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Human Bean Pick of the Week

The Human Bean Pick of the Week has been a lot of fun to follow from @mekela_rae_dio on Instagram!  Mekela chooses a different Human Bean barista as her Pick of the Week every week!  She also offers a chance to win a Human Bean gift card each week when you try their favorite drinks!  Read about previous Picks below and follow along for your own chance to win here!

Meet the Human Bean Baristas – Picks of the Week!

Jackie

mekela_rae_dio It’s time for another @thehumanbeancoffee giveaway!!ūüéČ Head over to the Barnett stand and introduce yourself to Jackie! She will even make you her favorite drink, the green tea smoothie with peppermint! Jackie works and goes to school full time. Her dream is to become a lawyer, have two kids and a pool in the backyard…not necessarily in that order.ūüėČ She is a fun loving, intelligent lady who always makes for a good time working with her. Her manager is beyond thrilled to have her as a part of the HB team and thankful for her flexibility, honesty and accountability! Jackie is everything a perfect employee is made of. ‚̧ԳŹ‚̧ԳŹ Comment here for your chance to win a $10 Human Bean coffee card and don’t be a stranger, drive through The Human Bean!!

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Barista Jackie

Lindsey

mekela_rae_dio This ray of sunshine is Lindsey, my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ‚ėÄ You can normally find her at the Rossanley Dr. location! She is a mama to two cute boys, wife to Andy and merch girl/roadie/biggest fan of The Fret Drifters! Lindsey’s favorite color is rainbow and that just fits her perfectly because her manager says that she is ALWAYS happy and makes anyone she works with feel so welcome and amazing! Lindsey says that making strangers smile is her life goal! ūüėĄūüôĆ Drive through to try her favorite summer drink, the Iced Fez tea with honey!

Lindsey Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Lindsey

Amber

mekela_rae_dio Say hello to Amber, one of the coolest gals in town and my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ‚úĆShe slings java on the daily at the Barnett location AND works full time as a teacher’s assistant! She has BIG summer plans-EUROPE!! ūüôÄūüėĽ Even though she will be done working in June, her manager is hoping and praying she returns in September because Amber is such a hard working, positive person and is a joy to be around!

She loves the HB’s iced coffee with Mexi powder and cream! ¬†I can add, it’s SO GOOD!! Drive through and try it AND comment here for a chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!! ūüíĖ An iced coffee sounds perfect on a day like today, doesn’t it?!! If you’d like to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card, comment here for your chance! Happy Memorial Weekend!!

Amber Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Amber

Nicole

mekela_rae_dio Happy Saturday!! Say hey to Nicole! ūüĎčYou can find my Human Bean Pick of the Week at the Stewart location mostly and occasionally she hangs around the Biddle stand too! ‚≠źÔłŹShe is a bright, shining star and always does what the team needs! She currently goes to Cosmetology school full time while slinging java full time! ūüôĆ Nicole is dedicated, smart and oh so sweet! Her favorite beverage is an extra strong ¬†americano with real caramel and almond milk. ‚̧

All her managers comment on how much they love working with her and her continuous drive to always be better and learn more. Everyone who meets her can’t help but love her! Swing by one of the two locations to catch Nicole and get your HB fix!! Now’s your chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!! All you have to do is comment!! Cheers!! ūüĆ∑ūüĆłūüĆ∑

Nicole Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Nicole

Megan

mekela_rae_dio It’s the weekend and this is Megan, my Human Bean Pick of the Week!! ūüíĖ She hangs around the Biddle location if you’re thirsty and wanna say hi!! Try out her favorite beverage, the Iced Snowy (I love this drink too)! Megan is in high school and is currently working towards becoming a teacher. She loves Reese’s and South Umpqua River. ‚ėÄ‚ėÄ

Megan’s manager says she loves her sweet demeanor and attitude. She is constantly willing to help and works so hard each and every day. She is kind to everyone and her sweet smile can make anyone’s day! ūüėĄComment for your chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card and drive through to try Megan’s fave!! ūüöô‚ėÄūüėé

Megan Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Megan

Devin

mekela_rae_dio Say ‘Hey’ to Devin, my Human Bean Pick of the Week! ūüĎč She is usually found at the Bear Creek stand but pops up around town ’cause she is always so willing to help out! ‚̧Her favorite drink is a Black Americano. She says her spirit animal is a peacock because they are beautiful, obnoxious, and can be a little aggressive! (If you’ve seen one in person, you get it!)

