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.

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

 

New Human Bean Locations in Missouri, Oregon and Colorado!

We are busy bringing delicious drinks and positive vibes to new Human Bean locations in new places this season!

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St. Joseph, Missouri is OPEN & looking GREAT

 

Just this month we’ve opened two new Human Bean locations in St. Joseph, Missouri and Newport, Oregon. We have another location opening soon¬†in beautiful Loveland, Colorado too. If you are lucky enough to be a frequent visitor to any of these cities, be sure to take note of their addresses. The next time you’re in the area, swing by for a delicious drink!¬† And also¬†give a warm welcome to¬†the newest addition to¬†our Human Bean family.

New Human Bean Locations in St. Joseph, MO

Monday, June 20th, marked the 1st day of Summer.  It was also the opening day for the first Human Bean in our ninth state, Missouri! It is located conveniently off HWY 169 at 4414 Commons Dr.  The Human Bean of St. Joseph features a jaw-dropping double-sided drive-thru design.  It is now open from 5am to 9pm daily.

Like many franchisees, St. Joe franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek, first fell in love with The Human Bean after stumbling upon one while visiting central Oregon. The amazing experience she had at the Human Bean location in Albany, OR stuck with her.  She knew she had to learn more.

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So many SMILES on opening day!

After visiting additional new Human Bean¬†locations and researching¬†more about the brand, she realized¬†The Human Bean Franchise offered something special. She was impressed by the qualified barista who took her order.¬† Not to mention¬†the extensive product offerings and exceptional drink quality she received. Additionally, the seamless drive-thru design added convenience to her experience that is unparalleled to conventional sit-down cafes. ‚ÄúWe want to offer the same great experience in our area,‚ÄĚ said Albright-Milek.

 

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The Newport, OR team is ready to serve you!

New Human Bean Locations in Newport, OR

Almost 2000 miles west of St. Joseph, another Human Bean location opened its doors along the Oregon Coast in Newport, Oregon! The Human Bean of Newport celebrated their grand opening with the friendly Newport community on Wednesday, June 8th.

Newport’s tight-knit community is what attracted Human Bean franchisee, Troy Haugen, to this region. This gorgeous¬†coastal city offers lots of natural beauty. In the same fashion it offers outdoor activities.¬† And¬†in addition to that¬†an appreciation for arts and “some of the most friendly people around,” said Haugen.

Haugen is excited to establish Human Bean¬†in the Newport community.¬† He has¬†future plans of opening more¬†new Human Bean locations along the coast. “We all deserve a good quality cup of coffee,” said Haugen.

New Human Bean Locations in Loveland, CO

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Loveland marks drive-thru location #7 in Northern Colorado!

Last, but certainly not least, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado is bringing delicious drinks and exceptional service to the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado!

It is located at 6180 Crossroads Blvd, just East of Hwy 25. The Human Bean of Loveland marks the 7th Human Bean location in Northern Colorado and features a double-sided drive thru, as well as large awnings and a spacious walk-up area. This location opened their doors on Saturday, July 2nd.

Follow The Human Bean of Northern Colorado on¬†Facebook¬†for updates on what city they’ll bring The Bean to¬†next!

The Human Bean expects to continue growing through approved franchisees that align with our brand and share the same commitment to our goals. For more information about The Human Bean franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Page.

Favorite Human Bean Drinks | Sipping on Sunshine!

Check out these six favorite Human Bean drinks!

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You can’t go wrong with these six iced &¬†blended Human Bean favorite drinks.

Give them all a try this season.

1. Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie 

How it’s made: Need an afternoon pick-me-up?? Try¬†a yummy fruit smoothie blended¬†from real fruit puree and creamy ice cream. Best part is, all our all-natural fruit smoothies are also¬†on special for the whole month of June! Try¬†them all!

Barista inside-scoop: With so many yummy options available, switch-up your smoothie for never ending refreshment! The raspberry peach and strawberry lemonade smoothies are also delicious!

