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What We’re Diggin’ on September 2nd

| September 2, 2014

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After a three-day weekend and short work week coming up, what could possibly be going on that we’re all excited about?

Well, for one, the weather is starting to cool down, meaning we can all get snug with some pants and a sweatshirt.

Second, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks kick-off the NFL season in just a couple of days, no doubt leaving all the 12th Fans anxious for the team’s title defense.

Finally, we’ve continued to see a great turnout to our new, pop-up shop in Bellevue at the Rudy’s Barbershop, where we’ll be serving free coffee until this Friday, September 5th from 9am-4pm.

But what else are we looking forward to and diggin’ on? Keep reading to find out.

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Rick Friel, Grocery Store Representative: “I’m diggin’ that fall is in the air and gently showing its face, hiding behind old pal summer. I’m also diggin’ the new artwork in the Capitol Hill café by Ashley Nicholas. The skeleton couple—I love it!”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on my trip to Boston in a few days for a wedding. Sure, it’s an ex-girlfriend who I stupidly let get away, but I couldn’t be more excited to be part of her big day.”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ Husky football every Saturday this Fall and can’t wait to watch the game this weekend. GO DAWGS!”

Seny Knyazev, Roaster, NYC: “I’m diggin’ on this freak, end-of-summer heat wave in New York City.”

Dana Ericsson, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ having my brother-in-law in town for a gluttonous weekend of eating at Westward, Stonerburner, Barrio, Staple and Fancy and a few others. I will now fast the rest of the week for the sake of health and low funds. And by fast, I mean lower my bacon intake by half.”

Bob Prince, Sales Leader/Brand Champion: “I’m diggin’ that we are pulling Caffe Vita coffee at Grand Central Bakery in Pioneer Square tomorrow and Thursday as part of the NFL Village that kicks off the game between the Seahawks and Packers. I’m also diggin’ that, starting next week, when staying at the Hotel Triton in San Francisco—a Kimpton property—you’ll be drinking Vita.”

Gina Rivisto, Retail Operations Manager: “I know this is random, but I’m diggin’ on this cat diary video that I just recently discovered.”

Mark Edington, Driver, Portland: “I’m diggin’ the cooler temperatures, I love fall! I also just discovered Class Actress and it’s heavy play in the Vita Van, and I’m currently all about the Mexico Oaxaca at Goldrush Coffee Bar.”

Charlie Holloway, Sales Manager, Portland: “I’m diggin’ an Iced Americano made with Vita’s Organic Espresso and a kale/lime juice at the Grind Coffee. It’s a perfect combination to keep me focused after a long weekend. I’m also diggin’ homegrown Brandywine tomatoes and a little cooler weather in the future.”

Ian Beckwith, Production: “Like Rick, I’m diggin’ the new art by Ashley Nicholas that’s hanging in the Capitol Hill café. If you haven’t already checked it out yet, you should.”

Chrissy Nolan, Wholesale Rep: “I’m diggin’ socks, because its grey and rainy and all my socks and sweaters have been crying out for attention from the jail cell of my dresser. Fall in the Northwest is the best! I’m also digging on nesting, making brunch at home with the new Oaxaca in my French press and making bad art to stave away the fall blues.”

Something you need this week: 12,000 Rain Gardens Blend—because proceeds help support efforts to build rain gardens in the Puget Sound area. (Buy Here)

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What We’re Diggin’ on August 19th

| August 19, 2014

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It’s the time of year when kids start thinking about going back to school and the weather starts to get a little bit cooler.

A comfortable t-shirt, some jeans and a warm cup of coffee for the morning, and a sweatshirt to cover up once the sun goes down, the steamy days we enjoyed these past few months are hopefully behind us.

And while we’re still itching for a few more beach days, there are plenty of other things that are keeping us busy besides just sweating it out in the sun—and these are just a few of them in this week’s What We’re Diggin’.

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Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on my first time in L.A. with Shawn Jennings last week. What an incredible place, where ambitious people flood the streets like Sour Patch Kids do my kitchen cabinet. Had an amazing time meeting the Vita team down there, seeing the smiles on everyone’s face at A Walk on Water’s event and sprinting to catch our flight back to Seattle.”

Erin Bednarz, Customer Service: “I’m diggin’ my visit to one of our wholesale customers, Restaurant Zoe, for their awesome end-of-summer atmosphere and killer salmon tar tare! I’m also really excited to head down to Portland with my mom this weekend and say what’s up to our Alberta and Third Avenue crew.”

