unique things Vita had going on at the supper.


Courtesy of Ben Lindbloom

5. Brent Amaker

Although his band didn’t perform at Block Party, the lead singer of Brent Amaker & The Rodeo did come hang out with us all weekend.

Whether it was sharing a story or three with us at Via Tribunali during the headliners each night or singing on stage with various artists during our Midnight Supper, Brent Amaker seemed to be everywhere.


4. The War on Drugs

Before taking the Main Stage and playing their big set, The War on Drugs performed on our Bean Room stage, doing a 30-minute show that included a handful of songs.

It may have been a private show, but you couldn’t tell by the flood of people in attendance, who sang and danced to the band’s bluesy rock n’ roll beats.


3. Raz Simone

Hands-down, one of the best performances of the entire weekend—and that’s saying something.

Not only did Raz Simone kill it by hitting the Vera Stage with his unique sounds, but then he won my personal, “Performer of the Festival” Award by getting the crowd involved, rapping between them as they huddle around him, and then walked across their hands while spitting his lyrics.


Courtesy of Ben Lindbloom

2. An Artist Collaboration

At the aforementioned Midnight Supper that Caffe Vita hosted, we didn’t just get one or two artists up on stage to perform. Instead, we were lucky enough to get a group of them, with some of Seattle’s finest musicians taking our Bean Room stage and collaborating on a number of different songs.

If that wasn’t enough, the mega-group got the entire audience involved, with guests singing each word to the popular songs they were performing.


1.  The Last One Standing

At the end of it all, there was only one—and it happened to be Gretchen walking the vacant streets of Capitol Hill.

After three days of listening to great music and mingling amongst the crowds, there she was, wandering around as workers began the cleaning up process—which began at about 3:30am.

What We’re Diggin’ on July 29th

| July 29, 2014


After a weekend full of memories from Capitol Hill Block Party, who’s ready for some coffee to help them recover?

We can say that we definitely all are.

Packed with running around to catch shows, meet and greet the bands who played private performances in our Bean Room and trying to still have as much fun as possible, we’re ready for a long nap.

Fortunately—or unfortunately if you like to sleep—there are still plenty of things that are going on with us, which is why we’re sharing a few of the things that we’re diggin’ on.


Bob PrinceBrand Champion/Sales Leader: “I’m diggin’ outdoor eating and drinking! Ray’s back porch on Shilshole Bay, Bar Del Corso’s hidden patio in Beacon Hill. People watching at Tulio on 5th Ave. Going to Hitchcock Deli #2 in Georgetown, Rione XIII on Capitol Hill, Mistral Kitchen on Westlake and Le Pichet in Pike Place.”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’ve been digging this beautiful weather and can’t wait to go hike Rattlesnake Ledge this weekend!”

Ross Beamish, Head Trainer: “I’m diggin’ on bringing Farm Direct coffees to my hometown Farmers Market! The Elma Farmer’s Market will carry Caffe Vita coffees starting next week. Elma has needed a place to shop for local goods and produce for years now, and Scott and Ryan Phillipi have answered the call.”

Hyp Poster 2

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ the lineup announcement for the second annual Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest, that I co-founded/curated, happening November 14th and 15th at the Triple Door.”

Sarah Ilgenfritz, HR Coordinator: “I’m totally diggin’ this killer weather and figuring out where to snag a Six Strawberries popsicle to cool off. Follow them on Facebook to see where to grab a Caffe Vita popsicle from their mobile cart! Yum!”

Nick Dimengo, Storyteller: “I’m diggin’ on festival season. We’ve got a ton of events coming up that have me stoked to go to for Vita. Nothing like kickin’ it with some great folks.”

