Barista Highlight: Megan Kemple

In Meet Your Barista, Uncategorized // on November 19th, 2021 // by // No comment

Meet Megan Kemple, this month’s barista spotlight! Read below to get to know your Gardiner Lane barista, Megan. 

How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: I’ve worked at Heine Brothers for a little over 2 years.

 

Where are you from?: I was born and raised in Louisville, KY.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: My favorite Heine Brothers drink is the Turmeric Chai with oat milk or the Snickerdoodle Cold Brew with oat milk!

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: My favorite Heine Brothers food is the cheddar chive scone or the everything bagel!

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: My favorite Heine Brothers blend is Mexico! 

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: My favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers are my coworkers. They are the most wonderful, kind, funny, welcoming people I’ve ever met. We have really cultivated a beautiful family at Gardiner Lane that I will forever be grateful for. I have truly made life-long relationships here.

Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: I wanted to work at Heine Brothers because I’ve always loved coffee and the art of it and I wanted to learn more about it!

 

What other hobbies do you have?: When I’m not working, I love tending to my plants, crocheting, listening to music, and playing the banjo.

 

Fun fact?: A fun fact about me is that I can wiggle my ears.

 

What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: I love listening to all kinds of music at work but some of my go-to’s are Bendigo Fletcher, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, Kurt Vile, and Courtney Barnett.

 

What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: I don’t know much about working for other coffee shops but I think what makes Heine Brothers special are the employees, there are so many cool people employed here.

 

Make sure to stop by our Gardiner Lane and say hi to Megan!

 

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Barista Highlight: Tameira Edwards

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, Uncategorized // on October 20th, 2021 // by // No comment

Meet Tameira Edwards, this month’s barista spotlight! Read below to get to know your Douglass Loop barista, Tameira. 

How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: I started Heine Brothers April 12th, 2019.

 

Where are you from?: I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but grew up in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: I have been known to put a twist to my shift drinks. Recently I’ve been feeling the Brambleberry Boost with Peach Phocus and Peach syrup sooo good (IT’S NOT EVEN A BRAMBLEBERRY ANYMORE). I also really enjoy a Caramel Vanilla Cream with Oat Milk, so good.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: I really enjoy the cheddar chive scones and lemon poppy seed muffins.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: Mocha Java as Ice coffee and Good Morning for hot coffee. 

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: I love the job of customer service. I really enjoy giving suggestions to drinks and they end up really liking the drink I offer. I really enjoy customer interactions altogether.

 

Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: During my sophomore year in high school I did barista training with Heine Brothers. Taking a couple of culinary students and training them to be baristas. Before the training was over I applied to be a Barista and I got the job right after the training was over with.

 

What other hobbies do you have?: I’m currently taking classes at Sullivan University for Baking and Pastry full time. I used to be very involved in extracurricular activities in high school like KUNA/KYA, volleyball, softball, and I qualified for Kentucky’s Girls State 3rd place among other things.

Fun fact?: I have been one of the longest working baristas at my location but have always been the youngest of them all.

 

What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: My music taste is very diverse, I love to listen to Westlife, an Irish band from the 90s in the morning. But, during my recent closes I’ve been jamming to K-POP group Seventeen.

 

What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: I don’t know much about other local coffee shops but, my location is always striving to have great relationships with our customers and baristas. I really enjoy working at my location because with us being a non-drive thru we have more time to create a friendly bond with our regulars. I get really excited to see regulars and have their drinks ready for them once they order. They are always surprised that I remember their drinks. Other coffee shops won’t have the great customer service you’ll receive at Douglass Loop.

 

Make sure to stop by Douglass Loop and say hi to Tameira! 

 

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Barista Highlight: Keegan Tuttle-Wheeler

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, Uncategorized // on September 10th, 2021 // by // No comment

Meet Keegan Tuttle-Wheeler, this month’s barista spotlight! Read below to get to know your Outer Loop barista, Keegan. 

How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: A little over 2.5 years now.

 

Where are you from?: I’m from Northern Kentucky, my family lives in Covington, but I’ve lived in Louisville since 2009.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: I can never settle on one favorite thing, I like to make something new whenever I can, but I always love a matcha latte with strawberry or cherry.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: The spicy southwest wrap, I love anything with chorizo.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: Ethiopia Natural

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: My coworkers, our store has a great staff and I’ve gotten to know some really cool people working here.

 

Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: I was looking for somewhere with a good atmosphere and where the work is satisfying, and preferably at a local business.

 

What other hobbies do you have?: I love to hike and take nature walks, and bring my camera along with me to photograph the things I see. I also spend a lot of time gardening, at home and in my plot in one of the local community gardens.

Fun fact?: I have four cats. Maybe more if you count the ones that stop by my porch.

