Roasting since 1995, Caffe Vita maintains Farm Direct relationships with growers in over 11 countries. Owner Mike McConnell gives credit to Espresso Vivace’s David Schomer for passing on his knowledge and pushing him to venture into the coffee business on his own. Caffe Vita imports their coffee directly from each farm and roasts it at their Capitol Hill roastery, two blocks from Bean Box. They travel to all of the farms meeting with the local workers, cupping coffees, and gaining a great understanding of the land and climate. They use vintage roasters in their roasting process giving them complete control of every batch they roast, allowing them to meticulously monitor the flavor development. Caffe Vita is known to have great medium roasts with chocolaty blends and sweet single origins with tasting notes like honey and orange guava. Their single origins rotate with the seasons adding incredible variety to their coffee menu. They pride themselves on providing coffee and a learning experience that speaks for itself, and we certainly think their coffee does just that!