Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans | The Human Bean

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans are our signature little extra treat on top of your drink!  Each time you buy a Human Bean drink you buy you receive a tiny morsel of deliciousness on top.  The single espresso bean coated in milk and white chocolate is warm and also melty when you pop it in your mouth!  we have a full drink menu of gourmet espresso, teas, smoothies and specialty drinks.  Plus they all come with a bean!

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Where did the Human Bean Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans Come From?

With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew.  Then soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas.  Additionally for offering the highest quality ingredients.  This was when we decided to make the chocolate covered espresso beans our signature touch!

When you pick up¬†our little chocolate covered espresso beans you can’t help but smile!¬† So come visit us today and see for yourself that it’s the little things that make life wonderful!

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And for a real treat you can buy a whole bag of our chocolate covered espresso beans online or at your nearest Human Bean location!

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day with Reusable Bag Giveaway

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day every year with a reusable shopping bag giveaway.  Earth Day is on April, 22nd.  We will be showing customer appreciation by giving away reusable bags on Friday, April 21st and have been doing this since 2011.  We estimate that we have given away 90,000 of them and also plan to give away about 15,000 more this  year.

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Why Use Reusable Shopping Bags?

A simple way to be kinder to our earth is to use reusable shopping bags. Many communities, including the city of Ashland locally, have banned the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.  This is due to the damage they can cause to our environment and wildlife. A plastic bag can take from 15-1,000 years to break down depending on environment.  Millions of birds, turtles and other sea animals die each year from ingesting the plastic waste that doesn’t make it into landfills. Reusable shopping bags can replace disposable plastic bags.  They are also made of recycled materials and typically have a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 plastic bags. When worn out, reusable bags can then be recycled. Additionally many stores now give discounts to customers that bring in their own shopping bags.  Plus they now come in many fashionable and cute shapes and prints, like ours!

How the Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

The Human Bean tries to extend their earth friendly practices globally as well as through their Farm Friendly Direct program.  This is their direct-trade coffee sourcing program.  They work directly with the farmers that grow their coffee.  Therefore they can pay them at or above market prices.  They also allocate additional funds for community projects such as: building water systems, school and community centers and facilitating earth friendly soil, water and farming practices.  You can learn more about The Human Bean and Farm Friendly Direct here!

 

 

Human Bean Rockstar Flavors – Vote for your Favorite

Human bean Rockstar flavors include Original, Sugar-free, Lemonade Recovery, Zero and more!  There are also all kinds of Juiced fruit flavors and Punched Fruit Punch flavors too.  You can also add your favorite flavor of syrup to your Rockstar.  Therefore you can imagine how many flavor combinations there could be!  Our customers love their Rockstar!

Rockstar March Madness Giveaway

We recently had a give-away where customers got to vote for their favorite Human Bean Rockstar flavors in a March Madness Giveaway.  This favorite flavor survey was also a chance to win a Rockstar prize package just by participating!

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Human Bean Rockstar Flavors – Who won?

The contest coincided with the college basketball tournament and started with the Elite 8 top selling Human Bean Rockstar flavors.  Customers then had a chance to vote in a survey for their favorite and also win prizes by doing so.  We then narrowed the pool down to the Final Four favorite Rockstar flavors.  These were Original, Lemonade Recovery, Blue Raspberry and Punched Fruit Punch.  The voting was close!  But the winner was Blue Raspberry!  A total of 10 prize packages were given away.  They contained Rockstar swag like t-shirts and hats and soccer balls.  Additionally there were Human Bean mugs and gift cards.

We had a lot of fun with this Giveaway and plan to do many more with other vendors in the future!  Stay tuned and watch our Facebook page for announcements.

Two new Human Bean Locations to open and be the first in their states of Ohio & Texas!

We have new Human Bean locations opening all over the US every month this year! We are so excited we are able to continue growing and adding to the Human Bean family!  Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas are the locations of our two newest drive thru coffee franchise locations!

New Human Bean Locations to open in Canton, Ohio on March, 7th!

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Partners in this location are Southern Oregon Owners, Moni Peterson & Dr. Mark Peterson along with Moni’s brother, Ron Watson, who lives in Canton. Ron says they had been brainstorming on a franchise to open in Southern Oregon for years but nothing had proved to be that appealing.

