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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.

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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
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  • 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:

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Winter’s Warmth

In Blog, News // 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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Hope for the Holidays with Volunteers Of America!

In Community, Louisville, News // on November 26th, 2016 // by // No comment

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Heine Brothers’ is proud to join Volunteers Of America again with Hope for the Holidays! Now through Jan 3 2017, bring in any new or gently used winter coat or accessory in to your neighborhood Heine Brothers’ and it’ll be given to those in need right here in the Kentuckiana area!

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hoLOUdays Contest with LIBA!

In Blog, Community, Louisville, News // on November 25th, 2016 // by // No comment

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Heine Brothers’ is once again proud to be a sponsor of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s hoLOUdays Contest! Shop local this holiday season and you could win $1000. Collect receipts when you shop local and bring them by your neighborhood Heine Brothers’ to enter – each receipt is another entry!

For more info and complete rules, see LIBA’s offical hoLOUdays page.

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Community Partner Spotlight: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

In Blog, Community, Community Partner Spotlight, News // on November 7th, 2016 // by // No comment

We’re gearing up for Election Day tomorrow (caffeinate and vote!), which means it’s the perfect time to spotlight our friends at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC).

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They’ve been working hard this election season to increase voter participation; organizing rides, working towards restoring voting rights, and educating Kentuckians about voter issues. The Jefferson County chapter was a sponsor of the Metro Council candidate debates earlier this year, and released their voting guide so voters can read more about their state and local candidates.

But getting out the vote is just one of the many things KFTC does for Kentuckians.

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Meet Your Barista: Bonnita @ Main St.

In Blog, Meet Your Barista, News // on October 24th, 2016 // by // 2 Comments

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Bonnita has been inspiring people at our downtown stores for a while – maybe she’s even inspired you!

In 2013, she made a drastic lifestyle change and a commitment to exercise for just 4% of her day (or one hour). Soon, that blossomed into a love for running and a life philosophy: “Be the 4%.”

The idea that you can commit 4% of your day, just a small portion, to any goal and attain it through consistency has been a driving force in her life since then.

Our Operations Manager, Toni explains,  “You cannot meet Bon and not love her.  She is an amazing person and a great barista, and so much fun to work with and laugh with.  But more than anything, her commitment to fitness and changing her own life has been inspiring to watch. Bon is the perfect example of someone who woke up one day and decided to take control of her own life and for that, she is so much happier and healthier.  She encourages and helps folks everyday by sharing her story, more than she even knows.”

Read more about Bonnita, or ask her next time you’re in the store!

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Which location do you work at?

I work two locations, Main St. and 4th Street Live.

 

How long have you been working at HB?

About 18 months.

 

Louisville native or transplant?

I am a transplant from Jeffersonville, IN.

 

Your most fearless moment/time you pushed yourself the farthest (so far)?

In 2013 I started exercising each day and have lost over 200 lbs to date.

 

Who is your greatest inspiration and why?

I have several people who inspire me but most of all I get inspired by anyone that is overcoming things they never thought possible.

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What’s your main life philosophy or rule to live by?

Believing that all things are possible.

 

If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?

Save Money!!!

 

What’s your greatest fear?

Heights

 

Do you listen to music when you work out/run – what’s the top of your playlist right now?

Music is a must have when I run. At the top of my playlist I have 2 Chains, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Gucci Mane and lots more

 

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!

Yes!! I have one Aussiedoodle and her name is Lola. She loves playing frisbee, catching balls, going on long runs and visits to the dog park. Her favorite treat is popcorn and she loves to swim.

 

And lastly, what’s your favorite HB drink & why?

Con Panna because I really enjoy just espresso with a hint of whipped cream.

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The latte has met its Matcha.

In Blog, News // on September 7th, 2016 // by // 2 Comments

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Heine Brothers’ is introducing four new drinks this month!

Matcha Latte: Japanese Matcha tea served with steamed milk of your choice & lightly sweetened with simple syrup.

Iced Matcha Latte: An iced version of Japanese Matcha tea latte, with texturized milk and a dash of simple syrup

Matcha Teaberg: Japanese Matcha tea blended with milk and ice, and sweetened with vanilla for a delicious and creamy treat.

Hot Matcha Tea: Japanese Matcha tea, served in a traditional style with hot water

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So what IS Matcha you might be thinking?

Matcha is essentially highly nutrient-rich Green Tea, ground into a fine powder rather than the traditional leaf form. We use Sencha Naturals™ Matcha powder, which is organic and sourced from Kakegawa, a city in the Shizuoka region of Japan.

All green tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but has different traits depending on how it’s grown and where it comes from (just like coffee!). Flavor and body are different for different green teas. Our Matcha has a light body and has an earthy, refreshing flavor, which is complimented when mixed with the creaminess of milk.

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(Sencha Naturals has a great chart that explains the different green tea types.)

Matcha DOES have caffeine, but only about a third to half the amount in a cup of coffee. Most people recognize a boost in energy from green tea to be more gradual and without a crash. It is believed to have many health benefits for skin, metabolism, disease prevention, and anti-aging.

More associated health benefits are explained on Sencha Natural’s site.

We chose to source from Sencha Naturals, not just because they had a great product, but also because they are ethically run. They are a certified B Corporation, with transparent and socially responsible practices.

Along with sustainable packaging and solar-powered production, Sencha Naturals also sources Fair Trade teas, making them a great fit with our own mission. You can read even more about their responsible practices in their “About us Section”.
Try one of our four new Matcha offerings & let us know what you think!

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