Oct 1994

Heine Brothers' was founded in 1994 with Gary Heine & Mike Mays. With Mays' coffee shop...

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Oct 1994

Heine Brothers’ was founded in 1994 with Gary Heine & Mike Mays. With Mays’ coffee shop experience and Heine’s roasting experience, they opened the Longest Ave location in October 1994 as the first HB shop and roaster.

Aug 1995

Within a year the HB team opens a second location on Frankfort Ave, in the heart of...

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Aug 1995

Within a year the HB team opens a second location on Frankfort Ave, in the heart of Clifton.

Nov 1997

HB becomes a part of the St Matthews neighborhood by opening the Chenoweth Lane location with...

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Nov 1997

HB becomes a part of the St Matthews neighborhood by opening the Chenoweth Lane location with an inviting front patio.

Nov 1999

HB became a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, Inc., a member-owned importer of...

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Nov 1999

HB became a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, Inc., a member-owned importer of fairly traded and organically grown green coffee, with six other micro-roasters in the United States and Canada.

May 2000

HB continues to expand its presence in the Highlands when they open the Douglas Loop location.

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May 2000

HB continues to expand its presence in the Highlands when they open the Douglas Loop location.

Sept 2001

With the increase in HB shops, the team moves the roaster to the Clifton neighborhood, providing...

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Sept 2001

With the increase in HB shops, the team moves the roaster to the Clifton neighborhood, providing more space to craft new flavors and provide more coffee.

May 2002

HB eliminates non-Fair Trade coffee, becoming a 100% Fair-Trade & Organic coffee roaster.

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May 2002

HB eliminates non-Fair Trade coffee, becoming a 100% Fair-Trade & Organic coffee roaster.

May 2004

HB takes on the busy corner of Eastern Pkwy and Bardstown Rd with a new shop offering...

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May 2004

HB takes on the busy corner of Eastern Pkwy and Bardstown Rd with a new shop offering coffee and tea to friends and families of the Highlands.

May 2006

HB forms Breaking New Grounds, an organization dedicated to growing food, connecting neighbors...

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May 2006

HB forms Breaking New Grounds, an organization dedicated to growing food, connecting neighbors, and transforming waste into wealth.

Jan 2008

HB sees a 6th shop location spring up on Gardiner Lane.

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Jan 2008

HB sees a 5th shop location spring up on Gardiner Lane.

June 2009

HB stops offering conventional tea, only offering Organic & Fair Trade teas to customers.

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June 2009

HB stops offering conventional tea, only offering Organic & Fair Trade teas to customers.

Apr 2009

HB partners with Carmichael's Bookstore for the first Louisville Loves Mountains festival...

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Apr 2009

HB partners with Carmichael's Bookstore for the first Louisville Loves Mountains festival, a street party on Longest Avenue that serves as a fundraiser and awareness-builder for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth's efforts to end Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining.

Oct 2009

HB celebrates the company's 15th anniversary with a street party for friends, family, and...

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Oct 2009

HB celebrates the company's 15th anniversary with a street party for friends, family, and customers on Longest Ave.

Aug 2009

HB forms 15Thousand Farmers to teach people how to grow food easily in their own backyard.

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Aug 2009

HB forms 15Thousand Farmers to teach people how to grow food easily in their own backyard.

Nov 2010

Just 2 years after the award winning Westport Village opened, HB joins Louisville's first...

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Nov 2010

Just 2 years after the award winning Westport Village opened, HB joins Louisville's first outdoor specialty shopping village as its one and only coffee shop.

Apr 2011

HB opens Schnitzelburg close to University of Louisville, featuring an easy access drive-thru.

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Apr 2011

HB opens Schnitzelburg close to University of Louisville, featuring an easy access drive-thru.

Oct 2011

HB launches the HBC Perks loyalty program to reward and thank customers for coming to HB shops.

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Oct 2011

HB launches the HBC Perks loyalty program to reward and thank customers for coming to HB shops.

Nov 2011

HB and Vint merge to build one local, authentic, and iconic brand focused on organic and fair trade...

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Nov 2011

HB and Vint merge to build one local, authentic, and iconic brand focused on organic and fair trade coffee.

Apr 2012

HB heads out towards Middletown with the opening of the Blankenbaker Pkwy location featuring...

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Apr 2012

HB heads out towards Middletown with the opening of the Blankenbaker Pkwy location featuring local beer and organic wine selections.

Oct 2012

HB replaces the 18 year old roaster with a new and improved Loring SmartRoast roaster.

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Oct 2012

HB replaces the 18 year old roaster with a new and improved Loring SmartRoast roaster.

Nov 2012

With the attendance of local businesses, Greater Louisville Inc., Mayor Fischer, friends...

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Nov 2012

With the attendance of local businesses, Greater Louisville Inc., Mayor Fischer, friends and family HB celebrates the opening of the Shelbyville location with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Feb 2013

Over 100 customers camp out for the Grand Opening of the HB Northfield location to receive free...

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Feb 2013

Over 100 customers camp out for the Grand Opening of the HB Northfield location to receive free coffee for a year.

Jan 2013

Vint's downtown 4th Street and Main Street locations join the Heine Brothers' family.

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Jan 2013

Vint's downtown 4th Street and Main Street locations join the Heine Brothers' family.

June 2013

HB is voted as Louisville's #1 Specialty Coffee Drinks in the 2013 Louisville Magazine...

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June 2013

HB is voted as Louisville's #1 Specialty Coffee Drinks in the 2013 Louisville Magazine Best of Louisville Awards.