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Human Bean’s 75th Location Opens – Eugene, OR

Human Bean Opens 75th Location

Human Bean Opens 75th Location in Eugene, OR

Human Bean opens 75th location in Eugene, OR, on Tuesday May 8, 2018. The double drive thru window building is located on Chad Drive just off Coburg Rd.

The new Eugene location is owned and operated by Joe & Cathleen Karcher and their daughter, Lauren Karcher of JCK Restaurants.  “We are so excited to be expanding the brand in our hometown! We love The Human Bean so much and what the company stands for and are so grateful for the opportunity to grow in this community,” says Lauren Karcher. The Karchers also own three other locations in Salem, Keizer and Eugene as well.  They are planning on opening a 5th location in Springfield soon.

Eugene’s 2nd Human Bean is located at 2809 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408. Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Their phone is 541-515-6161.  You can find a full list of all Human Bean locations here.

The Human Bean’s commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are also proud to announce that with the opening of this location The Human Bean has now expanded to 75 locations in ten states. 62 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-06-05T22:34:12+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

Portland Oregon new Human Bean location is now open!  The Human Bean opened their 74th location on April 18th of 2018.  This is the first Human Bean to be located within Portland city limits.  It is located at 4385 NE Sandy Blvd.  Their hours will be 5am-9pm daily.  This location was completely remodeled and formerly hosted a KFC restaurant.  It has an open walk-in cafe concept paired with the traditional Human Bean drive-thru window as well.  This is only the 3rd of it’s kind for Human Bean locations.

Eater PDX refers to this location as The Human Bean’s first location in Portland Proper.  It is our first location within city limits.  Although we have several other locations within the Portland suburbs and surrounding areas.  The franchise owners of this location also own locations in Clackamas and Wilsonville.  Additionally there are locations in Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

About The Human Bean Franchise

The Human Bean started  franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has expanded to 74 locations.  The Human Bean is also in ten states. 61 of those are franchised locations and 13 are corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth.  There is also plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-04-20T21:16:22+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |

Swiss Water Process

Swiss Water Process for Decaffeinating Coffee

swiss water process

Did you know that chemicals are used to make most decaffeinated coffee?  But not ours!  We use something called the Swiss Water Process.  This particular method of decaffeination is different from the rest.  It does not directly or indirectly add chemicals to extract the caffeine. Rather, it relies entirely on two concepts, solubility and osmosis, to decaffeinate coffee beans.  This method is also exclusively used on organic coffee beans.

Swiss Water Process Step 1

The coffee beans first come from the finest growing regions around the world. They clean and hydrate them with pure, local water to prepare them for caffeine removal.  These beans are beginning their journey to becoming amazing decaf coffee.

Swiss Water Process Step 2

Then their Green Coffee Extract (GCE) is introduced to the beans and caffeine removal begins. Caffeine ventures out on its own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE.  This occurs until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through carbon filters.  This traps and seperates all the caffeine from the GCE. Then they refresh the GCE and use it again and again to remove more caffeine.

Swiss Water Process Step 3

For the next 10 hours, a team continuously monitors the process and caffeine levels in each batch they are decaffeinating. They monitor time, gauge temperature controls, and check the levels on the GCE flow. The result of all this loving attention to detail is worth it.  It produces 99.9% caffeine-free coffee that still tastes great.

Swiss Water Process Step 4

Lastly,  they ship the decaffeinated green beans to the roasters and the specialty coffee brands like The Human Bean.  The beans now become something special that is ready to brew and enjoy.

swiss water process

You can purchase our decaffeinated coffee online here.  Or just order your favorite espresso drink to be made decaf at the nearest Human Bean location.

2018-03-01T19:05:28+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, HB Innovation|Tags: , , |

House Specialty Human Bean Drinks

House Specialty Human Bean drinks are what set us apart from our competitors.  We use our rich espresso to make creative espresso drinks that can be made hot, iced or blended.  We use Hershey’s and Ghirardelli chocolates.  And we also use high quality flavored syrups to create these customer favorites.  Try them all and you’ll be pleasantly surprised and satisfied.

House Specialty Human Bean drinks

House Specialty Human Bean Drinks

Snowy (White Chocolate Mocha): Our signature specialty drink. Rich white chocolate, milk and our delicious espresso.

Muddy Snowy: A customer favorite specialty drink, double the chocolate. Rich white chocolate, chocolate milk and espresso.

Double Chocolate Mocha: Twice the dark chocolate goodness! Chocolate milk, Hershey’s and espresso will cure your chocolate craving!

