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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.

Drive thru coffee franchise

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

 

2016 Human Bean Coffee for a Cure

Join us for our Coffee for a Cure donation day Friday, October 21st.

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Coffee for a Cure day is when a simple purchase can make a huge difference. When you purchase your favorite beverage  or pastry we donate the proceeds locally to provide low income mammograms, education, and post diagnosis support.  We also have pink ribbon breast cancer mugs and other merchandise available for purchase that you can buy to show your support of this great cause.

Please join us for an amazing beverage from The Human Bean on our donation day; Coffee for a Cure and feel great knowing that your purchase is going directly to help someone in your community in their fight against breast cancer.

Join us¬†this year¬†for a delicious beverage¬†from The Human Bean on Coffee For A Cure¬†and feel good knowing you’re supporting local women in your community. For more information, join our event page: Coffee For A Cure 2016.

3 Reasons to Love Coffee For A Cure:

1.) Proceeds from all beverages & pastries are donated.

2.) Supports women in our communities facing breast cancer.

3.) Funds raised are kept local and donated to community hospitals.

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This is our staffs favorite event of the year! They work very hard to get everyone served and have a blast doing it! They love that they touch people’s lives where they live. Please join us and be a part of our celebration: Together we can make a difference!

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.

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!

Save on Organic Coffee Beans

From Organic Dark Sumatra to Organic French, there’s a premium Organic coffee beans to please all coffee preferences.

Organically Certified

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All our coffee & espresso beans are part of our Farm Friendly Direct program. Then there are some farmers that go above and beyond to certify their beans with the formal organic certifications. These certifications are costly.  But they characterize the bean with the highest confirmation of quality.

We offer 6 distinctive Organic flavors.  They range in origin and roast so everyone can enjoy the premium taste of an Organic cup. Find your perfect bean & shop now.

Order now & also receive 15% OFF all Organic Beans w/ the promo code: 15offOrganic

 

Farm Friendly Direct Organic Coffee Beans

Through Farm Friendly Direct we pay our growers a premium for their coffee & espresso beans, with 100% going towards farm and public projects that benefit their community. These delicious organic coffee beans come from farms that received the proper organic certifications. Try any Organic coffee bean in January & receive 15% OFF your order. Shop now.

Facebook’s (5) Ultimate Gift Basket Winners!

We did it! We achieved our goal of 20,000 Facebook page likes and we would like to thank all our amazing customers! To show our appreciation, we have randomly selected FIVE (5) lucky customers liking our page to receive the Ultimate Human Bean Gift Basket.

Each Gift Basket includes a $100 HB gift card, black 18 oz. Hydro Flask mug, (2) brown ceramic mugs, a pound of French Roast Coffee & a burlap tote (over $160 value).

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Ultimate Gift Basket winners are…

 

1.)    Amy Bush from Greeley, Colorado

2.)    Kody Gregory from Grants Pass, Oregon

3.)    Karley Scott from Boise, Idaho

4.)    David Offenbacher from Medford, Oregon

5.)    Rachel Roberts from Fort Collins, Colorado

Congratulations to the (5) of you! Please contact us at info@thehumanbean.com and we will coordinate sending you your Ultimate Gift Basket!

To all you amazing customers who are not listed above, we want to offer you a discount on a couple great items featured in our Ultimate Gift Basket give-away…

brown mugsTonight and tomorrow only (7/29-7/30), enjoy 15% off BOTH French Roast packaged coffee AND our brown ceramic mugs from The Human Bean online store. Just enter the promo code: HappyHumanBean in your final step when checking out. These two items are perfect for enjoying The Human Bean coffee in the comfort of your own home. Order now!

Again, shout-out to all you 20,000+ HB lovers for liking our Facebook page, the support you have shown us is overwhelming and appreciated! Thank you so much!

Single-sided Drive Thru Opens in Newberg, OR

Single-sided Human Bean drive thru opened¬† April, 2014. The Newberg community gave a¬† warm welcome to the single-sided drive thru, Kimberly Jackson, Portland Regional Manager of The Human Bean said, ‚ÄúWhat a welcoming town Newberg has been!¬† It warms my heart‚ÄĚ.

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Newberg, Oregon

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

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Order Station featuring Menu Board & Speaker Post

Single-sided Drive Thru is Unique

Newberg features a single-sided drive thru. As a result customers place their order at the order station. This design was developed by The Human Bean corporate team. The corner lot was in high demand so a single-sided drive thru was developed.  Also Opposite of the standard double-sided drive thru of the brand. 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. As a result giving us greater flexibility when choosing new corporate or franchised site locations.