2. Java Chip Granita 

How it’s made: Mini dark chocolate chips and sweet ice cream meet roasty espresso.¬† Then this mixture is¬†blended to perfection.

Barista inside-scoop: This is also delicious with or without caffeine. The Java Chip Smoothie still has every ounce of chocolaty goodness.

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3. Frozen Hot Chocolate 

How it’s made: Your favorite¬†winter weather treat is ready for summer! Premium hot cocoa blends with¬†ice cream to satisfy true¬†chocolate lovers.

Barista inside-scoop: You can also add a hint of toasted marshmallow to this frozen favorite.

4. Green Tea Smoothie

How it’s made: This is an irresistible blend of sweet green tea and creamy ice cream.¬† It¬†is also¬†pick-me-up¬†perfection if you ask us!

Barista inside-scoop: You can also add a scoop of blackberry or raspberry to turn this creamy smoothie into a refreshing afternoon treat.

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5. Rockstar Energy Drink

How it’s made: Sweet syrups brighten bubbly Rockstars with vibrant colors and flavors.

Barista inside-scoop: You can also infuse it¬†with fruit flavors like blue raspberry, pomegranate or passion fruit. If you can’t decide on just one flavor, go with your top¬†TWO favorites!

6. Blended Chai Latte

How it’s made: Concentrated chai tea meets sweet¬†ice cream and cold shaved ice creating a¬†smooth & refreshing Blended Chai you’ll love.

Barista inside-scoop: You can also add a scoop of vanilla.  Then add whipped cream & cinnamon sprinkles on top for a real treat.

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The next time you’re craving something icy on a hot day,
you’ll find refreshment¬†with one of our Human Bean favorite drinks!

Convenience in each Human Bean Coffee Pod

The Human Bean Coffee Pod is Here!

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Brewed¬†coffee fans, you’re in luck.¬† The Human Bean offers the coffee you love¬†for sale by the pound and now also¬†in a single-serve, ready-to-brew, Human Bean coffee pod!

human bean coffee podHuman Bean baristas grind French roast coffee beans fresh every morning and brew it throughout the day.  They use state of the art air-pots to ensure the best flavor in every cup.  But now you can also enjoy the same freshness and flavor at home with convenient Single-Serve Coffee Pod Blends.

The Human Bean coffee pod is sold in package of 12.  There is a whopping 12 grams of coffee filling in each pod.  Also they are fully-recyclable!  The best part is, the Human Bean coffee pod will fit in all single-serve coffee brewers.  This gives you convenience with every purchase.  This is also an affordable and easy way for you to enjoy your favorite Human Bean coffee blend without even leaving your home!

Find Single-Serve Coffee Pod Blends online or at a stand near you! 

The Human Bean’s single-serve coffee pods are available in 4 classic coffee varieties for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home or office.

Bring home House, French, Italian or SWP Decaf (Swiss Water Process).

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3 Tips to A Guilt-Free Healthy Human Bean Drink

Healthy Human Bean drinks for your New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy 2016 fellow coffee lovers! Searching¬†for a beverage¬†you can feel good about drinking? Well we’re happy to say, Your Search is Over¬†at The Human Bean.

Whether you are counting calories or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016,¬†there are many healthy Human Bean options.¬† We will expand your coffee knowledge and give you the power when ordering your favorite drinks at The Human Bean. We offer almost limitless options on our menu. From dairy-free alternatives to protein powder, we are always striving to provide the highest quality ingredients for our customers. While all these choices¬†are great, they can also¬†be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we created this post to guide you when ordering your next drink at The Human Bean.

Here are THREE simple tips to turning your favorite drink into one that satisfies your coffee cravings without the guilt!

1.)    Add a Scoop of Protein Powder! 

You asked and we delivered! We now offer a vanilla protein powder at most of our locations. You can enjoy this new product as a Granita (w/ espresso) or as a Smoothie (w/out espresso). You can also add a scoop of protein to any of your current favorite blended drinks! With 20 grams of protein per scoop and an optimal amino acid profile, our protein powder drinks will keep you full and focused all day!

