The Human Bean is expanding into new locations and exploring exciting concepts. From innovative drive-thru designs, cafes and mobile units, The Human Bean is bringing the best coffee to every market.

Human Bean Rewards App

Human Bean Rewards App Earns You Credit

Human Bean Rewards App is the best new way to buy your favorite drink!  You can now earn rewards just by quickly scanning our App when you drive through your favorite location.  Download it today in the Apple or Play store and receive a $2 credit just for downloading it!  You can then refer your friends and receive an additional $2 every time one of them downloads it!  Continue to use it and for every $55 you spend you will earn $5 in credit!  What are you waiting for? Start earning free drinks today!

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Human Bean Rewards App Allows Pay by Phone

One of the best features of our new App is that you can also pay with your phone now.¬† You can choose to link a credit card to your App account and just show your phone to pay each time you visit.¬† You can even choose to have it re-load a set dollar amount every time your balance gets low.¬† Don’t want to link a credit card?¬† That’s fine too!¬† You can still scan to earn the same rewards!

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Human Bean Rewards App has Rewards Levels

We love to reward our best customers even more!¬† That’s why we have rewards levels based on how often you visit The Human Bean.¬† The more point you earn, the better your rewards get!¬† At our Silver Level you get a free Birthday Drink and Double Rewards on Wednesdays!¬† Spend enough to get to our Gold Level and you will get $3 instead of $2 when you refer a friend plus invites to special promotions.¬† And at our highest Platinum level you get a free drink on your “appiversary” as well as $6 instead of $5 for every $55 you spend!

Find Your Nearest Location

We know that our Human Bean customers love our drinks wherever they are. You can also find our nearest location on the App when traveling.  Using your GPS location it will locate the nearest Human Bean and provide you with driving directions to get there.

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View our Menu

Do you want to try something new but are not sure what’s on our menu until you drive up to the window?¬† View our menu ahead of time and make your decision in plenty of time to order quickly when you visit.

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Send a Gift

Our App makes it so easy to send a gift to a friend via email or text!  Choose the amount and the recipient and they will be notified.  Then their gift will automatically be loaded into their own App credits for them to use next time they visit!

Download the Human Bean Rewards App today to start enjoying all of these benefits!

Oregon Mobile Coffee Truck

Oregon Mobile Coffee Truck

Oregon mobile coffee truck is open for business!¬† This is the first of it’s kind in Oregon.¬† There is only one other Human Bean mobile coffee truck which is in Colorado.¬† They will now be able to serve delicious Human Bean drinks at various events in the Coos Bay/North Bend area.¬† They are also available for catering at events.

Oregon Mobile Coffee Truck

The Human Bean opened it’s first location in 1998.¬† Read about our story here. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 74 locations.¬† We are also now located in ten states. 61 of the locationis are franchised and 13 are corporate locations.

2018-04-24T17:30:25+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: HB Innovation, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |

Katie Guest, Triathlete & Human Bean Coffee Lover

Katie Guest, Triathlete

Katie Guest, triathlete, graduate student, avid traveler and photographer is 25 years old. She is based in Southern Oregon but also competes all over the nation. Originally hailing from Canada she has now lived in the US for 6 years. Katie is also an avid coffee and Human Bean lover! That’s why we decided a partnership with her would be such a good idea. We are following and highlighting her on social media too as Katie competes throughout her 2018 Triathlon schedule.¬† We’ll also be powering her training with The Human Bean coffee! We’d love for you to follow along as well. You can find her online at www.katietries.com and on Facebook as @katietries and Instagram as @guestlife. We’ll be sharing some fun highlights from her racing and training as well on our pages.

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2018 Race Schedule

‚ÄčMARCH

San Diego Seal Sprint Triathlon, San Diego, California USAT, Ironman Event – Age Group 2nd place

‚ÄčAPRIL

Siskiyou Sprint Triathlon, Grants Pass, Oregon Rogue Valley Race Group – Age Group 1st place and Over All 2nd place

JUNE

Pacific Crest Triathalon, Sunriver, Oregon – 1st place Age Group & 10th Overall

JULY

Pool 2 Path Race Series, Ashland, Oregon – July 11th, 18th & 25th

AUGUST

Age Group National Championships, Cleveland, Ohio – August 12th

ITU World Triathalon Series, Montreal, Canada – August 25th

SEPTEMBER

Best in the West Triathalon, Sweethome, Oregon – September 8th

NOVEMBER

Miami Man, Miami, Florida – November 11th

Smith Tea

Smith Tea is proudly served by all Human Bean locations.

