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Coffee for a Cure 2018

Coffee for a Cure 2018 will be held on Friday, October 19th.

Our annual breast cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, will be held on Friday, October 19th.  All proceeds on this day from all of our 80 locations in 10 states will be donated to local breast cancer agencies.  This has become a hugely successful and effective event for us.  We are so happy that we are able to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

In Oregon alone, between Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center we have helped fund over 1600 mammograms or about 145 per year.  This is along with follow-up care and ongoing patient support.

Last year was our 12th annual Coffee for a Cure event and we raised $228,532.97 for a total of $1,283,557.24 to date.

Where Coffee for a Cure began

We got the idea for this annual fundraising event back when hurricane Katrina hit and we had a donation day to help support the Red Cross. The following year we decided we wanted to make our donation day an annual event.  We wanted to help each of our own communities by doing so. Therefore each location donates to their local community. After talking to people we found out Oregon and Washington had the highest rates of breast cancer in the country (at the time). Everyone we knew had someone in their lives that had been affected by breast cancer. So we thought it was a cause that really could help people in our communities.  So, this Friday, October 19th, Who are you buying a drink for? Please share with us on social media by using the hashtag #whoareyoubuyingadrinkfor

We work directly with local foundations.  They allocate the funds to help the patients that need help the most; uninsured or under-insured. Since starting Coffee for a Cure thirteen years ago we have lost a barista, a franchise owner, family and friends. We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment.  We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education.

Truly it is the core of what The Human Bean is about, giving back and supporting our own communities.  Please visit any Human Bean location on this day and make a purchase and all proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer care center in that community.  We will also have tumblers and Hydroflasks with the Coffee for a Cure logo for sale that day.

2018-10-18T17:59:37+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day Offers a Free Espresso Shot

We celebrate National Coffee Day every year on September 29th.  We will be celebrating at The Human Bean by giving away a free extra shot of espresso at participating locations.  This will be offered to anyone who orders an espresso drink that day.  You can view our full menu of espresso drinks here.  This day a great reason to express how much we love our caffeinated beverage.  People all over the world love coffee and drink it daily.  It only continues to grow in popularity.  It also boasts a long list of health benefits.

national coffee day

But it also has another purpose.  This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.

Farm Friendly Direct

The Human Bean supports the coffee growers and the fair trade business through our Farm Friendly Direct Program.

Farm Friendly Direct’s program involves paying growers a premium for their coffee.  100% of that premium goes 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.  And growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing as well as investments into their local communities.

Farm Friendly Direct funds have built a water treatment plant in Guatemala and completed the build of deep solar water wells in Tanzania and Kenya.  We have also planted 15,000 trees in the region of El Salvador and built a new schoolhouse and supported the salary of a teacher in the Papa New Guinea community. These are just a few examples.

As you can see, we try our best to celebrate coffee every day of the year and not just on National Coffee Day!

2018-09-27T20:59:14+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

80th Human Bean Location Opens

80th Human Bean location opens in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday, September 18th!

This new Human Bean location is owned and operated by Josh Veentjer and Aly Koehnke of NW Coffee Group, LLC.  They also own locations in Clackamas, Wilsonville and Portland.  They opened their first Human Bean franchised location in 2014 and continue to expand each year as well.  This flagship location is the first of a new contemporary northwest prototype design. It consists of an open walk-in café paired with the traditional drive-thru window too.

new location beaverton oregon

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 proud to announce that with the opening of this location. The Human Bean has 80 locations in ten states.  67 of those are franchised locations and 13 are corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.  We have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

The new Beaverton Human Bean is at 14435 SW Tualatin Highway, OR 97005.   Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Phone is 503-747-3401.  You can follow them on Facebook at @thehumanbeanwilsonville

2018-09-20T16:44:17+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

Oregon Restaurateur of the Year, Dave Thomason

The Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association has recognized, Dave Thomason, as their 2018 Restaurateur of the Year.  According to the association this award is given to outstanding individuals in the hospitality industry who go above and beyond, raising the bar for excellence in performance, service and commitment to the industry.

