About us

We've been roasting coffee in Seattle since 1995. We are an independent, locally-owned company. From our beginnings at the base of Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, Caffe Vita now operates nine cafes in the Pacific Northwest, a roasteria cafe in New York City, and a cafe in Los Angeles.

We are pioneers of the Farm Direct movement, meticulously sourcing the best coffee available while developing long-term, mutually fruitful relationships with coffee growers in more than 11 countries. We work with and invest in farmers who are committed to sustainable practices.

By creating an environment where the customer can see, touch, and taste the coffee they purchase, we provide a unique learning opportunity that allows our coffee to speak for itself. Caffe Vita is always fresh, imported directly from the farm and roasted on-site.

We use vintage Probat and Gothot roasters, allowing full manual control over the process and enabling our artisan roasters the ability to monitor and adjust every stage of flavor development. Maintaining the consistency of our blends and expressing the distinct nuances of our seasonal single origins is the core of our approach.

Our blends offer a familiar cup year-round. Consistency is achieved through intensive sourcing, regular cupping, and blend profiling. As harvests cycle, recipes evolve, and our roasting team adapts. These are the cornerstones of our lineup.

Our thoughtfully curated, seasonally rotating selection of single origin coffees highlight the diversity of flavor profiles that exist throughout the world. These are coffees specific to an individual farm, cooperative, or distinct growing region. There are many factors contributing to the quality and character of these coffees.

Caffe Vita is constantly traveling the globe in pursuit of exceptional coffees that meet high standards of environmental and social sustainability, forging relationships with coffee growers and sourcing and roasting the most unique coffees available. Each and every coffee that we purchase must have a fully traceable path from farm to roaster.