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10 Things You Need to Know On August 25

| August 25, 2014

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After a few Monday’s of traveling to different events, we’re finally back with our “10 Things You Need to Know” column.

And since there has been plenty going on, we’re sure you’ll find this useful as you try to get through yet another sunny, summer Monday.

From more events coming up to fantasy football glitches, here are the 10 things that you need to know today.

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10. A few of us had the chance to travel to Los Angeles last weekend for the A Walk on Water surf therapy, which helps special needs children use surfing as a therapeutic exercise.

The smiles on the kids’ faces were enormous and nonstop the entire event.

9. If you didn’t already hear the news or see the bags in our cafes, Vita released a new, single origin roast called Mexico Sierra Sur De Oaxaca a couple of weeks ago, with it available for purchase both online and in any of our cafes.

8. There wasn’t anything crazy that happened at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards—which is probably a positive thing—but Beyonce seemed to kill it with her full set of songs during her performance.

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7. Did you know Vita recently opened a pop-up shop in Bellevue at the new Rudy’s Barbershop? If not, you do now, as we just launched this past Friday, August 22, and will be serving FREE coffee from 9am-4pm each day until September 5.

6. If breakfast is what you crave, check out some of the best places in the country to fill your appetite at, courtesy of Thrillist.

5. For all the fantasy football gamers out there, last night turned out to be the worst time to have a live-draft—well, if your league is using Yahoo! as it’s platform.

That’s because the company servers crashed at the most inopportune time, causing an Internet freakout by fanatics who were choosing their teams at the time.

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4. Looking for the best records to buy before or after a flight from SEATAC airport? We stopped into the recently opened Sub Pop Records store and got some advice on which ones are the must-haves, so make these albums your next carry-on.

3. Thanks to the pop culture site Buzzfeed, anyone who goes to school in Seattle can definitely identify with some of the things that one of their writers compiled in this list.

2. During the aforementioned trip to L.A., we were fortunate enough to sit down and talk with Jeremy Adler, General Manger of Eveleigh on Sunset Boulevard.

With a menu that changes daily, Jeremy spoke to us about a number of different things that’s happening at the restaurant, including how it hopes to change the food culture in the city.

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1. After fully rebuilding our Probat GG45 Roaster a few weeks ago in Seattle, we’re in the process of building a brand new roasterie in New York’s Bushwick area, expected to be complete by the end of the year.

10 Things You Need to Know On July 14

| July 14, 2014

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Monday’s can be difficult to deal with at times.

Whether it’s downing as much Vita coffee as possible to stay awake at your desk in the quest to recover from a busy weekend or dreading sitting inside all day while the summer sun shine’s down, getting through the first day of each week can bring some struggles.

That’s why we try and help you out when you’re looking for some entertaining stuff to read on the Internet, giving you a few things that will make you seem really smart amongst friends, family and coworkers.

Here are the 10 things you need to know for today, so go spread some knowledge onto others.

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10. Caffe Vita got the chance to serve some great people—and hang out with some cute animals—at Woodland Park Zoo’s Jungle Party this past Friday.

You can see the pictures on our Facebook page.

9. For our friends around the country who might feel a bit stressed out, CNN released its most stressed out cities in the U.S.

Our solution? Grab some of our coffee and sip it slowly—that’s sure to slow things down and cheer you up.

8. In case you haven’t noticed all those soccer nuts tuning into the World Cup the past month, things ended with yesterday’s title game, with Germany defeating Argentina with a late goal in the second extra time period.

In other soccer news, the hometown Seattle Sounders beat the rival Portland Timbers with a 2-0 victory, adding to their first place standing.

7. For those who enjoy testing their mid-’90s music knowledge, see if you can identify which alt-bands these guys belonged to thanks to Buzzfeed’s quiz.

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6. Don’t forget to get your tickets to Capitol Hill Block Party! With the event going on in less than two weeks, it’s going to be quite the party.

With 100 different bands playing in three days, it’s sure to be quite the party, so get more info on the official website.

5. If some of you parents are nervous that your children are spending too much time on Facebook or posting inappropriate material, fear not, because the social media network has hired a full-time cop to help try and regulate it. No joke.

4. President Barack Obama may have given the best dap ever to an employee at a BBQ joint in Austin, Texas over the weekend, offering a fist bump following Obama laughing at a witty comment.

3. One of Seattle’s favorite athletes of the past decade, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners got the starting nod for the American League All-Star Game tomorrow night.

2. Who says that playing in the band is for geeks? A middle school heavy metal trio called Unlocking the Truth just landed a $1.7 million record deal with Sony, surely making the Brooklyn-based teens the coolest kids in school.