Pearl Nelson, Sales: “I’m diggin’ on Witness bar on Broadway in Capitol Hill!”

Sarah Lane, Marketing Intern: “I’m diggin’ that I’m all done with my summer quarter! And I’m pumped to go to the Seahawks preseason game this Friday!”

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Rick Friel, Grocery Field Rep: “I’m diggin’ our continued partnership with the good people at Beacon Food Forest. They’re really making a big difference in this world, and I’m so happy that I can represent Caffe’ Vita each time I bring them a few boxes of our organic coffee. Believe me, they appreciate it. I’m also diggin’ on training our new delivery driver, Joe Kirk. He’s a real nice guy and I think he’ll make a great addition to the Vita family. It’s nice passing down what I’ve learned.”

Alicia BasingerManager, Fremont: “I’m diggin’ iced lattes, polydactyl kittens, Pilates and making pottery this week.”

Ross Beamish, Head Trainer: “I’m diggin’ on working with the staff at The Goodland Hotel in Goleta this week. I’m also happy to have sat down at Industrial Eats for dinner last night. Their seasonal, locally focused menu of pizzas and “not pizzas” always blows me away.”

Allison Hardy, Manager, Phinney Ridge: “I’m diggin’ dancer Leah Jones, who just so happens to be a regular at the Phinney Ridge cafe. Check out this new Gran Rapids music video she dances in below, where there’s a Vita hat toss in slow motion at the 2:23 mark. Love it!”

Something you need this week: Alpen White & Black Baseball Tee—Like Shawn and Pearl, it’s always a style home run when wearing this. (Buy Here)

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What We’re Diggin’ on August 12th

| August 12, 2014

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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.

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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.”

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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)

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What We’re Diggin’ on August 5th

| August 5, 2014

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It’s very close to that time of the year again—football season.

As the Seattle Seahawks begin their quest to defend their Super Bowl title from last season, some of us around Caffe Vita are excited to see what the team does as an encore.

But with big things happening around here—like the complete rebuild of our 45 roaster all week long—there are plenty of things other than the old pigskin that we’re diggin’ on.

And for those who are headed to this weekend’s Doe Bay Festival, make sure to stop by and say hello to the Vita crew, as we’ll be selling coffee to help get each morning started.

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Rick Friel, Grocery Field Representative: “I’m diggin’ the fact that as of today, August 5th, I’ve been at Vita for 11 years! Thank you Mike for giving me a job within your company. I’ve met so many wonderful people  & have had so many great experiences because of Vita & the generosity of Mike and Liz. People at Vita are passionate and caring and genuinely enjoy being here. I appreciate each and everyone of you & your hellos mean a lot. It’s been fun & it still is.”

Skyler Locatelli, Sales Rep: “I’m diggin’ all things DOE BAY. DOE BAY, DOE BAY!”

Beth O’Brien, PR Coordinator: “I’m diggin’ the Chvrches show this Thursday at the Showbox, can’t wait to see them live!”

Mark Edington, Driver, Portland: “I’m definitely diggin’ on taking advantage of all the wonders the Northwest has to offer and floating in the rivers and lakes as much as possible. Also, I’ve been listening to the new Shabazz Palaces and Parquet Courts while delivering the coffee. And I really dig the A/C in the delivery van.”

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Ian Beckwith, Production: “I’m diggin’ Marty Curtis and his crew busting ass on the 45 kilo roaster. Giving us a chance to learn about our roaster inside and out.”

Jason Atteberry, Warehouse Manager: “I’m diggin’ the progress that Marty and his crew are doing at Vita, and that my mom will be in town to see an amazing production and roasting crew doing their thing! Go team Vita!”

Nick Dimengo, Content Creator: “I’m diggin’ on Seattle! Running around and seeing the many sights and scenes this gorgeous city has. I’m also all about football being back, there’s no better time of year to be a diehard sports fan than now.”

Charlie Holloway, Portland, Sales Manager: “I’m diggin’ Common Grounds Coffeehouse!  Currently serving Caffe Vita Brazil Rancho Sao Benedito as their featured single origin. Stop in and say hi to Gus or Amber in the morning or stop in for an evening event. Comedy open mic night on Wednesday!”

Something you need this week: Vita Black on Black Snapback—Hey, if Jay Z can wear black on black, so can you. (Buy Here)

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