Category Archives: Giving Back

The Human Bean is a proud supporter of the communities we serve. We give back throughout the year with donation days, sponsorships and much more. Check out what we’ve been up to lately!

Coffee For A Cure 2015

Coffee for a Cure 2015 was a Success!

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Last Friday, Oct 23rd, marked our 10th annual Coffee For A Cure 2015 event.

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On this day, The Human Bean donated their beverage and pastry proceeds to local hospitals to financially support women facing breast cancer. Over the past 10 years and with support like yours, The Human Bean has raised over $850,000 through Coffee For A Cure.  Just by buying your favorite Human Bean drink  you can support local breast cancer patients!  This popular event is the highlight of every year at the Human Bean.

Join us next year for a delicious beverage¬†from The Human Bean on Coffee For A Cure¬†and feel good knowing you’re supporting local women in your community. For more information, join our event page: Coffee For A Cure 2015.

3 Reasons to Love Coffee For A Cure:

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

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

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

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Again, thank you to all who supported this event by enjoying a beverage on Friday and making a donation.¬†We couldn’t have done it without you!¬† And we had so much fun celebrating Coffee for a Cure 2015¬†and serving¬† you delicious drinks on this day!

Human Bean Food Drive

A big shout-out to everyone who supported our 6th annual Human Bean Food Drive on Friday, August 21st. Thanks to your help and generosity, the one-day fundraiser was a huge success!  We raised almost 4,000 pounds of food! These donations will make a difference in your communities by supporting local food banks when they need it most.

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A special thank you to all you football fans who gave 3 or more donations to our Human Bean food drive.  And to those who also and entered online for your chance to win a pair of college football tickets.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the reveal of the ticket winners.

The winners of our ticket raffle are…

  • The winner of (2) tickets to the University of Oregon vs. USC (University of Southern California)¬†game on November 21st in Eugene, OR is Staci¬†Wytcherley¬†from Grants Pass, Oregon!
  • The winner of (2) tickets to the Oregon State vs. Stanford¬†game on September 25th in Corvallis, OR is Daniel¬†Johnston¬†from Medford, Oregon!

Congratulations to both ticket winners! Your tickets will be shipped to the address you provided.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope you enjoy the football games as they both should be very exciting!

Again and again, we are reminded of how amazing our customers are!  This Human Bean food drive was no exception. Thank you all for the support!

Cheers to Years of Coffee & Community

For Human Bean customers, there’s so much to be excited about¬†this summer at The Human Bean! As a matter of fact, many of our Human Bean locations are celebrating¬†business anniversaries.¬† The local communities we are in are important to the Human Bean.¬† Therefore they are doing so by¬†giving back to the most important aspect of their business, the Human Bean¬†customers they serve!

Grants Pass Customer Appreciation Day for 2nd Anniversary

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All¬†three Grants Pass, Oregon locations celebrated their second year¬†of ownership on July 1st. They promoted their anniversary as Customer Appreciation Day. The Human Bean of Grants Pass¬†recognized their loyal¬†Human Bean customers and was beyond excited to do so.¬† Equally important, the feeling was mutual. Grants Pass customers¬†were also happy to celebrate this day with their favorite baristas around. A regular customer from¬†Grants Pass ¬†commented on Facebook, “Thanks for the great service and for¬†always remembering my drink order even before I get there!” Congratulations on the anniversary Grants Pass!

Lake Havasu Celebrates 10 Years of Human Bean Customers

Other locations also celebrating noteworthy¬†anniversaries this summer¬†are The Human Bean of Lake Havasu City, Arizona as well as The Human Bean of Seaside, Oregon. The northern Lake Havasu City location is thankful¬†for 10 great years of great Human Bean customers.¬† They also¬†can’t wait to celebrate such a milestone with their recently opened 2nd¬†location on the south-side of town.

Seaside Celebrates 8 Years of Human Bean Customers

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The Human Bean of Seaside celebrates 8 wonderful years in August this year. Seaside franchisees couldn’t be prouder of the community involvement they’ve established there.¬† They¬†are also¬†bringing their same lively spirit to their Warrenton location which¬†opened last October.¬†‚ÄúWe try to separate ourselves by really standing out as a supporter of the community,” said Seaside franchisee.¬† Another successful year in business also¬†proves their efforts are appreciated by their Human Bean customers.¬†¬†Congratulations Seaside!