One day on his annual summer visit to the Rogue Valley they were sitting outside one of our many Human Bean locations for drive-thru coffee. They were talking while drinking their Human Bean coffee.  Then it dawned on them that maybe it would be a good idea to instead open a franchise in Canton, Ohio.  They would be the first to bring the Human Bean brand to the state. It turned out Dr. Mark Peterson had gone to school with one of the founders of Human Bean.  After getting in touch and learning more about the franchise, and meeting the other owners, the rest is history!

Choosing the Location

Choosing the location proved to be just as effortless. A small green square of land in the middle of a popular shopping Plaza had just been listed and met all the criteria. Ron thinks it will be a great Human Bean location because of all the traffic. There are 3 entrances/exits, 1 with a traffic light. It is also less than 1 mile from the Expressway and 24,000 cars pass by this location every day. Inside the Plaza is one of the most active Planet Fitness locations in Ohio, as well as a Sky Zone Jump center and many other attractions.

Ron has a background in Sales & Marketing & Graphic Art which will prove to be an asset in running Human Bean locations. They have plans to open 2 or 3 or maybe, even more, Human Bean locations in the area in the near future. Currently, they are looking at a location in Alliance, about 15 miles away.  Theyalso have their eyes on a couple of locations in North Canton about 5 miles away.

Ron says the process of working with the Human Bean to open his first franchise has been great. ‚ÄúA potential franchise owner called me for a referral the other day and I had nothing but good things to say,‚ÄĚ he says.

New Location to open in Odessa, Texas in April

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Owner Maurice Torano sums it up perfectly by saying, ‚ÄúAt Human Bean it‚Äôs about the customer ‚Äď it‚Äôs that simple and appealing!‚ÄĚ Maurice says he always admired the Human Bean, but didn‚Äôt really know much about them. Upon learning more, he says, ‚ÄúHuman Bean matches my style and values so much better than the other franchises.‚ÄĚ He finds this to be the main difference that sets the Human Bean apart, ‚ÄúThe customer service ethos is unmatched! It‚Äôs not about how to order, how to pronounce something, how cool the barista is or how urbane and up-to-the-second their image is, it‚Äôs about the customer.‚ÄĚ

Maurice’s Background

Maurice’s background is in commercial and real estate development in and around Southern Oregon and Northern California.  He found his way to North Dakota and re-invented himself in the oil and gas world when the real-estate market was hit in 2007. Maurice managed large scale projects for two major oil and gas service companies, eventually landing in West Texas. He noticed there were only 2-3 Starbucks for a population of over 300,000 people upon moving to Midland-Odessa in 2012. He saw the need for a drive-thru coffee franchise like the Human Bean.

Maurice is looking to open his first franchise location in Odessa on East University Boulevard, in early April. He plans to open additional Human Bean locations in Midland and Odessa before years end.

We are thrilled at the Human Bean to introduce ourselves to the states of Ohio and Texas! You can learn more about becoming a franchise owner and bringing the Human Bean to your area. Visit our website at: https://thehumanbean.com/franchise/

What’s the Big Deal about Single Origin Coffee Anyhow?

Single Origin Coffee is grown within a single known geographic origin. Sometimes this is a single farm or comparatively a specific collection of beans from a single country. Therefore the coffee is usually named after the place it was grown to the narrowest degree available.

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What sets a single origin coffee bean apart from the rest of the blends is that the coffee was very likely grown in specific conditions.  Estate grown (also referred to as a Micro-Lot or Single Farm) are examples of this.  Single Origin coffee should have specific regional characteristics.  In the same fashion as wine grapes, many factors contribute to the taste of a single origin coffee.  These factors include the soil it’s grown in, also the altitude of the farm, the farming method used, the varietal of coffee tree,  and the climate conditions too. Therefore when compared to a blend, a single origin coffee should be more true to its origin.  Most importantly it should represent the type of coffee bean.  And it should show flavor nuances characteristic of where it was grown.

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Coffee Farmer on his Coffee Farm in Papua New Guinea

Coffee¬†that is labeled as Single Origin¬†is not all created equal. As a matter of fact it could be a¬†single farm, a single region or a single country they are referring to. This can also make a big difference when the country is the size of Brazil.¬† It could be a blend of many types of coffee from many different farms spread across different regions within the country.¬† Comparatively it could be grown by the same farmers and the same coffee trees in the same spot year after year.¬†In light of this there is large definition and difference of opinion on what ‚Äúsingle-origin‚ÄĚ actually encompasses.

