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New Heine Brothers’ Location at State Street in New Albany is Now Open
Locally-owned fair trade and organic roaster will also host an official grand opening celebration Feb. 15
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – (February 5 2019)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that its new location at 414 Daisy Lane and State Street in New Albany, IN is now open. The new spacious 2,000 square-foot café will be the company’s 16th location and will include a convenient drive-thru as well as an outdoor patio.
Artist Monica Mahoney, best known for her art car creations for 21C Hotel including the red bejeweled limo, is working on a mural that will hang inside the new café. Mahoney is reproducing a vintage postcard of the second K & I Railroad Bridge, which was completed in 1912 and featured a remarkable rotating swing span that opened for the passage of ships in high water.
Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m., Heine Brothers’ will hold an official grand opening ribbon cutting celebration at the State Street location. That morning, the first 200 customers will receive a grand opening pack, which includes a limited-edition Heine Brothers’ New Albany reusable travel mug packed with special offers.
“This October will mark 25 years since we opened our first café,” said Mike Mays, Co-founder and President of Heine Brothers’ Coffee. “We’re proud that each of our cafés, including New Albany, have their own unique feel. More than anything though, I think we continue to win over customers because we are focused on both delivering a great cup of coffee and making an impact in the community and around the world.”
Heine Brothers’ will soon open a new café at 3541 Outer Loop, just off I-65 in the Okolona neighborhood. A location at the new Bridgepointe Commons development at Gottbrath Parkway and Ind. 62 in Jeffersonville could open by the end of 2019.
Hours for the new State Street café are:
Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About Heine Brothers’ Coffee:
Heine Brothers’ is a 100% fair trade and organic coffee roaster. The company opened their first shop in October 1994 in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, and has 16 Louisville-area locations.
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’!).