Devin’s manager says she is like a Sour Patch Kid, a little sweet and sour. Whether she is jumping out from behind boxes to scare co-workers or making everyone laugh until they cry, she is always bringing good vibes! There is no better way to start your day than with a double dose of Devin! ‚ėÄDrive through any @thehumanbeancoffee location and see if Devin will jump out at you with your fave drink in hand! ūüėú -And- comment here if you want a chance to win a $10 #HB coffee card!! ‚̧‚̧

Devin Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Devin

Maddie

mekela_rae_dio Hey hey! This is Maddie, my Human Bean Pick Of The Week! Her favorite drink is the iced snowy americano with chocolate macadamia and cream. She has always wanted to be a nurse and is currently going to school for it! Her manager says, “Maddie is such a strong and dedicated worker, without her I wouldn’t have grown a love for sun kissed skin or have met my OCD sister!” Drive thru to try Maddie’s favorite and comment here for a chance to win a $10 @thehumanbeancoffee card!!

Maddie Barista Pick of the Week

Barista Maddie

Meet Mekela!

mekela_rae_dio*Giveaway!* I scream, you scream, we all scream for @thehumanbeancoffee!! I have a $10 coffee card I’m giving away! My friends and family, this is a new way of sharing a place that is so near and dear to my heart! Let me hear from you if you want it! Watch for my weekly giveaways! ūüéČ

Fun fact: I started working at The Human Bean when I was 18 for over the course of 10 years. I got to meet some really incredible people and learned some rock steady life skills. I owe a lot to them for helping mold me into who I am today. ‚̧ūüĖ§

Mekela Radio Pick of the Week

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Human Bean Gifts | Teachers & Grads

Human Bean Gifts are always a good idea for the teachers and graduates in your life!¬† These busy people need lots of coffee and refreshments!¬† The Human Bean will help make it through tough study sessions or through grading piles of papers!¬† It’s that time of year when school is almost out!¬† Now we all want to show them a little appreciation for their hard work!¬† Here are a few ideas for Human Bean gifts!

Human Bean Gifts

  1. Gift Cards РThese are the perfect gift for anyone really.   You can load a gift card with any dollar amount you would like.  And then the recipient is able to buy any drink or online merchandise they like with it!  You can purchase a gift card at any Human Bean location or also online here.  You are also able to re-load a balance to the card whenever you like which is great for college students that may live away from home! human bean gift card
  2. Hydroflasks with Human Bean logo РHydroflasks are the perfect gift!  They come in many sizes and colors and they keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12!  Plus they are super durable and last forever!  You can find an assortment of Hydroflasks at your favorite Human Bean location when you pick up your next drink or you can buy them online here!hydroflasks
  3. Coffee pods – Did you know that we sell our coffee in single-serve pods that can be used in any Kuerig compatible machine?¬† Perfect for the Human Bean lover who would prefer to make their coffee at home or even in the teacher’s lounge or student center!¬† You can buy a box of 12 at the nearest Human Bean location or online here! French single serve pods
  4. Human Bean Gear РWe always have an assortment of t-shirts, hats, and decals in our online store for sale for the Human Bean lover in your life!  They can wear them proudly while they sip their favorite Human Bean drink! human bean gear

We hope that one of these ideas is the perfect thing for the teachers or grads in your life!¬† We personally don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want Human Bean gifts!

Human Bean Ranked #2 as National Coffee Franchise

The Human Bean was ranked as the¬†No. 2 national coffee franchise¬†behind Dunkin’ Donuts in the specialty coffee world according to Entrepreneur magazine.¬† This was¬†on it’s 38th annual Top 500 franchiser list.¬† Overall, the Human Bean ranked #157 out of all franchise types.¬† A recent article in the Medford Mail Tribune details the history and rapid growth of the popular drive-thru coffee franchise on a national level.

