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Meet Your Barista: Jenny @ Longest

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on February 20th, 2017 // by // 3 Comments

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If you’ve ever been to our Longest Avenue when Jenny’s working, you know you’ll be immediately greeted by a huge, contagious smile.

As her one of her fellow Assistant managers says, “Jenny is a beacon at our store. It doesn’t matter what mood she’s in, when she comes into work she is full of good energy. The customers and baristas both adore her. She’s picked up shifts at other stores and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t feel better after having met her.”

So make sure you say hello to her next time you visit – especially if you’re ordering the Turmeric Chai!

 

Which location do you work at?

Longest Avenue. What, what, Highlands folks represent!

 

How long have you been working at HB?

Three whole years.

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Louisville native or transplant?

I’m a transplant. I grew up in Northern Kentucky, in a tiny town called Rabbit Hash. Ever heard of it? The mayor of the town is a dog! If you’ve never been, you should go, because that’s the kind of politics Americans need. Anyway, I moved to Louisville in 2012 for school, and I have loved every second here.

 

When you’re not working at Heine Brothers’, what do you like to do in your spare time?

I love being with my church family at Fellowship Louisville. My time here has been so enhanced by these really great people who have taken me in and surrounded me with the love of God though the gospel. Most of my time, however, is spent either at school, working on school, or thinking about school. I’m a counseling student at Boyce College at Southern Seminary, so you will often find me on campus, reading all the books, and engaging with students.

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What would your dream vacation entail?

Easy. Ireland. I mean, come ON. Sometimes, I’ll just Google images of Ireland when I’m feeling down. I am totally swept away by the beauty of that land. I imagine that sitting outside a cottage and looking at the scenery is as quaint as it sounds.

 

Finish the sentence: I couldn’t live without ______.

Honestly, my gut reaction is cheese. And I don’t think I’m going to amend that statement. Cheese really is the essence of life.

 

Best show you’ve seen here in town?

I’ve seen my favorite band, mewithoutYou, at Headliners a couple times, and each show was incredible.

 

Your most fearless moment or a time you pushed yourself the farthest?

Hm, good question. I would say I pushed myself the furthest when I changed colleges/career paths. In 2012, I was studying political science and English at UofL, and I really loved it. During that time, I watched a love one battle heroin addiction. He ultimately lost that battle, and passed away in 2013. Continuing at UofL and eventually attending law school seemed to be the most secure and financially rewarding thing to do. However, I knew then that my heart was for addictions counseling. I wanted to be a voice of compassion, encouragement, and relentless hope to people who, like my brother, had no voice left. I then transferred from UofL to Boyce to study counseling.

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Since you work at Longest and have close access to Carmichael’s Bookstore, do you have a current read you would recommend?

In shame, I do admit that it took me way, WAY, to long to do so, but in the last few months I began really reading Wendell Berry. His work is a joy. If you haven’t read his writing, let me tell you, you are missing out. Carmichael’s has a wonderful selection of both his fiction and nonfiction. I highly recommend you come see us at Heine Brothers’, meander your way into Carmichael’s, pick up a copy of Jayber Crow, and read it like the Kentuckian you are.

 

Favorite HB drink & why?

Heine Bros’ single origin coffees are so good. Honestly, before you order whatever it is you order everyday, check the board and see what we’re brewing. You’ll really be in luck if the sign reads Ethiopia or Peru. Those two are by far my favorite. But if I’m feeling a little crazy, I’ll order a Turmeric Chai. I don’t know who first combined turmeric and chai, but I owe that person my life. Okay, that’s extreme; maybe I just owe them my undying gratitude. Or maybe just a thank you will suffice. Anyway, thank you, creator of Turmeric Chai.

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Valentine’s Day Free Drink!

In Deals, News // on February 6th, 2017 // by // No comment

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Now through February 15 2017, get a free drink when you purchase a $25 or more gift card! Give your sweetie the gift of Heine Brothers’, and get a free drink for yourself!

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HB-Hikes Point – Opening Spring 2017!

In News // on January 17th, 2017 // by // No comment

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We’re opening a new location! The Hikes Point area has been one of our most customer-requested neighborhoods, and we’re excited to bring a new location to Hikes Point this spring. Stay tuned for our opening date, Grand Opening specials, and more!

