Supporting Local & Global Communities

The Human Bean Gives Back

From sponsorship to event involvement to donation days, our team is committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve locally and also globally.

Human Bean Gives Back for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation

The Human Bean of Treasure Valley held a donation day benefiting a local and worthy children’s cause.  This was called the Jayden DeLuca Foundation and was held on Friday, June 24th. Additionally this year also marked the 4th annual Jayden DeLuca Fundraiser.  All five Human Bean locations in Treasure Valley participated by encouraging customer donations and donating 30% of their daily sales directly to the cause.

The donations raised by this event will support technological progress in the development of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported the Jayden DeLuca Foundation by purchasing a tasty beverage in Treasure Valley on June 24th.

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We are proud to recognize another Human Bean gives back!

Guest Barista Days

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado¬†hosts many “Guest Barista Days”.¬† These are where members of the community join the baristas in the stands.¬† This way they can¬†interact directly with customers¬†and also¬†promote their cause. In addition to encouraging customer donations, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado gives 10% of their daily sales to the guest barista. They hosted one of their very own managers¬†as a Guest Barista in support of her recent trip to an orphanage in Haiti on Thursday, June 23, at their¬†location in Evans, Colorado.

Read more about her eye-opening experience here: My Trip to Haiti…

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado also encouraged customers to donate basic medical supplies.  They would send to the orphanage in Haiti where their manager visited. A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! Because of you, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado was able to provide a large donation of medial supplies to support children in Haiti.

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.

Celebrating Earth Day with Reusable Bag Giveaway

Reusable Bag Giveaway Friday, April 22nd marks Earth Day 2016.

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Our reusable bag giveaway is in celebration of Earth Day!  We are giving Human Bean customers complimentary reusable shopping bags with our Human Bean logo on them.  They will receive one with their drink purchase that day while supplies last. Check with your favorite Human Bean location for participation.

From shopping to groceries, you’ll love finding new ways to reuse your bag! And you’ll feel good using an eco-friendly bag vs disposable, single-use, plastic ones!¬† Reusable bags are a simple way to be kinder to our earth.¬† They can cause harm to¬†marine animals and clog up our landfills since they decompose so slowly.¬†

Over the years, The Human Bean has provided customers with over 80,000 bags during our reusable bag giveaway on Earth Day. Just think of the thousands of plastic bags we saved by making this small change!

Because supplies are limited, reusable shopping bags will be given on a first come, first serve basis on Earth Day (limit 2 bags per vehicle). Most Human Bean locations are participating, but check-in with your favorite stand before Earth Day to be sure.

Visit our Facebook Earth Day Event Page for more info & updates and join the event for a notification reminder the morning of Earth Day.

The Human Bean tries to extend their earth friendly practices globally as well through their Farm Friendly Direct program, which is their direct-trade coffee sourcing program. They work directly with the farmers that grow their coffee and 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.

See you at The Human Bean for delicious drinks & reusable bags on Earth Day! (4/22)

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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Human Bean Remodel for Original Ashland Location


THE HUMAN BEAN REMODEL IN ASHLAND, OR IS AN INVESTMENT TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS


The Human Bean team is hard at work renovating drive-thru locations in Jackson County.  They hope to improve operations, visual curb appeal and also better serve coffee lovers in the Rogue Valley!

The first location to receive a complete Human Bean remodel is the original coffee stand that started it all back in 1998 in Ashland, Oregon. The Human Bean of Ashland paved the way for The Human Bean brand.  Most importantly it established the products, operations and customer service we all know and love today.

To see how we construct a new Human Bean remodel, view our video.

The new Ashland Human Bean remodel location was constructed with a prefab structure built in a nearby city and then moved by truck to the location.  It features a stone covered foundation, warm coffee & mocha colors and light fixtures decorated with The Human Bean’s steaming coffee cup icon. Next time you’re in the Ashland area, make sure to check-out the beautiful new building off Highway 99!

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Let us know what you think of the changes on our Jackson County Facebook page. We’d love your feedback! Also, stay-tuned for the next complete remodel- The Human Bean off Biddle Rd. by Dairy Queen in Medford is next!

New Human Bean Eugene Location

The Human Bean Eugene will be opening soon!

