Blog Archives: Chuck Slaughter
Last year, our preferred espresso machine partner La Marzocco introduced a brand-new competition called Crush The Rush. Typical coffee & latte art competitions can get serious, so La Marzocco wanted to do something different – something fun – that focused on speed, efficiency, and community. With this Crush The Rush was born.
This year, Nashville was chosen as one of the 5 hosting cities, and several coffee companies from the Louisville area made the trip down to compete, including our own team (known as Space Kats and Demon Dogs) of Joe Dininger (HB’s Training/QC Manager), Georgia Lacy (shop manager at Vint), and Layne Sanders (assistant shop manager at Vint). They were accompanied by Tess Lindsey (shop manager at HB-Blankenbaker Pkwy) and Evan Cooke (HB’s Digital Marketing Coordinator) to document the event (and maybe for emotional support as well). In the end, Space Kats and Demon Dogs walked away with the Second Place prize!
We asked them a few questions about the event:
The Community Foundation of Louisville hosts Give For Good Louisville, the biggest day of local giving, this Thursday September 12. With budgets being cut all around, this year’s Give For Good Louisville could be the most important ever. Through matching donation prizes, community members can have their donations made even more impactful for the groups that make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Check out #GiveForGoodLou and www.giveforgoodlouisville.org for more information.
Impact is one of the four Core Values here at Heine Brothers’, and we’re lucky to have a staff that also see that as an important part of everyday life. We asked our staff about some of the non-profits that they support, and here is what they said:
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New Heine Brothers’ Location at State Street in New Albany is Now Open
Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster will also host an official grand opening celebration Feb. 15
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – (February 5 2019)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that its new location at 414 Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN is now open. The new spacious 2,000 square-foot café will be the company’s 16th location and will include a convenient drive-thru as well as an outdoor patio.
Artist Monica Mahoney, best known for her art car creations for 21C Hotel including the red bejeweled limo, is working on a mural that will hang inside the new café. Mahoney is reproducing a vintage postcard of the second K & I Railroad Bridge, which was completed in 1912 and featured a remarkable rotating swing span that opened for the passage of ships in high water.
Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m., Heine Brothers’ will hold an official grand opening ribbon cutting celebration at the State Street location. That morning, the first 200 customers will receive a grand opening pack, which includes a limited-edition Heine Brothers’ New Albany reusable travel mug packed with special offers.
“This October will mark 25 years since we opened our first café,” said Mike Mays, Co-founder and President of Heine Brothers’ Coffee. “We’re proud that each of our cafés, including New Albany, have their own unique feel. More than anything though, I think we continue to win over customers because we are focused on both delivering a great cup of coffee and making an impact in the community and around the world.”
Heine Brothers’ will soon open a new café at 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood. A location at the new Bridgepointe Commons development at Gottbrath Parkway and Ind. 62 in Jeffersonville could open by the end of 2019.
Hours for the new State Street café are:
Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About Heine Brothers’ Coffee:
Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade and organic coffee roaster. The company opened their first shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and has 16 Louisville-area locations.
Heine Brothers’ Opening Two New Locations This Fall
Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster to open in New Albany and the Outer Loop
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (August 7, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that it will open two new locations this fall, 410 W. Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN and 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood.
“We’ve had requests for years to open new coffee shop locations throughout the region, and we’re excited to bring Heine Brothers’ to both New Albany and Okolona.” said Heine Brothers’ Co-founder and President, Mike Mays. “Heine Brothers’ shops are places to relax or recharge, to share ideas and conversation, and to connect. We’re excited to bring that to these well-established neighborhoods.”
Heine Brothers’ Opening New Store on June 1
Fair Trade and Organic Roaster has transformed building near Mid City Mall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (May 24, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today the company is soon ready to relocate its café at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away. Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Grow Ahead Partners with Heine Brothers’ Coffee and Coop Coffees for Agroforestry Crowdfunding Campaign Initiative in Peru
Crowdfunding Platform Aims to Raise Funding for Norandino Cooperative Tree Planting Effort
PORTLAND, OREGON — Heine Brothers’ Coffee, an organic and fair trade coffee roaster from Louisville, Kentucky, and green coffee importing cooperative, Coop Coffees, have announced commitments to support a regenerative agroforestry tree planting campaign in Northern Peru launched by Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small-scale farmers and climate resiliency projects around the world. Through the campaign, Grow Ahead is raising funds for one of Coop Coffee’s producer partners, Norandino Cooperative, aiming to revitalize coffee production in the region while supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem. Norandino Cooperative and its producers have also already committed to financially contribute to the project.
Heine Brothers’ is proud to announce the grand opening celebration of our newest location, at the new Omni Hotel at 400 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Louisville. The newest Heine Bros will be part of the Falls City Market, a 20,000 sq. foot urban market and food hall including grocery, brick oven pizza, florist, wine & spirits, and more.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Omni on their Louisville hotel. Including a Heine Brothers’ Coffee shop next to their Falls City Market is a testament to the Omni’s commitment to connecting with and celebrating Louisville. The entire project is going to make a big impact on our city.” Mike Mays, Co-founder and President
We’re celebrating the grand opening of HB-Omni Louisville on Friday, March 9 2018, with:
- The first 400 customers will receive an exclusive Heine Brothers’ + Omni Louisville reusable mug, filled with special offers only good at HB-Omni Louisville.
- Ribbon cutting with Mayor Fischer and Greater Louisville Inc. at 9am
- Louisville Free Public Library will be hosting a Pop-Up Library from 9am-noon
HB-Omni Louisville will be open 7 days a week from 6am-8pm.
Impact is one of Heine Brothers’ core values – with every decision we make, we look at how it will impact our community. When we partnered with WDRB to distribute Eclipse glasses for this year’s big event, we knew that we didn’t just want to sell them, we wanted to make a positive impact in the community.