Heine Brothers’ – Hikes Point
3965 Taylorsville Road
Louisville, KY 40202

Now Hiring! Apply online at heinebroscoffee.com/hikespoint.

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Meet Your Barista: John Mike @ Shelbyville Road

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on December 30th, 2016 // by // 2 Comments

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If you frequent our Shelbyville Road store, you probably recognize one of our long-time baristas,  John Mike. Not only is he friendly, thoughtful and fun to work with, John Mike recently made a volunteer trip to Gatlinburg to help with the wildfire relief efforts there.
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Which location is your home store?
My home store is Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews. #streetsharks
How long have you been working at HB?
I have been working at Heine Brothers since 2014. I was originally at the former Westport Village location until it closed. Upon closing, I was transferred to Shelbyville Road and have remained there since.
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Louisville Native or Transplant?
As much as I want to say Louisville native, I am a in-state transplant. I came to Louisville for school at Boyce College.
You recently went to Gatlinburg to volunteer for wildfire relief – what inspired your trip?
Volunteering to serve the people of Gatlinburg and Sevier County, Tennessee was definitely a eye opening experience. While this was not the first time I went straight into disaster, this one was different: absolutely nothing was salvageable. My inspiration behind going to Gatlinburg is my Christian worldview. Just as Christ died to serve us as an atoning sacrifice, how much more am I called to go and serve those who are in desperate need? Ultimately, that is what inspired me to go.
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Was there a particular story or person you met during your trip that really stuck with you through this experience?
There were a number of stories that stuck with me. Story of a family who was trapped, ran on foot down a ridge for their lives; a local D.J. who has lost thousands of dollars because of burned down venues and wedding cancellations; a small local Church that lost their sanctuary with ten members who also lost their homes; the faces of family after family coming to the donation pick-up center I was sent to filled with anguish as their “new normal” was confined to a shopping cart filled with donated goods. Any one of these stories alone can bring tears to one’s eyes followed by heartbreak. Yet, these are the realities for those who call Gatlinburg/Sevier County, TN home.
Is this the first volunteer trip you’ve taken?
No. Previously, I partook in mission trips with my local Church at home in central Kentucky. While we met physical needs where we could, we also worked to proclaim the Gospel message of Christ as well. As previously mentioned as well, I also participated in the Henryville tornado clean up.
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Are you planning any other trips this year (volunteering or for fun)?
The biggest adventure that I will be taking in the remainder of 2016 is home for Christmas. Looking to 2017, I intend on going back to Gatlinburg to aid in the clean up efforts as things will begin to shift from material/donation needs being met to recovery/clean-up efforts. There also might be some other trips throughout the next year. I’m quite the traveling person.
Do you have any goals for the new year?
Goals for 2017: *insert generic new year goals here that no one keeps*
What advice would you give your 16-year old self?
Do not give up on your faith & obedience in God. Having endured several close relative losses, death of a friend, various personal issues, and even a desire to want to do things completely alone since I was 16, my faith in God and the response of the Church has been the thing that has kept me alive. Even though I have been faithless, God has graciously been faithful to me.
And finally, what’s your favorite HB drink?
My favorite drink has to be the Miel. Just the right amount of sweet, spicy, and delicious.
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Meet Your Barista Lunchtime Poll: Christmas Edition

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News, Uncategorized // on December 21st, 2016 // by // No comment

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Our baristas answer the question: What was the best (or worst) holiday gift you ever got as a kid?

Kody: “A new belt from my distant aunt that I later got spanked with for not appreciating my new belt.”

André: “Best: Having your birthday on Christmas . Worst: Having your birthday on Christmas.”

Josh: “A re-gift of cheap cologne”

Kalee: “Worst – a furby”

Ashley: “Worst: my family used to have one of those “steal a gift” game things where everyone brings something for like $10. I took home outdated computer software.”

Marina: “Worst: $1 check from Grandma. Best: Harry Potter Lego set of Hogwarts Express.”

Patrick: Worst: A set of scrapbooking supplies with a complimentary scent of cigarette smoke.”

Alison: “Worst: A goldfish that died the next morning.”

America: PS2 with all PS1 games. Best and worst.”

