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The Service Board’s Intern Learns About Vita

| August 12, 2014

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We’re always excited to work with The Service Board on a number of different projects, but, this summer, Caffe Vita has the opportunity to steal some of their interns and show them the inside scoop on what happens at Vita.

With interns Muna and John visiting our office once per week over a five-week period, they learned how to brew their own coffee in our Loft, and Muna wanted to share her experience.

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My second day at Caffe Vita was more hands on than the first! I was very excited about making my own cup of coffee. We learned about how cappuccinos are made, how latte art is done, and how the ingredient ratio (milk, coffee, syrup) affects the way the drink taste and feels.

With Caffe Vita, I am quickly learning that they are extremely involved in every process and aspect of the coffee experience. Last week I learned about how the coffee was grown, the treatment of the farmers, and how each bean has a different taste. This week I learned more about brewing coffee, and how Caffe Vita is very detailed orientated when it comes to actually preparing the coffee for the customer.

I believe that Caffe Vita is a superior product because of the way the company tries it’s hardest to supply the customer with just what they needs. From the selections of coffees to choose from, the multiple methods the coffee is brewed, and its emphasis on sustainable farming, Caffe Vita is keeping everyone satisfied while still selling affordable good tasting coffee.

Today, I was really surprised by how much I liked the drink I brewed. I don’t believe I have ever had a cappuccino before, let alone an unsweetened one. I liked the way it foamed at the top, and it was nice knowing that I had created it (with help of Elena of course). Knowing the details that go into making a simple cup of coffee has given me more appreciation for the product, and for the craft itself.

2014 SCAA Conference and Caffe Vita Afterparty

| May 1, 2014

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If  you happened to miss the this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event in Seattle from April 24-27, you missed out on one of the baddest weekends for coffeeheads.

Naturally, we got our asses down there.

Bringing some of our local charm to the Convention Center downtown, we built a Caffe Vita booth for visitors to sip their favorite brew and chat with some of our baristas.

Not only did we meet some interesting people, but we invited them all to a blowout party at our bean room Saturday night to see what we’re all about at Vita. If you couldn’t make it, here are a few pics to help you vicariously live through those who did.

Special thanks to Batch 206, Georgetown Brewery and Via Tribunali for filling stomachs with booze and food at the party, bands The Young Evils, The Cave Singers, Pearl Dragon, Tilson XOXO and Iska Dhaaf  for rocking the stage all night and everyone who donated more than $5,000 for The Service Board with generous tips.

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 One of our baristas serves up coffee.

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 Almost the finished product.

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Our DJ gets partygoers ready.

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Vita’s own Pearl Dragon showed his MC skills.

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 Via Tribunali chefs served up personalized pizzas.

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There was no shortage of booze at our afterparty.

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Guests fill the dance floor for the night.

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Tilson XOXO rocks the mic early in the night.

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 The Young Evils serenade the crowd with their tunes.

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 Cave Singers made sure they brought the jams.

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Iska Dhaaf belted out their music to get the crowd going.

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Copping that front row spot next to the stage.

Images by Andy Bokanev