 

What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: Something that keeps the mood in the cafe chill, usually some indie pop or classic rock but I also really appreciate variety.

 

What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: The relationship with the community, I don’t know how many coffee shops have customers that have been going there almost as long as I’ve been alive.

 

Make sure to stop by Outer Loop and say hi to Keegan! 

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Barista Highlight: Elise Bauer

In Meet Your Barista, Uncategorized // on August 23rd, 2021 // by // No comment

Meet Elise Bauer, this month’s barista spotlight! Read below to get to know your Outer Loop barista, Elise. 

How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: I’ve worked at Heine Brothers’ for two and a half years.

 

Where are you from?: I grew up right here in Louisville! I left for school, lived internationally for a year, and then came home.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: Truly anything with bourbon sugar. But a snickerdoodle iced latte with oat milk has my heart.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO PECAN SCONES. (Seasonal at our store but worth every second of the wait)

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: Mexico and Guatemala

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: I love the opportunity to be creative, but I have also really enjoyed training new baristas!

Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: After graduating and living internationally, I REALLY needed to make some headway on student loans. A friend worked for HB at the time and told me to apply. It has been a huge source of stability and genuine friendship, so while I’ve had many second jobs over the last two years I’ve remained at Heine Bros! (Plus .. coffee)

 

What other hobbies do you have?: I spend a lot of time with my family, especially nieces and nephews. I love to camp, swim, play board games, travel and wreck anyone willing to take me on in a game of nertz. I’m very ready for live music to make an appearance in my life again. Mostly I like to be with people!

 

Fun fact?: I hiked 64 miles of the Amazon Jungle in Bolivia and white water rafted the Nile River in Uganda.

 

What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: Outer Loop is known for its 90s/early 00s dance parties, but I also love a (rare) slow morning with some sort of folksy radio.

 

What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: A wide variety of options while still remaining high quality and locally roasted

 

Make sure to stop by Outer Loop and say hi to Elise! 

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Barista Highlight: Vi Adams-Ulmer

In Meet Your Barista, Uncategorized // on June 21st, 2021 // by // No comment

Meet Vi Adams-Ulmer, this month’s barista spotlight! Vi was nominated by their manager, Jenny, who said, “Vi is, without a doubt, one of the best folks I know. Where a helping hand is needed, that’s where you’ll find them. Armed and ready with a John Mulaney quote and the quickest wit you’ve ever heard, Vi is the kind of person you can count on to lift your spirits. They’re an incredible coworker, a consistent friend, and the kind of person who lets you play Rush at 6:00 in the morning without fear of judgment 😉 It truly just feels good to be around Vi!” Read below to get to know your Longest Ave barista, Vi! 

How long have you been at Heine Brothers’?: I’ve been working here for about a year and a half, give or take a few months.

 

Where are you from?: I’ve moved around a lot in my life, but I spent most of my childhood/teen years in south Georgia. I moved to Frankfort in 2014, then made my way to Louisville right before I started working at HB.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ drink?: I’m a seasonal kind of person, I guess. When it’s hot out, I like to make an iced Mango India. When it’s cold, the dirty Chai or cinnamon Mocha is the way to go.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ food/snack?: Probably our lemon poppyseed muffins. Not warmed up, though. You gotta have the lemon crunchies on the outside.

 

What is your favorite Heine Brothers’ blend?: I’ve never tasted anything quite like Natural Ethiopia. It’s my favorite morning coffee.

 

What is your favorite thing about working at Heine Brothers’?: My co-workers are some of the best people I’ve met in my life. Aside from that, our customers are kind and friendly, and our store is very pretty. And I get to work with coffee and tea all day, which is very nice.

Why did you want to work for Heine Brothers’?: I’ve always wanted to be a barista, coffee has always been a big part of my life. I figured if I could share the same joy coffee has brought me over the years, I would be heading in the right direction.

 

What other hobbies do you have?: I play a lot of video games, but some of my favorites are Animal Crossing, League of Legends, and the Borderlands series. I also enjoy reading, watching horror movies, swimming, and going on the occasional (and rare) hike.

 

Fun fact?: A Rainbow mantis shrimp have hammer-like appendages that they use to smash their prey at the speed of 50mph. The force of the hit causes a small explosion that generates heat close to temperature of the sun. Fun fact!

 

What is your favorite music to listen to at work?: I listen to a lot of Pearl Jam, Interpol, The National, and The Police.

 

What do you think makes Heine Brothers’ unique in comparison to other coffee shops?: Maybe I’m just a weirdo, but I haven’t been to a lot of other coffee shops…like, maybe three different ones in my life (well, two because Sbucks doesn’t count in my opinion.) All I can say is that we have some darn good coffee, tasty pastries, and cool people!

 

Make sure to stop by Longest Avenue and say hi to Vi! 

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