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Get your mom a Heine Brothers’ gift card, and get a free drink for yourself!

In News // on May 2nd, 2016 // by // No comment


Mother’s Day is May 8 – Buy a $25 or more gift card, and get a free drink for yourself! Offer valid at all Heine Brothers’ and Vint locations Monday May 2 2016 through Sunday May 8 2016.

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Heine Brothers’ Coffee Brewing Up Portland Warehouse District Revitalization

In Blog, Louisville, News, Press Release // on April 18th, 2016 // by // 3 Comments


Future Rendering of New Heine Brothers' Building & Signage- Credit Jeff ...



Heine Brothers’ Coffee Brewing Up Portland Warehouse District Revitalization

Growing coffee roaster to open new corporate offices, roastery, warehouse, and training center.

Louisville, KY (April 18, 2016) – Heine Brothers’ Coffee announced today that it is making a major redevelopment move in the important historic Louisville neighborhood becoming known as the Portland Warehouse District. In an expansion of operations, the 13 store organic and fair trade coffee company will soon begin renovating a more than 100 year old building at 1301 W. Main St.  The 40,000 square foot building, which boasts an additional 40,000 square feet of basement space on the northwest corner of 13th and Main streets, will serve as a corporate office, roastery, warehouse and state-of-the-art training center.

“There is a lot of momentum on the west side of Ninth Street, and as a local company we see an opportunity to make a positive impact on the neighborhood,” said Heine Brothers’ President Mike Mays.   “We’re excited about the potential to hug the phase 4 expansion of Waterfront Park West. To be in a beautiful building believed to be the city’s first steel beam warehouse constructed right after the turn of the century is another big draw. Combining our Offices, Roastery/Warehouse and Training Center in this new facility will energize our company, while also demonstrating our commitment to the renewal of the area.”

For the last 16 years, HVAC contractor, Automatic Air, has operated out of the building. Renovation will begin later this spring, with Heine Brothers’ targeting a late summer 2016 opening.

Heine Brothers’ will occupy 16,000 square feet of the building at 13th and Main, and is seeking to lease 24,000 square feet of commercial space.

The company’s corporate offices are currently located above Heine Brothers’ Crescent Hill store.  Heine Brothers’ also has a small warehouse and training space in the Clifton neighborhood.

A total of 15 employees will soon work out of the new headquarters, roastery, training center, and warehouse, with room for additional growth.


About Heine Brothers’

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 13 locations and a mobile Airstream espresso bar. Heine Brothers’ is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, buying locally and co-founding the world’s 1st fair-trade coffee buying cooperative. The company is committed to continuing to deliver remarkable coffee shop experiences while staying focused on making an impact in Louisville and around the world. For more information, please visit or follow @HeineBrosCoffee.


Tyler Glick


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Spring 2016 Seasonal Drinks

In News // on March 14th, 2016 // by // No comment


  • Nutty Irishman – a St. Patrick’s Day treat with Irish Cream and Hazelnut!
  • Nutty Irishberg – a deliciously-blended Nutty Irishmen
  • Ginger Soda – a secret barista favorite is unleashed. Spicy, sweet, and refreshing!
  • Vint Julep – just in time for the KY Derby, our Vint Julep is a latte that features Bourbon Smoked Sugar and Mint Julep Sugar from Louisville’s own Bourbon Barrel Foods!
  • Vint Julep Iceberg – the Vint Julep, only blended!
  • Campfire Tea Latte – smokey & delicious blend of cocoa, cinnamon, and Lapsang Souchoung makes a toasty smorestastic treat!
  • Citrus Green Iced Tea – this customer favorite has flowers of ginger, orange, and peach – as well as orange peel, ginger, and apricot!


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Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday!

In News // on March 8th, 2016 // by // No comment


Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday. Losing an hour is rough – we’re here to help.

Get a FREE extra shot of espresso in any drink on Sunday March 13 & Monday March 14.


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Open Mic at HB-Veterans Parkway!

In Community, News // on February 22nd, 2016 // by // One comment



We’re hosting an Open Mic Night at HB-Veterans Pkwy in Jeffersonville! Starting at 6pm on the last Thursday of each month – come out and share your talent.

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Holiday Hours 2015

In Blog, News // on December 15th, 2015 // by // No comment

Dec Holiday Hours 2015

Christmas Eve

  • HB-Main Street & HB-Fourth Street are open until 3pm.
  • All other locations are open until 5pm.

