Category Archives: Coffee & Espresso

Start your espresso exploration and expand your coffee horizon with us. With many different origins, blends and roasts to choose from, a bean as unique as you are is waiting to be discovered.

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 blends that can be made hot, iced or blended.  We use Hershey’s and Giradhelli chocolates.  And we also use high qualtiy 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.

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!

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, Hershey’s sauce and steamed milk.

Dairy free Mocha: Espresso shots, Hershey’s 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!

 

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 an additional $.25 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, Mano, 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!

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.

Back to School with The Human Bean

Back to School with the Human Bean makes everything better!  It’s that time of year when summer is coming to an end and days are getting shorter.  Plus we all need to get back to school and our routines.  The Human Bean can  help with that in many ways!  We love to be the smiling friendly face that greets you on your way to school, at lunch or as an after school treat too!  Here are some of the ways you can get Back to School with the Human Bean!

Morning Commute

Mornings can be tough when school starts up again.  It can be a hassle to get lunches packed, kids dressed and everyone out the door in time too.  The Human Bean is open early and waiting for you with some caffeinated relief every morning!  And we’re quick as well!  So you have time to stop with just minutes to spare!

back to school with The Human Bean

ReCharge Cards for College Kids

We have lots of parents who like to give their college kids who are away at school a special Human Bean treat!  Something to help them power through their school week and exams.  You can buy a gift card and preload any amount on to it for kids to use at our locations across the country!  Many parents recharge amounts on to these cards on a regular basis all school year long.  You can do this online or over the phone.  This can be a great gift or just a special way to let your big kids know you are thinking of them always.

back to school with The Human Bean

Little Beans

And then there are those kids that are just not old enough for school yet.  They may be hanging out with their parents for the day and would love a special trip through the Human Bean Drive Thru for a Little Bean smoothie, steamer or not-so-hot chocolate.  We have something for every kid of every age!

back to school with the Human Bean

Cold Brew – What exactly is it?

Cold Brew is quite the buzz word these days.  You’ve probably tried it.  And if you have, you probably love it.  But what exactly is it?  And  how is it made?  Here’s everything you need to know about Cold Brew!

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It’s Brewed in Cold Water

Hence the name.  Cold brew coffee is actually steeped in room temperature or chilled water and never touches hot water.  This causes a much slower flavor extraction which contributes to the smooth flavor of cold brew coffee.

It Takes at Least 12 Hours to Make

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coarse ground coffee in large paper coffee filters in water for 12-18 hours and then diluted to taste with water.  We make fresh batches over night so they are ready to be served each morning!

It’s HandCrafted

You won’t find our cold brew in a can.  It’s handcrafted by our own baristas to ensure it’s fresh!  That’s why there is limited availability based on what we make each day.  Come get it while it’s hot!  Errr….cold, we mean.

It’s not the same as Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is essentially normally brewed coffee that is chilled and then poured over ice.  It still has the same flavor as hot coffee and might taste more acidic or even bitter compared to cold brew coffee.

Cold Brew can be Customized

You can add flavored syrups or chocolate or caramel to cold brew.  It’s rich smooth flavor tastes great with vanilla, coconut or hazelnut flavors.  You can also add dairy or dairy alternatives if you prefer!

So now that you know what it is, then you have no reason not to try it!   You’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Stop by one of our many locations today!  We think you’ll have a new favorite craving!

Human Bean Road Trip Tips

Human Bean Road Trip Tips for  you to check out now that summer vacation season is here!  We have 68 locations in 11 states so you are sure to find a convenient drive-thru coffee location wherever you may be going!  Here are some of our best travel tips to keep you hydrated and energized while on your summer road trip!

Human Bean Road Trip Tip #1

Hit the road early to beat the heat and the traffic.  And don’t worry about where you will get your coffee to wake you up for the day ahead.  We open conveniently at 5am in most all locations and are ready to serve you early with a smile!

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Human Bean Road Trip Tip #2

Stay hydrated. The Human Bean has all kinds of refreshing beverages to keep you hydrated on a long road trip.  Try our Rockstar energy drinks or our Iced Teas. You can add a splash of flavor of your choice to either!  Plus you can purchase one of our logo Tumblers or Hydroflasks to keep them cold for hours if you plan to drink them later!

Human Bean  Road Trip Tip #3

Stay safe. It’s been proved that driving while drowsy can be dangerous!  But a quick stop at a Human Bean drive thru for a little pick-me-up can be just what you need to perk up and stay alert to get to your destination!  We have so many menu options from cold brew coffee to frozen granitas that will be just the caffeine kick you need!

human bean road trip

Human Bean Road Trip Tip #4

Explore new places. Craving a little Human Bean but far away from home?  There’s a good chance there’s a Human Bean location nearby that you must visit! All of our owners and employees are awesome!  Plus every location has it’s own personality so do your best to visit them all when you are in the area!  Remember that we are open late until 9pm at most locations too!

human bean road trip

Human Bean Road Trip Tip #5

Have fun! The most important thing to do on a road trip is to have fun!  Our baristas will be sure to recommend a fun new drink and some friendly conversation on every trip through the Human Bean.  We have fun doing our job and love to share that with you!

human bean road trip