Human Bean Pick of the Week

The Human Bean Pick of the Week has been a lot of fun to follow from @mekela_rae_dio on Instagram!  Mekela chooses a different Human Bean barista as her Pick of the Week every week!  She also offers a chance to win a Human Bean gift card each week when you try their favorite drinks!  Read about previous Picks below and follow along for your own chance to win here!

Meet the Human Bean Baristas – Picks of the Week!

Jackie

mekela_rae_dio It’s time for another @thehumanbeancoffee giveaway!!ūüéČ Head over to the Barnett stand and introduce yourself to Jackie! She will even make you her favorite drink, the green tea smoothie with peppermint! Jackie works and goes to school full time. Her dream is to become a lawyer, have two kids and a pool in the backyard…not necessarily in that order.ūüėČ She is a fun loving, intelligent lady who always makes for a good time working with her. Her manager is beyond thrilled to have her as a part of the HB team and thankful for her flexibility, honesty and accountability! Jackie is everything a perfect employee is made of. ‚̧ԳŹ‚̧ԳŹ Comment here for your chance to win a $10 Human Bean coffee card and don’t be a stranger, drive through The Human Bean!!

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Barista Jackie

Lindsey

mekela_rae_dio This ray of sunshine is Lindsey, my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ‚ėÄ You can normally find her at the Rossanley Dr. location! She is a mama to two cute boys, wife to Andy and merch girl/roadie/biggest fan of The Fret Drifters! Lindsey’s favorite color is rainbow and that just fits her perfectly because her manager says that she is ALWAYS happy and makes anyone she works with feel so welcome and amazing! Lindsey says that making strangers smile is her life goal! ūüėĄūüôĆ Drive through to try her favorite summer drink, the Iced Fez tea with honey!

Lindsey Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Lindsey

Amber

mekela_rae_dio Say hello to Amber, one of the coolest gals in town and my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ‚úĆShe slings java on the daily at the Barnett location AND works full time as a teacher’s assistant! She has BIG summer plans-EUROPE!! ūüôÄūüėĽ Even though she will be done working in June, her manager is hoping and praying she returns in September because Amber is such a hard working, positive person and is a joy to be around!

She loves the HB’s iced coffee with Mexi powder and cream! ¬†I can add, it’s SO GOOD!! Drive through and try it AND comment here for a chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!! ūüíĖ An iced coffee sounds perfect on a day like today, doesn’t it?!! If you’d like to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card, comment here for your chance! Happy Memorial Weekend!!

Amber Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Amber

Nicole

mekela_rae_dio Happy Saturday!! Say hey to Nicole! ūüĎčYou can find my Human Bean Pick of the Week at the Stewart location mostly and occasionally she hangs around the Biddle stand too! ‚≠źÔłŹShe is a bright, shining star and always does what the team needs! She currently goes to Cosmetology school full time while slinging java full time! ūüôĆ Nicole is dedicated, smart and oh so sweet! Her favorite beverage is an extra strong ¬†americano with real caramel and almond milk. ‚̧

All her managers comment on how much they love working with her and her continuous drive to always be better and learn more. Everyone who meets her can’t help but love her! Swing by one of the two locations to catch Nicole and get your HB fix!! Now’s your chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!! All you have to do is comment!! Cheers!! ūüĆ∑ūüĆłūüĆ∑

Nicole Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Nicole

Megan

mekela_rae_dio It’s the weekend and this is Megan, my Human Bean Pick of the Week!! ūüíĖ She hangs around the Biddle location if you’re thirsty and wanna say hi!! Try out her favorite beverage, the Iced Snowy (I love this drink too)! Megan is in high school and is currently working towards becoming a teacher. She loves Reese’s and South Umpqua River. ‚ėÄ‚ėÄ

Megan’s manager says she loves her sweet demeanor and attitude. She is constantly willing to help and works so hard each and every day. She is kind to everyone and her sweet smile can make anyone’s day! ūüėĄComment for your chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card and drive through to try Megan’s fave!! ūüöô‚ėÄūüėé

Megan Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Megan

Devin

mekela_rae_dio Say ‘Hey’ to Devin, my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ūüĎč She is usually found at the Bear Creek stand but pops up around town ’cause she is always so willing to help out! ‚̧Her favorite drink is a Black Americano. She says her spirit animal is a peacock because they are beautiful, obnoxious, and can be a little aggressive! (If you’ve seen one in person, you get it!)