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The Human Bean’s first drive-thru coffee franchise location was in Ashland, Oregon in 1998.¬† Nowadays, the drive-thru coffee market in Oregon is saturated with little margin for growth.¬† In a five-mile radius here there are about 45 drive-thru coffee locations where as¬†in other locations, like Reno NV,¬†there are¬†only about¬†six.¬† Also in many states there is no such thing as drive-thru coffee locations.¬† Therefore there is plenty of room for growth for the Human Bean as a national coffee franchise!

National Coffee Franchise Growth

Currently the Human Bean is in 11 states with 68 locations and sales are about $45 million annually.  At last count, Human Bean grinds about 400,000 pounds of coffee and espresso each year.  The Human Bean anticipates a total of 85 locations by the end of 2017.  There are several new locations opening every month with their two newest in Nampa, ID and Odessa, TX.  The goal by the end of next year is to have a total of 100 locations nation-wide.

The initial franchise investment runs between $174,000 and $669,000.  The Human Bean recently sold a nine-store market in the Phoenix, AZ area with the first one going in to Mesa.  Sacramento, CA and new locations in Colorado, Idaho, Texas are also in the works.

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There are currently 10 people in the Medford Corporate office handling administration, equipment support, vendor support and marketing.  Overall, the Corporate company has 160 employees.

In addition to being a growing company, the Human Bean is also a humanitarian company.  They have a direct coffee sourcing program called Farm Friendly Direct.  Beans are sourced from Africa, Latin America, or Asia and they have long standing relationships with their growers.  They are currently helping coffee farmers in Colombia develop their own clean drinking water wells.

Click here to learn more about this rapidly growing national coffee franchise and franchise opportunities.

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day with Reusable Bag Giveaway

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day every year with a reusable shopping bag giveaway.  Earth Day is on April, 22nd.  We will be showing customer appreciation by giving away reusable bags on Friday, April 21st and have been doing this since 2011.  We estimate that we have given away 90,000 of them and also plan to give away about 15,000 more this  year.

Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day

Why Use Reusable Shopping Bags?

A simple way to be kinder to our earth is to use reusable shopping bags. Many communities, including the city of Ashland locally, have banned the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.  This is due to the damage they can cause to our environment and wildlife. A plastic bag can take from 15-1,000 years to break down depending on environment.  Millions of birds, turtles and other sea animals die each year from ingesting the plastic waste that doesn’t make it into landfills. Reusable shopping bags can replace disposable plastic bags.  They are also made of recycled materials and typically have a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 plastic bags. When worn out, reusable bags can then be recycled. Additionally many stores now give discounts to customers that bring in their own shopping bags.  Plus they now come in many fashionable and cute shapes and prints, like ours!

How the Human Bean Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

The Human Bean tries to extend their earth friendly practices globally as well as through their Farm Friendly Direct program.  This is their direct-trade coffee sourcing program.  They work directly with the farmers that grow their coffee.  Therefore they can pay them at or above market prices.  They also allocate additional funds for community projects such as: building water systems, school and community centers and facilitating earth friendly soil, water and farming practices.  You can learn more about The Human Bean and Farm Friendly Direct here!

 

 

Human Bean Rockstar Flavors – Vote for your Favorite

Human bean Rockstar flavors include Original, Sugar-free, Lemonade Recovery, Zero and more!  There are also all kinds of Juiced fruit flavors and Punched Fruit Punch flavors too.  You can also add your favorite flavor of syrup to your Rockstar.  Therefore you can imagine how many flavor combinations there could be!  Our customers love their Rockstar!

Rockstar March Madness Giveaway

We recently had a give-away where customers got to vote for their favorite Human Bean Rockstar flavors in a March Madness Giveaway.  This favorite flavor survey was also a chance to win a Rockstar prize package just by participating!

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Human Bean Rockstar Flavors – Who won?

