The cafe in KEXP’s gathering space has a new occupant, and Caffe Vita has a new showpiece coffee shop. As you might imagine, those two developments are related.
The foundational Seattle coffee brand is moving into the former La Marzocco cafe and showroom space in Seattle Center, a counter within hangout-and-listen distance of KEXP’s studios. This new iteration, dubbed Vita at KEXP, knits a few big Seattle names together—and it opens this Monday, October 18.
The connective tissue here is Deming Maclise, who took over as Vita’s owner at the start of 2020. His background includes years as a musician and 1990s-era barista (and a host
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