Meet Your Barista

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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Meet Your Barista: Aaron @ Chenoweth

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on June 5th, 2017 // by // No comment

The first thing you notice about Aaron is his enthusiasm and friendliness. He has a way of immediately putting you in a better mood as you order your coffee, tea or Heine Palmer (his personal favorite) at Chenoweth Lane.

“His creative artistic ability and compassionate demeanor pair well with his strong work ethic to make him a true leader at HBC. New baristas often follow his lead,” explains John, manager at Heine Brothers’ Coffee – Chenoweth Lane.

Not only is he a great barista, though, Aaron is also an excellent photographer. Read more about his methods and inspiration below!

 

Which location do you work at?

Chenoweth Lane

 

How long have you been working at HB?

Since June of 2016

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Meet Your Baristas Lunchtime Poll: Mural Love

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

Our baristas answer the question, “Where’s the best local mural?” for Hometown Tourism Month!

 

Colin: “This one is by Dexter the Weird – he’s dope (@dxtrtheweird on Instagram)!”

 

Jonathan: “I like the one of the pigs escaping, on the I-64 underpass in Butchertown.”

 

Alison: “I love the abnormal animals on the side of Hilltop Tavern It seems like they add a new one every time I drive past. My favorite is the dolphin with the mechanical fins!”

 

Kimmi: “I really like the mural at St. Catherine and Logan, by the Art Cartel.”

 

Chuck: “There’s an awesome new mural on Story Avenue just before it turns into Main St.” (by REMI)

 

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Meet Your Barista: Perri @ Blankenbaker

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on May 2nd, 2017 // by // No comment

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If your go-to Heine Brothers’ is on Blankenbaker Parkway, you may know this month’s featured barista, Perri. When she’s not at Heine Brothers’, Perri is a freelance photographer!

 

Kate, the store manager at Blankenbaker, says Perri, “is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and she’s an excellent barista! She is a really terrific photographer and much of her work is based off of certain song lyrics as a way of expressing emotion.”

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Meet Your Barista: Eliza @ Veterans Parkway

In Blog, Meet Your Barista // on April 3rd, 2017 // by // No comment

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When you walk into Veterans Parkway and you see Eliza behind the bar, you know you’re going to be getting a great drink!

Not only is she a talented barista, Eliza is a gifted dancer will be touring with the renowned performer Todrick Hall in the coming months.

“She’s an incredibly skilled barista and it’s always an incredibly fun shift when she’s there! She’ll soon be joining the international tour for Straight Outta Oz,” Georgia, the Assistant Manager at our Jeffersonville store says.

Which location do you work at?
I work at Veterans Parkway
 
How long have you been working at HB?
I’ve been working at Heine’s since August 2016.
 
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