Monday, March 6, 2017

Save the date! Tour of Caffe Umbria roastery April 29

You won't want to miss this one! Learn more about the true essence of Italian espresso in this fascinating tour of Caffe Umbria's state-of-the-art roastery in south Seattle. We'll meet on Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Master roaster Emanuele Bizzarri is the third generation of coffee roasters in his family, starting with his grandfather Ornello, who owned Torrefazione Perugina in Umbria, followed by his father Umberto who founded Torrefazione Italia in Seattle.

The company is well known for sourcing the best arabica beans and then blending them and roasting them to perfection. Caffe Umbria has cafes now in Seattle, Portland and Chicago, and has just opened a training lab in Portland to educate new employees and wholesale customers. This is a special year for Caffe Umbria which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in the Northwest.

On the tour, you'll enjoy an informative video about coffee and then meet Emanuele who will give us the tour. We'll tour his completely automated and innovative roastery, watch a master roaster at work, and then taste the results! Caffe Umbria is a sponsor of the new Caffe Umbria Scholarship and a long-time friend of our sister city relationship.

This is going to be a fun and very popular event. Don't miss it.

Location: Caffe Umbria, 8620 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108

Date/time: April 29, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

RSVP: Events chairperson

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Seattle Music Exchange offers concert in Perugia in April

If you're traveling to Italy this spring, you might want to plan a stop-over in Perugia on April 23. That's when Seattle pianist Angelo Rondello will present works by Seattle-based composers in an innovative musical exchange program. The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Conservatorio Francesco Morlacchi. The program is part of Seattle Music Exchange which encourages the exchange of music and musicians from other cultures through concerts, residencies and educational programs.

Rondello has selected four sister cities in which to kick off his new project. In addition to Perugia, the other concert locations are in Pècs, Hungary; Bergen, Norway; and Kobe, Japan. The exchange series closes with a recital of music by the sister city composers in Seattle's Nordstrom Hall on May 11.

Our friends in Perugia have pulled out the red carpet for Rondello and his project. They have assisted in arranging the performance space and hosting Rondello in the city's Guest House. They will be involved in advertising, invitee list, website and Facebook posts. Grazie mille for welcoming this innovative music exchange to your city!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

La Tavola Italiana to be held March 19

Ricordate nostro incontro. La Tavola Italiana è questa domenica il 19 marzo, 2017 alle 11,00 (11,00 - 13,00) al Caffè Umbria Pioneer Square. Venite e parlate con noi in Italiano.  Non importa se parlate poco o molto Italiano. C'incontreremo questa domenica.

Remember, "La Tavola Italiana" is this Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM (11:00 AM - 01:00 PM) at Caffè Umbria Pioneer Square. Come and talk to us in Italian.  It is not important if you speak a little or lot of Italian. All levels are welcome. See you this Sunday.

This event is for SPSCA members and friends. It is free of charge.

For more information, email us.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 24 field trip to Umbra Cuscinetti

We hope you can join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour for our members to Umbra Cuscinetti in Everett, Wash. The tour will be held Fri., March 24, from 1-3 p.m.

During our tour, we'll learn more about Umbra's history and products and see its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Afterwards we'll enjoy an aperitivo, courtesy of our hosts.

Umbra Cuscinetti has been a long-time supporter of the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association, and we are pleased to give our members the opportunity to know them better.

The company is a leader in the design and production of aerospace and industrial screws, ball bearings, gears and other precision instruments. The U.S. affiliate is part of the Italian aerospace firm, Umbra Group, headquartered in Foligno, not far from Perugia. Umbra's Everett location puts the firm close to one of its key customers, The Boeing Company.

Date: Friday, March 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: 6707 Hardeson Rd, Everett WA 98203

RSVP: Please RSVP  by Tues., March 21.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Caffe Musica highlights local author and SPSCA member

Caffe Musica has a mix of literary and musical events scheduled in March. One might be of particular interest to our members.

March 11, 2-5 p.m. Writer Rebecca Novelli talks about her first novel "The Train to Orvieto." Rebecca is a local writer and a new SPSCA member. This event is co-sponsored by Il Punto.

Caffe Musica is located at 14300 Greenwood Avenue N., Seattle WA 98133. Check out the website to see what other events are coming up in March. More details here.