The contest coincided with the college basketball tournament and started with the Elite 8 top selling Human Bean Rockstar flavors.  Customers then had a chance to vote in a survey for their favorite and also win prizes by doing so.  We then narrowed the pool down to the Final Four favorite Rockstar flavors.  These were Original, Lemonade Recovery, Blue Raspberry and Punched Fruit Punch.  The voting was close!  But the winner was Blue Raspberry!  A total of 10 prize packages were given away.  They contained Rockstar swag like t-shirts and hats and soccer balls.  Additionally there were Human Bean mugs and gift cards.

We had a lot of fun with this Giveaway and plan to do many more with other vendors in the future!  Stay tuned and watch our Facebook page for announcements.

Two new Human Bean Locations to open and be the first in their states of Ohio & Texas!

We have new Human Bean locations opening all over the US every month this year! We are so excited we are able to continue growing and adding to the Human Bean family!  Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas are the locations of our two newest drive thru coffee franchise locations!

New Human Bean Locations to open in Canton, Ohio on March, 7th!

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Partners in this location are Southern Oregon Owners, Moni Peterson & Dr. Mark Peterson along with Moni’s brother, Ron Watson, who lives in Canton. Ron says they had been brainstorming on a franchise to open in Southern Oregon for years but nothing had proved to be that appealing.

One day on his annual summer visit to the Rogue Valley they were sitting outside one of our many Human Bean locations for drive-thru coffee. They were talking while drinking their Human Bean coffee.  Then it dawned on them that maybe it would be a good idea to instead open a franchise in Canton, Ohio.  They would be the first to bring the Human Bean brand to the state. It turned out Dr. Mark Peterson had gone to school with one of the founders of Human Bean.  After getting in touch and learning more about the franchise, and meeting the other owners, the rest is history!

Choosing the Location

Choosing the location proved to be just as effortless. A small green square of land in the middle of a popular shopping Plaza had just been listed and met all the criteria. Ron thinks it will be a great Human Bean location because of all the traffic. There are 3 entrances/exits, 1 with a traffic light. It is also less than 1 mile from the Expressway and 24,000 cars pass by this location every day. Inside the Plaza is one of the most active Planet Fitness locations in Ohio, as well as a Sky Zone Jump center and many other attractions.

Ron has a background in Sales & Marketing & Graphic Art which will prove to be an asset in running Human Bean locations. They have plans to open 2 or 3 or maybe, even more, Human Bean locations in the area in the near future. Currently, they are looking at a location in Alliance, about 15 miles away.  Theyalso have their eyes on a couple of locations in North Canton about 5 miles away.

Ron says the process of working with the Human Bean to open his first franchise has been great. ‚ÄúA potential franchise owner called me for a referral the other day and I had nothing but good things to say,‚ÄĚ he says.

New Location to open in Odessa, Texas in May

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Owner Maurice Torano sums it up perfectly by saying, ‚ÄúAt Human Bean it‚Äôs about the customer ‚Äď it‚Äôs that simple and appealing!‚ÄĚ Maurice says he always admired the Human Bean, but didn‚Äôt really know much about them. Upon learning more, he says, ‚ÄúHuman Bean matches my style and values so much better than the other franchises.‚ÄĚ He finds this to be the main difference that sets the Human Bean apart, ‚ÄúThe customer service ethos is unmatched! It‚Äôs not about how to order, how to pronounce something, how cool the barista is or how urbane and up-to-the-second their image is, it‚Äôs about the customer.‚ÄĚ

Maurice’s Background

Maurice’s background is in commercial and real estate development in and around Southern Oregon and Northern California.  He found his way to North Dakota and re-invented himself in the oil and gas world when the real-estate market was hit in 2007. Maurice managed large scale projects for two major oil and gas service companies, eventually landing in West Texas. He noticed there were only 2-3 Starbucks for a population of over 300,000 people upon moving to Midland-Odessa in 2012. He saw the need for a drive-thru coffee franchise like the Human Bean.

Maurice is looking to open his first franchise location in Odessa on East University Boulevard, in early May. He plans to open additional Human Bean locations in Midland and Odessa before years end.

