New Citrus Green Tea!

In News // on November 5th, 2009 // by // No comment

Recently, we’ve been on the hunt for fair trade and organic versions of some of the conventionally grown teas we now serve. The good news is that the following loose leaf teas will soon be both fairly traded and organically grown: China Keemun, India Assam, Darjeeling, China Yunnan, and Honeybush. Yay!

In addition to these teas, we are introducing a new green tea into our extensive list of amazing teas. Next week, you’ll be able to try this tasty new tea, Citrus Green. Citrus green has a lovely light and airy flavor. Its not “too green” in taste, so its worth tasting, especially if you’re not a fan of green teas. A tangy citrus flavor is obvious from the first sip, but the subtle apricot, peach and ginger flavors are detected later in the cup. What a wonderful tea! This one is gonna be a new favorite!

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Photos from our 15th Birthday!!!

In News // on October 19th, 2009 // by // No comment

Happy Birthday On October 16th, despite the rain and temperatures that topped out in the 40s, we held a street party on Longest Avenue to celebrate 15 years of business in Louisville. The tiny cafe on Longest Avenue at Bardstown Rd. opened its doors for the first time in October of 1994. Fifteen years later, we are still serving coffee to some of the same customers from those early days. We are so proud to be a part of the diverse landscape of local businesses that our city has to offer. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity!

Click here to see some pictures from our Birthday Bash!

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HBC wins “Best Coffeeshop” in LEO Awards!

In News // on September 24th, 2009 // by // No comment

The results for the LEO Readers’ Choice Awards are in… and Heine Brothers’ is a winner!

In this year’s LEO Readers’ Choice Awards, we took home 3 award in the following categories:

  • Best Coffeeshop- 1st place
  • Best Place to Pick up a LEO- 1st place
  • Best Facebook friend- 2nd place

Thank you Louisville for voting for us. We are glad to have friends like you!

Click here to see the complete list of the LEO’s Awards!

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Breaking New Grounds Video!

In News // on September 21st, 2009 // by // No comment

Walter Brock’s recently-completed short documentary “Breaking New Grounds” tells the story of this unique Louisville, Kentucky-based economic development engine from its birth as a coffee composting project conceived by Gary Heine and Mike Mays, to its growth over the past few years as a successful vermicompost producer and a budding urban farm operation in the California neighborhood of West Louisville.

Check out this and other videos about this amazing organization at the link below.

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What the Heck is Yerba Mate?

In News // on September 14th, 2009 // by // No comment

One of our most popular teas, the Yerba Mate craze is sweeping the city… and there are good reasons why.

Yerba Mate, is a tea made from the leaves and stems of a tree found in Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Brazil. The yellow-green infusion has an earthy quality to it and is much bolder than green tea, to which it should be compared in colorcoffee beans only. Yerba mate is consumed by millions of South Americans each year, as it is a healthy and tasty alternative to coffee. In studies, mate has been shown to help aid in weight loss, increase energy levels, and fight bad breath, among its many other health benefits!

Yerba Mate Just like fine coffees, high quality yerba mate is grown in the shade of taller trees, in a rainforest-like setting. This type of agriculture preserves the natural ecosystems of coffee and tea growing countries, and is normally coupled with organic and other sustainable farming practices. Our yerba mate is completely Fair Trade and Organically grown.

One misconception about mate is that it is caffeine-free. In fact it does contain caffeine- about 45 mg per 8 ounce serving. In comparison, the same amount of coffee contains about 135 mg of caffeine. If you are trying to cut back on caffeine, mate would be a great choice. For more information on yerba mate, check out

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