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Get Lit Lou: Read Responsibly

In Blog, Coffee 101, Community, Events, Louisville, News // on December 5th, 2016 // by // No comment

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Heine Brothers’ is proud to partner with the Louisville Free Public Library (along with our friends at Against The Grain and 502 Fit Pass) on Get Lit Lou (short for Get Literary Louisville), LFPL’s new winter reading program for adults, encouraging everyone to “read responsibly”. From December through February, participants who read any three books and attend three programs – either at the Library or at Get Lit Lou-specific programs at partner businesses – will earn a prize and be entered in to drawings for bigger prizes.

Events:

  • Thursday, December 9 2016: Literary Trivia at Against The Grain.  We’ll be taking over the 7 o’clock trivia slot with Clay Baker for a special literary trivia session. Doors open at 6 p.m. with samples available from Heine Brothers’ and a library table to get you signed up for Get Lit Lou, a library card, and more. Instead of the standard Trivia Night entry fee, teams will be encouraged to donate to the Library Foundation, and the winning team will receive Heine Brothers’ & Carmichael’s gift cards. Plus, show your library card and get 50 cents off beer!
  • Friday, January 13 2017: After-Hours Roasting & Smoking with Heine Brothers’ and Against The Grain at the Southwest Regional Library. Join HB Head Roaster/Coffee Manager Alec Risch and Lead Drink Trainer Joe Dininger, along with representatives from Against The Grain, in a talk about roasting and smoking malts, beans, and beers. Try some samples and chat with an expert.Register HERE for this free event.
  • Pop-Up Libraries at Heine Brothers’ Coffee:
    • Tuesday, January 17 2017: HB-Douglass Loop 10am-12pm
    • Tuesday, January 31 2017: HB-Shelbyville Road 10am-12pm
    • Tuesday, February 10 2017: HB-Schnitzelburg 10am-12pm
    • Tuesday, February 17 2017: HB-Chenoweth Lane 10am-12pm
    • Tuesday, February 24 2017: HB-Northfield 10am-12pm

 

GetLitLou Instagram Contest Winners:

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For additional info on the events, contest, reading program, and more, visit the Louisville Free Public Library’s Get Lit Lou site.

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Now Accepting Donations for Gatlinburg Wildfire Victims

In Blog, Community, News // on December 5th, 2016 // by // No comment

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The Appalachain Wildfires have been blazing since early November, and last week our hearts broke when they reached the city of Gatlinburg. To help the victims of the Gatlinburg Wildfires last week, Heine Brothers’ is accepting donations in-store, that’ll go to the victim’s fund with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Stop by your neighborhood Heine Brothers’ this week and donate – we’ll match customer donations up to $500. 

More on the Gatlinburg Wildfires:

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Holiday Hours 2016

In News // on December 5th, 2016 // by // No comment

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Christmas Eve

  • HB-Main Street & HB-Fourth Street are closed for the day
  • All other locations are open until 5pm

Christmas Day

  • HB-Frankfort Avenue: open 8am-3pm
  • HB-Douglass Loop: open 8am-3pm
  • HB-Chenoweth Lane: open 8am-3pm
  • HB-Gardiner Lane: open 8am-7pm
  • HB-Schnitzelburg: open 8am-1pm
  • HB-Veterans Parkway: open 8am-1pm
  • All other locations will be closed.
  • All baristas working on Christmas Day have volunteered for the shifts, and would love to see you!

New Years Eve

  • HB-Main Street & HB-Fourth Street are closed for the day
  • Open until 6pm
    • HB-Chenoweth Lane
    • HB-Northfield
    • HB-Shelbyville Road
    • HB-Blankenbaker Parkway
    • HB-Veterans Parkway
    • Vint
  • Open until 9pm
    • HB-Longest Avenue
    • HB-Frankfort Avenue
    • HB-Douglass Loop
    • HB-Gardiner Lane
    • HB-Schnitzelburg

New Years Day

  • HB-Main Street & HB-Fourth Street are closed for the day
  • All other locations open at 8am
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Your Baristas Get Lit with the Louisville Free Public Library!

In Blog, Community, Louisville, Meet Your Barista, News // on December 1st, 2016 // by // No comment

Reading and coffee are better together! That’s why we’re getting lit – literature from the library, that is.

