From the outside it is hard to tell just how ingenious and creative Monica Mahoney’s home is. When entering you can feel the warmth from a crackling fire while a small cat named “biggie” brushes against your legs. The floor plan is completely open and full of small details. I was surprised when Monica revealed to me that the home used to be a general store for the neighborhood. Pictures are hung in the hallway of the store and as you turn to see the space before you it is delightfully shocking. What used to be rows and rows of shelves and countertops, has now become a warm and inviting home, full of art, life, and spirit.
It’s 9am on a Friday when six Western High School students file into Heine Brothers’ Headquarters. The sky is cloudy and construction seems to patter on outside as the groggy students find their way to their seat. Toni McDowell, Store Operations Manager, starts the day by breaking down what exactly these next couple of weeks are going to entail.
Western is not your normal high school; the students participate in programs where they can learn different skills and trades. These students are part of the culinary program and have chosen Heine Brothers’ as their out of school experience . Over the next few weeks they will learn everything they need to know to run a coffee shop, from the sourcing of the beans to handing a customer their drink.
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First South Louisville Location for Heine Brothers’ Coffee is Now Open
Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster will also host an official grand opening celebration March 14
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (March 6, 2019)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that its first location in South Louisville is now open at 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood. The new, spacious 2,500 square-foot café is the company’s 17thlocation and includes a convenient drive-thru as well as an outdoor patio.