Heine Brothers’ Opening New Store on June 1
Fair Trade and Organic Roaster has transformed building near Mid City Mall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (May 24, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today the company is soon ready to relocate its café at the corner of Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away. Heine Brothers’ expects to close the old location on Thursday, May 31, at 11:00 AM. Pending a few final inspections, the new location will open for regular business hours on Friday, June 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Grow Ahead Partners with Heine Brothers’ Coffee and Coop Coffees for Agroforestry Crowdfunding Campaign Initiative in Peru
Crowdfunding Platform Aims to Raise Funding for Norandino Cooperative Tree Planting Effort
PORTLAND, OREGON — Heine Brothers’ Coffee, an organic and fair trade coffee roaster from Louisville, Kentucky, and green coffee importing cooperative, Coop Coffees, have announced commitments to support a regenerative agroforestry tree planting campaign in Northern Peru launched by Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small-scale farmers and climate resiliency projects around the world. Through the campaign, Grow Ahead is raising funds for one of Coop Coffee’s producer partners, Norandino Cooperative, aiming to revitalize coffee production in the region while supporting the conservation and reforestation of the local ecosystem. Norandino Cooperative and its producers have also already committed to financially contribute to the project.
Don’t blink or you might miss her!
As the Events Manager for Heine Brothers’, Erica is constantly on the go – organizing and prepping for all the community events that HB contributes to. From festivals to races, picnics and fundraisers, Erica makes sure event-goers get their coffee (or tea!) and everything runs smoothly. On top of her work with HB, you can find Erica teaching Slique Yoga or helping deliver babies as a Doula!
But even when she’s at her busiest, she’ll always make time for you. Generous and extremely kind, Erica is a great person to have on your side. Next time you see her out-and-about, make sure to tell her hello!
What is your position at HB, and what does that position entail?
I am the Events Manager, which entails a healthy mix of computer work as well as physical labor. I spend a good chunk of time emailing vendors and our staff, coordinating days and times. I probably look at three different calendars at least twenty times in a work day! Once I’ve coordinated all of the logistics I start prepping for the event – I put in bean and dairy orders, I pull out all of the supplies that we’ll need, I make all the drinks that we’ll be selling, and then I create a menu on our iPad. On event day if I’m not working the actual event, I try to at least visit our booth to see how things are going, especially if we have new people working. After every event, a mini inventory is taken so that I can calculate an accurate sales report, showing our labor, sales, profits, losses, etc.
How long have you been working for HB?
I started working at VINT in September of 2011, and we merged with Heine Brothers a couple months after that. In January of 2017 I was promoted to the Events Manager.
Heine Brothers’ and Vint are partnering with We Day KY to collect personal hygiene items for underprivileged communities here in the Louisville area! Toothpaste, shampoo, soap, floss – all new personal hygiene items are accepted.
Donation boxes will be in all Heine Brothers’ and Vint Coffee locations starting March 24, through April 16 2018.
Will is definitely not shy. With his tattoos and love of motorcycles, and his thrash-metal punk band cred, he could cut an intimidating figure… in reality he’s anything but. Outgoing and generous with his time, Will is a favorite of customers and his co-baristas!
Ella, his Manager at HB-Schnitzelburg, says he is, “Interesting from his tattoos to his name, WILLIAM LITTLE FORREST. Customers LOOOOOOVE him… He is so sweet.”
And as if that wasn’t evidence enough of his character, a co-worker added, “Will is awesome. Second that!”
Which location do you work at?
SCHNITZ ONLY THE BEST.
How long have you been working at HB?
On and off since 2010, so around eight years.
What are you listening to right now?
It’s a toss up between Last podcast on the left and DJ Screw, as far as the first thing I put on when I get up.