Barista Tip: Add a half scoop of protein to your favorite fruit smoothie flavor for the perfect afternoon snack!

 

2.)    Fat-free or dairy-free anyone?

Substituting your favorite drink with a fat-free dairy or dairy-free alternative can cut you’re your calories in HALF! Swapping chocolate milk for non-fat milk in your mocha will reduce the calories and eliminate the fat, while still satisfying your coffee and chocolate craving.

Dairy-free alternatives can also be a great option for creating a health conscious coffee beverage. At The Human Bean, we offer soy, almond and coconut milk at most of our locations. These dairy-free alternatives are low in fat and calories, contain no cholesterol and have up to 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Try soy, almond or coconut milk in your next coffee!

3.)   Add a shot?  Why not!

If you enjoy a strong coffee flavor,¬†this is the trick for you! Espresso contains 0 calories¬†and¬†can cut anywhere from 15 to 50 calories from your drink. This trick works because the extra espresso replaces the higher calorie dairy or dairy substitute products. On your next drink, simply ask for an extra shot and you’ve got yourself a coffee with fewer calories and more of your favorite coffee flavor.

If too much caffeine is a concern of yours, ask your barista for an extra decaf shot of espresso.

You now hold three simple tips for healthy Human Bean drinks and tricks to creating a delicious, yet healthier coffee option. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your new coffee knowledge. Remember, you can have your coffee and drink it guilt-free at The Human Bean.

Celebrating Premium Espresso

espresso croppedThe Bean of the Month features online coffee & premium espresso varieties to help you discover a new favorite.  With many unique origins, blends and roasts to choose from, a bean as unique as you are is waiting to be found! This month, try any or all four distinctive espresso beans and also enjoy 15% off with the promotion code below.

Human Bean Premium Espresso

Sorano Espresso: This is our lightest roast espresso with subtle hints of berry and also toffee flavors. Aptly named after an ancient medieval town in Tuscany.

Teramo Espresso: Award winning espresso served in our stands. This classic medium roasted espresso blend combines dark chocolate with deep smoky accents too.

Trieste Espresso: Named after a well-known cafe in San Francisco, this balanced medium roast compliments a good book, cozy blanket as well as fuzzy socks.

SWP¬ģ Decaf Espresso:¬†Swiss Water Process¬ģ is a 100% chemical-free way to remove 99.9% of caffeine from coffee and espresso beans. This gentle process maintains the distinctive origin and flavor characteristics to enjoy anytime of day or also¬†night. Learn more here.

Save 15% on all Human Bean premium espresso beans for the entire month of April. Use the promotion code Espresso1998 on the last step at checkout to receive your discount. Shop now.

Explore Single Origin Coffees

The Human Bean offers several Single Origin Coffees.

Try a coffee. Sip a coffee. Love Single Origin coffees.

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Expand your coffee horizon with The Human Bean. This month, our online store is featuring seven distinctive coffees.  These coffees originate from seven unique countries. Welcome the balanced and also flavorful Single Origin Coffees.

Our coffees are sourced from prime coffee growing regions around the world.  From the high slopes of El Cachillo, El Salvador to the peaks of Chalalacktu Township, Ethiopia.  The single origin coffee collection also ranges in roast level and flavor to satisfy all coffee lover palates.

Check out all seven single origin coffees HERE to¬†find the perfect coffee for you to try. Then enter the promo code, CoffeeLover, at checkout for 15% off! Don‚Äôt wait, this discount doesn’t last long and the sooner you order, the sooner you can also enjoy!

Farm Friendly Direct Program

All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct.  These products have a unique opportunity to make a positive difference in our coffee world.  This is done through direct, socially responsible, coffee sourcing.

Farm Friendly Direct’s program involves paying growers a premium for their coffee.  With 100% of that premium going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is mutually beneficial for The Human Bean and the grower. The Human Bean is guaranteed a constant and consistent supply of the highest quality coffee.  While growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing and also investments into local infrastructure.

Signature Coffee Blends

The Human Bean offers a variety of signature coffee blends that are all delicious in their own character.

