Meet Your Barista

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 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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Meet Your Barista: Tiffany @ HB-Gardiner Lane

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on September 12th, 2017 // by // No comment

 

Generous and inclusive, Tiffany is always finding ways to brighten up the day of her co-workers and customers. (Even as she was being interviewed for this Meet Your Barista feature, she started nominating a fellow barista for the next one!)

Stephanie, who now manages HB-Hikes Point, says of Tiffany, “Tiffany does all the cool things. She is the manager of the Flame Run glass blowing studio AND she makes art of her own. Carved and painted things with skeletons, sort of Day of the Dead. Oh and she is like obsessed with squirrels, or as she says in Spanish “ardilla”. I just love working with this girl!”

Which location do you work at?

HB-Gardiner Lane

How long have you been working at HB?

Four and a half years, I think

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Meet Your Barista: Jon @ HB-Shelbyville Rd

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

 

If you’ve ever met Jon, you know his enthusiasm is contagious, and that a five minute chat can quickly turn into a deep and genuine conversation.

“He’s a really talented musician and in his songs, he talks a lot about his experiences as a trans person. He’s also a total activist who gets involved with all kinds of organizations that look out for marginalized groups,” says his manager, Ashley.

Which location do you work at?

I work at the Shelbyville Road location in St. Matthews.

How long have you been working at HB?

I’ve been here at this location since early November 2015.

Louisville Native or Transplant?

I’m a Louisville transplant, originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I moved here from Mississippi, where I was living after I graduated

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Meet Your Barista: Lauren @ HB-Schnitzelburg

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on July 13th, 2017 // by // No comment

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Next time you’re in our Schnitzelburg store, grab a coffee and ask Lauren about her art!

 

 

Not only does she create her own art, she plans to back to school for art education. In fact, she’s already spent some time working with high school art students this year, which has given her the teaching bug.

 

“When you get to have a conversation with her, she is so interesting,” says Ella, the store manager.  “She’s so talented, yet incredibly modest!”

 

Which location do you work at?
HB-Schnitzelburg

 

How long have you been working at HB?
Almost a year
 
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