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