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Coffee for a Cure 2017 Totals

Coffee for a Cure 2017 Totals are in! We raised $228,532.97 for breast cancer patient care during our 12th annual event! Thank you for your support!

On Friday, October 20th, Human Bean locations in eleven states raised $228, 532.97 during their “Coffee for a Cure’ donation event. Proceeds from beverage and pastry sales were donated locally by each location to fund mammograms and follow-up care to women who are uninsured or under insured with breast cancer.

Coffee for a Cure 2017 Totals

Over the past 12 years The Human Bean has raised over $1,283,577.24 to help fight breast cancer.  Last year we raised just over $200,000 so we are thrilled to have increased our donation amount by so much in one year!  Each location picks a local foundation to donate to so these funds stay in our local communities.  We are thrilled with the amount of customer support we receive on this day each year!


The Medford based company currently operates and franchises 69 locations in 11 states. For more information on The Human Bean, please go to www.thehumanbean.com.

Coffee for a Cure 2017

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Our 12th annual breast cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, will be held on Friday, October 20th.  All proceeds on this day from all of our 69 locations in 11 states will be donated to local breast cancer agencies.  This has become a hugely successful and effective event for us and we are so happy that we are able to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer!

Coffee for a Cure – The Impact

In Oregon alone, between Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center we have helped fund approximately 1600 mammograms or about 145 per year.  This is along with follow-up care and ongoing patient support.

Last year was our 11th annual Coffee for a Cure event and we raised $202,448.89 for a total of $1,055,044.89 to date!

Coffee for a Cure – The Story

When hurricane Katrina hit we had a donation day to help support the Red Cross. The following year we decided we wanted to make our donation day an annual event.  We wanted to help each of our own communities by doing so. Therefore each location donates to their local community. After talking to people we found out Oregon and Washington had the highest rates of breast cancer in the country (at the time). Everyone we knew had someone in their lives that had been affected by breast cancer. So we thought it was a cause that really could help people in our communities.

We work directly with local foundations.  They allocate the funds to help the patients that need help the most; uninsured or under-insured. Since starting Coffee for a Cure 12 years ago we have lost a barista, a franchise owner, family and friends. We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment.  We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education.

Truly it is the core of what The Human Bean is about, giving back and supporting our own communities.

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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Coffee For A Cure 2015

Coffee for a Cure 2015 was a Success!

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Last Friday, Oct 23rd, marked our 10th annual Coffee For A Cure 2015 event.

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On this day, The Human Bean donated their beverage and pastry proceeds to local hospitals to financially support women facing breast cancer. Over the past 10 years and with support like yours, The Human Bean has raised over $850,000 through Coffee For A Cure.  Just by buying your favorite Human Bean drink  you can support local breast cancer patients!  This popular event is the highlight of every year at the Human Bean.

Join us next 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 2015.

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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Again, thank you to all who supported this event by enjoying a beverage on Friday and making a donation.¬†We couldn’t have done it without you!¬† And we had so much fun celebrating Coffee for a Cure 2015¬†and serving¬† you delicious drinks on this day!

Coffee for A Cure 2015 – 9 Years Strong!

Coffee for a Cure 2015

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Our 9th annual Coffee for A Cure 2015 donation day is this Friday, October 24th and we are both ready and excited to celebrate with you. Proceeds from Coffee for A Cure’s one-day beverage and pastry sales will be donated to local hospitals.  This money will provide uninsured and under-insured women in our communities with low income mammograms, treatment and follow-up care.

This year marks the ninth annual Coffee for A Cure donation day.  Over the years it has become much more than a fundraiser for us. It has additionally become a part of our brand’s identity. Coffee for A Cure is about giving back and also being a supporter of the communities we serve. Thanks to your support, Coffee for A Cure has raised over $548,000 to date.

From guest baristas to scavenger hunts, Coffee for A Cure has grown from a single donation day, to exciting festivities all October long. We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand Coffee for A Cure. This year, we introduced Lip Balms for A Cure that will raise an additional $2,500 toward our cause.

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Be sure to support the women in your local community by purchasing any beverage and/or pastry at our 9th Annual Coffee for A Cure 2015 donation day this Friday, October 24th. Stay connected with us by JOINING our Coffee for A Cure Event Page and INVITE your friends to help support HERE!