Item of the Moment: BLK Pine Workshop x Caffe Vita Backpack
Because why wouldn't a coffee shop have a locally designed backpack collab?
We're big fans of the crossover around these parts: A cool boutique/favorite happy hour joint. A street food festival featuring local handicrafts. And now a backpack made by your neighborhood coffee shop.
To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Caffe Vita partnered with BLK Pine Workshop to create the From the Road Travel Pack ($130), a canvas carryall inspired by coffee buyer Daniel Shewmaker's sourcing trips to Ethiopia and designed by BLK's Nin Truong (also of Maiden Noir).
"We wanted to create a bag that's both useful for weekend trips as well as an everyday bag for the city," Truong told us. "The bag is based off of a vintage canoe bag with shoulder straps but has some simple updates. There is an internal divider for a laptop and a sleeve for a tumbler or water bottle on the inside. The outside has two straps that can be cinched down so you can tuck an extra jacket or blanket."
Shewmaker added, "We decided to have straps replace the snaps after I took the bag to Ethiopia and the bag kept popping open when full."
City functionality meets on-the-road utility.