Photo by Micah Potts

Irish Hill

Red Hot Roasters

1403 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY, 40206



Fans of the small batch, organic coffee from this little drive-through tucked behind a corner gas station swear by the stuff. Though you can pick up cans at some local retailers, it's more fun to cruise through the kitschy shop and say hello to the vivacious (and yes, red-haired) owner. Sondra goes all out with specialty drinks at festive times of the year—you know, Christmas, Derby—with concoctions like an Eggnog Latte and Mint Julep Mocha.

Dana McMahan

Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates / Red Hot Roasters

I'm one of those people that likes to eat and drink in my car going places, so it's nice to have a drive-through. It's also great to see Sondra, the owner, because she's hilarious and smart and real. Whenever you pick up coffee, you get to know her more and more, and you get to discover this person behind the company. Her product is amazing, but I go because of Sondra.

— Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates