Blog Archives: Clare White

Meet Your Barista: Perri @ Blankenbaker

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on May 2nd, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.”

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Community Spotlight: Academy @ Shawnee/Nkosi Partnership

In Blog, Community // on April 10th, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.

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Meet the Maker: Louisville Vegan Jerky

In Blog, Community, Meet The Maker // on April 10th, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.

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Meet Your Barista: Eliza @ Veterans Parkway

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on April 3rd, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.

Which location do you work at?
I work at Veterans Parkway
 
How long have you been working at HB?
I’ve been working at Heine’s since August 2016.
 
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Meet Our Roaster: Alec Risch

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, Spotlight On: // on March 24th, 2017 // by // No comment

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.

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Announcing a new partnership with Educational Justice!

In Blog, Community // on March 19th, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.

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Explorer Series #03: Rwanda Kigeyo

In Blog, Explorer Series, Fair Trade, News // on March 13th, 2017 // by // No comment

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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.

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Forecastle Foundation Update

In Blog, Kentucky Dream, News, Sustainability // on March 13th, 2017 // by // No comment

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.

 

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Meet Your Barista: Jenny @ HB-Longest Ave.

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on February 20th, 2017 // by // 3 Comments

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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.”

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Community Partner Spotlight: Louisville Free Public Library

In Blog, Community, Louisville // on February 15th, 2017 // by // No comment

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MK Eagle wants you to get lit – at the library!

MK, the Programs Supervisor at the Louisville Free Public Library, sat down and talked to us about the library’s Get Lit® Lou (Get Literary Louisville!) program going on through the end of February.

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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.

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