One of the stalwarts of contemporary coffee sourcing, roasting and retailing, Seattle’s Caffe Vita is planning to open a new roastery and cafe in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The company, which began selling coffees from farmer-direct relationships at its small cafe in the Queen Anne neighborhood in 1995 and has since expanded to 11 locations in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York, says the new roastery will represent a be a big step forward for its retail and wholesale relations in New York.
Caffe Vita PR coordinator Beth O’Brien recently told Daily Coffee News that the plan is to have the facility open for customers in a formerly abandoned warehouse space at 576 Johnson Ave. this March, including a vintage 30-kilo Gothot roaster. Street art on the outside wall of the new facility was created by Seattle-based artist Ten Hundred.
We’ll have more this coming Spring as the roastery opens.