Dave Thomason, along with his wife, Doneta, and daughter, Danae, of Thomason Bean Co, LLC own 5 Human Bean franchise locations; two in Roseburg and three in Grants Pass, Oregon.  They have successfully operated Human Bean drive thrus since 2013.  Additionally, Dave boasts an impressive multi-franchise portfolio.  His company, Thomason Hospitality Group, LLC oversees 44 operations with a total workforce of 600 employees.  In addition to the 5 Human Bean drive thru locations, Thomason also owns 10 Pita Pits, six Elmer’s restaurants, multiple Purple Parrot lottery/deli outlets and since May of 2009, the flagship of his restaurants has been the popular eatery, Taprock Northwest Grill in Grants Pass, Oregon.

oregon restauratuer of the year

Thomason got his start in the hospitality business in at 16, when he was working for a Carl’s Jr. chain in Anaheim, CA and decided to make a career in restaurants.  According to the Grants Pass Daily Courier, “By 1995 he owned close to 10 of those burger favorites around the region.”  And his portfolio continues to grow.  The Courier states, “Thomason continues to look for new locations, and plans a new Elmer’s in Eugene, in addition to more Human Beans in Grants Pass and Roseburg.”

Dan Hawkins, founder and president of The Human Bean, “The Thomason’s are exceptional operators because they are focused on always delivering a quality customer experience. They also are very much in line with The Human Bean philosophy of being positive members of their communities. Dave Thomason has been a member of our Franchisee Advisory Board and working with the entire Thomason family is a real pleasure.” Regarding Roseburg growth, Dan says, “We have already reviewed additional Douglas county locations with Dave and we are excited to grow with them in this very special area of Oregon.”

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. The Human Bean has now expanded to 80 locations in ten states. The Human Bean expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

You can read more about the Hospitality Industry awards here: https://www.oregonrla.org/hospitality-industry-awards.html

2018-09-19T21:25:20+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|

Food Drive Football Ticket Winners

Food Drive Football Ticket Winners have been announced!  The winner of the Oregon Ducks tickets is Judy Tomes of Medford, OR.  The winner of the Oregon State Beavers tickets is Michelle Vail of Grants Pass, OR.

As part of our annual summer Food Drive held on Friday, August 24th, we give away both a pair of Ducks tickets and a pair of Beavers tickets to one lucky food donor.  Customers who donate food on the day of the food drive at our Oregon locations can enter a drawing to win the tickets.  This years Ducks game is versus the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, November 3rd.  And this year’s Beavers game is versus USC on Saturday, November 3rd.

food drive football ticket winners

We have hosted our annual summer food drive every year now for nine years. With the majority of food drives held during the winter months, food banks run lowest on food supplies during the summer. The Human Bean believes that everyone deserves a nutritious meal, no matter what time of the year. Each year The Human Bean food drive grows and raises more donations than previous years. Thanks to customer support, The Human Bean raises thousands of pounds of food to donate each year.  We hope to make an even bigger difference every year.  You can see other ways The Human Bean gives back to our communties HERE.

 

2018-09-07T18:39:09+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: |

Warrenton, Oregon Location New Owner

Warrenton, Oregon location new owner, Alisa Trotter, took over operations on September 1st. The Warrenton location was previously owned by Adam and Kristi Israel since 2007.

Kristi Israel had this to say of their departure in a recent Facebook post.  “Adam and I just want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers over the last eleven years. I am happy to announce that Alissa Trotter will be taking over ownership of the Warrenton Human Bean as of September 1st. Please stop in and say hi, she is eager and excited to start this new adventure.”

warrenton oregon location

Alissa Trotter comes to The Human Bean with previous coffee business experience.  She was employed by The Human Bean from 2010 through 2016.  She originally started as a barista.  She then worked her way up to a position in the corporate office where she handled marketing tasks such as social media, sponsorship events and even helped to open a new location.  Through all of this she says, “My heart kept pulling me back to the stands.” She feels that, “it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to make someone’s day brighter in a small way such as a genuine smile, a delicious drink or a ‘Good Morning’.”  Trotter continues, “The support I’ve received so far from corporate has been incredible. I am proud to be a part of this amazing brand that takes care of each other like family.  Giving back to the community I serve is important to me.  I look forward to making a positive impact in Clatsop County. They have already given me such a warm welcome too.”

The Human Bean Franchise

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. The Human Bean has now expanded to 79 locations in ten states. They expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees.  They plan to open several more locations in the near future.

In September, the Warrenton location will be showing their appreciation to teachers and faculty with $2 drinks on Thankful Thursdays.  And on 9/11, they will be giving free 16 oz. drinks to all first responders.  In additional to regular donation and appreciation days they will continue sponsorship opportunities such as the Seaside Basketball Tournament that has previously been supported by the Israel’s over the years.

“From barista to marketer, to now being a franchisee – this journey has been more than I could have ever dreamed possible and I am beyond grateful for this opportunity,” say Trotter.  “Please swing by to say hello – I’ll be working alongside the team of friendly baristas at the Warrenton location and can’t wait to meet you all.”

The Warrenton location is at 1526 SE Discovery Lane in Warrenton, OR 97146.  Their hours will be 4:45am – 8pm daily. You can find them on Facebook at @HumanBeanofWarrenton and on Instagram at @humanbeanwarrenton.