Devin’s manager says she is like a Sour Patch Kid, a little sweet and sour. Whether she is jumping out from behind boxes to scare co-workers or making everyone laugh until they cry, she is always bringing good vibes! There is no better way to start your day than with a double dose of Devin! ‚ėÄDrive through any @thehumanbeancoffee location and see if Devin will jump out at you with your fave drink in hand! ūüėú -And- comment here if you want a chance to win a $10 #HB coffee card!! ‚̧‚̧

Devin Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Devin

Maddie

mekela_rae_dio Hey hey! This is Maddie, my Human Bean Pick Of The Week! Her favorite drink is the iced snowy americano with chocolate macadamia and cream. She has always wanted to be a nurse and is currently going to school for it! Her manager says, “Maddie is such a strong and dedicated worker, without her I wouldn’t have grown a love for sun kissed skin or have met my OCD sister!” Drive thru to try Maddie’s favorite and comment here for a chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!!

Maddie Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Maddie

Meet Mekela!

mekela_rae_dio*Giveaway!* I scream, you scream, we all scream for @thehumanbeancoffee!! I have a $10 coffee card I’m giving away! My friends and family, this is a new way of sharing a place that is so near and dear to my heart! Let me hear from you if you want it! Watch for my weekly giveaways! ūüéČ

Fun fact: I started working at The Human Bean when I was 18 for over the course of 10 years. I got to meet some really incredible people and learned some rock steady life skills. I owe a lot to them for helping mold me into who I am today. ‚̧ūüĖ§

Mekela Radio Pick of the Week

Mekela

Human Bean Gifts | Teachers & Grads

Human Bean Gifts are always a good idea for the teachers and graduates in your life!¬† These busy people need lots of coffee and refreshments!¬† The Human Bean will help make it through tough study sessions or through grading piles of papers!¬† It’s that time of year when school is almost out!¬† Now we all want to show them a little appreciation for their hard work!¬† Here are a few ideas for Human Bean gifts!

Human Bean Gifts

  1. Gift Cards РThese are the perfect gift for anyone really.   You can load a gift card with any dollar amount you would like.  And then the recipient is able to buy any drink or online merchandise they like with it!  You can purchase a gift card at any Human Bean location or also online here.  You are also able to re-load a balance to the card whenever you like which is great for college students that may live away from home! human bean gift card
  2. Hydroflasks with Human Bean logo РHydroflasks are the perfect gift!  They come in many sizes and colors and they keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12!  Plus they are super durable and last forever!  You can find an assortment of Hydroflasks at your favorite Human Bean location when you pick up your next drink or you can buy them online here!hydroflasks
  3. Coffee pods – Did you know that we sell our coffee in single-serve pods that can be used in any Kuerig compatible machine?¬† Perfect for the Human Bean lover who would prefer to make their coffee at home or even in the teacher’s lounge or student center!¬† You can buy a box of 12 at the nearest Human Bean location or online here! French single serve pods
  4. Human Bean Gear РWe always have an assortment of t-shirts, hats, and decals in our online store for sale for the Human Bean lover in your life!  They can wear them proudly while they sip their favorite Human Bean drink! human bean gear

We hope that one of these ideas is the perfect thing for the teachers or grads in your life!¬† We personally don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want Human Bean gifts!

Drive Thru Coffee – 7 Reasons why we love it!

Drive Thru Coffee is one of those inventions¬†we wonder why no one ever thought of¬†any earlier!¬† We love it’s convenience and speed in our on-the go lifestyles.¬†¬†It has become a part of our daily routine.¬† Plus it’s one of the best parts of our day!¬† Here are 7 reasons why we love our Drive Thru Coffee from the Human Bean!

1) Drive Thru Coffee is Fast

The speed at which we can get that steaming cup of mocha or refreshing fruit smoothie in our hands is the number one reason we love Drive Thru Coffee.  There is no waiting around for your name to be called or looking for a place to sit.  The Human Bean has a large variety of drinks and they are all also made really fast!  With most locations having double sided drive thru windows they are also built for speed and efficiency.

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2) Drive Thru Coffee is Friendly

The smiling barista handing our Human Bean drink to us makes our day!  They are always friendly and know their regular customers by name.  If you visit often enough they probably even remember your drink order!  It might be a quick exchange but the excellent customer experience is part of why we come back over and over again.

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3) Drive Thru Coffee is Kid Approved

Moms and Dads know how hard it is to get small kids in and out of the car just to grab a quick cup of coffee!  Drive Thru Coffee seems to be made for them!  Tired parents can grab the quick pick-me-up they need without the unloading and reloading.  Plus the Human Bean has a full menu of Little Bean drinks like not-so-hot chocolate and fruit smoothies in spill-proof 8 ounce plastic cups that kids love!  Therefore parents love them too!

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4) Drive Thru Coffee is Dog Approved

Where else than a Drive Thru Coffee stand can your pup visit too?¬† And they also receive a treat of their own while they are there!¬† The Human Bean loves our furry customers coming thru our drive thru¬†windows to cheer us up.¬† We’ll always be ready with a dog bone or maybe even a whipped treat!

