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Cold Brew – What exactly is it?

Cold Brew is quite the buzz word these days.¬† You’ve probably tried it.¬† And if you have, you probably love it.¬† But what exactly is it?¬† And¬† how is it made?¬† Here’s everything you need to know about Cold Brew!

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It’s Brewed in Cold Water

Hence the name.  Cold brew coffee is actually steeped in room temperature or chilled water and never touches hot water.  This causes a much slower flavor extraction which contributes to the smooth flavor of cold brew coffee.

It Takes at Least 12 Hours to Make

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coarse ground coffee in large paper coffee filters in water for 12-18 hours and then diluted to taste with water.  We make fresh batches over night so they are ready to be served each morning!

It’s HandCrafted

You won’t find our cold brew in a can.¬† It’s handcrafted by our own baristas to ensure it’s fresh!¬† That’s why there is limited availability based on what we make each day.¬† Come get it while it’s hot!¬† Errr….cold, we mean.

It’s not the same as Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is essentially normally brewed coffee that is chilled and then poured over ice.  It still has the same flavor as hot coffee and might taste more acidic or even bitter compared to cold brew coffee.

Cold Brew can be Customized

You can add flavored syrups or chocolate or caramel to cold brew.¬† It’s rich smooth flavor tastes great with vanilla, coconut or hazelnut flavors.¬† You can also add dairy or dairy alternatives if you prefer!

So now that you know what it is, then you have no reason not to try it!¬†¬† You’ll be pleasantly surprised.¬† Stop by one of our many locations today!¬† We think you’ll have a new favorite craving!

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!

New Human Bean Locations in Missouri, Oregon and Colorado!

We are busy bringing delicious drinks and positive vibes to new Human Bean locations in new places this season!

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St. Joseph, Missouri is OPEN & looking GREAT

 

Just this month we’ve opened two new Human Bean locations in St. Joseph, Missouri and Newport, Oregon. We have another location opening soon¬†in beautiful Loveland, Colorado too. If you are lucky enough to be a frequent visitor to any of these cities, be sure to take note of their addresses. The next time you’re in the area, swing by for a delicious drink!¬† And also¬†give a warm welcome to¬†the newest addition to¬†our Human Bean family.

New Human Bean Locations in St. Joseph, MO

Monday, June 20th, marked the 1st day of Summer.  It was also the opening day for the first Human Bean in our ninth state, Missouri! It is located conveniently off HWY 169 at 4414 Commons Dr.  The Human Bean of St. Joseph features a jaw-dropping double-sided drive-thru design.  It is now open from 5am to 9pm daily.

Like many franchisees, St. Joe franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek, first fell in love with The Human Bean after stumbling upon one while visiting central Oregon. The amazing experience she had at the Human Bean location in Albany, OR stuck with her.  She knew she had to learn more.

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So many SMILES on opening day!

After visiting additional new Human Bean¬†locations and researching¬†more about the brand, she realized¬†The Human Bean Franchise offered something special. She was impressed by the qualified barista who took her order.¬† Not to mention¬†the extensive product offerings and exceptional drink quality she received. Additionally, the seamless drive-thru design added convenience to her experience that is unparalleled to conventional sit-down cafes. ‚ÄúWe want to offer the same great experience in our area,‚ÄĚ said Albright-Milek.

 

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The Newport, OR team is ready to serve you!

New Human Bean Locations in Newport, OR

Almost 2000 miles west of St. Joseph, another Human Bean location opened its doors along the Oregon Coast in Newport, Oregon! The Human Bean of Newport celebrated their grand opening with the friendly Newport community on Wednesday, June 8th.

Newport’s tight-knit community is what attracted Human Bean franchisee, Troy Haugen, to this region. This gorgeous¬†coastal city offers lots of natural beauty. In the same fashion it offers outdoor activities.¬† And¬†in addition to that¬†an appreciation for arts and “some of the most friendly people around,” said Haugen.

Haugen is excited to establish Human Bean¬†in the Newport community.¬† He has¬†future plans of opening more¬†new Human Bean locations along the coast. “We all deserve a good quality cup of coffee,” said Haugen.

New Human Bean Locations in Loveland, CO

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Loveland marks drive-thru location #7 in Northern Colorado!

Last, but certainly not least, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado is bringing delicious drinks and exceptional service to the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado!

It is located at 6180 Crossroads Blvd, just East of Hwy 25. The Human Bean of Loveland marks the 7th Human Bean location in Northern Colorado and features a double-sided drive thru, as well as large awnings and a spacious walk-up area. This location opened their doors on Saturday, July 2nd.

Follow The Human Bean of Northern Colorado on¬†Facebook¬†for updates on what city they’ll bring The Bean to¬†next!

The Human Bean expects to continue growing through approved franchisees that align with our brand and share the same commitment to our goals. For more information about The Human Bean franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Page.

Celebrating Earth Day with Reusable Bag Giveaway

Reusable Bag Giveaway Friday, April 22nd marks Earth Day 2016.

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Our reusable bag giveaway is in celebration of Earth Day!  We are giving Human Bean customers complimentary reusable shopping bags with our Human Bean logo on them.  They will receive one with their drink purchase that day while supplies last. Check with your favorite Human Bean location for participation.

From shopping to groceries, you’ll love finding new ways to reuse your bag! And you’ll feel good using an eco-friendly bag vs disposable, single-use, plastic ones!¬† Reusable bags are a simple way to be kinder to our earth.¬† They can cause harm to¬†marine animals and clog up our landfills since they decompose so slowly.¬†

Over the years, The Human Bean has provided customers with over 80,000 bags during our reusable bag giveaway on Earth Day. Just think of the thousands of plastic bags we saved by making this small change!

Because supplies are limited, reusable shopping bags will be given on a first come, first serve basis on Earth Day (limit 2 bags per vehicle). Most Human Bean locations are participating, but check-in with your favorite stand before Earth Day to be sure.

Visit our Facebook Earth Day Event Page for more info & updates and join the event for a notification reminder the morning of Earth Day.

The Human Bean tries to extend their earth friendly practices globally as well through their Farm Friendly Direct program, which is their direct-trade coffee sourcing program. They work directly with the farmers that grow their coffee and pay them at or above market prices. They also allocate additional funds for community projects such as: building water systems, school and community centers and facilitating earth friendly soil, water and farming practices.

See you at The Human Bean for delicious drinks & reusable bags on Earth Day! (4/22)

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 Food Drive

A big shout-out to everyone who supported our 6th annual Human Bean Food Drive on Friday, August 21st. Thanks to your help and generosity, the one-day fundraiser was a huge success!  We raised almost 4,000 pounds of food! These donations will make a difference in your communities by supporting local food banks when they need it most.

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A special thank you to all you football fans who gave 3 or more donations to our Human Bean food drive.  And to those who also and entered online for your chance to win a pair of college football tickets.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the reveal of the ticket winners.

The winners of our ticket raffle are…

  • The winner of (2) tickets to the University of Oregon vs. USC (University of Southern California)¬†game on November 21st in Eugene, OR is Staci¬†Wytcherley¬†from Grants Pass, Oregon!
  • The winner of (2) tickets to the Oregon State vs. Stanford¬†game on September 25th in Corvallis, OR is Daniel¬†Johnston¬†from Medford, Oregon!

Congratulations to both ticket winners! Your tickets will be shipped to the address you provided.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope you enjoy the football games as they both should be very exciting!

Again and again, we are reminded of how amazing our customers are!  This Human Bean food drive was no exception. Thank you all for the support!

Cheers to Years of Coffee & Community

For Human Bean customers, there’s so much to be excited about¬†this summer at The Human Bean! As a matter of fact, many of our Human Bean locations are celebrating¬†business anniversaries.¬† The local communities we are in are important to the Human Bean.¬† Therefore they are doing so by¬†giving back to the most important aspect of their business, the Human Bean¬†customers they serve!

Grants Pass Customer Appreciation Day for 2nd Anniversary

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All¬†three Grants Pass, Oregon locations celebrated their second year¬†of ownership on July 1st. They promoted their anniversary as Customer Appreciation Day. The Human Bean of Grants Pass¬†recognized their loyal¬†Human Bean customers and was beyond excited to do so.¬† Equally important, the feeling was mutual. Grants Pass customers¬†were also happy to celebrate this day with their favorite baristas around. A regular customer from¬†Grants Pass ¬†commented on Facebook, “Thanks for the great service and for¬†always remembering my drink order even before I get there!” Congratulations on the anniversary Grants Pass!

Lake Havasu Celebrates 10 Years of Human Bean Customers

Other locations also celebrating noteworthy¬†anniversaries this summer¬†are The Human Bean of Lake Havasu City, Arizona as well as The Human Bean of Seaside, Oregon. The northern Lake Havasu City location is thankful¬†for 10 great years of great Human Bean customers.¬† They also¬†can’t wait to celebrate such a milestone with their recently opened 2nd¬†location on the south-side of town.

Seaside Celebrates 8 Years of Human Bean Customers

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The Human Bean of Seaside celebrates 8 wonderful years in August this year. Seaside franchisees couldn’t be prouder of the community involvement they’ve established there.¬† They¬†are also¬†bringing their same lively spirit to their Warrenton location which¬†opened last October.¬†‚ÄúWe try to separate ourselves by really standing out as a supporter of the community,” said Seaside franchisee.¬† Another successful year in business also¬†proves their efforts are appreciated by their Human Bean customers.¬†¬†Congratulations Seaside!

See what these locations are up to now on Facebook! Like their page to receive updates on specials, events and much more!

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The Human Bean Coffee Truck

Behold the newest addition to our Colorado stores, the Human Bean Coffee Truck!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck is making it even easier and more convenient to enjoy your favorite coffee from just about anywhere. Crafting the same Human Bean drinks you love, but on wheels, we introduce to you our new Human Bean Coffee Truck in Colorado!

About the Human Bean Coffee Truck

The coffee truck has many custom features including:

  • A flat panel TV/monitor that will stream CSU games so fans don‚Äôt miss a play while getting their coffee.¬† Plus an interior and exterior sound system with awning for better TV viewing.
  • A sunroof from which you just might see one of their baristas pop out!
  • Dual solar panels that serve as the fuel for onboard electronics.¬† They¬†will be the power source for a customer charging station called the ‚ÄúJuice Bar‚ÄĚ.
  • A front seat that converts to a desk for office work space.
  • Three ‚Äútowers‚ÄĚ on the rear of the unit and side panels that hide the wheels.¬† This¬†helps emulate the look of The Human Bean‚Äôs branded retail locations, disguising that it‚Äôs even a truck.

The Human Bean Coffee Truck is the first food truck to ever have an NSF Certified ‚ÄúCustom Liner within Food Preparation Areas.‚ÄĚ No other food truck can make this claim.

It is fully equipped with:

  • three espresso machines
  • one super granita machine
  • one smoothie machine
  • an ice machine
  • a large three-compartment refrigerator
  • an under-counter refrigerator, plus two drawers, three-compartment sink, hand sink, dump sink and NASA restroom!

It‚Äôs safe to say you won‚Äôt find a mobile coffee truck like this anywhere else.¬†And although The Human Bean Coffee Truck will primarily be stationed at CSU, it will take off from time to time to attend CSU games and other local events! To get your caffeine fix on your way to school or in between classes, stop by at the truck‚Äôs home base near Moby Arena on the Intramural Fields at CSU. As the ‚ÄúOfficial Coffee Sponsor‚ÄĚ of CSU Athletics, you will also find the Human Bean Coffee Truck selling drinks at sporting events throughout the year and at the concession stands of both Moby Arena and Hughes Stadium.

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The Human Bean Coffee Truck is excited to participate in upcoming¬†community events surrounding¬†Northern Colorado. This week, they’ll be serving up delicious drinks at their local¬†farmers market and summer concerts. So keep your eyes peeled¬†and like¬†The Human Bean Coffee Truck on Facebook because they want to know where you’d like to see them next!

Treasure Valley Human Bean Gives Back

For the third year in a row, Treasure Valley Human Bean locations raised funds and awareness.¬† They did so for a local and worthy children’s cause¬†called the¬†Jayden DeLuca Foundation!

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The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was established in 2008 in honor of Jayden Riley DeLuca.  Jayden passed away due to a cardiac condition when she was 2 1/2 years old. Her parents, Jeremy and Karalie Deluca, believe that Jayden made such a positive impact on the world.  The believe it is only fitting that The Jayden DeLuca Foundation do the same in her honor.

The foundation looks to promote awareness of cardiac diseases and also to aide in further scientific and medical research of pediatric heart conditions. They feel there needs to be more research and more time devoted to helping those who face this problem.

Sadly, the necessary technology that could have saved Jayden DeLuca didn’t exist when she needed it. Their hope is that soon, pediatric cardiac conditions will be completely manageable.  Or will be a thing of the past altogether.

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On Friday, June 26th, all 5 Human Bean locations in the Treasure Valley Human Bean region donated 30% of their daily SALES (not just proceeds).  The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was the recipient of this donation. The donations raised by this event will provide support and technological progress in the development of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported Jayden DeLuca Foundation by generously donating or purchasing a tasty beverage on June 26th. With your support, The Treasure Valley Human Bean raised $3,100 for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation.

Mochas for Men

Mochas for Men Donates Locally for Men’s Health

Our passion for giving back to the communities we serve inspired us to create the 1st annual Mochas for Men. At the Human Bean, we are passionate about creating happy Human Beans. Each drink on our menu is crafted from the best ingredients and served by talented and friendly baristas. To top it off, the Human Bean believes in doing good both globally and locally.

On Friday, Nov. 21st, EVERY mocha enjoyed helped¬†support local men’s health. For every mocha purchased, the Human Bean pledged to donate $1 toward providing screening and follow up care to men in the communities we serve. Together, our wonderful customers enjoyed over 5300 mochas and we raised over $5300 to support men’s health!

In anticipation for the big day,¬†we featured 2 delicious mochas all November called “the Gent” and “the Lumberjack”.¬†The Gent mocha was¬†inspired by delicious¬†chocolate turtles and it’s recipe called for sweet praline & caramel flavors.¬†The Lumberjack resembled a peanut butter cup and combined¬†creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate. Our customers loved both the Gent and the Lumberjack and we received countless raves about how good¬†they tasted. Don’t worry, these¬†mochas are still available to order if you missed them last month!

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The day of Mochas for Men was incredibly rewarding and fun. Our customers showed their overwhelming support by treating themselves and their loved ones to yummy mochas all day. Also, many of our baristas  dressed up and decorated cups to make the event fun and help spread the word.

Thank you to everyone involved in making our 1st annual Mochas for Men a success. Your support makes it possible for us to give back and make a difference in the communities we serve. Just another reason the Human Bean is more than just great coffee.