The first Human Bean location¬†opened¬†in Ashland, Oregon in 1998.¬† But it didn’t take long for the¬†brand to build¬†a reputation for excellent coffee & customer service. The Human Bean soon expanded to surrounding cities and¬†across¬†Oregon.¬† This was done¬†through corporate development and approved franchises. Today, The Human Bean has grown to¬†60 locations in 9 states.¬† The¬†majority are¬†still operating in its home state of Oregon. We are also excited to bring The Human Bean to another¬†city in Oregon this month; Eugene, we know you’re ready for us!

About Eugene, Oregon

Eugene is Oregon‚Äôs second largest city following Portland with over 160,000 residents. It¬†is home to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!).¬† It also¬†earned the title of, ‚ÄúTrackTown USA‚ÄĚ, after being the birthplace of athletic mega-brand Nike and hosting multiple Olympic trials.

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Bringing The Human Bean to “TrackTown USA” is Eugene native, Lauren Karcher. ‚ÄúI have a love affair with this city,‚ÄĚ says Karcher.¬†¬†“We feel so fortunate to open the very first Human Bean here”. The culture of The Human Bean brand is ‚Äúkind, genuine and fun.‚Ä̬†The Human Bean also¬†strives to give back locally¬†through fundraisers and sponsorships. The Human Bean will be a natural fit for the community-minded city of Eugene.

Along with the brand, Eugene residents can expect many benefits from The Human Bean’s drive-thru design. The Human Bean features a double-sided drive thru.¬† This¬†fosters¬†both convenience and customer service.¬†‚ÄúThe drive-thru lets¬†our customers stay inside their warm cars, get their favorite drinks quickly, and still gives us time to connect with them!‚Ä̬†says Karcher.

Karcher chose to¬†build The Human Bean Eugene franchise¬†after visiting many locations around Oregon. “While I am very much hooked on the drinks, the culture and the people of Human Bean is really why I fell in love,‚ÄĚ says Karcher.

Karcher‚Äôs goal for The Human Bean is to expand the brand everywhere she can.¬† She also wants to focus on the Eugene area. ‚ÄúOnce we find the sites, I will do everything I can to make it happen,‚ÄĚ says Karcher.

“I am blessed to help start and end people’s day with a positive vibe & delicious drink.”
-Lauren Karcher

The Human Bean corporate team¬†is elated to welcome Karcher and the Human Bean Eugene¬†to our franchise family.¬† We can’t wait to see the successes to come from the new Human Bean¬†Eugene location. For updates about this stand & grand opening dates, LIKE¬†The Human Bean Eugene Facebook Page. For more information about franchising, visit The Human Bean official¬†website¬†here.

Opening Soon, The Human Bean Missouri

The Human Bean Missouri will be opening soon and will also be the first in the state!

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 The Human Bean’s convenient, consistent and customer focused¬†brand¬†grew and soon after opening in¬†Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Oregon and steadily grew to¬†nearby¬†states.

This season, we are excited to announce that we are bringing The Human Bean to state number 9 with the opening of our 58th location in St. Joseph, Missouri!

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Located along the Missouri River and about 60 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph is rich with history.  It is also home to almost 80,000 residents. Among those residing in St. Joseph is HB franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek.

About Erin Albright-Milek, Owner

Albright-Milek discovered The Human Bean while vacationing in Albany, OR. She fell in love with the¬†brand.¬† She was also¬†impressed by the qualified¬†baristas that took her order. Once she tasted¬†her Snowy Mocha with¬†The Human Bean’s signature chocolate covered espresso bean on top, she was hooked!

After visiting additional¬†locations and learning more about the¬†brand, Albright-Milek discovered¬†The Human Bean Franchise offered something special.¬†The fun atmosphere and positive spirit demonstrated by the baristas was contagious.¬†¬†“We¬†want to¬†offer the¬†same great experience in our area,”¬†said¬†Albright-Milek.

In addition, The Human Bean’s focus on community involvement excited and inspired¬†Albright-Milek. Since 2002, The Human Bean’s largest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised over $850,000 for local breast health centers. Along with her interest in participating in Coffee for A Cure, “we’d also¬†like to show support for other organizations in our immediate area as well,” said¬†Albright-Milek.