Christmas Day

  • HB-Frankfort Ave is open 8am-3pm.
  • HB-Douglass Loop is open 8am-3pm.
  • HB-Chenoweth Lane is open 8am-3pm.
  • HB-Gardiner Lane is open 7:30am-8pm.
  • HB-Schnitzelburg is open 8am-1pm.
  • HB-Veterans Pkwy is open 8am-1pm.
  • All other locations will be closed.
  • All baristas working on Christmas Day have volunteered for the shifts, and would love to see you!

New Years Eve

  • HB-Main Street – open until 3pm.
  • HB-Fourth Street – open until 3pm.
  • HB-Chenoweth Lane – open until 6pm.
  • HB-Northfield – open until 6pm.
  • HB-Shelbyville Road – open until 6pm.
  • HB-Blankenbaker Pkwy – open until 6pm.
  • Vint – open until 6pm.
  • HB-Longest Avenue – open until 9pm.
  • HB-Frankfort Avenue – open until 9pm.
  • HB-Douglass Loop – open until 9pm.
  • HB-Gardiner Lane – open until 9pm.
  • HB-Schnitzelburg – open until 9pm.

New Years Day

  • HB-Main Street & HB-Fourth Street are closed for the day.
  • All other locations open at 7am.
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Seasonal Drinks: Holiday 2015

In Blog // on November 23rd, 2015 // by // No comment

holiday seasonal drinks

New to the Heine Brothers’ menu this holiday season are:

  • Egg Nog and the Egg Nog Latte
  • Gingersnap Chai
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Snowflake Mocha
  • Vanilla Peppermint Latte
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Chaiberg

and some from this fall that we’ll have for just a bit longer:

  • Huber’s Apple Cider (Original, or with caramel, ginger, or pumpkin spice)
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte and the Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Campfire Tea Latte
  • Pumpkin Spiceberg
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Thanksgiving 2015

In Blog, News // on November 12th, 2015 // by // No comment

Thanks to some of our baristas volunteering to, several of our locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving 2015

Friday November 27 2015 Hours:

  • HB-Main Street: closed
  • HB-Fourth Street: open 10am-8pm for Light Up Louisville
  • All others: open regular hours
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Heine Brothers’ Breaks “Grounds” On New Partnership with Forecastle Foundation

In Blog, Community, News, Press Release // on June 24th, 2015 // by // No comment

Together with the Forecastle Foundation and Whole Foods Market Louisville, Heine Brothers’ Coffee broke “grounds” today on a new partnership to help protect threatened areas across the state.

Kentucky Dream, a fair-trade, 100 percent organic Nicaraguan coffee blend and merchandise line benefitting the Forecastle Foundation, is now available at all 13 area Heine Brothers’ Coffee locations throughout the Louisville area, as well as Whole Foods Market in Louisville.


Funding from the partnership will benefit the Forecastle Foundation’s Kentucky-based conservation. Working with Kentucky Natural Lands Trust (KNLT), funding will benefit the Pine Mountain project, the largest landscape level conservation project ever undertaken in the state. The area serves as a migration path and refuge for hundreds of species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee has been committed to making a positive impact on our community, state and planet for more than 20 years,” said Mike Mays, co-founder and president, Heine Bros. “Kentucky Dream is an opportunity for our customers to partner with us to support the important work of the Forecastle Foundation right here in Kentucky.”

From each bag of Kentucky Dream, $5 goes directly to the Forecastle Foundation to support Kentucky environmental projects. Custom Kentucky Dream mugs are also available for $20; $2 from each mug will be contributed to Forecastle Foundation. Plans to expand the merchandise line are in the works.  Heine Brothers’ goal is to raise $10,000 for the Forecastle Foundation in the first year of this partnership and to grow in the years to come.

Kentucky Dream will also help the Nature Conservancy’s work to protect the Kentucky Green River’s 9,230 square-foot watershed, one of Kentucky’s crucial waterways that gives life to more species of plants and animals than any other Ohio River tributary – especially in an unhindered 100-mile stretch that flows from the Green River Reservoir Dam and through Mammoth Cave National Park.

“By combining a unique blend of Heine Brothers’ fair-trade, organic product with Whole Foods eco-minded retail network, we will be able to provide consistent financial support and awareness for the most critical ecological hot spots in our state,” said JK McKnight, Forecastle Festival and Foundation Founder. “These organizations share our vision, and together, we can sustain our naturally awesome planet.”


Heine Brothers’ Coffee has a long history of supporting the Forecastle Festival, serving as both a sponsor and vendor since 2006.

“Through our long partnership with the Forecastle Festival, Heine Brothers’ learned about the work of the Forecastle Foundation to protect Pine Mountain with Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and the Green River with the Nature Conservancy,” said Mays. “It was an easy decision to decide to use Kentucky Dreams to partner with the Forecastle Foundation to raise awareness and the critical funding needed to protect these important parts of Kentucky’s natural environment.”

