From KEXP and Caffe Vita

Seattle-based non-profit radio station KEXP has long advocated the power of live music. Caffe Vita has spent the past 25 years keeping the coffee and music lovers in Seattle caffeinated. Now, KEXP & Vita are collaborating on the very first KEXP coffee blend, with $ 2 donated from each bag donated to Keep Music Live with all donations from Caffe Vita.

The coffee collaboration will officially kick off tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, when KEXP goes on air with a full day radio program devoted to stories about why live music matters in the latest installment of their Music Heals series, Live Music Heals is.

For a month now, KEXP has been collecting stories from listeners and friends about how live music has helped them connect, process difficulties and enjoy music more deeply. For Live Music Heals, KEXP will share these stories, along with others who will come in later during the day, playing requests and live tracks, highlighting the impact COVID has had on live music venues and the role music lovers play in it can be good shape to return when it is safe. Listeners can tune in on Thursday, February 18, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time at 90.3 FM in Seattle, online at KEXP.ORG, and in the KEXP apps. If required, the program can be listened to in the broadcaster’s streaming archive two weeks after it was broadcast.

KEXP began as a 10-watt student and volunteer radio station in 1972 and has grown over the years into an innovative, influential cultural force in the Pacific Northwest community and beyond. Caffe Vita has been an influential force in Seattle music for a generation. She serves as a home base and caffeinated artist in Seattle and at music festivals throughout the Northwest.

The KEXP / Caffe Vita coffee collaboration is intended to help keep independent stages alive. $ 2 out of every bag of the new coffee blend donated to Keep Music Live, a COVID-19 fundraiser launched by music lovers to help small, independent customers. own venues throughout the state of Washington. Keep Music Live is raising funds to support venues that are at greatest risk of permanent closure.

The coffee label was designed by local artist Karl Maxx, inspired by iconic Seattle band posters from groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The photo on the label was taken by local artist and DJ Rudy Willingham, who uses his artwork to show clippings around Seattle’s backdrops and landmarks.

The post-roast blend of Guatemalan and Brazilian coffee was the result of a collaboration between Caffe Vitas Head Roaster, Wade McIntire, and US barista champion Sam Spillman. This coffee is fruity and full-bodied with aromas of black cherry, candied orange and maple syrup and is roasted in Seattle.

Details – Live Music Heals:

When: Available Thursday, February 18, 7 am-7pm, two weeks after it aired

Where: KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, KEXP.ORG, KEXP apps and major streaming radio platforms

Consequences: @kexp on Twitter and Instagram


Details – Caffe Vita + KEXP coffee for the benefit of Keep Music Live

Available now in all Caffe Vita and Fiore cafés. Further locations will follow. You can find more information at

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