Albright-Milek and her team are working hard to open their first stand on 4414 Commons Drive in St. Joseph by early March. Once they become great at what they do and establish The Human Bean within the St. Joseph community, they also plan to eventually expand the brand to the Kansas City area.

The Human Bean expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand. If you are interested in learning more about The Human Bean franchise opportunities in areas that remain available for development, please refer to the Franchise page.

Human Bean Sponsorship for Local Bike Race Team

Human Bean Sponsorship for a Team in a Local Bike Race was a fun time for all!

The Human Bean is a proud supporter¬†of the communities we serve. Through fundraisers, donation days and sponsorships, we’ve raised and donated thousands of dollars for countless organizations over the years. ¬†For example, our biggest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised¬†over $850,000 for community¬†breast health centers since 2002. Learn¬†more about Coffee for A Cure here.

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In addition to large-scale fundraisers like Coffee for A Cure, The Human Bean also values supporting smaller¬†local events too, like the “Brewhaus Cross”. The Human Bean supported this event by sponsoring a¬†¬†race team from Southern Oregon’s¬†Marty‚Äôs Cycle Bicycle Shop. The Brewhaus Cross is an exciting 4 day bike race held each September that benefits local Search & Rescue.

The bike races were held over the summer on Thursday the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of September at the Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, Oregon. During and after¬†the race, bikers and supporters enjoyed yummy Brats and beer from Jacksonville’s Schoolhaus Brewhaus Restaurant.¬†Since 2004, this fun local¬†event has raised over $200,000 in cash and equipment for¬†Josephine County Search and Rescue. The Human Bean is proud to support¬†Marty‚Äôs Cycle Bike Shop’s race team in such an awesome community event!
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3 Tips to A Guilt-Free Healthy Human Bean Drink

Healthy Human Bean drinks for your New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy 2016 fellow coffee lovers! Searching¬†for a beverage¬†you can feel good about drinking? Well we’re happy to say, Your Search is Over¬†at The Human Bean.

Whether you are counting calories or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016,¬†there are many healthy Human Bean options.¬† We will expand your coffee knowledge and give you the power when ordering your favorite drinks at The Human Bean. We offer almost limitless options on our menu. From dairy-free alternatives to protein powder, we are always striving to provide the highest quality ingredients for our customers. While all these choices¬†are great, they can also¬†be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we created this post to guide you when ordering your next drink at The Human Bean.

Here are THREE simple tips to turning your favorite drink into one that satisfies your coffee cravings without the guilt!

1.)    Add a Scoop of Protein Powder! 

You asked and we delivered! We now offer a vanilla protein powder at most of our locations. You can enjoy this new product as a Granita (w/ espresso) or as a Smoothie (w/out espresso). You can also add a scoop of protein to any of your current favorite blended drinks! With 20 grams of protein per scoop and an optimal amino acid profile, our protein powder drinks will keep you full and focused all day!

Barista Tip: Add a half scoop of protein to your favorite fruit smoothie flavor for the perfect afternoon snack!

 

2.)    Fat-free or dairy-free anyone?

Substituting your favorite drink with a fat-free dairy or dairy-free alternative can cut you’re your calories in HALF! Swapping chocolate milk for non-fat milk in your mocha will reduce the calories and eliminate the fat, while still satisfying your coffee and chocolate craving.

Dairy-free alternatives can also be a great option for creating a health conscious coffee beverage. At The Human Bean, we offer soy, almond and coconut milk at most of our locations. These dairy-free alternatives are low in fat and calories, contain no cholesterol and have up to 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Try soy, almond or coconut milk in your next coffee!

3.)   Add a shot?  Why not!

If you enjoy a strong coffee flavor,¬†this is the trick for you! Espresso contains 0 calories¬†and¬†can cut anywhere from 15 to 50 calories from your drink. This trick works because the extra espresso replaces the higher calorie dairy or dairy substitute products. On your next drink, simply ask for an extra shot and you’ve got yourself a coffee with fewer calories and more of your favorite coffee flavor.

If too much caffeine is a concern of yours, ask your barista for an extra decaf shot of espresso.

You now hold three simple tips for healthy Human Bean drinks and tricks to creating a delicious, yet healthier coffee option. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your new coffee knowledge. Remember, you can have your coffee and drink it guilt-free at The Human Bean.