Blog Archives: Clare White
If your go-to Heine Brothers’ is on Blankenbaker Parkway, you may know this month’s featured barista, Perri. When she’s not at Heine Brothers’, Perri is a freelance photographer!
Kate, the store manager at Blankenbaker, says Perri, “is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and she’s an excellent barista! She is a really terrific photographer and much of her work is based off of certain song lyrics as a way of expressing emotion.”
Picture this: forty or so sixth graders set up at different tables to pitch a business idea to a group of adults – complete with financials, marketing collateral, and of course, the product.
That was the scene at the Heine Brothers’ headquarters when students from the Academy @ Shawnee’s middle school shared their partnership proposal with the Heine Brothers’ executive team and Elizabeth Kizito of Kizito Cookies.
When Stanley Chase III first launched his business, he had no idea that the food truck he owned would eventually become a nationally recognized brand of vegan jerky. Now sold internationally, Louisville Vegan Jerky Company began with a fortuitous discovery and a lot of initiative.
When you walk into Veterans Parkway and you see Eliza behind the bar, you know you’re going to be getting a great drink!
Not only is she a talented barista, Eliza is a gifted dancer will be touring with the renowned performer Todrick Hall in the coming months.
“She’s an incredibly skilled barista and it’s always an incredibly fun shift when she’s there! She’ll soon be joining the international tour for Straight Outta Oz,” Georgia, the Assistant Manager at our Jeffersonville store says.
Tell me a little bit about your job – for those who don’t know, what does a head roaster’s job at Heine Brothers’ entail?
I’m the Head Roaster and green coffee buyer for HB. Most of my day is spent in production, or overseeing production (i.e. quality control, inventory management, and facilitating communication among my staff or with cafe managers). I’m also the liaison between HB and our importing co-op, Cooperative Coffees. Specifically, I am on the Sourcing and Quality, and Cooperative Impact committees. Depending on the projects we’re working on it takes only 5-10% of my time, but that work drives how we maintain relationships with our farming partners, and how we impact their lives beyond simply cutting a check for green coffee once a year.
We are proud to announce we’re kicking off a partnership with the local non-profit Educational Justice this Spring! Educational Justice is a Louisville-based organization that is bridging the opportunity gap in education between students that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
We’re thrilled to be able to share the newest of our limited-edition Explorer Series coffees with you this month: Rwanda Kigeyo!
The release of Explorer Series #03 is especially exciting for us, not only because it gives us the chance to introduce another high-quality, small-lot coffee, but also because we’ve been looking for a way to work with coffee farmers in Rwanda for many years.
We’re so proud of our friends and partners at the Forecastle Foundation!
In 2016, they raised $99,000 in donations to local and global conservation projects, including the donations to The Nature Conservancy and Kentucky Natural Lands Trust YOU helped us raise with your purchases of Kentucky Dream coffee and Forecastle Foundation tumblers.
If you’ve ever been to HB-Longest Avenue when Jenny’s working, you know you’ll be immediately greeted by a huge, contagious smile.
As her one of her fellow Assistant managers says, “Jenny is a beacon at our store. It doesn’t matter what mood she’s in, when she comes into work she is full of good energy. The customers and baristas both adore her. She’s picked up shifts at other stores and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t feel better after having met her.”
MK Eagle wants you to get lit – at the library!
The program is a throwback to the Summer Reading Programs of your grade school days – but for adults. Aimed at encouraging young adults to get back in touch with their inner bibliophile, and rediscover the library, Get Lit® Lou gives you digital badges and the chance to win great prizes for reading books and attending library programs.