Mexi Mocha: Spicy Mexican chocolate, milk and espresso shots. This one is a true winner in our book!

Sugar-free Mexi Mocha: Espresso shots, sugar-free cinnamon syrup, sugar-free chocolate and milk.

Snowy Mexi: White chocolate and Mexican chocolate is amazing! Two chocolates, espresso and milk make this a winner.

Vanilla Mocha: Chocolate milk, vanilla flavor and espresso shots.

Caramel Mocha: Chocolate milk, caramel flavor (or real caramel if you would like!) and espresso shots.

Caramel Hazelnut Mocha: Another one of our signature drinks! Caramel (syrup or sauce), hazelnut, chocolate milk and espresso.

Caramel Macchiato: Vanilla cappuccino with real caramel sauce.

Irish Cream Breve: A customer favorite! Irish cream, Half and Half and espresso shots.

Chocolate Mac Breve: If you haven’t experience our Chocolate Macadamia Nut flavor, you must try this! Rich cream, chocolate mac flavor and espresso shots.

2018-05-31T15:14:31+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, HB Innovation|

Frozen Favorite Human Bean Drinks

Frozen Favorite Human Bean drinks include Smoothies, Granitas, Java Chips and Frozen Hot Chocolate too.  If you aren’t sure what all of these drinks are then check out the descriptions below.  Frozen Favorite Human Bean drinks are great on a hot day or also as an afternoon treat!  We use real fruit in our smoothies and Hershey’s chocolate in our Granitas.  You can add flavored syrups to any of these drinks to create something one of a kind as well.

Frozen Favorite Human Bean drinks

Frozen Favorite Human Bean Drinks

Granita: What is a granita? It’s our rich espresso blended to perfection! You can add any flavor your heart desires. Some customer favorites are Hershey’s, chocolate milk, caramel, or snowy.  But the list is endless! Also available: Decaf, decaf mocha, low fat

Real Fruit Smoothie: Fruit pureed to perfection. We have a wide variety of flavors to tempt your taste buds. We can also make your smoothie with dairy alternative or dairy free as well.

Chocolate or Vanilla Smoothie: Blended, creamy vanilla or chocolate smoothie. Add a flavor to make it special!

Chai Smoothie: Our classic Chai blended into rich creaminess!

Mate Smoothie: Mate tea blended with our frappe makes a tasty smoothie.

Frozen Hot Chocolate: Delicious chocolate mix blended into a rich creamy smoothie. This is a crowd pleaser!

Green Tea Smoothie: This might be your new favorite smoothie! Green tea is great hot or iced but have you tried blended into this creamy treat?

Acai Smoothie: The acai berry is not only tasty but good for you too. We serve the acai smoothie dairy free and blended to perfection.

Java Chip: Everyone loves Java Chip! Try it as a smoothie (no espresso) or as a granita (served with shots). We recommend adding peppermint or cherry to give it a kick!

Low Carb: Need a low carb treat? We’ve got you covered. Low carb is served as a smoothie or granita (with espresso shots), pick your flavor of chocolate or vanilla.

Protein: Need a protein boost? We have a delicious vanilla whey protein that can be blended into a smoothie or granita (with espresso shots).

Frozen Favorite Human Bean drinks

Check out our full menu of drinks here.

Discover more types of favorite drinks on our blog!

2018-01-12T23:16:46+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso|Tags: , , , , , |

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

We have the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Use our Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide to make shopping easy.  Then stop by your nearest Human Bean location today to find a variety of items for all the Human Bean lovers in your life!  Find your nearest location here.

Human Bean Gift Cards

Right now for the month of December we are running our Re-charge campaign.  For every $20 worth of gift cards that you buy, we will give you a free 20 oz. drink!  You can enjoy the drink right then yourself or save the free drink card to give as a gift!  Gift cards make great gifts for teachers, college students, best friends or just about anyone!  We can sell them in any amount you like at any of our Human Bean locations.

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Human Bean Hydro Flasks

We sell Hydro Flasks with our logo on them and a variety of other designs.  These reusable mugs keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours.  Plus they are leak proof and durable and come in so many fun colors and sizes!  Stop by your nearest location to see what they have in stock; every location will have something different!  Right now we even have cute limited edition Holiday themed Hydro Flasks!

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Mugs and Cold Cups

We have a variety of other mugs and cold cups as well.  These ceramic mugs are great for drinking your morning coffee or tea at home!  And our insulated cold cups with straw are really popular and come in fun colors too!

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Human Bean Coffee!