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Smith Tea has a passionate team of teamakers that is careful to blend and pack each sachet in small batches by hand. Each step‚ÄĒfrom folding the boxes to sorting the blends to filling the sachets‚ÄĒis done by hand using a gentle touch and deep respect for the ingredients.

The Human Bean chooses to serve Smith Tea products exactly for this reason.  We feel that they give their tea the same level of respect that we give to our coffee.  From choosing the producers and visiting the growers all the way to packaging and serving it.

We serve a variety of Smith teas that we can make hot or iced.  These include black, green and herbal tea blends.  Please ask to see our tea list at any location you visit to see their selection.  You can add any flavor to our teas as well.  This creates an endless number of possibilities for tea lovers to enjoy!

Smith Tea & Caffeine

Caffeine content in tea will vary from plant to plant and from season to season. Caffeine and it’s associated compounds are the tea plant’s natural defense against insects. Conditions like air and ground moisture, available sunlight, average temperature, and growing density will affect each tea plant differently. In general, all our teas will have less than 1/3 the amount of caffeine than coffee and all of our herbal infusions are caffeine free.

2018-03-21T17:46:37+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: HB Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

Swiss Water Process

Swiss Water Process for Decaffeinating Coffee

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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.

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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|

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 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!

chocolate covered espresso beans

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!

2017-04-25T15:10:41+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, HB Innovation|Tags: , |

Human Bean New Things we are Looking Forward to in 2017!

It’s a new year and there are lots of Human Bean new things that we are looking forward to! The Human Bean would also love to be a part of your journey this year and we have plenty to be excited about as we look forward to the next 12 months!

1. We are growing!

New Locations may be coming to a place near you! We are expecting to open 20 new drive-thru coffee franchise locations this year, with the first two to open this month in Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas! Fingers crossed that the next location will be coming to a place near you!

2. The Human Bean will have its very own App!

Now it will also be even faster to pull through any Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise location and order your favorite drink! You will be able to track your rewards and pay with our App! Stay tuned for the release this year and be one of the first to download your new favorite App!

3. We have new flavor combinations to debut every month as our Monthly Specials!

We’re excited about all of the creative and exotic flavor combinations out there and strive to bring something new to your taste buds every month of the year too! Plus we can customize our drinks to your taste buds upon request!

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4. Earth Day in April & Farm Friendly Direct Program!

Not only do we give away free re-usable shopping bags to all of our customers on April, 22nd, we also celebrate all the earth-friendly Human Bean new things that we do! All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct program that helps global coffee farming communities. In past years we’ve helped coffee farmers in other countries come up with more sustainable and environmentally ways to farm and use land and water for their coffee crops and will also continue to find opportunities to do more in 2017!

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5. Country Crossings Music Festival in July!

Talk about Human Bean new things!  This year we are one of the sponsors of this 4 day national Country Music Festival that is going to be held in Jackson County, Oregon this year and it’s going to be awesome! Headliners Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and also Jake Owen plus Human Bean to fuel the event! www.cxfest.com. Time to get your boots ready and also time to buy your tickets!

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6. Coffee for A Cure in October!

Last year in 2016 we raised over $1,000,000 ($1,055,044.27 to be exact) to support local breast cancer organizations and we can’t wait to blow that number out of the water with all of your loyal support and Coffee for A Cure donations in 2017!

7. New faces & Loyal Customers!

We love meeting all of our Human Bean customers and especially look forward to making friends with those that frequent our locations often enough to know them by name and have their drink order ready when they pull up to the window. We look forward to seeing all of our returning customers in the coming year as well as also meeting all of our new customers trying The Human Bean for the very first time!

These are only a sample of all the things The Human Bean has going on throughout the year! Follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too to get all the details on what’s going on in your local area!