Danielle Craig & A Lesson in Gratitude

lesson in gratitudeRecently we teamed up with Danielle Craig.  She describes herself as “a mom of two boys, wife, Emmy-award winning journalist – and most recently a recovering pessimist.”  She hosts an inspiring podcast called Happiness in Progress and you can read her blog at daniellecraig.com

She approached us and asked if we would be willing to sponsor what she refers to as “a Lesson in Gratitude”.  We would be a good team since we both believe it is important to “give back”.  You can read about other ways we give back to our local communities here and to our global coffee growing communities here.

The Lesson in Gratitude

Danielle’s 5 year old son has nut allergies.  When he was about to start Kindergarten he was anxious. He was worried about starting school and being exposed to this allergen through other childrens’ lunches.  They came up with a plan.  They asked the 21 children in his class and their parents if they would be willing to commit to packing “nut-free” lunches for the entire year.  All of the families agreed.  As a way to thank them for making the effort to ease her son’s anxiety she wanted to show them gratitude. They thought a good way to do so would be to give a Human Bean gift card for each family.  That was when she approached us.  We were more than happy to donate the 21 gift cards.  We love finding creative ways to give back in our communities such as this!

You can read Danielle’s cute blog post on the Lesson in Gratitude here.

2018-07-18T20:53:43+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back|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: , , , |

New Locations in Hayden ID & Springfield OR

Hayden, Idaho

The Human Bean opened their 76th location, on Tuesday June, 26th 2018.  The new Hayden, Idaho location is owned and operated by Alicia Addy.  Addy also owns another Human Bean location in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho that she has been operating since 2008. The new double drive thru window building is located on North Government Way.

The new Human Bean of Hayden is located at 8712 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.  Their hours will be 5am – 7:30pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 6am-6pm. You can follow them on social media at @TheHumanBeanNorthIdaho on Facebook and at @thehumanbeancdahayden on Instagram.

hayden ID location

Springfield, Oregon

The Human Bean will open their 77th location, on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Springfield, Oregon.  The new location is owned and operated by Joe & Cathleen Karcher and their daughter, Lauren Karcher of JCK Coffee Company.  “We are so excited to be joining the Springfield community!! We can’t wait to better serve Lane County with another location.”  The Karchers own four other locations in Salem, Keizer and two in Eugene and this will be their 5th location, the first one in Springfield.  The double drive thru window building is located on South 14th Street and Main Street.

The new Springfield Human Bean is located at 160 South 14th St., Springfield, OR 97477.  Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Their phone is 541-780-6856.  You can find them on social media at @thehumanbeaneugene on Facebook or Instagram.

springfield OR 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 77 locations in ten states, 64 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.

2018-07-12T21:06:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |

Buy One Get One Granitas!

Buy One Get One Granitas (BOGO Granitas!)

Buy One Get One Granitas will be offered on June 21st, as a celebration of the first day of summer at participating locations!  Just tell the barista “BOGO Granitas” at the window when you order your first Granita and you will receive the 2nd Granita of equal or lesser value for free (valid up to 20 oz. size).  Granitas are a delicious blend of frozen espresso and you can add flavor or real caramel or chocolate sauce!  This is a great time to try one with a friend!  Or…we won’t tell if you decide to drink them both yourself either!!!  You can still earn rewards by paying with our new App too!

View our full menu of frozen treats and more HERE.

2018-06-18T21:11:09+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Giving Back|Tags: , , , , |

Human Bean Father’s Day & Mother’s Day Giveaways

Human Bean Father’s Day & Mother’s Day Giveaways are done annually to thank all of the mothers and fathers in our lives.  On their special day we like to give them a small gift to make their day extra special!

Human Bean Father’s Day Giveaway

For Father’s Day this year on Sunday, June 17th, we will be giving away free cookies at participating locations to all dads who drive thru and visit us while supplies last.

Human Bean Father's Day and Mother's Day

Human Bean Father's Day and Mother's Day

Human Bean Mother’s Day Giveaway

And for Mother’s Day we gave away free flowers to all moms who drove through to visit us. We’ve done this every year for several years now and moms love it!

We love to give back to our local communitites in all kinds of ways all year long.  Check out some of the other holidays where we give back HERE.

2018-07-12T21:07:10+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back|Tags: , , |

Roseburg Locations New Ownership

Roseburg Locations New Ownership

As of June 1st, the two existing Roseburg Human Bean locations will be coming under new ownership.  Dave, Doneta and Danae Thomason of Thomason Bean Co, LLC will be assuming ownership of these locations.  The Thomason’s come into this new ownership with a lot of experience.  They also currently own three Human Bean locations in Grants Pass, Oregon and have successfully operated these locations since 2013.

roseburg new ownership

Dan Hawkins, founder and president of The Human Bean says this about the transfer, “We are delighted the Thomasons have purchased the Roseburg Human Beans. They are exceptional operators because they focus 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.”

Dave Thomason is the owner of Thomason Hospitality Group, which is based in Grants Pass and owns 43 locations of various concepts throughout the state of Oregon. In addition to Human Beans they also operate Elmer’s restaurants, Pita Pits and Taprock NW Grill. Thomason is a past President of the Oregon Restaurant Association. They currently have approximately 600 employees.

You can also view a complete list of Human Bean locations here.

Check out this great article by The News Review on the new ownership of the Roseburg locations as well!

2018-06-11T18:27:50+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

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!

human bean rewards app

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!

human bean rewards app

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.

human bean rewards app

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.

human bean rewards app

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!

Human Bean’s 75th Location Opens – Eugene, OR

Human Bean Opens 75th Location

Human Bean Opens 75th Location in Eugene, OR

Human Bean opens 75th location in Eugene, OR, on Tuesday May 8, 2018. The double drive thru window building is located on Chad Drive just off Coburg Rd.

The new Eugene location is owned and operated by Joe & Cathleen Karcher and their daughter, Lauren Karcher of JCK Restaurants.  “We are so excited to be expanding the brand in our hometown! We love The Human Bean so much and what the company stands for and are so grateful for the opportunity to grow in this community,” says Lauren Karcher. The Karchers also own three other locations in Salem, Keizer and Eugene as well.  They are planning on opening a 5th location in Springfield soon.

Eugene’s 2nd Human Bean is located at 2809 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408. Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Their phone is 541-515-6161.  You can find a full list of all Human Bean locations here.

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 also proud to announce that with the opening of this location The Human Bean has now expanded to 75 locations in ten states. 62 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-06-05T22:34:12+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

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: , , , , , |

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

Portland Oregon new Human Bean location is now open!  The Human Bean opened their 74th location on April 18th of 2018.  This is the first Human Bean to be located within Portland city limits.  It is located at 4385 NE Sandy Blvd.  Their hours will be 5am-9pm daily.  This location was completely remodeled and formerly hosted a KFC restaurant.  It has an open walk-in cafe concept paired with the traditional Human Bean drive-thru window as well.  This is only the 3rd of it’s kind for Human Bean locations.

Eater PDX refers to this location as The Human Bean’s first location in Portland Proper.  It is our first location within city limits.  Although we have several other locations within the Portland suburbs and surrounding areas.  The franchise owners of this location also own locations in Clackamas and Wilsonville.  Additionally there are locations in Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

About The Human Bean Franchise

The Human Bean started  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 expanded to 74 locations.  The Human Bean is also in ten states. 61 of those are franchised locations and 13 are corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth.  There is also plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-04-20T21:16:22+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |