Seasonal Drinks

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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Spring 2016 Seasonal Drinks

In News, Seasonal Drinks // on March 14th, 2016 // by // No comment

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  • Nutty Irishman – a St. Patrick’s Day treat with Irish Cream and Hazelnut!
  • Nutty Irishberg – a deliciously-blended Nutty Irishmen
  • Ginger Soda – a secret barista favorite is unleashed. Spicy, sweet, and refreshing!
  • Vint Julep – just in time for the KY Derby, our Vint Julep is a latte that features Bourbon Smoked Sugar and Mint Julep Sugar from Louisville’s own Bourbon Barrel Foods!
  • Vint Julep Iceberg – the Vint Julep, only blended!
  • Campfire Tea Latte – smokey & delicious blend of cocoa, cinnamon, and Lapsang Souchoung makes a toasty smorestastic treat!
  • Citrus Green Iced Tea – this customer favorite has flowers of ginger, orange, and peach – as well as orange peel, ginger, and apricot!

 

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Seasonal Drinks: Holiday 2015

In Blog, Seasonal Drinks // on November 23rd, 2015 // by // No comment

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New to the Heine Brothers’ menu this holiday season are:

  • Egg Nog and the Egg Nog Latte
  • Gingersnap Chai
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Snowflake Mocha
  • Vanilla Peppermint Latte
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Gingerbread Chaiberg

and some from this fall that we’ll have for just a bit longer:

  • Huber’s Apple Cider (Original, or with caramel, ginger, or pumpkin spice)
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte and the Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Campfire Tea Latte
  • Pumpkin Spiceberg
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Seasonal Drinks: Fall 2015

In News, Seasonal Drinks // on September 21st, 2015 // by // No comment

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Fall Seasonal Drinks

  • Huber’s Apple Cider
  • Caramel, Pumpkin Spice, or Ginger Cider
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte
  • Pumpkin Spiceberg
  • The Zombie
  • Candy Corn Latte
  • Midnight Mocha
  • Campfire Tea Latte

 

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Dog Days Cold Brew

In Blog, News, Seasonal Drinks // on May 5th, 2015 // by // 2 Comments

We’re proud to say that our very best ideas often come from our own baristas. The baristas at HB-Chenoweth Lane first introduced the Heine Brothers’ family to cold brewed coffee 5 years ago, and we have loved it ever since. This exceptionally smooth coffee is brewed by pouring cold water over ground coffee, and letting it steep for 12-16 hours. No heat in the brewing process means less acid is extracted from the beans, and the result is rich, velvety and refreshing.

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This summer we’re happy to announce the arrival of Dog Days Cold Brew at all Heine Brothers’ locations. Named for the sultry, hot days of summer, this blend of Nicaraguan, Sumatran, and Ethiopian coffees is sweet and smooth, with a nutty aftertaste that just won’t quit.

Cold brew coffee is not only delicious, it’s also about the simplest way that you can brew coffee at home. Just pour cold or room temperature water over ground coffee in your french press, a pitcher or a jar and stick it in the fridge overnight. Then pour through a fine strainer, or a coffee filter, and you’re done! The resulting coffee concentrate is tasty as it is, or you can dilute it with water or milk to taste. Come pick up a bag of Dog Days at your local Heine Brothers’ Coffee location to enjoy at home.

We hope that you’ll come in and cool off with a cup of Dog Days this summer!

Available by the cup and bag in-store, and also available by the bag online.

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New Seasonal Drinks – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

In Blog, Seasonal Drinks // on January 29th, 2015 // by // No comment

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Check out our new seasonal drinks, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Latte
  • Raspberry White Mocha
  • The Sweetheart
  • Fair Trade Mayan Hot Chocolate
  • Red Velvet Tea Latte
  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Iceberg
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Holiday Blend 2014

In Blog, News, Seasonal Drinks // on December 5th, 2014 // by // No comment

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The whole family is stuffed full of turkey dinner. The adults are all leaned back in their chairs around the dining room table, and my little brothers are running around the house or lounging on the couch, impatient for pumpkin pie and my Nana’s famous pound cake. The desert plates finally appear, along with hot, steaming mugs of Heine Brothers’ Holiday Blend, much to the delight of my family. They love it when I bring my work home for the Holidays!

