Producer Cooperative Spotlight: Pangoa

In Blog, Producer Cooperative Spotlight // on February 7th, 2020 // by // No comment

Just past the Andes Mountains is an area of Central Peru called San Martin de Pangoa. Here a cooperative has been formed, the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa. Founded in 1977 this co-op was made up of 50 local farmers. After its start, the group began to pick up some traction, and by the mid 1980’s the group had grown to 1,200 members. Each member agreed to set aside three percent of every sale for internal investments. This collection was integral to the infrastructure that is still used by the co-op today. 

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Meet Your Barista: Levi House

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on January 24th, 2020 // by // No comment

When walking into Levi House’s apartment it is clear that Levi is an amazing artist. His paintings and creations line the walls and make the apartment feel like an art studio. Levi is talented with many different mediums, but he focuses on graphic design. Levi works at our Outer Loop location, but he is also our very first art intern! It was such a pleasure to sit down and get to know him better.

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Holiday Hours 2019

In News // on December 13th, 2019 // by // No comment

Christmas Eve
All locations close at 5pm.

Christmas Day
HB-Chenoweth Lane is open 8am – 3pm.
HB-Douglass Loop is open 7:30am – 3pm.
HB-Frankfort Ave. is open 8am – 3pm.
HB-Gardiner Lane is open 8am – 7pm.
HB-Hikes Point 8am – 3pm.
HB-Longest Ave./Mid City Mall is open 8am – 3pm.
HB-Outer Loop is open 8am – 1pm.
HB-Schnitzelburg is open 8am – 1pm.
HB-Veterans Pkwy. is open 8am – 1pm.
All other locations will be closed.

New Years Eve
HB-Blankenbaker Pkwy. closes at 6pm.
HB-Chenoweth Lane closes at 6pm.
HB-Douglass Loop closes at 9pm.
HB-Fourth St. closes at 3pm.
HB-Frankfort Ave. closes at 9pm.
HB-Gardiner Lane closes at 9pm.
HB-Hikes Point closes at 6pm.
HB-Longest Ave./Mid City Mall closes at 9pm.
HB-Main St. closes at 3pm.
HB-Northfield closes at 6pm.
HB-Outer Loop close at 6pm.
HB-Schnitzelburg closes at 9pm.
HB-Shelbyville Rd. closes at 6pm.
HB-State Street closes at 6pm.
HB-Veterans Pkwy. closes at 6pm.
Vint Coffee closes at 6pm.

New Years Day
HB-Fourth St. will be closed.
HB-Main St. will be closed.
All other locations open at 8am.

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Meet Your Barista: Adrian @ HB-Douglass Loop

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on December 13th, 2019 // by // One comment

 

It’s easy to see why Adrian makes a great manager: he’s hard to ruffle, encouraging and one of the nicest people you’ll meet.

Georgia, Adrian’s former manager at Vint, had to brag on him, “Adrian is not only an amazing Manager & Barista, but he also wrote a book!”

When you stop by HB-Douglass Loop, make sure you ask Adrian about his poetry – he’s an extremely talented writer. His collections of poems will inspire you!

How long have you been working at HB?
A year and a half. I started as a barista at the legendary Chenoweth Lane store, and moved to Vint (our location in the Clifton neighborhood) when an Assistant Manger position opened up there. I have been Store Manager at The Loop since April 2018.

Louisville Native or Transplant?
Transplant. I moved here with my partner a year and a half ago, a day before my first day at Heine Brothers’. Before Louisville I lived in Lexington for four years, and Lubbock, TX for two years before that. Originally I’m from North Dakota, which I consider home.

What do you like to do in your spare time, when you’re not working at Heine Bros.?
When I’m not at The Loop, I am probably writing, at the gym, or at home being terrorized by my two cats. I’ve always got a few writing projects going at once. I’m a columnist at Queer Kentucky, and a contributing editor at a queer-and-trans-run small press and arts organization based in Brooklyn, NY, called The Operating System (an incredible organism that is doing incredible work). I curate a project called “Field Notes”–a cross-disciplinary web series where artists, authors, and creative practitioners from all variety of fields shine a light behind the curtain on their creative practice. It’s quite inspiring. I am also currently working on a second collection of poems.

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Meet The Maker: Phocus

In Blog, Meet The Maker // on November 22nd, 2019 // by // No comment

You may have gotten used to seeing those cans of Phocus in our store, but did you know that Phocus got it start right here in Louisville? John Mittel was born and raised in Louisville and was on his way to getting a medical degree from the University of Louisville. He had been working jobs here and there for his mentor Tom O’Grady, when they became really close. One day Tom showed John an article that had just come out about a popular energy drink that was particularly high in sugar. The drink had done extremely well on the market despite its unsavory ingredient list. This really resonated with John since he had been trapped each semester in UofL’s library studying for exams. Day after day John would have to choose from a dismal selection and reluctantly push those vending machine buttons for a drink he knew could do better. 

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