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Newberg Baristas Loving Their Headsets

Efficiency and Accuracy

Along with increasing efficiency and accuracy, the Newberg stand prioritized upholding The Human Bean‚Äôs exceptional customer service. Greeting customers using headsets rather than face-to-face interaction was unfamiliar. Consequently our talented Newberg baristas quickly adapted and soon it became second nature. ‚ÄúHaving 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!‚ÄĚ said Shelby.

Opens Up New Opportunities

The Human Bean of Newberg’s success has been a direct result of the hard working and enthusiastic people. The Human Bean team and of the overwhelming support from the Newberg, Oregon community. Additionally, the success of Newberg represents exciting opportunities for The Human Bean brand. Most of all at the corporate level and through franchising. Finally, 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.

Part Two- A New Year, A Healthier You!

Finding the perfect espresso combination can be tricky, but expanding your coffee knowledge makes all the difference. In part one of A New Year, A Healthier You!, we learned three basic guidelines to ordering a healthier drink: substitute your milk with a fat-free or dairy-free alternative, add a zero-calorie espresso shot when possible and replace your regular syrups with the sugar-free variety. For more details on these tips, check out part one. In this post, I’m putting those tips and tricks into action and sharing three tried-and-true delicious coffee beverages all under 200 calories!

As coffee lovers, we want a drink that flawlessly balances the Three C’s of Coffee

1. Craving– This C cannot be ignored when creating a desirable drink. We need a drink that tastes delicious, is full of flavor and satisfies our taste-buds with every sip.
2. Caffeine- It’s no secret that this C promotes productive mornings, keeps us alert and gives us that extra boost of energy throughout the day.
3. Calories- Keeping this C in mind leaves us feeling good and guilt-free long after drinking. The last thing we want is coffee-remorse.

With the tips from part one and the C’s of coffee in mind, I have crafted three easy-to-order    coffee options that are sure to please all taste palates and are all 200 calories or less!

Latte Healthier You
Hot Coconut Almond Latte

Espresso topped with frothy almond milk and sugar-free coconut syrup.

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Iced Vanilla Chai Latte

Oregon Chai split with non-fat milk and a scoop of sugar-free vanilla syrup tossed over iced.
Top with nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkles for even more flavor!

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Lo-carb White Chocolate Granita

Three shots of espresso, splash of half & half, vanilla Lo-carb powder and sugar-free white chocolate syrup blended to perfection.

You now possess three tried-and-true 16 ounce Human Bean coffees all under 200 calories and they are sure to satisfy the three C’s of coffee: craving, caffeine and calories. These ideas are a great start, but don’t hesitate to switch things up to uncover the perfect combination for you.

Already found a great combination? Share it! A Healthier you!

We want to know your great coffee ideas! Share your own low-calorie coffee favorite on our    contact form here. Tell us what tips & tricks you use to keep it health conscious and how it satisfies the three C’s of coffee.
I will pick the top three coffee recipes and feature them in our next A New Year, A Healthier You! blog post. The winners will receive a $10 Human Bean recharge card to enjoy a few of their   favorite drinks on the house. So don’t wait, send in those recipes now!

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Holiday Cheer | The Human Bean

This holiday season The Human Bean served up holiday cheer. Baristas participated in the Annual Greystone Court/Access can food drive in Medford, Oregon. The night before Christmas eve we served 20 gallons of chocolate milk. Thanks to Umpqua Dairy for helping to provide the milk. We were able to serve Hot Cocoa to those donating to the cause. Families and friends checked out the brightly decorated street, our baristas warmed their hearts and bellies with holiday cheer! Check out pictures of the event below.

Barista Full of Holiday Cheer Ready to Serve

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Holiday Lights Light the Way to Giving

Greystone Court has long held the tradition of lighting the way to community giving. Canned goods are donated to our local community while everyone enjoys the lights. Consequently everyone helps feed the hungry in the community. Holiday spirit is felt throughout the court!

Access is a local organization that provides food, housing, warmth and essential services to low income individuals and families. Residents in Jackson County have been served by Access since 1976.

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Greystone is not the only event that The Human Bean and Access work together. Since 2010 The Human Bean has held an annual food drive that benefits Access. The event is held in August because this is typically the time of year that donations are at the lowest point.

Baristas in Action

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Most of all this event might be chilly our staff loves to see everyone’s smiling face. Kids love the chance to have hot chocolate and enjoy the lights. Parents love a warm pick me up and showing there kids that giving back can be fun a easy. The Human Bean structures their our own events in this way. Customers love to help out the community and enjoy an amazing beverage too! Events scheduled throughout our calendar year to involve our staff in the community and interact with those in need.