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

We are so proud and grateful that the people of Medford have spoken and voted the Human Bean as their Favorite Place to get Coffee in Medford AND 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!
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, “The customers, the girls, the coffee! It’s fun to work here; we get to make coffee and talk to people all day and there isn’t anything better than that!” We are so happy to have her as part of our Human Bean team!

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 established a reputation for having 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.

Come visit one of our many locations in the Rogue Valley today to see for your selves what everyone is talking about! We have a full menu of espresso drinks, smoothies, RockStars, and more with monthly specials to look forward to and punch cards to earn free drinks! We thank all of you for your business and look forward to continuing to serve you quality coffee with a smile! www.thehumanbean.com

Innovation in Newberg, OR

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The Human Bean of Newberg received a warm welcome from the surrounding community after opening in April, 2014. Kimberly Jackson, Portland Regional Manager of The Human Bean said, “What a welcoming town Newberg has been!  Having customers say, ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ warms my heart every time”.

Newberg Oregon is located about 35 Miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. It is surrounded by a beautiful greenbelt of rural forests and farmlands. The Willamette River creates a natural bowl around the community and the Chehalem Mountains provide a special backdrop for the 23,000 residents. The prestigious Gorge Fox University is just a block away from the Human Bean.

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Order Station featuring Menu Board & Speaker Post

Unique from most of our double-sided Human Bean locations, Newberg features a single-sided drive thru where customers place their order at the order station rather than the window. This design was developed by The Human Bean corporate team after anticipating high demand for the Newberg corner location.  The new order station features a visual menu board, audio speaker post and headsets for the baristas. This effective ordering station allows The Human Bean to maintain the speed of our double-sided drive thru while giving us greater flexibility when choosing new corporate or franchised site locations.

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Newberg Baristas Loving Their Headsets

Along with increasing efficiency and accuracy, the Newberg stand prioritized upholding The Human Bean’s exceptional customer service. Greeting customers using headsets rather than face-to-face interaction was unfamiliar, but our talented Newberg baristas quickly adapted and soon it became second nature. “Having a good time with customers at the order station makes it even more enjoyable for them when they pull up to the window and see a smiling face!” said Shelby.

The Human Bean of Newberg’s success has been a direct result of the hard working and enthusiastic people that make up our team and of the overwhelming support from the Newberg, Oregon community. We are excited to see the growth and future accomplishments our Newberg stand has approaching. Additionally, the success of Newberg represents exciting opportunities for The Human Bean brand both at the corporate level and through franchising. The innovative order station and single-sided drive thru design is proving to be a game changer for our brand development and we cannot wait to explore its potential.

More Than Just Great Coffee…

Since the launch of our first location over 15 years ago, The Human Bean has experienced purposeful growth and an unwavering devotion to developing the best drive-thru espresso brand. Recognized for our efforts and success, The Human Bean has been honored with many awards over the years. Throughout this blog, I will share The Human Bean’s local to nationwide recognition.Slide1History
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 established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas 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 51 locations in eight states, 38 of those being franchised locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Nationally Acclaimed
Every year since 2010, The Human Bean has earned a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 500 franchise list. Entrepreneur Magazine recognizes successful franchises poised for growth in their annually released Franchise 500®.  Franchise 500® is known as one of the best and most comprehensive franchise rankings in the world. They analyze companies by important factors including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of system. The Human Bean is proud and privileged to be ranked among such successful franchised companies.Entrepreneur 2013 (1)If you are interested in learning more about our drive-thru espresso franchise opportunities, please refer to the Franchise Page on our website.

Local Awards
The Human Bean holds the same appreciation and pride for our locally recognized awards. Southern Oregon’s, The Mail Tribune, reveals the Rouge Valley’s favorite places, people and activities in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Voted on by the people, the Readers’ Choice Awards truly represent the best of Southern Oregon. Over the last 10 years, The Human Bean has been voted #1 in Best Coffee 8 times. Our greatest gratitude goes out to the loyal customers who voted for us.

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The second largest publication in Oregon, Sneak Preview, releases the “Best of Medford Oregon” annually. In the last 5 years, The Human Bean has taken home the #1 spot 3 times for the “Best Place to Get Coffee”. Additionally, in 2011 The Human Bean was voted Best Small Business from the Jackson County Chamber. We could not have received any of these awards without the love and support of our local community. Thank you Rouge Valley!

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