Something you need this week: Pulcinella Snapback—There’s nothing better to help shelter you from the sun than a hat, and this is a perfect option. (Buy Here)


Pick Up Caffe Vita and Six Strawberries For a Cause at CHBP

| July 25, 2014


For those at Capitol Hill Block Party this Saturday, be sure to stop by Six Strawberries popsicle stand at 1111 East Pike St. from 1-3pm to get ice pops and Caffe Vita cold brew for a cause! Hosted by a local seven-year old, all proceeds benefit Virginia Buck’s dream of going to Disneyland.

coffee for a cure

At age two, Virginia was diagnosed with Juvenile Huntington’s Disease (HD), which is a hereditary, degenerative neurological disorder that has been called the most devastating disease known to man. For children who have the juvenile form of HD, the decline is severely accelerated. Despite the pain and uncertainty of her illness, Virginia continues to fight with courage, smile every day and remains to be an inspiration to everyone.


Six Strawberries was enthusiastic at the chance to support Virginia by donating artisan ice pops this Saturday. The ambitious seven-year old girl hosting the stand has a goal to raise $7,000, while Caffe Vita will match funds raised up to $1,000.

To learn more about Virginia Buck’s Magical Disney Trip and how to donate, please visit giveforward.com.


The Vita Escort – On Cool Coffee Treats to Try This Summer

| July 19, 2014

cold brew

For anyone who has stepped outside recently, it’s impossible to escape the sunny, sometimes miserably hot weather.

And while we all survived the chilly winter and gray spring to get to this point, it can be a little difficult to enjoy a hot cup of coffee each morning when the sun is blistering down.

While we love ourselves some Vita’s Caffe Luna drip to get us started, sometimes going with a colder coffee alternative is a better call—which is why The Vita Escort is giving you the coolest coffee treats to try this summer.


5. Six Strawberries Caffe Vita Latte Pop

We bet you didn’t know that coffee came in a Popsicle form, did you?

Sure, there are coffee-flavored ice creams and such, but when it comes to the quintessential summer snack, there’s nothing quite like a Popsicle.

That’s why Vita is fortunate enough to have Six Strawberries create their Caffe Vita Latte Pop, taking all the goodness one would get in a regular cup of coffee and putting it on a stick for people to try.

And for those looking to score one, Six Strawberries will be outside the Vita Bean Room for a few hours each Saturday throughout the summer, so keep an eye on our Twitter for when they’ll be serving up their pops!

4. Affogato al Caffe

A perfect Italian dessert, Affogato al Caffe brings together two of our favorite things—coffee and gelato.

Mixing a few ups of vanilla gelato with brewed espresso, this might not be something we’d advise one to have every single day during the summer, but, especially around company, it makes for the ideal after dinner indulgence.

Garnish it however you feel and sit back and enjoy an amazing dessert.

3. Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s Caffe Vita Caramel Shake

As we mentioned in The Vita Escort last week, one alternative way of using grounded coffee beans is to make a milkshake.

So, naturally, that’s exactly what our good friends over at Snoqualmie Ice Cream did, creating a delicious, sweet Caffe Vita Caramel Shake to devour during these warmer months.

With ice cream, Vita cold brew and ground espresso, and caramel, this is one treat that is definitely worth trying when the sun is out.

2. Malted Mocha Iced Coffee

If you enjoy chocolate milkshakes and Vita coffee, then a Malted Mocha Iced Coffee may just completely blow your mind.

Taking the deliciousness of a plain milkshake and adding coffee to it, one of these will put a nice little spin on one’s everyday cup of coffee, adding some amazing flavor to it.

There are a variety of different recipes out there for this, so it depends on personal preference of just how much sweet you want to go with your coffee.

One thing’s for sure, though—it will taste incredible.


1. Caffe Vita Cold Brew

While all of these other options are delicious dessert-like options, those looking for a more traditional coffee drink can always go to old reliable—Caffe Vita Cold Brew.

Served over ice, medium blended coffee sits in a cold, filtered brew tank anywhere from 12-24 hours, bringing out specific flavors in coffee beans that make Cold Brew the next best thing to a piping hot cup of coffee.

If you like to drink your coffee from a straw and a plastic cup when the weather is warm, Cold Brew is the way to go.