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5) No need to dress up when getting Drive Thru Coffee

Worried about who you might run into at the local coffee shop and how you look?¬† That is not a problem at a Drive Thru Coffee stand!¬† You get to stay in your car and you know your friendly barista doesn’t care!¬† Roll on through a Human Bean drive through after a long day of work, as soon as¬†you¬†wake up or for a post-work out pick me up with no worries.

6) No need to find parking when getting Drive Thru Coffee

Do you live in a busy city where parking is always a headache?  What to do when you just really need that cup of coffee?  A Drive Thru Coffee location is the perfect solution!  Human Bean has 68 locations across the country in 11 different states.  Find your nearest location and skip worrying about parking!

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7) There is always time for Drive Thru Coffee!

No matter how much of a hurry you are in and no matter where you are at there is always time for a quick stop.¬† Visit a Human Bean location today and we guarantee we’ll make it worth your while!¬† Plus we bet you’ll look forward to coming back!

Human Bean Ranked #2 as National Coffee Franchise

The Human Bean was ranked as the¬†No. 2 national coffee franchise¬†behind Dunkin’ Donuts in the specialty coffee world according to Entrepreneur magazine.¬† This was¬†on it’s 38th annual Top 500 franchiser list.¬† Overall, the Human Bean ranked #157 out of all franchise types.¬† A recent article in the Medford Mail Tribune details the history and rapid growth of the popular drive-thru coffee franchise on a national level.

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The Human Bean’s first drive-thru coffee franchise location was in Ashland, Oregon in 1998.¬† Nowadays, the drive-thru coffee market in Oregon is saturated with little margin for growth.¬† In a five-mile radius here there are about 45 drive-thru coffee locations where as¬†in other locations, like Reno NV,¬†there are¬†only about¬†six.¬† Also in many states there is no such thing as drive-thru coffee locations.¬† Therefore there is plenty of room for growth for the Human Bean as a national coffee franchise!

National Coffee Franchise Growth

Currently the Human Bean is in 11 states with 68 locations and sales are about $45 million annually.  At last count, Human Bean grinds about 400,000 pounds of coffee and espresso each year.  The Human Bean anticipates a total of 85 locations by the end of 2017.  There are several new locations opening every month with their two newest in Nampa, ID and Odessa, TX.  The goal by the end of next year is to have a total of 100 locations nation-wide.

The initial franchise investment runs between $174,000 and $669,000.  The Human Bean recently sold a nine-store market in the Phoenix, AZ area with the first one going in to Mesa.  Sacramento, CA and new locations in Colorado, Idaho, Texas are also in the works.

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There are currently 10 people in the Medford Corporate office handling administration, equipment support, vendor support and marketing.  Overall, the Corporate company has 160 employees.

In addition to being a growing company, the Human Bean is also a humanitarian company.  They have a direct coffee sourcing program called Farm Friendly Direct.  Beans are sourced from Africa, Latin America, or Asia and they have long standing relationships with their growers.  They are currently helping coffee farmers in Colombia develop their own clean drinking water wells.

Click here to learn more about this rapidly growing national coffee franchise and franchise opportunities.

Human Bean Outdoors in all Activities!

We love to enjoy our Human Bean outdoors in nature!  There are lots of places to hike, bike, camp and explore by our many Human Bean Locations.  And there are also just as many ways to take our Human Bean to-go and enjoy it outdoors!

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Camping with the Human Bean Outdoors

Did you know that we sell our popular Human Bean coffee beans to go for you to grind and brew at home?  Well you can take this same coffee on a camping trip and brew it on your camp stove to also enjoy your Human Bean outdoors!   Our gourmet coffee tastes even better in the beauty of the nature!

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Day Trips with the Human Bean Outdoors

Heading out for a day in nature to play in the snow or hang at the lake?  You can still enjoy your favorite Human Bean outdoors!  Pick up a to-go box of your favorite hot drink.  You can choose from coffee, espresso or hot chocolate.  The box keeps beverages hot for hours!  And they will also serve up to 16 8 oz. cups if you are hanging with a group!

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Hiking, Biking, Boating, and Playing with Human Bean Outdoors

The easiest way to always enjoy your favorite Human Bean outdoors is to buy one of our popular Hydroflasks.  They come in tons of colors so you can also choose your favorite!  They keep hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours.  Additionally they keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours!  They come in all kinds of sizes from 12 oz. to growler size!  And your barista can fill it up with any drink on our menu!

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human bean outdoors

So what’s to stop you?¬† Since Human Bean beverages are so portable therefore you now have a good reason to get out there and play today!¬† Make sure to stop by your favorite Human Bean location first to get your Human Bean fix while on¬† your way!

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.

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day

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!

Human Bean Locations

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 May

Human Bean Locations, Drive Thru Coffee Franchise
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 May. 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.