“We are extremely proud of this partnership with Heine Brothers’ Coffee and the Forecastle Foundation. This is a rare opportunity to help protect endangered and majestic wild lands of Kentucky,” said Tim Roethgen, Whole Foods Market – Louisville. “Whole Foods Market’s business is intimately tied to both our neighbors and the larger global community we serve, so we’re excited to partner with the organizations that are doing significant work right here at home.”

The Forecastle Foundation is the non-profit environmental activism arm of the Forecastle Festival, which is held annually at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Foundation works year round to benefit conservation work in highly-threatened, biological hot spots. Since its inception in 2011, The Forecastle Foundation has contributed nearly $100,000 to education and conservation efforts in Kentucky and beyond.

Heine Brothers’ also currently sells Mountain Dream in collaboration with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, helping to fund their work to foster political, economic and social systems that are fair to all Kentuckians.

About Heine Brothers’

Heine Brothers’ is a 100 percent fair trade and organic coffee roaster. HB opened their first shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, and now have 13 shops and a mobile Airstream espresso bar, all in the Greater Louisville area. From the beginning, Heine Brothers’ has been committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, recycling, being founding members of the world’s first fair-trade coffee buying cooperative, buying locally, and even roasting on the world’s most environmentally-friendly coffee roaster. Heine Brothers’ is committed to continuing to deliver remarkable coffee shop experiences while staying true to our vision of making a difference in Louisville. For more information about Heine Bros., please visit

For more information about The Forecastle Foundation, visit

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The Weekly Juicery now at HB-Blankenbaker Pkwy!

In Blog, News // on January 12th, 2015 // by // No comment



Heine Brothers’ Coffee Partners with The Weekly Juicery at Blankenbaker Parkway Location

Louisville, Ky. (January 12, 2015) – Louisville-based Heine Brothers’ Coffee (Heine Brothers’), which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in October, has partnered with Lexington-based The Weekly Juicery to open a cold-pressed juice bar in the interior cafe of the Heine Brothers’ location at 805 Blankenbaker Parkway in Middletown. This is Weekly Juicery’s fourth retail location, and its second Louisville location.

Founded in Lexington in 2011, the Weekly Juicery is a full-service retail juice bar with cold-pressed juices, shots, superfood smoothies, and raw foods. The company cold-presses alive, raw juice in small batches for optimal nutrition and does not cook (pasteurize) or treat its juice with high pressure processing (HPP) to extend the shelf life. Weekly juice deliveries and juice cleanses are also available.

According to Mike Mays, Heine Brothers’ President, “We’re excited to partner with The Weekly Juicery to provide hand-crafted juice to Heine Brothers’ customers and bring this amazing product to the Middletown area. I personally am a big fan of their product, and both of our organizations share a similar commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably so this is a great fit from a cultural perspective. Plus our partnership is another good example of two Kentucky businesses working together.”

Kimmye Bohannon, Founder of The Weekly Juicery added, “I started this business to make the experience of drinking healthy, cold-pressed juice accessible to many people. We share our juices, smoothies and foods daily in our juice bars. Every Juice Guide is ready and able to behind our juice bar to share cold-pressed juices and smoothies to heal your body, and soothe your soul. Our bartenders offer alive, hand crafted concoctions full of life force energy to fuel good health and vitality. In addition to sharing life force with our customers, we have a solid commitment to sourcing our produce from our local soil. This produces the highest quality, nutrient dense juice, and supports our small local growers in every market.”

The Weekly Juicery will operate in the bar area of Heine Brothers’ Blankenbaker Parkway interior cafe. Heine Brothers’ will no longer serve wine and beer at this location.

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Heine Brothers’ also recently announced the launch of its new customer loyalty app, Heine Brothers’ Perks. Customers can now leave their wallets at home and pay with their phones, earning rewards along the way. For every $50 spent using the app, you’ll receive $3 toward your next purchase. Plus, you get $2 just for signing up.

About Heine Brothers’

Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade and organic coffee roaster. We opened our first shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and now have 13 shops and a mobile Airstream espresso bar, all in Greater Louisville. From the beginning, Heine Brothers’ has been committed to operating responsibly and sustainably – donating to numerous community groups, recycling, being founding members of the world’s 1st fair-trade coffee buying cooperative, buying locally. We are committed to continuing to deliver remarkable coffee shop experiences while staying true to our vision of making a difference in Louisville. For more information, please visit or follow us @HeineBrosCoffee.


Mike Mays


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