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7 Things that The Human Bean is Looking Forward to in 2017!

It’s a new year and we all have plenty to look forward to including new and improved selves and fresh new experiences. The Human Bean would love to be a part of your journey this year and we have plenty to be excited about as we look forward to the next 12 months!
1. This month – We are growing! New Locations may be coming to a place near you! We are expecting to open 20 new drive-thru coffee franchise locations this year, with the first two to open this month in Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas! Fingers crossed that the next location will be coming to a place near you!
2. Early spring – The Human Bean will have its very own App! Now it will be even faster to pull through any Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise location and order your favorite drink! You will be able to track your rewards and pay with our App! Stay tuned for the release this spring and be one of the first to download your new favorite App!
3. Every Month – We have new flavor combinations to debut every month as our Monthly Specials! We’re excited about all of the creative and exotic flavor combinations out there and strive to bring something new to your taste buds every month of the year! Plus we can customize our drinks to your taste buds upon request!

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4. Earth Day in April & Farm Friendly Direct Program! – Not only do we give away free re-usable shopping bags to all of our customers on April, 22nd, we also celebrate all the earth-friendly things The Human Bean does! All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct program that helps global coffee farming communities. In past years we’ve helped coffee farmers in other countries come up with more sustainable and environmentally ways to farm and use land and water for their coffee crops and will continue to find opportunities to do more in 2017!

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5. Country Crossings Music Festival in July! – The Human Bean is one of the sponsors of this 4 day national Country Music Festival that is going to be held in Jackson County, Oregon this year and it’s going to be awesome! Headliners Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Jake Owen plus Human Bean to fuel the event! www.cxfest.com . Time to get your boots ready and to buy your tickets!

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6. Coffee for A Cure in October! – Last year in 2016 we raised over $1,000,000 ($1,055,044.27 to be exact) to support local breast cancer organizations and we can’t wait to blow that number out of the water with all of your loyal support and Coffee for A Cure donations in 2017!
7. New faces & Loyal Customers! – We love meeting all of our Human Bean customers and especially look forward to making friends with those that frequent our locations often enough to know them by name and have their drink order ready when they pull up to the window. We look forward to seeing all of our returning customers in the coming year as well as to meeting all of our new customers trying The Human Bean for the very first time!
These are only a sample of all the things The Human Bean has going on throughout the year! Follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get all the details on what’s going on in your local area!

Another New Location Opens in Lake Havasu, AZ – The Human Bean shows no Signs of Slowing Down!

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 which 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 coffee franchises in the past six months in five different states (Missouri, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado & Arizona). The latest of which was the third location to open in the Lake Havasu area November, 14th. This location brought the total Human Bean count to 64.havasu-pic
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.
Brain Baumkirchner said they chose this new location because many of their customers had constantly asked for it. “The North side of town doesn’t have very many business establishments for the residents and tourists alike. Additionally this location has higher traffic when compared to the two other locations.” 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, “The Human Bean Team has become like a family for us.” Human Bean co-founder, Dan Hawkins, states “Brian 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!”
Baumkirchner sums it up nicely when he says, “It’s amazing to be a part of a quality brand and system that grew to 3 stores with proper management. Like I always tell people, ‘If the coffee wasn’t superior and service was sub-par, we wouldn’t exist!’”
The kind of growth Baumkirchner has experienced speaks for the brand as a whole and the Human Bean shows no signs of slowing down on growth with plans to open at least 19 more franchise locations by the end of 2017 throughout the US bringing the total to 82.human-bean-havasu-3

 

New Building for Original Ashland Location

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THE HUMAN BEAN IS INVESTING IN NEW STANDS TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS


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

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

The new Ashland location 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!

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!

Human Bean Opens on SOU Campus

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The halls at Southern Oregon University buzzed last Tuesday, Oct. 27th with one exciting message; The Human Bean is celebrating their grand opening with FREE signature drinks!
New this fall 2015, The Human Bean opened their very first walk-in only location connected to the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University.
SOU Dining teamed up with The Human Bean to bring more beverage options to campus. In addition, The Human Bean’s corporate responsibility, coffee sourcing program and overall presence and history in Jackson County aligned with their own.
Like the SOU Raiders, The Human Bean calls Southern Oregon home. Back in 1998, The Human Bean opened their very first location in Ashland, Oregon off I-5 Exit 19. Since then, The Human Bean has served as a proud supporter of the community giving back through fundraisers, donation days and sponsorships. Since 1998, The Human Bean has expanded to surrounding cities and states and now consists of 58 corporate and franchised locations across 8 states. The Human Bean’s corporate headquarters resides just 15 miles North of SOU in Medford, Oregon. For more information about franchising, visit The Human Bean’s Franchise Page.
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On the day of the Grand Opening, The Human Bean celebrated with their customers by offering complimentary signature drinks from 11-3 pm. Excited SOU students, staff and guests chose from Human Bean favorites like the Snowy mocha, infused RockStars and real fruit smoothies.
The team of SOU baristas worked hard with big smiles on their faces on the day of the grand opening. They quickly crafted hundreds of drinks for eager customers non-stop for 4 hours.
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SOU Dining and The Human Bean are excited by the initial success and future potential of this SOU campus location. This natural partnership has everyone on campus enjoying quality, hand crafted beverages.

Newly Opened Locations

The Human Bean opened two beautiful franchised locations this month in two new cities in Oregon, Warrenton & Wilsonville. Both Human Bean drive-thru locations received a warm welcome from their customers and surrounding businesses. Human Bean franchisees are happy to be open and can’t wait to get involved and give back to their respective communities.The Human Bean of Warrenton opened on October 4th and is the second Human Bean location opened by franchisees Kristi and Adam Israel. “We love being a part this franchise,” said Kristi, “It was important for us to be a part of a successful brand and The Human Bean has done a great job growing their business. ” She shared that her experience opening Warrenton was much smoother than anticipated. “We really knew what to expect after successfully running our Seaside location for seven years,” said Kristi.

Unique from their first location in Seaside, The Human Bean of Warrenton is located in a fast growing retail area. Kristi says they are prepared to be busier than ever and are excited to grow with the busy business district.

Community involvement is highly important to Warrenton franchisees, Kristi and Adam. “We try to separate ourselves from other local coffee stands by really standing out as a supporter of the community,” said Kristi. They are planning to participate in Warrenton community events the same way they did in Seaside. They are ready to invest their time and resources to represent The Human Bean in a positive light.

Only 4 short days later and nearly 100 miles northeast of Warrenton, The Human Bean of Wilsonville was opened by franchisee, Josh Veentjer, on October 8th. This location marks the first of many as Josh plans to grow The Human Bean into a multi-unit franchise within the Portland metropolitan area. “Wilsonville is a very nice community and having only been open for two weeks, we are off to a strong start,” said Josh.

The Human Bean of Wilsonville is unique. Instead of having two drive-thru windows, it features an innovative single sided drive-thru, order station and menu board. “The single-sided design allowed for greater flexibility situating the building on the lot, plus we had the opportunity to offer an inviting expanded patio for our customers,” said Josh. Wilsonville is only the second Human Bean to operate with this new design; Our corporate store in Newberg, Oregon was the first.

Our warmest congratulations to our franchisees Kristi & Adam and Josh for successfully opening their locations in Warrenton and Wilsonville. We are so happy to have you on our team and can’t wait to see where you bring The Human Bean next!

Learn more about our franchising program HERE.

1st ESPRESSO Bean of the Month

This month is extra exciting because we are featuring our award winning signature espresso.  This is the espresso we serve in our Human Bean drive-thrus. It is called Teramo, aptly named after the beautiful Italian province.

ROAST-LEVEL-MEDIUMTeramo: Premium espresso that is Fruity, Bold and Lasting.

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This signature medium roast espresso blend combines dark chocolate with a full body and deep smoky accents. Using a blend of Central American, East African and Indonesian beans, this award-winning blend is sure to satisfy a wide range of espresso drinkers.

To purchase Teramo espresso, please visit our online store HERE. Teramo is available in 1 lb. or 5 lbs. packages and your choice of ground or whole beans. Save 15% on your last step at check out by using the promo code: TeramoEspresso98. Enjoy!

4th Annual Food Drive

The Human Bean held their forth annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd and was overjoyed by community and customer support. Along with all the smiles, The Human Bean customers enjoyed drink discounts and a chance to win college football tickets with their donations during the one-day event. All food donations were kept local and benefited food banks in each community.

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The Human Bean believes that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. “We choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year because this is when food donations reach their annual lows,” said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. “There are many food drives during the winter holidays, but summer is when supplies run low and the need is high.”

A huge thank you again to everyone for supporting our Food Drive and making it a success. Your generous donations are making a difference in feeding the hungry in your community. Thank you!

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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And the 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!

Hydro Flask Mugs & Growler

The Human Bean is creating MAGIC for To-Go coffee with our new Hydro Flask mugs!

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Products:
With double insulated designs, these mugs will keep your hot drinks steaming and your cold drinks icy LONGER, even in extreme weather conditions.

We currently offer two colors for our conveniently sized 18 oz Hydro Flask mugs, Green Zen & Black Butte. Check them out online or at our HB locations while they are still available!

Along with our amazing mugs, we are excited to introduce our NEW refillable 64 oz Hydro Flask Coffee Growlers. These Growlers are revolutionizing To-Go Coffee by keeping your favorite drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24! Because of their size and design, our 64 oz Growlers are ideal for office meetings, traveling and they make perfect hostess gifts. Shop Coffee Growlers.

Hydro Flask Brand:
Based out of Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask shares The Human Bean’s belief that great products & great causes go hand in hand. Through their 5% Back charity program, Hydro Flask offers customers the opportunity to donate 5% of their purchase price to a charity of their choice. Read more about their program here.hydro-flask-logo-hguy

In addition to giving back, Hydro Flask offers an exceptional warranty. They not only believe in their products, but they are willing to guarantee their products for a lifetime!

These Hydro Flask mugs are the perfect vessel for our customers to enjoy their favorite drinks on the go, at home or in the office. Order yours today!

July’s Coffee Bean Special

The Bean of the Month is a great place to start expanding your coffee horizon. This month’s light roast is perfect for your summer morning cup!

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Our featured coffee bean for July is Costa Rican! Congratulations to Clinton from Central Point, Oregon for being the first to guess it correctly on our Facebook! Please call us at 541-608-0564 and we’ll send you a POUND of Costa Rican Coffee to try for FREE. Thank you all for your participation & support, and don’t forget to enter to win next month.

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Origin:
Costa Rican is a Single Origin Coffee which means the coffee beans are not blends and are designated by geographic location. In this case, these beans were grown between 4000-5200 feet in the Naranjo region of Costa Rica.

Flavor:
Three words to describe this light roast are floral, fruity and balanced. This coffee begins with sweet floral aromas and delicate undertones of pipe tobacco. It highlights a medium body containing sweet notes of cocoa and graham crackers. Lastly, the quick finish makes this bean a perfect expression of traditional Costa Rican coffees.

Shop:
Enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Costa Rican Coffee starting July 1st! Simply enter the promo code: SingleOriginCostaRica in your final step at checkout. Shop Costa Rica now.