Did you know that you can buy the same coffee we brew at all of our locations to drink at home as well?  We sell it in 16 oz. bags or in single serve cups for Kuerig coffee makers.  Ask at your favorite location next time you drive through and share our delicious Human Bean coffee with someone who many not live so close to one of our locations.

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

We saved the best for last!  We know how much you love that chocolate covered espresso bean treat that comes on the lid of your cup!  Did you know you can buy those same beans in bulk?  We sell them by the half pound or pound and they make a surprisingly sweet gift!  Ask your barista to bag some up for you next time you visit!

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

We hope our Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide has shown you how super easy holiday gift shopping can be!  If you are going to be making a stop at one of our Human Bean locations any how then you might as well cross some items off your list!

Espresso Human Bean Drinks

Espresso Human Bean drinks are what many people know us for!  We use our rich smooth espresso beans to make a perfect drink for you.  If you don’t have a favorite drink yet then try one of the Espresso Human Bean Drinks below!

Espresso Human Bean drinks

Espresso Human Bean Drink Types

Espresso: Our award winning dark roasted espresso blend is rich and smooth with sweet toffee notes. Farm Friendly beans from Papua New Guinea, Colombia

Café Latte: Espresso shots and steamed milk. Ask out how many shots are in each size… more than most!

Cappuccino: Espresso shot and milk foam. Dry = all foam, Wet = ½ foam and ½ steamed milk

Mocha: Espresso shots and rich, creamy steamed chocolate milk

Sugar Free (SF) Mocha: Espresso shots, sugar free rich chocolate sauce and steamed milk.

Not Fat Mocha: Espresso shots, rich chocolate sauce and steamed milk.

Dairy free Mocha: Espresso shots, rich chocolate sauce and dairy alternatives (Most locations carry soy, coconut and almond milks. More options may be available, please ask your barista.)

Breve: Espresso shot and cream.

Americano: Espresso shots and hot water. If you love espresso this is a must try!

Check out our full menu of drinks here.

And read our blog to discover other types of drinks we make!

 

2018-05-02T15:28:20+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Categories: Coffee & Espresso|Tags: , , , , |

Flavors of The Human Bean

Flavors of The Human Bean are endless!  We get asked what flavors of syrup we carry so here’s your answer!  Make sure to check with specific locations to ensure they have your favorite flavor in stock.  And feel free to mix things up!  You can add these flavors to any of the drinks we make for a small additional price to make  your own favorite creation.

flavors of The Human Bean

Flavors of The Human Bean:

Please check with your favorite location for specific flavors.

Fruit Smoothie Flavors: Most flavors are available in all locations.
Blueberry Pomegranate, Green Apple, Lemonade, Mango, Peach, Pina Colada, Raspberry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry

Smith Teas:
Black tea: Brahmin, Lord Bergamot, Exceptional Iced Tea
Green tea: Fez, Mao Feng Shui, Fez Iced Tea
Herbal: Jasmine Silver Tip, White Petal, Big Hibiscus, Meadow, Peppermint, Red Nectar

Syrup Flavors: Each location carries different assortment of flavors, not every flavor is listed.
Almond, Almond Mocha, Almond Roca, Amaretto, B-52, Banana, Back Cherry, Blackberry, Blueberry, Blue Raspberry, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Butter Rum, Butterscotch, Can Sugar, Caramel, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Cinnamon, Coffee, Cookie Dough, Crème de Menthe, Cream de Cacao, Cupcake, English Toffee, French Vanilla, Gingerbread, Grape, Green Apple, Guava, Hawaiian Salted Caramel, Huckleberry, Irish Cream, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Kiwi, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Madagascar Vanilla, Mango, Maple, Marion berry, Orange, Passion Fruit, Peach, Peanut Butter, Peppermint, Pineapple, Praline, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Rootbeer, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Strawberry, Tiramisu, Toasted Hazelnut, Toasted Marshmallow, Vanilla, Watermelon, White Chocolate

Sugar Free Flavors: Each location carries different assortment of flavors, not every flavor is listed.
Almond, Caramel, Cherry, Cinnamon, Coconut, English Toffee, French Vanilla, Irish Cream, Lime, Peanut Butter, Peach, Peppermint, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Toasted Hazelnut, Toasted Marshmallow, Vanilla, Watermelon, White Chocolate

View our full menu of drinks here.

You can find ideas for flavor combinations and favorite drinks on our blog!