This moment actually got its start way back in October, when our Head Roaster, Alec Risch, and the rest of the Heine Brothers’ roasters started talking about creating this year’s Holiday Blend. What varieties do we have on hand this fall that are really exciting? What kind of flavor profile do we want to create for our customers to enjoy around their Holiday tables, special celebrations and office parties?

Holiday Blend needs to taste great black, for that uncle who would never dream of putting anything in his coffee. But it also needs to taste great for your mom, who likes a little coffee with her cream and sugar. It will need to stand up to sweet desserts and savory dinners, to salty cheese logs and spicy gingerbread cookies. That’s a pretty tall order for one coffee!

I asked Alec how he gets started on such a daunting project.

What is Holiday Blend all about?

“Holiday Blend is supposed to be a crowd pleaser. So, when we sit down and start thinking about blends that people will enjoy during the Holidays when it gets dark early and it’s usually cold and rainy, sometimes snowy, people want something that is going to be comforting and easy to drink. We wanted something that was going to have a lot of body, just enough acidity to set all the other flavors off, but mostly sweet, smooth and chocolaty. Something that will compliment all the holiday flavors that people enjoy.”

So, how did you choose this year’s component coffees?

“We looked at all the coffees that we have on hand this fall, and decided that we have these Peruvian coffees that meet all these requirements. We roast them to different profiles to highlight those different qualities, and we end up with a blend that has body, is super smooth, has a little bit of smokiness and roasty character, but still has a little fruity sweetness, reminiscent of a candied cherry or a ripe stone fruit.”

After you choose the component coffees, then what happens?

“We cup and we talk, and we make adjustments, then we cup and we talk some more, and we make some more adjustments. And at the end of a week or two, we land on a coffee that we’re all happy with.”

I enjoyed that process a lot! It’s my first year out at the Roastery, and it was fun to be involved in the creation of a new blend. You guys kept tweaking the percentages of each coffee just a little bit and we’d all stand here with our cups and say “sure, it’s good, but does it taste like CHRISTMAS?”

Yup. It can take a long time to settle on a final blend, and the changes can be really small, but we want to make sure that it comes together just right.

What’s in this year’s Holiday Blend?

“It’s three coffees, all from Peru. It’s our washed Peru from Sol y Café in the northern part of the country. And it’s also the natural processed Peru from a tiny little co-op called Coyona which is also in the northern part of the country near the Ecuadorian border.

But it’s three coffees?

“One of them is a French Roasted Peru. French Roast is actually just a roast style. It’s the darkest coffee that we roast at Heine Brothers’. It’s roasted to highlight the body and the natural sweetness of the Peruvian coffee, with the addition of that extra smoke from the lengthy roast.  We achieved those flavors by using both French Roasted Peru from Sol y Café, and also a lighter roast of the same coffee.  Three roast profiles of two coffees that come together to make Holiday Blend. “

Weeks of thoughtful work by our dedicated Roasters that will all come together in a hot cup of Heine Brothers’ Holiday Blend. We hope that you enjoy your Holiday Blend moments with family and friends this year!

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Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

In Blog, Seasonal Drinks // on July 9th, 2014 // by // No comment

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Nothing says summer like a tall glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade. At Heine Brothers’, we make ours with lemons squeezed right in the shop, along with fair-trade, organic, raw sugar and filtered water. Many flavors available, including the customer-favorite Cucumber Lemonade and barista-favorite Ginger Mate Lemonade. Refreshingly sweet and tart, it’s only here through the summer, so stop in today!

  • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade
  • Frozen Lemonade
  • Ginger Mate Lemonade
  • Cucumber Lemonade
  • Berry Lemonade
  • Heine Palmer
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Out with the cold, in with the Spring Seasonal Drinks!

In Seasonal Drinks // on February 22nd, 2014 // by // No comment

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Valentine’s Drinks are here!

In Seasonal Drinks // on January 23rd, 2014 // by // No comment

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