We are thrilled at the Human Bean to introduce ourselves to the states of Ohio and Texas! You can learn more about becoming a franchise owner and bringing the Human Bean to your area. Visit our website at: https://thehumanbean.com/franchise/

Sneak Preview’s Best of Medford Poll votes the Human Bean Favorite Place to get Coffee & Favorite Barista of Medford!!!

Favorite Place to get Coffee in Medford aware was given to The Human Bean!  We are so proud and grateful that the people of Medford have spoken and voted for us!  And they also gave the Favorite Barista award to our very own, Justine. The Sneak Preview has been conducting the very popular Best of Medford poll for years now and we all look forward to it each year for the recommendations on best places to do business and where to eat and drink within our local community.

The Sneak Preview is one print publication that locals look forward to reading! This upbeat & lively publication has been resting on coffee tables for over 26 years…with a circulation of nearly 100,000 copies a month, the Sneak Preview has a very large voice in our community and we are thrilled that their readers have voted for the Human Bean!

The Human Bean Favorite Barista

Let us tell you a little bit about Justine, voted Favorite Barista in Medford. She has worked for the Human Bean for 6 years and is currently the Manager of the Rossanley location. Justine grew up in the Rogue Valley and enjoys the outdoors by hiking, rock climbing and doing yoga in her free time. When asked what her favorite part of the job is she says, ‚ÄúThe customers, the girls, the coffee! It‚Äôs fun to work here; we get to make coffee and talk to people all day and there isn‚Äôt anything better than that!‚ÄĚ We are so happy to have her as part of our Human Bean team!

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The Human Bean is a Favorite Place to get Coffee

And in case you don’t know…here is just a little bit 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 and soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly became a favorite place to get coffee because of our friendly and experienced baristas (just like Justine!) and 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 65 locations in nine states. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

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Come visit one of our many locations today to discover your new favorite place to get coffee! We have a full menu of espresso drinks, smoothies, RockStars, and more. We also have with monthly specials to look forward to and punch cards to earn free drinks! Thanks to all of you for your business and look forward to continuing to serve you quality coffee!

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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!

The Human Bean Drive Thru Coffee Franchise Ranked #157

The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise¬†is proud to announce that we were ranked #157 in the ‚Äú2017 Franchise 500‚ÄĚ by Entrepreneur! Entrepreneur‚Äôs 38th Annual Franchise 500 is described as “the world‚Äôs best and most comprehensive franchise ranking”.¬† It states that “those franchises honored are recognized for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength, stability and brand power!”¬†¬†The¬†Human Bean franchise¬†jumped 341 spots up on this list since 2013.¬† Conclusively, this¬†says a lot about the growth and future of our company.

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The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise was founded 18 years ago in 1998.  Ashland, Oregon was the location of the first Human Bean. 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 65 locations in nine states!  There are 13 corporate locations and 52 franchised locations. We also expect to continue this growth.  We will do so through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Drive Thru Coffee Franchise Growth

We are expecting to open 20 new drive thru coffee franchise locations throughout the nation this year.¬†¬†Which¬†should make you¬†wonder how you can become a Human Bean Franchisee! The Human¬†Bean¬†brand was founded on¬†successful operations.¬† The will¬†stay true to these as they grow.¬†Not only do we¬†have¬†exceptional products, attractive and efficient facilities¬†but we also have¬†exceptionally trained and qualified teams.¬† We deliver the very best experience possible to assure we remain the consumers’ brand of choice.

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The Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise does not charge percentage-of-sales royalty or marketing fees.  Therefore the Human Bean is different from nearly all other franchises. Conversely we earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies. Most importantly the Human Bean works as a team with our franchisees.  We also assure they have every tool necessary to operate a successful drive-thru coffee franchise. Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their hard work and investment too.  They are part of a family of successful operators.

Our Farm Friendly Direct trade program provides us with superior high-quality coffee products. This program strives to make a positive difference through direct, socially responsible, coffee sourcing. We also have a global commitment to our coffee-growing communities.

Now is exactly the right time to join the dynamic and growing Human Bean Franchisee Team! Learn more about becoming a drive thru coffee franchise owner today!

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