Relationships and giving back to our communities have been a part of our fabric since opening in 1995 and pioneering the Farm Direct coffee movement in 1997. Caffe Vita is committed to giving back to our local communities, by supporting our local charities, urban revitalization projects, mentoring, work training programs for homeless youth, education, cultural institutions, and the arts, and so much more.
Caffè Vita currently supports FareStart's youth barista training program, which trains homeless youth and provides barista jobs at their coffee stands in T-Mobile Field. They also sponsor FareStart's annual Guest Chef Night and Volunteer Server Night, which annually bring together Seattle chefs and winemakers to raise money for FareStart.
THE MEATBALL SHOP
“We’ve been working with Caffe Vita since day one at The Meatball Shop and it’s been a great partnership. In addition to being great people, they have been there for all of our needs over the years, service, training etc. And most importantly the coffee is consistently the best available."
WOODLAND PARK ZOO
"In 2009, Caffè Vita starting working with Woodland Park Zoo's Tree Kangaroo Project to develop the first-ever coffee from the YUS region made commercially available in the U.S. purchased directly from the growers at a fair price. Papua New Guinea Yopno Uruwa Som coffee, which protects the endangered Tree Kangaroo, is sold at all Seattle Caffe Vita locations and at Woodland Park Zoo ZooStores. In addition to coffee from PNG, Caffè Vita also sells their Zoo Special Reserve, in which every bag of this coffee purchased online or in our cafes, a dollar is donated to the Woodland Park Zoo."