Here at the Human Bean, if we label one of our coffee beans as single origin, it means first that it was grown in one region at one farm.  Second, a long standing coffee farmer grew it and we have most likely traveled to meet.  Third, we have tasted the coffee and appreciated the flavors of their region and farm. As part of our Farm Friendly Direct program we aim to support individual coffee growers and communities and want to be as socially responsible and honest in our coffee labeling as possible. We have several Human Bean single origin coffees you can purchase online from a variety of countries including: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Papa New Guinea, Mexico and also Honduras.  Experience these flavors yourself by buying from The Human Bean!

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Turning coffee beans for drying purposes on a Human Bean visit to Costa Rica

Human Bean Single Origin Coffee

Costa Rica Single Origin:

Floral, Fruity, Balanced.  This coffee begins with sweet floral aromas with subtle undertones of pipe tobacco. A medium body containing notes of sweet cocoa and also graham crackers. The quick finish is a perfect expression of this great example of Costa Rican coffees. Grown in the Naranjo region in the West Valley of Costa Rica between 4000 Р5200 feet.

Guatemala Single Origin:

Nutty, Smooth, Complex .  Direct from the Finca El Paternal farm, this delicious single origin coffee begins with the fruity aroma of cherries and apples, also with just a mild hint of vanilla. The well balanced flavor combines a full body with sweet undertones of chocolate. Finishing with a smooth creamy taste, this coffee may just become your new favorite. Uniquely it was featured on Morning Edition on NPR! Grown in the Huehuetenago region of Western Guatemala

Papua New Guinea Single Origin:

Full, Citrus, & Lively Flavors.¬† Delicious creamy body with stone, fruit and spice on the nose and also apricot and pineapple flavors with mild acidity. Persimmon and cherry sweetness perfectly balanced with a mild earthiness. Grown and delicately harvested in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highland at altitudes of 1600-1800 meters.

Mexico Single Origin:

Even, Spicy, Rousing.  This is a very well balanced Organic Mexican coffee. Starting with a spiced honey aroma, this coffee also tastes of chocolate and light citrus with a smooth. A velvety body and a creamy finish makes this organic coffee really something special. From the Mixteca Alta del Pacifico Co-op in the Oaxaca region. Available in limited quantities while supplies last. Grown at 4000 Р5200 feet.

Honduras Single Origin:

Luscious, Caramel, Delicate.  This well balanced organic coffee combines floral hints with brown sugar and caramel, and also finishes with a hint of coffee pulp. Grown in the Copan region in western Honduras. While this is often a blend base, this one totally stands alone.

Sneak Preview’s Best of Medford Poll votes the Human Bean Favorite Place to get Coffee & Favorite Barista of Medford!!!

Favorite Place to get Coffee in Medford aware was given to The Human Bean!  We are so proud and grateful that the people of Medford have spoken and voted for us!  And they also gave the Favorite Barista award to our very own, Justine. The Sneak Preview has been conducting the very popular Best of Medford poll for years now and we all look forward to it each year for the recommendations on best places to do business and where to eat and drink within our local community.

The Sneak Preview is one print publication that locals look forward to reading! This upbeat & lively publication has been resting on coffee tables for over 26 years…with a circulation of nearly 100,000 copies a month, the Sneak Preview has a very large voice in our community and we are thrilled that their readers have voted for the Human Bean!

The Human Bean Favorite Barista

Let us tell you a little bit about Justine, voted Favorite Barista in Medford. She has worked for the Human Bean for 6 years and is currently the Manager of the Rossanley location. Justine grew up in the Rogue Valley and enjoys the outdoors by hiking, rock climbing and doing yoga in her free time. When asked what her favorite part of the job is she says, ‚ÄúThe customers, the girls, the coffee! It‚Äôs fun to work here; we get to make coffee and talk to people all day and there isn‚Äôt anything better than that!‚ÄĚ We are so happy to have her as part of our Human Bean team!

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The Human Bean is a Favorite Place to get Coffee

And in case you don’t know…here is just a little bit about The Human Bean.
With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew and soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly became a favorite place to get coffee because of our friendly and experienced baristas (just like Justine!) and offering the highest quality ingredients.

Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 65 locations in nine states. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

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Come visit one of our many locations today to discover your new favorite place to get coffee! We have a full menu of espresso drinks, smoothies, RockStars, and more. We also have with monthly specials to look forward to and punch cards to earn free drinks! Thanks to all of you for your business and look forward to continuing to serve you quality coffee!

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Human Bean New Things we are Looking Forward to in 2017!

It’s a new year and there are lots of Human Bean new things that we are looking forward to! The Human Bean would also love to be a part of your journey this year and we have plenty to be excited about as we look forward to the next 12 months!

1. We are growing!

New Locations may be coming to a place near you! We are expecting to open 20 new drive-thru coffee franchise locations this year, with the first two to open this month in Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas! Fingers crossed that the next location will be coming to a place near you!

2. The Human Bean will have its very own App!

Now it will also be even faster to pull through any Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise location and order your favorite drink! You will be able to track your rewards and pay with our App! Stay tuned for the release this year and be one of the first to download your new favorite App!

3. We have new flavor combinations to debut every month as our Monthly Specials!

We’re excited about all of the creative and exotic flavor combinations out there and strive to bring something new to your taste buds every month of the year too! Plus we can customize our drinks to your taste buds upon request!

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4. Earth Day in April & Farm Friendly Direct Program!

Not only do we give away free re-usable shopping bags to all of our customers on April, 22nd, we also celebrate all the earth-friendly Human Bean new things that we do! All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct program that helps global coffee farming communities. In past years we’ve helped coffee farmers in other countries come up with more sustainable and environmentally ways to farm and use land and water for their coffee crops and will also continue to find opportunities to do more in 2017!

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5. Country Crossings Music Festival in July!

Talk about Human Bean new things!  This year we are one of the sponsors of this 4 day national Country Music Festival that is going to be held in Jackson County, Oregon this year and it’s going to be awesome! Headliners Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and also Jake Owen plus Human Bean to fuel the event! www.cxfest.com. Time to get your boots ready and also time to buy your tickets!

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6. Coffee for A Cure in October!

Last year in 2016 we raised over $1,000,000 ($1,055,044.27 to be exact) to support local breast cancer organizations and we can’t wait to blow that number out of the water with all of your loyal support and Coffee for A Cure donations in 2017!

7. New faces & Loyal Customers!

We love meeting all of our Human Bean customers and especially look forward to making friends with those that frequent our locations often enough to know them by name and have their drink order ready when they pull up to the window. We look forward to seeing all of our returning customers in the coming year as well as also meeting all of our new customers trying The Human Bean for the very first time!

These are only a sample of all the things The Human Bean has going on throughout the year! Follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too to get all the details on what’s going on in your local area!

The Human Bean Drive Thru Coffee Franchise Ranked #157

The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise¬†is proud to announce that we were ranked #157 in the ‚Äú2017 Franchise 500‚ÄĚ by Entrepreneur! Entrepreneur‚Äôs 38th Annual Franchise 500 is described as “the world‚Äôs best and most comprehensive franchise ranking”.¬† It states that “those franchises honored are recognized for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power!”¬†¬†The¬†Human Bean franchise¬†jumped 341 spots up on this list since 2013.¬† Conclusively, this¬†says a lot about the growth and future of our company.

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The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise was founded 18 years ago in 1998.  Ashland, Oregon was the location of the first Human Bean. Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 65 locations in nine states!  There are 13 corporate locations and 52 franchised locations. We also expect to continue this growth.  We will do so through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Drive Thru Coffee Franchise Growth

We are expecting to open 20 new drive thru coffee franchise locations throughout the nation this year.¬†¬†Which¬†should make you¬†wonder how you can become a Human Bean Franchisee! The Human¬†Bean¬†brand was founded on¬†successful operations.¬† The will¬†stay true to these as they grow.¬†Not only do we¬†have¬†exceptional products, attractive and efficient facilities¬†but we also have¬†exceptionally trained and qualified teams.¬† We deliver the very best experience possible to assure we remain the consumers’ brand of choice.

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The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise does not charge percentage-of-sales royalty or marketing fees.  Therefore the Human Bean is different from nearly all other franchises. Conversely we earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies. Most importantly the Human Bean works as a team with our franchisees.  We also assure they have every tool necessary to operate a successful drive-thru coffee franchise. Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their hard work and investment too.  They are part of a family of successful operators.