We love coffee as much as you do and we also take great care from sourcing responsibly to blending creatively to ensure the perfect cup.

Explore and save 15% on four expertly blended coffee beans varying in taste, origin and roast level. A coffee blend as unique as you are is waiting to be found. Shop Coffee Blends Now.

Four Premium Coffee Blends
French: Our darkest roast with a pronounced heavy body, a smoky kick as well as a sweetness that balances the profile while anchoring the finish. Shop French.

Morning: This light roast blend features bright & crisp flavors and also finishes with sweet notes of berry and stone fruit that balance this delectable cup. Shop Morning.

Mt. Tabor: Smoky black pepper notes build on this medium roasted, mildly acidic blend and roasted nut flavors round out the profile too. Shop Mt. Tabor.

Goose Hollow: The flavor and aroma of spice & tobacco combined with delicate almond flavors make this dark & malty blend perfect for your morning coffee experience. Shop Goose Hollow.

Choose your favorite Coffee Blend, SHOP NOW & SAVE 15% w/ the promo code: CoffeeCode 

Farm Friendly Direct Sourcing
We pay our growers a premium for their coffee & espresso beans through our Farm Friendly Direct sourcing program. All our purchases benefit coffee growing communities by financing farm and public projects. Feel good knowing these delicious coffee beans were sourced from farms that received fair compensation. Learn more about our socially responsible stewardship program HERE. 

Save on Organic Coffee Beans

From Organic Dark Sumatra to Organic French, there’s a premium Organic coffee beans to please all coffee preferences.

Organically Certified

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All our coffee & espresso beans are part of our Farm Friendly Direct program. Then there are some farmers that go above and beyond to certify their beans with the formal organic certifications. These certifications are costly.  But they characterize the bean with the highest confirmation of quality.

We offer 6 distinctive Organic flavors.  They range in origin and roast so everyone can enjoy the premium taste of an Organic cup. Find your perfect bean & shop now.

Order now & also receive 15% OFF all Organic Beans w/ the promo code: 15offOrganic

 

Farm Friendly Direct Organic Coffee Beans

Through Farm Friendly Direct we pay our growers a premium for their coffee & espresso beans, with 100% going towards farm and public projects that benefit their community. These delicious organic coffee beans come from farms that received the proper organic certifications. Try any Organic coffee bean in January & receive 15% OFF your order. Shop now.

Trieste Human Bean Espresso

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Premium Beans & Responsible Sourcing make Great Human Bean Espresso

Each month, The Human Bean features a unique bean to encourage Human Bean¬†lovers to expand their coffee and espresso horizons. Therefore there¬†are countless¬†blends, roasts and origins to choose from, Isn’t it time you found a¬†bean personalized¬†to your unique preferences? Best of all, you will also receive 15% off the featured bean all month long with the coupon¬†code provided below.

From now through 2014, enjoy 15% off our premium Trieste Espresso Bean. Named after a well-known cafe in San Francisco, this eloquent medium roast perfectly compliments a good book, warm blanket and also fuzzy socks.

Origin: Blended & Roasted for a Premium Bean
Our Trieste Human Bean Espresso is a blend of distinctive beans from Indonesia and South and Central America. These beans grow at varying elevations and climates. This contributes to the unique, yet harmonious, espresso flavor.

Flavor: Bitter Sweet with a Rounded Finish
This medium bodied espresso blend showcases hints of berries, nuts and oak. This blend is the perfect balance in a dark roast. Three words to describe the flavor of this roast are sweet, chocolaty and also robust. 

Farm Friendly Direct: Socially Responsible Sourcing

 Share our vision of global betterment. Farm Friendly Direct is a program that pays growers a premium for their coffee. With 100% of that premium going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is beneficial for both The Human Bean and the grower. We are ensured the highest quality coffee while growers and their communities receive above fair-market pricing and community support through investments into public projects. For more information about Farm Friendly Direct, click HERE.

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Enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Trieste Espresso through 2014! Simply enter the promo code: EnjoyEspresso in your final step at checkout. Shop now.