2018-09-06T16:49:12+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

Human Bean Fall Flavors

Human Bean fall flavors are here!  In addition to the always popular Pumpkin Pie, which is our September monthly special, we have a whole menu of special Human Bean fall flavors that are sure to be favorites!

human bean fall flavors

Try our handcrafted cold brew but add real caramel sauce to it!  And customers love our Haystack which is a blend of butterscotch and vanilla in a mocha.  If you love Chai tea, then you have to try our Coconut Chai for a twist on the classic.  Our Cinna Bean is a spicy sweet blend of cinnamon and vanilla in a latte.  And try something new with a fruit infused Blackberry Frost which is a Snowy Breve with blackberry flavors.  And lastly we have classic Pecan Pie flavors of praline and caramel in a drink!

To view our complete menu of delicious drinks, click HERE.

2018-09-05T23:28:18+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: |

Summer Food Drive

Summer Food Drive in August at The Human Bean

We hosted a food drive all month long in August to re-stock local food pantries when they are often at their lowest supply.  For every $20 donation you gave we gave away a free 20 oz. drink coupon.  For every $10 donation we gave away a Buy One Get One Free drink coupon.  We also gave away our popular reusable bags on August 24th to anyone who gave a non-perishable food item donation or a cash donation to the food drive.  One bag per customer and two per car while supplies lasted and only at participating locations.

We have hosted our annual summer food drive every year now for nine years.  With the majority of food drives held during the winter months, food banks run lowest on food supplies during the summer.  The Human Bean believes that everyone deserves a nutritious meal, no matter what time of the year.  Each year The Human Bean food drive grows and raises more donations than previous years. This year in Jackson County alone we were able to give 836 pounds of food and $2,000 to Access Food Bank.  Access said they will be able to purchase 10,000 pounds of food with the $2,000!

Thanks to customer support, The Human Bean raises thousands of pounds of food to donate each year and we hope to make an even bigger difference this year.

2018-09-10T18:34:28+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , |

New Human Bean Location in Windsor, CO

Windsor, CO – The Human Bean Opens 79th Location

new location in Windsor, CO

There is a new Human Bean location in Windsor, CO that opens on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. This is our 79th location.  This is also the 9th franchised location for the Human Bean of northern Colorado.  The Human Bean of northern Colorado locations are locally owned and operated by Frank & Kay Sherman.  They also have locations in Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins, La Salle & Evans as well as a mobile Coffee Truck.  They opened their first Colorado franchise location in 2004. The double drive thru window building is located on the corner of Hwy 392 and 257 in the brand new East Pointe Business Park.  The owners of The Human Bean of northern Colorado have been working toward opening a location in the ever-growing town of Windsor for years now.  They are absolutely thrilled this dream is finally coming to fruition.  The newest Bean location will eventually be joined by several other new establishments in the developing East Pointe business park.  These will include a gas station and breakfast restaurant. This is the first new location in northern Colorado since 2016.

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 proud to announce that with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has now expanded to 79 locations in ten states. 66 of those are franchised locations and 13 are corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.  We have plans to open several more locations in the near future.  To view a list of all Human Bean locations click HERE.

The new Windsor Human Bean is located at 405 East Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550.  Their hours will be Mon-Sat 5am to 10pm and Sunday 6am to 7pm.  You can find them on social media at @HumanBeanNoCo on Facebook and Instagram.

2018-07-26T17:48:39+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

78th New Human Bean Location in Boise, Idaho

Another New Human Bean Location!

We will open our 78th new Human Bean location, on Friday, July 6th, 2018 in Boise, Idaho.  This will also be the 10th franchise location for the Human Bean of Treasure Valley!  The Human Bean of Treasure Valley franchise locations are owned and operated by Alex and Wendy Furioso.  They also own locations in Boise, Garden City, Nampa, Meridian and Caldwell.  They opened their first Idaho franchise location in May of 2011. The double drive thru window building is located on West Lake Hazel Road and they will additionally celebrate the opening with drink specials Monday and Tuesday, July 9th and 10th.

boise new location

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 proud to announce that with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has now expanded to 78 locations in ten states, 65 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

Lake Hazel Boise Contact Information

The new Lake Hazel Human Bean is located at 10771 W. Lake Hazel Rd., Boise, ID 83709.  Their hours will be 5am – 9pm M-F, Sat & Sun 6am-9pm.  Their phone is 208-362-1159.  You can find them on social media at @TheHumanBeanIdaho on Facebook  and @thehumanbean_id on Instagram.

2018-07-12T21:05:15+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |