She’s always good for a pun, or a listening ear! You may know her by her love of whales or her ability to recite the movie Homeward Bound, but most importantly, Georgia is a favorite of her baristas and customers alike.
Erica, the HB Events coordinator, remembers the first time she met Georgia, “at the beginning of 2017, when she was the Assistant Manager at HB-Veterans Parkway. She worked the very first event that I had coordinated (an early morning race in March), and I remember being impressed with her work ethic. She’s also hilarious, and is a wealth of knowledge in many fields.”
Get to know Georgia, the manager at Vint!
How long have you been working at HB?
I’ve been working for the company for almost 4 years.
Louisville Native or Transplant?
Technically I’m a native. I was born in Louisville, but grew up in Southern Indiana. I love both places for different reasons.
You compete in a lot of Latte Art Competitions – what does being a contestant entail?
Latte Art Competitions are a blast! Each one differs a little bit in what the rules are but generally you register beforehand or pay a small fee to enter. There’s usually a large bracket and depending on the competition it’s either single or double elimination style. Some competitions have each round as a free pour where you pour whatever you want and other competitions roll dice to determine what size mug you pour into and what design you have to pour (heart/rosetta/swan etc..)
What do you love about pouring latte art?
I love that it’s something that you can always push yourself to be better at. There’s always something you can work on or improve. Also, I like knowing that I’m handing out a drink I can take pride in and the customer will enjoy.
Proudest Latte Art creation?
I’d say the pour I’m proudest of was a swan pour from a few weeks ago. It was really symmetrical (as much as a swan can be), the contrast was good, and it looked like a swan!
Which was the last Latte Art Competition you were in?
The last competition I was in was the KY vs. TN Throw Down at Spencer’s Coffee in Bowling Green Kentucky. It was a blast. They brought in food trucks, had a ton of prizes people could enter to win and all of the proceeds benefited a local nonprofit called, The Hive. It was definitely the biggest competition I’ve been to. There were barista’s from as far away as New York!
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I’ve got a 6 year old Australian Shepherd. His name is Enzo (named after the book The Art of Racing in The Rain ) and he’s awesome. He’s a pro when it comes to catching Frisbee!
What’s your favorite movie?
Oh man. This is the hardest question. I’ve got a lot of “favorite movies” depending on the season/my mood/etc… Currently, because it’s fall and I’m feeling nostalgic I have to go with Homeward Bound. It was my absolute favorite as a kid and I have most of the dialogue memorized. Really any movie that tugs at the heart strings and involves animals is going to be a favorite of mine. Free Willy comes in at a close second right now and is the reason for my intense appreciation and interest in Orcas.
What needs to be invented that hasn’t been invented yet?
An actual hoverboard. I want to have a Marty McFly moment!
Favorite HB drink?
Double Con Panna. It’s the perfect way to start my morning. Enough caffeine to wake me up and it’s sipped through whipped cream. What’s better than that?
We’re highlighting Jackie in this month’s Meet Your Barista, who’s been working for Heine Brothers’ for 18 years! When you become friends with Jackie, you can look forward to a lot of hugs and someone who’ll catch up on your day.
Next time you see Jackie at Heine Brothers’, make sure to tell her hello!
How long working for Heine Brothers?
Started at age 16 – so 18 years.
Free time is spent:
Playing Softball, swimming, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, hanging out with boyfriend Byron, watching movies!
Titanic and Twilight are a couple of favorites.
Favorite song or musician?
Fun plans for Halloween?
Going to a Halloween party at her cousin’s house (who also works for Heine Brothers’!).
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.”
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Heine Brothers’ partners with FEAT of Louisville in their Autism Friendly Business Initiative
Louisville, KY – June 25, 2018 Heine Brothers’ and Vint has partnered with FEAT of Louisville Autism Friendly Business” FREE Training & Certification Program which focuses on training local businesses in Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Understanding. Heine Brothers’ have trained their staff in all 15 Louisville area locations including their newest location in the Omni.
“With the rate of autism rising and currently affecting 1 in 59 children (I in 42 boys), the Autism Friendly Business Initiative not only encourages inclusion in our community, it offers local businesses a simple online training for their staff to effectively accommodate the needs of the growing and underserved autism population,” said Deborah Morton, Executive Director of FEAT of Louisville.
In 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer knighted Louisville as an “Autism Friendly City.” At that same time, FEAT spearheaded a local working group of autism provides called the Autism Friendly Community. Their goal was to fill gaps that existed in our community.
“It is important to invest in our community and customers. At the heart of what we do, we try to make sure we are respectful to all customers. This certification has given us more tools, resources, and options to be able to service our customers in a compassionate environment.” Toni McDowell, Operations Manager at Heine Brothers’.
It’s our goal through the Autism Friendly Business Initiative to truly create an Autism Friendly City right here in the HEART of Kentuckiana. For more information, contact FEAT of Louisville or visit autismfriendlycommunity.com.
ABOUT FAMILIES for EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT (FEAT) of Louisville
Founded in 1999 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, FEAT of Louisville exists to help ease the journey for children and families with Autism through ongoing support, education, programs, and resources. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically surfaces prior to age three. Affected children generally lack appropriate social engagement, have significant communication impairments, and often demonstrate repetitive behaviors due to sensory dysfunction.
FEAT of Louisville partners with the community to provide programs for children with autism, including the Endeavor Program, a specialized preschool program for children with autism, Get Your FEAT Wet therapeutic swim program, and the Dreams in Motion summer camp which offers structured activities and social interaction.