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Meet Your Barista: Cassidy @ HB-Shelbyville Road

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on June 19th, 2018 // by // No comment

As a future Forensic Anthropologist, Cassidy might just be the most interesting person in the room! Make sure you ask her about her plans to dig-up a seventeenth century Polish grave site this summer as a part of her field study.

 

As her co-worker Hayley says, “She’s super cool to work with, extremely dedicated to her studies, and has the most wicked sense of humor out of all the baristas here.”

 

Which location do you work at?

Shelbyville Road

 

 

How long have you been working at HB?

It’ll be a year in this month

 

 

When you’re not working at HB, where are we most likely to find you?

When it’s warm I spend just about all of my time at the dog park. Wherever you find me, I’m definitely studying or reading. I do fun things too, I swear. I just turned 21 so I’m getting to experience that part of Louisville now.

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Meet Your Barista: Erica, Events Manager

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on May 1st, 2018 // by // 8 Comments

 

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.

 

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Meet Your Barista: Will @ HB-Schnitzelburg

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on March 8th, 2018 // by // No comment

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.

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Meet Your Barista: Alison @ HB-Omni Louisville

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on January 31st, 2018 // by // No comment

 

Moped enthusiast. Boss barista. An all-around fantastic friend, Alison is definitely someone you want to meet!

While she’s been the long-time manager of HB-Northfield, but she’ll be moving to the new Heine Brothers’ location at the Omni Hotel soon.

“Alison is not only an amazing manager and a great barista, but a really genuinely nice person. She has worked so hard to make HB-Northfield the successful store it is today, and she will be greatly missed. I am excited for her next adventure at Omni, and proud to have her represent our brand at this important location,” said Toni McDowell, who is the Operations Manager. 

Make sure to stop in and say hello to Alison when you’re downtown this Spring!

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Meet Your Barista: Ciera @ Vint

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on January 13th, 2018 // by // No comment

Originally from San Diego, Ciera has one of the sunniest personalities around!

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What’s your Barista reading?

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on December 27th, 2017 // by // No comment

 

It’s back! Our baristas are sharing their current reads this month, so you can get a head start on your Books and Brew 502 Reading List.

Sign up with Louisville Free Public Library for a chance to win awesome (adult) prizes for every book you read: http://www.lfpl.org/booksandbrews/

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Meet the Maker: Bourbon Barrel Foods

In Blog, Meet The Maker, News // on December 14th, 2017 // by // No comment

 

It all started with a realization: there weren’t any micro-brewed soy sauces being made in the United States. Add bourbon to the equation, and Bourbon Barrel Foods was born.

 

What began as spit-balling creative business ideas among friends (over oysters, no less), has since developed into a thriving local business. Bourbon Barrel Foods, which launched in 2006 with its signature Bluegrass Soy Sauce, is the brainchild of Matt Jamie. Matt, a returned Louisvillian, recognized the power of the bourbon trend early on and got to work creating the first and only Bourbon-barrel aged soy sauce.

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Meet Your Barista: Tyler @ HB-Veterans Pkwy

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on December 7th, 2017 // by // No comment

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love Tyler.  Outgoing and fun, Tyler is friends with everyone. It’s hard not to get drawn into a conversation with him!

Georgia, now the manager at Vint Coffee, loves working with him because, “It’s always a blast! Not only is he great at his job, but he’s constantly cracking up his coworkers. He’s an amazing latte artist, but he’s also accomplished at stage lighting. He even worked with Actors Theater over the summer!”

 

How long have you been working at HB?

I’ve been working here for almost two years!

 

Native or Transplant

Native! I’ve been living in Jeffersonville, Indiana since I was a kid.

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Meet Your Barista: Jess @ HB-Gardiner Lane

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on November 11th, 2017 // by // No comment

 
With a personality as bright as her hair, Jess is happy to tell you about one of her many interests – ranging from glass art to working in a tattoo parlor. Ask her co-workers, and they’ll tell you how much fun a shift with Jess is!
 
Jess is one of the most interesting baristas at HB-Gardiner Lane! When I first hired her, she was actually in the Derby City Roller Girls, and she sometimes does suspension shows! Oh, and she rocks the drive-through like nobody’s business,” gushes Stephanie, her former manager.

 

Where do you work?

HB-Gardiner Lane

 

Is there a story behind your nickname “Spooky”?

I played roller derby for the Derby City Roller Girls a couple years ago. My name was Spooky Lil Ghoul.

 

How long have you been working at HB?

About 2 years

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Meet Your Barista: Jay @ HB-Schnitzelburg

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on October 24th, 2017 // by // No comment

Before he was a barista, Jay was a daily customer for many years. (And Jay loves Heine Brothers’ almost as much as he loves Halloween.)
As Ella, the manager at HB – Schnitzelburg says, “He was named the King of Halloween by his friends and actually does historical talking walking tours of places like the old Central State grounds and other spooky urban legend spots locally. He’s even done some stuff for TV shows in the past!”
Not only has he worked here at the shop for a number of years, he does a lot of work with the All Wool Democratic Club as a volunteer!
Which location do you work at?
Schnitzelburg
How long have you been working at HB?
Going on 5(00) years.
Native or Transplant?
Louis-villain born and raised.
You’re very into Halloween – when did your love for the holiday start?
For as long as I can remember, I grew up on a healthy diet of late night Monster movies, ghost stories and Count Chocula cereal. 
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