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Discover the latest news on what The Human Bean is serving up in their stands today. From delicious drinks to awesome mugs, The Human Bean is always welcoming something new to our brand!

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.

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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 April

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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 April. 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

 

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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