See what these locations are up to now on Facebook! Like their page to receive updates on specials, events and much more!

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Human Bean Sponsorship of Concerts in the Park

It may have been 106¬į, but The Human Bean Sponsorship¬†brought The Breeze to Concerts in the Park in Southern Oregon.

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The Human Bean sponsorship of¬†Jackson County’s weekly concert series called Concerts in the Park is going through the summer.¬† This concert series is¬†coordinated by Medford Parks & Recreation and is held at the new Medford Commons outdoor space.¬†Last¬†week,¬†they pushed their Human Bean sponsorship even further by providing free iced tea to those attending the concert.¬†They featured¬†their sweet summertime iced tea called The Breeze.¬† Human Bean¬†baristas served overheated concert enthusiasts refreshing green iced tea sweetened with a splash of lemonade and raspberry.

Everyone who tried The Breeze had nothing but great things to say.  The community event  was a huge success overall. The Human Bean takes pride in the active role they play within the community.  They look forward to supporting similar events in the near future.

We have many other delicious and refreshing drinks like this to offer on our Human Bean menu.  With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew and soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas and offering the highest quality ingredients.

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Treasure Valley Human Bean Gives Back

For the third year in a row, Treasure Valley Human Bean locations raised funds and awareness.¬† They did so for a local and worthy children’s cause¬†called the¬†Jayden DeLuca Foundation!

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The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was established in 2008 in honor of Jayden Riley DeLuca.  Jayden passed away due to a cardiac condition when she was 2 1/2 years old. Her parents, Jeremy and Karalie Deluca, believe that Jayden made such a positive impact on the world.  The believe it is only fitting that The Jayden DeLuca Foundation do the same in her honor.

The foundation looks to promote awareness of cardiac diseases and also to aide in further scientific and medical research of pediatric heart conditions. They feel there needs to be more research and more time devoted to helping those who face this problem.

Sadly, the necessary technology that could have saved Jayden DeLuca didn’t exist when she needed it. Their hope is that soon, pediatric cardiac conditions will be completely manageable.  Or will be a thing of the past altogether.

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On Friday, June 26th, all 5 Human Bean locations in the Treasure Valley Human Bean region donated 30% of their daily SALES (not just proceeds).  The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was the recipient of this donation. The donations raised by this event will provide support and technological progress in the development of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported Jayden DeLuca Foundation by generously donating or purchasing a tasty beverage on June 26th. With your support, The Treasure Valley Human Bean raised $3,100 for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation.

Human Bean Tennis Sponsorship Supports Community

A recent Human Bean tennis sponsorship of the 19th annual Tennis Championships was held at the Rogue Valley Swim and Tennis Club.  The tournament was on June 12-14, 2015. The Tennis Championships is a community fundraising event dedicated to supporting children in the community of Jackson County.

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In fact, ALL profits raised from this event were donated to a local non-profit, Parks & Recreation Foundation. This worthy foundation supports enrichment programs for youth and adults.  Additionally it aids in the development of community projects and parks. The money raised from the Tennis Championships will be specifically given as sports scholarships to local children.  These children would otherwise be unable to participate in these programs.

About the Human Bean

With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew.  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 and offering the highest quality ingredients.

The Human Bean believes in giving back to the communities they serve and plan on sponsoring additional fundraising events benefiting local residents in the future.

Mochas for Men

Mochas for Men Donates Locally for Men’s Health

Our passion for giving back to the communities we serve inspired us to create the 1st annual Mochas for Men. At the Human Bean, we are passionate about creating happy Human Beans. Each drink on our menu is crafted from the best ingredients and served by talented and friendly baristas. To top it off, the Human Bean believes in doing good both globally and locally.

On Friday, Nov. 21st, EVERY mocha enjoyed helped¬†support local men’s health. For every mocha purchased, the Human Bean pledged to donate $1 toward providing screening and follow up care to men in the communities we serve. Together, our wonderful customers enjoyed over 5300 mochas and we raised over $5300 to support men’s health!

In anticipation for the big day,¬†we featured 2 delicious mochas all November called “the Gent” and “the Lumberjack”.¬†The Gent mocha was¬†inspired by delicious¬†chocolate turtles and it’s recipe called for sweet praline & caramel flavors.¬†The Lumberjack resembled a peanut butter cup and combined¬†creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate. Our customers loved both the Gent and the Lumberjack and we received countless raves about how good¬†they tasted. Don’t worry, these¬†mochas are still available to order if you missed them last month!

