Meet Sarah Lambert! Sarah was nominated for this month’s barista spotlight. One particular nomination from Stephanie Harvey says, “I wanted to nominate Sarah because I was really blown away with her talent! If you have noticed new pastry signs at several of our locations in just these last few weeks (SR, GL, HTC, VP, etc.), you have Sarah Mann to thank! Who knew we had such amazing talent within the company?!” Continue reading to learn more about Sarah!
How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: I’ve been at Heine Brothers’ for about a year and 9 months.
Where are you from?: I am originally from Huntington, West Virginia but I grew up in Louisville- mostly in the Valley Station area.
What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: I love to drink either an oat milk latte, or just coffee – black or with oat milk.
What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: Because I have several dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten free and soy free) it’s difficult for me to find something to eat. I’ve heard that the vegan breakfast wrap is really tasty though! I hope to see more vegan/gluten free options in the future!
What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: I love the Mountain Dream blend!
What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: My favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’ is that I get the opportunity to be creative! I have really enjoyed creating the new menu signs and look forward to more chances to create for HB!
Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: I wanted to work for Heine Brothers’ because I knew that this was a company that really cared about the local community here in Louisville, and took actual steps to be a more sustainable company for the earth. I love the Wendell Berry quote on our small cups: “The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”
What other hobbies do you have?: My favorite things to do include hiking, camping, and art. I love connecting with nature, and strive to encourage others to also. I’ve been drawing since I was very young, and in recent years I have taken up wood burning as a new medium. I also love to volunteer with local environmental groups by helping with community gardens and replenishing our urban tree canopy as well as the developing Waterfront Botanical Gardens.
Fun fact about yourself?: I’m currently working towards my Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability at UOfL. As I am becoming more aware of how our human behaviors have an impact on our planet, I strive to apply what I am learning to make a difference wherever I can, whether it’s improving my own sustainable living practices, helping our community to be more green, or to encourage others to consider their impacts on the planet as well. I’ve actually considered starting a barista sustainability council here at HB for anyone who might be interested!
What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: I love listening to instrumental music, such as lofi hiphop or classical jazz. Anything that creates a calm environment is great!
What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: The quirky vibe of a lot of the employees definitely creates a unique work environment and customer experience!
Make sure to stop by our Shelbyville Road location in St. Matthews and say hi to Sarah! Now you know the face behind the amazing art found on many of our menu boards.
First, thank you for your continued support, especially during these anxious times.
At Heine Brothers’ Coffee and Vint, we are watching the COVID-19 situation closely. We intend to do all that we can to support our Community’s efforts to contain the virus.
Our top priority is the safety of our customers and our employees. We are following CDC guidance on strategies for employers to best prevent exposure, and we will continue to follow enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices in our Stores.
We could not operate coffee shops without excellent employees, and we don’t want our employees having to choose between their health and their paycheck. We will continue to encourage all Heine Brothers’ and Vint employees to use our Paid Time Off policy to ensure that employees who are sick are able to stay home.
At this time, all of our Stores – cafes and drive-thrus – are open. If things change in the Louisville / Southern Indiana area, we will modify our operations in ways that best ensure safety.
One simple way to minimize exposure touch points is to use our HB Perks App for scannable tendering of all transactions. The app can be downloaded at either the Apple Store or Google Play and allows customers to pay simply by swiping their phone in front of our reader, thereby avoiding the physical exchange of cash or a credit card. And for those who are not aware, Heine Brothers’ Coffee is available through GrubHub.
Again, thank you for your ongoing support. In addition to delivering a great local coffee experience for over 25 years, we have been and remain committed to making a positive Impact in our community. During this difficult time, we will stay informed and we will do what we can to help our Community most positively move forward.
Heine Brothers’ Coffee / Vint
Co-founder / President
On a cloudy Friday afternoon I made my way down to our HB-Chenoweth Lane shop. The air was crisp, and as I walked in I could make out a little black ball of fur under one of the tables. As I walked up to the table I was greeted with warm smiles and a little sniff from Finley, a black lab puppy who is currently in training to become an assistance dog. I had an amazing time talking to Bebe Bleakley, Ellen Baldwin, and Barbara Howard. Each of them has done so much for Paws with Purpose and it was great getting to hear their stories.