1. In case you’re still tossing out old coffee grounds, the Vita Escort has some alternative options that they can be used for.

10 Things You Need to Know On June 16

| June 16, 2014

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Monday’s aren’t always the best day of the week, but for some reason we’re feeling super chippy and energetic today.

Maybe it’s because we’ve now had a few days to recover from our New York City trip last week, where we served coffee backstage and met with some of our favorite, Vita-serving restaurants, or because the World Cup has got us pumped up about the next month.

Regardless of the reason, here are a few things that you should know today to help you get on our level as far as being in the know, so we hope you enjoy.

10. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals last night, winning the franchise’s fifth title since 1999 and joining the Boston Celtics, L.A. Lakers and Chicago Bulls as the only teams with at least five championships.

9. Although we prefer you reading our blog to get you going each Monday morning, there was a story released about the 15 things that successful people do to start each week.

We’re not sure if they all work, but we’d like to think that the “staying focused” one has something to do with drinking lots and lots of coffee.

8. A musician lost way too soon, rapper Tupac Shakur would have been 43 years old today.

While his music still impacts hip hop today, it’s also being recognized by Broadway musicals, as the show Holler If Ya Hear Me is performing in dedication to the influential artist.

7. See why one dad wins the award for the coolest, most unique dad on the planet—well, at least when it comes to designing lunch bags for his son each day.

Seriously, these drawings are totally rad.

6. With our friends at the Woodland Park Zoo making sure we’re all safe during camping season, they put on the “Bear Affair” even last weekend to show what is and isn’t recommended when around wild grizzly bears.

And since bears seem to love our coffee as much as everyone else, make sure to see some other tips the zoo provides to avoid any dangers in the woods.

5. Just because everyone loves the show so much, we really hope you are all caught up on Game of Thrones, because last night’s season finale is one that is still being talked about on social media and around the Internet.

4. Just a reminder that Caffe Vita teamed up with Rudy’s Barbershop, the Ace Hotel and the It Gets Better Project to help promote the movement with t-shirts from some of our favorite artists.

Make sure to show your support by getting your shirt online.

3. For all those who love to snap pictures and post them on Instagram—and, yes, we’re guilt as charged—there are some cool sunglasses that help make the world a living Instagram photo.

Providing unique filters that show the world like your edited photo would, these are actually pretty dope.

2. Whenever we get delayed our have a long layover at an airport, it can be difficult to figure out what to do.

Rather than get frustrated and sit around, a traveler by the name of Richard Dunn turned his downtime into quite the adventure last week in the Las Vegas airport.

1. Without giving too much detail, Vita is releasing a new, single origin Colombia El Cedro this week that will add yet another delicious coffee to our menu.

Keep an eye out for it and make sure you don’t be shy in sipping a few cups.

10 Things You Need to Know On June 2

| June 2, 2014

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Since it’s Monday and you probably feel as exhausted from the weekend as we do, we like to give you a few trending things to help get you through the day.

And while we never advocate wasting time and counting minutes at your cubicle, we’re cool with you taking a coffee break and reading about some of the stuff the Internet can’t seem to stop talking about.

Hopefully these bring a little spark to your day.

10. There’s a hilarious Twitter war going on between the L.A. Kings and the New York Rangers before the Stanley Cup Final begins in a few days. We love these things, so we had to share the good, lighthearted wit.

9. A few folks from the Caffe Vita team are making the trek to New York City for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival this upcoming weekend.

Follow their whereabouts by checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all weekend long.

8. If you struggle with the Google machine, here are a few tips to help make your life a lot easier.

7. We released a new, Vita flag tee in our store to help increase the options in your wardrobe this summer.

6. Twitter is blowing up with #PerksOfDatingMe reasons for those who see themselves as the relationship type. So don’t sell yourself short if you get in on the fun.

5. A few beer bottles, some musical talent and a lot of love for Michael Jackson gave us one incredible YouTube video that has played on repeat a lot today.

4. Thanks to Campari, Negroni Week is happening at all Seattle-area Via Tribunali restaurants. With a purchase of a Negroni drink from June 2-8, there will be a $1 donation made to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Check Via Tribunali’s Facebook for special events.

3. In the spirit of Negroni Week, here are some awkward photos of dogs that will make you want to adopt one yourself.

2. The most epic selfie ever taken may have been snapped atop the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1. Without spoiling the surprise, Caffe Vita does have a new, single origin coffee coming this week. Your patience is needed until later this week, when we’ll give you full details. Know this, though—it’s delicious.