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The day of Mochas for Men was incredibly rewarding and fun. Our customers showed their overwhelming support by treating themselves and their loved ones to yummy mochas all day. Also, many of our baristas  dressed up and decorated cups to make the event fun and help spread the word.

Thank you to everyone involved in making our 1st annual Mochas for Men a success. Your support makes it possible for us to give back and make a difference in the communities we serve. Just another reason the Human Bean is more than just great coffee.

Coffee for A Cure 2015 – 9 Years Strong!

Coffee for a Cure 2015

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Our 9th annual Coffee for A Cure 2015 donation day is this Friday, October 24th and we are both ready and excited to celebrate with you. Proceeds from Coffee for A Cure’s one-day beverage and pastry sales will be donated to local hospitals.  This money will provide uninsured and under-insured women in our communities with low income mammograms, treatment and follow-up care.

This year marks the ninth annual Coffee for A Cure donation day.  Over the years it has become much more than a fundraiser for us. It has additionally become a part of our brand’s identity. Coffee for A Cure is about giving back and also being a supporter of the communities we serve. Thanks to your support, Coffee for A Cure has raised over $548,000 to date.

From guest baristas to scavenger hunts, Coffee for A Cure has grown from a single donation day, to exciting festivities all October long. We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand Coffee for A Cure. This year, we introduced Lip Balms for A Cure that will raise an additional $2,500 toward our cause.

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Be sure to support the women in your local community by purchasing any beverage and/or pastry at our 9th Annual Coffee for A Cure 2015 donation day this Friday, October 24th. Stay connected with us by JOINING our Coffee for A Cure Event Page and INVITE your friends to help support HERE!

4th Annual Food Drive

The Human Bean held their fourth annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd.  They were overjoyed by community and customer support. Along with all the smiles, The Human Bean customers enjoyed drink discounts.  Plus they had a chance to win college football tickets with their donations during the one-day event. All food donations were kept local and benefited food banks in each community.

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The Human Bean believes that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. ‚ÄúWe choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year.¬† This¬†is when food donations reach their annual lows,‚ÄĚ said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. ‚ÄúThere are many food drives during the winter holidays.¬†¬†But summer is when supplies run low and the need is high.‚ÄĚ

A huge thank you again to everyone for supporting our annual Food Drive and making it a success. Your generous donations are making a difference in feeding the hungry in your community. Thank you!

 

About the Human Bean

With a passion for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew.  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 and also offering the highest quality ingredients.

Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 66 locations.  This is in ten states, 53 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination as well as commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Walk for Water Event Success | The Human Bean

walk for water dunk tankThe Walk for Water was supported by The Human Bean. The fundraiser that brings clean water to communities in need around the world.¬†This year, Portland Global Initiatives hit their target and raised nearly $6,000. This is the 6th annual Walk for Water event on that was held on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The exciting event was held at Portland Roasting Coffee’s headquarters in downtown Portland. There an estimated 250 in attendance, including a team of HB baristas! Those who attended not only enjoyed the walk, but also enjoyed many other fun festivities. Most noteworthy was the live music,¬†interactive booths and even a beer garden.

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Portland locals shared their musical talents live on stage throughout the event. Appearances from Sellwood Middle School’s Marimba Band, singer/songwriter Snowblind Traveler, and Portland’s own R&B band Soul City were among the great musicians who performed.  Adding to the energy of the event were fun activities such as; like super soaker soccer, face painting and a dunk tank. Since this event had happenings for the adults too with a beer garden. Featured was Portland’s Laurelwood Brewing Co. and booths with local food favorites like Pacific Pie Co.

The Human Bean Participates

Along with sending an HB team to participate and volunteer for the event, we helped raise awareness through our social media pages and with on-site posters. We also held a mug promotion giving locals incentive to donate and sponsor our team which raised almost $1,000 for the event! 

Thank you to all who supported the event by attending, donating and volunteering! Your efforts will make a difference by bringing clean water systems to communities. We hope to build on the event’s success next year and continue to sponsor this great cause.

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Finally, please join us next year for the Walk for Water. Participation makes this event such a success!