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What We’re Diggin’ on August 12th

| August 12, 2014


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.


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.”


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)


2014 SCAA Conference and Caffe Vita Afterparty

| May 1, 2014


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.


 One of our baristas serves up coffee.


 Almost the finished product.


Our DJ gets partygoers ready.


Vita’s own Pearl Dragon showed his MC skills.


 Via Tribunali chefs served up personalized pizzas.


There was no shortage of booze at our afterparty.


Guests fill the dance floor for the night.


Tilson XOXO rocks the mic early in the night.


 The Young Evils serenade the crowd with their tunes.


 Cave Singers made sure they brought the jams.


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


Copping that front row spot next to the stage.

Images by Andy Bokanev