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We’re kicking off Get Lit Louisville with the Louisville Free Public Library by including a reading list of our Baristas’ favorite books that you can check out from the library and enjoy all winter:

Jay: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Leslie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Madison: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

Mal: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Ella Jean: The Rainbow Stories by William T Vollmann

Katt: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiam, Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor, The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin, Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

Rachel: The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver, It- Stephen King, The Sirens of Titan- Kurt Vonnegut, The Sound and the Fury- William Faulkner, Being Dead- Jim Crace

Hillary: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams, The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood, Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman

Amy: The Hobbit JR Tolkien

Kalina: Interview With A Vampire – Anne Rice
A Song of Ice and Fire series – George R.R. Martin
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Speaker For The Dead – Orson Scott Card

Cortnee: Lolita – Vladimir Nabakov

Kalee: The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius
The Weight of Glory – CS Lewis

Kimmi: Teachings of Don Juan

Greyson: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Aaron: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane-Kate DiCamillo
The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath
I Am Messenger- Marcus Zusak
1984-George Orwell
Slaughterhouse 5- Kurt Vonnegut
The Missing Piece- Shel Silverstein
The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins

Tess: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Housseini

Sean: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Powell

Ashley: hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams and Slaughterhouse five by Kurt Vonnegut

Lauren: I love Tom Robbins. “Still life with wood pecker” is my favorite

Kristina: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Audrey: The Once and Future King by TH White, Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Ian: It’s a good year to reread 1984 or anything by Kafka

Tiffany: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Eating the Cheshire Cat, Helen Ellis, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith, The Cuba Diaries, Isadora Tattlin

Alec: The Martian Chronicles – Bradbury, A Sand County Almanac – Leopold, Dune – Herbert, The Satanic Verses – Rushdie

Annie: Einsteins Dreams. American Gods. Atonement. Pride and Prejudice.

Georgia: Watership Down

Sierra: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Marina: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Kimmi: The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Katy: Night by Elie Wiesel; The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis; Waging Heavy Peace by Neil Young.

Justin: The Waves by Virginia Woolf
Lord of the Flies by William Goulding
Lituma en los andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
Foe by J.M. Coetzee
Beloved by Toni Morrison

America: The Black Jewels Trilogy – Anne Bishop
Captive Prince – C.S Pacat
Harry Potter – Mom
Dream Boy – Jim Grimsley
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Kevin Henkes
Haroun and the Sea of Stories- Salman Rushdie
Lost Souls – Poppy Z Brite

Sami: Nobody Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Mickey: One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bloodchild – Octavia Butler
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Dubliners – James Joyce
The Color Master – Aimee Bender
Cathedral – Raymond Carver
Pastoralia – George Saunders
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Just Kids – Patti Smith
M Train – Patti Smith
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire – Will Hermes
Um and anything/everything Harry Potter related

Ashley: I recently read “The Secret of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and LOVED it; definitely going to be a favorite from here on out. “Jane Eyre” will always hold a top spot for me on a
Favorite Books list, as well as both “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Housseini. Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” also makes the cut for being a pretty fantastic Victorian mind-bender of a ghost story.

André: Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr

Tyler: Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

Joe: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow and Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Katie: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Paige: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Evan: Tender Is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Cheryl: Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Bluets – Maggie Nelson, A Perfect Day for Bananafish – J.D. Salinger

 

 

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Winter’s Warmth

In Blog, Featured Coffee, News, Seasonal Drinks // on November 28th, 2016 // by // No comment

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Just in time for the Holidays, you can find Winter’s Warmth in stores or online now!

Winter’s Warmth blends three of our favorite fair trade, certified organic Latin American coffees for a smooth, full-bodied taste. Winter’s Warmth is a medium roast and has flavors of nougat, cinnamon, chocolate, with a lingering aftertaste.

The coffee and the bag design were inspired by the Danish word hyggeThough it has no direct translation in English, it’s meaning invokes the feelings of enjoying life’s simplicity, closeness, comfort, peace, graciousness, warmth, and family. To the Danish, it’s more than just a frame of mind – it represents a cultural approach to life. 

Karen Weeks, the designer who is also behind our Explorer Series bags, created a lovely package that channels the meaning of hygge. With the cheery red bag and whimsical design, it captures the essence of the feeling you get when you sip Winter’s Warmth.

So this winter, relax and make yourself feel at home with our newest coffee!

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