Our Farm Friendly Direct trade program provides us with superior high-quality coffee products. This program strives to make a positive difference through direct, socially responsible, coffee sourcing. We also have a global commitment to our coffee-growing communities.

Now is exactly the right time to join the dynamic and growing Human Bean Franchisee Team! Learn more about becoming a drive thru coffee franchise owner today!

New Human Bean Location Opens in Lake Havasu AZ

Another new Human Bean location proves that coffee consumption continues to grow.  But this is not the black drip coffee of the past! One third of the population drinks a gourmet coffee or espresso beverage each day.  And drive-thru options only continue to grow in popularity due to our fast paced and on-the-go lifestyles. Although in a hurry, consumers are not willing to sacrifice quality for convenience.  This makes The Human Bean’s award winning Farm-Friendly Direct coffee and high quality products the perfect combination.

Headquartered in Oregon, The Human Bean has opened six new Human Bean locations in the past six months in five different states.  These states include Missouri, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado & Arizona. The latest of which was the third location to open in the Lake Havasu area November, 14th. This new Human Bean location brought the total Human Bean count to 64.new human bean location

Brian & Juls Baumkirchner, owners of all three Havasu locations, said they came into the role of Human Bean Franchisee when they took over the first location at 633 North Lake Havasu Avenue in 2007. The Baumkirchners saw the potential for this location to be the bustling coffee drive-thru destination that it is today. Their other two locations are on South McCulloch and now North Palo Verde on Highway 95. Between the three locations they are able to provide employment for 30 employees plus 1 handyman, 1 machine maintenance person and 1 bookkeeper.

Choosing a new Human Bean Location

Brain Baumkirchner said they chose this new Human Bean¬†location because many of their customers had constantly asked for it. ‚ÄúThe North side of town doesn‚Äôt have very many business establishments for the residents and tourists alike. Additionally this location has higher traffic when compared to the two other locations.‚Ä̬† Couple that with the fact that it has a double drive through and ample vehicle cueing; it is designed to provide the very best customer experience.
The Baumkirchners also have letters of intent for additional locations signed in nearby cities.

Baumkirchner credits this growth to the brand supporting their franchisees and says, ‚ÄúThe Human Bean Team has become like a family for us.‚ÄĚ Human Bean co-founder, Dan Hawkins, states ‚ÄúBrian and Juls are phenomenal operators and it is a joy to get to work with them. They have a passion for creating the very best customer experience and the results are really something special!‚ÄĚ

Baumkirchner sums it up nicely when he says, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs amazing to be a part of a quality brand and system that grew to 3 stores with proper management. Like I always tell people, ‚ÄėIf the coffee wasn‚Äôt superior and service was sub-par, we wouldn‚Äôt exist!‚Äô‚ÄĚ

The kind of growth Baumkirchner has experienced speaks for the brand as a whole.  The Human Bean shows no signs of slowing down on growth.  The company plans to open at least 19 more franchise locations by the end of 2017 throughout the US.  This would bring  the total to 82.new human bean location

 

2016 Human Bean Coffee for a Cure

Join us for our Coffee for a Cure donation day Friday, October 21st.

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Coffee for a Cure day is when a simple purchase can make a huge difference. When you purchase your favorite beverage  or pastry we donate the proceeds locally to provide low income mammograms, education, and post diagnosis support.  We also have pink ribbon breast cancer mugs and other merchandise available for purchase that you can buy to show your support of this great cause.

Please join us for an amazing beverage from The Human Bean on our donation day; Coffee for a Cure and feel great knowing that your purchase is going directly to help someone in your community in their fight against breast cancer.

Join us¬†this year¬†for a delicious beverage¬†from The Human Bean on Coffee For A Cure¬†and feel good knowing you’re supporting local women in your community. For more information, join our event page: Coffee For A Cure 2016.

3 Reasons to Love Coffee For A Cure:

1.) Proceeds from all beverages & pastries are donated.

2.) Supports women in our communities facing breast cancer.

3.) Funds raised are kept local and donated to community hospitals.

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This is our staffs favorite event of the year! They work very hard to get everyone served and have a blast doing it! They love that they touch people’s lives where they live. Please join us and be a part of our celebration: Together we can make a difference!