2018-05-31T15:15:34+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Coffee & Espresso|Tags: , , , , , |

Classic Human Bean Drinks

Classic Human Bean drinks are many people’s favorite items on the menu.  But if you don’t know what they all are, here’s a brief description!  These are the drinks that never disappoint.  We use quality products and take pride in these classic Human Bean drinks!  Our coffee is part of a Farm Friendly Direct program that provides us with premium quality coffee and also supports the communities where it is grown.

Coffee

Freshly Brewed Coffee:  This is our traditional French Roast dark roast blend.  Clean with a trademark smokiness that is smooth and a customer favorite.  Farm Friendly coffee beans from Brazil and Burundi.

Café Au Lait: Our delicious brewed coffee and steamed milk.

Tea

Whole Leaf Tea: Amazing black, green and herbal infused teas imported directly from farmers to Steven Smith Teamakers in Portland, Oregon. Steven Smith Teamakers was founded by world renowned tea maker Steve Smith. Also known for Stash and Tazo teas.

Flavor Infused Iced Tea: Try our Exceptional Black Iced Tea made specifically for a smooth easy to drink tea. Fez Iced Tea combines the flavor of green  tea and peppermint for a great refreshing flavor. We suggest pairing our teas with any of our fruit flavors (available sugar-free too!) or a splash of lemonade or maybe even lavender. Ask your barista for flavor infusion suggestions or refer to our flavor list.

Chai Tea: Oregon Chai Tea is a perfect blend of spices; clove, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. We also offer sugar-free Chai. Make it a Dirty Chai by adding shots.

Mate Latte: The most popular drink in South America is a smoky mate leaves paired with spices. This drink will give you natural energy, antioxidants and tastes amazing.

Classic Human Bean Drinks

Energy Drinks

Rockstar: We offer a variety of Rockstar flavors. Check with your favorite location for selection choices. We love to help you find your favorite flavor infusions! Enjoy a Rockstar over ice or blended in a smoothie. (Red Bull is available in some areas.)

Classic Human Bean Drinks

Check out our full menu here.

And check out our blog to hear about all the different types of drinks we offer!

Human Bean Holiday Drinks

Human Bean Holiday drinks are available now!  And did you know that they are actually available all year long?  Except for the few exceptions noted, we always have the flavors to make your favorite holiday drinks!  You can try something new every day during the Holiday season with all of these choices!

fall favorite drinks

Pumpkin Pie Latte / Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkin pie sauce, espresso and milk. When you want the flavor of fall!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – Delicious pumpkin sauce blended with our frappe.

Salted Caramel  – So many delicious ways to enjoy this flavor!

  • Salted Caramel Latte: Salted caramel, espresso and milk
  • Salted Caramel Mocha: Salted caramel, espresso and chocolate milk
  • Salted Caramel Granita: Salted caramel and espresso blended to perfection!
  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate: Salted caramel and chocolate milk

holiday drinks

Candied Peppermint is our own blend of white chocolate and real peppermint pieces:

Candied Peppermint Latte: White chocolate with peppermint pieces, espresso and milk.

Candied Peppermint Mocha: White chocolate with peppermint pieces, espresso and chocolate milk.

Skinny Candied Peppermint Mocha: White chocolate with peppermint pieces, espresso, non-fat milk.

Candied Peppermint smoothie: White chocolate with peppermint pieces blended with our frappe.

Candied Peppermint Java Chip: White chocolate with peppermint pieces and java chips. Available as a smoothie or granita (espresso shots)

Peppermint Granita: Espresso shots and peppermint flavor blended to perfection.

Eggnog (Seasonal Only) – served as a steamer or latte (espresso shots added)

Eggnog Smoothie (Seasonal only) – Eggnog blended with our frappe for a seasonal treat!

More Eggnog Drinks (Seasonal only)

  • Chai Nog: Our delicious, flavorful chai and eggnog
  • Eggnog Granita: Blended espresso with eggnog.
  • Hot Buttered Rum: Eggnog with Butter Rum flavor
  • Cream Brulee: Eggnog with cinnamon

Spiced Apple Cider – (Seasonal in some areas)

Spiced Cider with Chai

Spiced Cider with caramel – Caramel apple on steroids

More holiday flavors:

  • Apple Spice – Apple and cinnamon latte
  • Candy Cane latte or mocha: Cherry and peppermint syrup
  • Icy Mint: Snowy and crème de menthe latte
  • Kahlua Mocha Mousse: Irish Cream and coffee mocha
  • Pep-O-Mint: Snowy with peppermint
  • Peppermint Paddy: Peppermint flavor mocha

Check out our regular menu here.

2017-10-27T16:43:07+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , , |