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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!

treasure valley human beanThe Cause

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.

treasure valley human bean treasure valley human bean treasure valley human beanDonation Day

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!


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.

1st ESPRESSO Bean of the Month

This month is extra exciting because we are featuring our award winning signature espresso bean.  This is the espresso bean 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 also Lasting.


This signature medium roast espresso blend combines dark chocolate with a full body and then deep smoky accents. Using a blend of Central American, East African and Indonesian beans, this award-winning espresso bean 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.  You also have your choice of ground or whole beans. Save 15% on your last step at check out by using the promo code: TeramoEspresso98.

Farm Friendly Direct Espresso Beans

Farm Friendly Direct products have a unique opportunity to make a positive difference in our coffee world.  We do so through direct and also socially responsible coffee sourcing.

Farm Friendly Direct’s program involves paying growers a premium for their coffee.  100% of that premium going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is mutually beneficial for The Human Bean and the grower. The Human Bean is guaranteed a constant and consistent supply of the highest quality coffee.  Additionally, growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing and investments into local infrastructure.

New Caldwell Human Bean Location is Turning Heads

The Human Bean of Treasure Valley introduces a 4th stand in Caldwell, Idaho this month. The grand opening was on July 10th. . The Caldwell community has been enjoying delicious drinks, friendly atmosphere and also head turning building design.

Caldwell, Idaho

Caldwell, Idaho

Caldwell is a western city in Idaho with almost 50,000 residents. Seems like all of whom can appreciate a good cup of coffee. Human Bean franchisee, Alex Furioso, said, “Caldwell is an awesome growing city. They have done nothing but welcome us with open arms.” The new Caldwell location demonstrates The Human Bean’s mission. Delivering quality products with exceptional customer service. “We are happy to be here, and happy to give them a great product,” said Alex.

Eye Catching Location

Along with offering quality products and great service, the Human Bean of Caldwell’s eye catching curb appeal is unique from the typical Human Bean location. “We wanted a building design that catches people’s attention,” said Alex, “A design that makes them stop and look because it has never been done before.” With recycled barn wood and copper pitched roofs as inspiration, the Human Bean of Caldwell stands out and demands a double-take from the street.

New Location

More Locations Planned

This is the Furioso’s 4th Human Bean location with several more in various stages of development.

The Human Bean team sends our warmest congratulations to Alex on successfully opening another Human Bean location. We look forward to growing with Alex and the awesome Human Bean Baristas.

Hydro Flask Mugs & Growler | The Human Bean

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

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Products

As a result double insulated designs, these mugs will keep your hot drinks steaming and your cold drinks icy LONGER, even in extreme weather conditions.

Also 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!

A New Year and a Healthy Choice | The Human Bean

Looking for a way to have your cake and eat it too? Or should I say, have your coffee and drink it too? Whether you are counting calories or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle, this post will expand your coffee knowledge and give you the power of healthy choice when ordering your favorite drinks.

First, I will give you three simple tips and tricks to ordering a calorie conscious drink.

The Human Bean offers almost limitless healthy choices on our menu. From dairy alternatives to sugar-free flavor choices, we are always striving to provide the highest quality ingredients for our customers. All of these options are great and allow you to personalize your drink to your specific needs and desires. However, they can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t thoroughly know the products and what health choices are available. When ordering your next drink, keep in mind these three simple and reliable tips to a healthier you!

1.)    Fat-free or dairy-free is a healthy choice!

Substituting your favorite drink with a fat-free dairy or dairy-free alternative can cut you’re your calories in HALF! Swapping chocolate milk for non-fat milk in your mocha will reduce the calories and eliminate the fat, while still satisfying your coffee and chocolate craving.

dairy-free alternatives

Dairy-free alternatives, while not as well-known, can also be a great option for creating a healthy choice in your coffee beverage. At The Human Bean, we offer soy, almond and coconut milk at most of our locations. These dairy-free alternatives are low in fat and calories, contain no cholesterol and have up to 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Why not try soy, almond or coconut milk in your next coffee?!

2.)    Add a shot!

Espresso shot healthy choice

If you enjoy a strong coffee flavor, this is the trick for you! Espresso contains 0 calories and can cut anywhere from 15 to 50 calories from your drink. This trick works because the extra espresso replaces the higher calorie dairy or dairy substitute products. On your next drink, simply ask for an extra shot and you’ve got yourself a coffee with fewer calories and more of your favorite coffee flavor is a healthy choice.

If too much caffeine is a concern of yours, ask for an extra decaf shot of espresso.

sugar free healthy choice

3.)    Countless Sugar-Free Flavors

Where there is a flavor, there is a sugar-free flavor just as sweet. Replacing your regular flavored syrups with the sugar-free alternative can reduce your drink by 35 to 75 calories. This might be the simplest trick in the book, yet it holds the potential to have a lasting impact on your health. Like diet sodas, sugar-free coffees can be just as delicious as their higher calorie counterpart. Make the switch on your next coffee!

You now hold three simple tips and tricks to creating a delicious, yet lower calorie coffee. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your new knowledge to discover the perfect combination just for you. Stay tuned for part two of A New Year, A Healthier You where I will provide you with three tried-and-true delicious coffee options all under 200 calories!

Barista Fashion Forward | The Human Bean

Strut this year’s fashion trends like a pro! Glamour Magazine has helped us go “bold without being flamboyant, comfortable while still figure-flattering,” for this season’s barista fashion with the most wearable trends of 2013. These trends are not just for the runway. Mold them to fit your specific fashion style just like our baristas below! Check out the different ways our Human Bean barista fashion winning during these winter months.

1. Winter White Barista Fashion

barista fashion winter white

Stay winter wonderful in this season’s favorite color, white! An easy trend to fall in love with, while making a big impression at the same time! Our baristas wear white in the snow and keep warm in white coats.

2. Knit Beanies

Knit Beanies barista fashion | The Human Bean

The most practical and affordable trend, Knit beanies are cute on everyone. This is a trend you can dress up or down. The Human Bean girls have this one down!

3. Classic Patterns

Classic Patterns

It’s back to the basics with this trend. The Human Bean barista fashion is all about leopard and plaid the best.

4. Over-the-Knee Boots

over the knee boots

Another easy trend for all fashion styles and age groups are over the knee boats. You can wear them in black, grey, camel or with studs. This is an acceptable trend to wear into spring as well. Have fun with these kicks!

5. Barista Fashion in Turtlenecks


Turtlenecks are in! Keep warm this winter in a knit or wool turtleneck. Pair the trend with a cute vest or fun jewelry to get this fabulous winter look.

6. Shades of Green

shades of green

Green is a color that looks great on everyone! You can accomplish multiple trends by wearing shades of green with your classic patterns, knit beanies or statement outerwear. The Human Bean barista fashion is all about greenl…

7. Slouchy Pants

slouchy pants

Stay comfortable in a looser fabric. This trend is great for the workplace and stylish enough to wear with heels for a night out on the town with your girlfriends. Check out this polk-a-dot option above! Photo courtesy of: sugarlovechic.com

8. Statement Outerwear

statement outterwear

We vote your seasonal splurge should be on a great coat. However you can still get the look for less by recycling timeless pieces from last year or dressing down your oversized snow or ski jacket that you already own.

9. Folk-Inspired Pieces

Folk inspired

Going with the theme of the season, “comfort”, these folk-inspired pieces felt right at home. Folk-inspired pieces are great in the northwest, northern California, the mountains and in the desert or anywhere you find barista fashions.

10. Rounded Shoulders

rounded shoulders

Rounded shoulders are feminine and fashionable, however they may not be for everyone. Play around with this trend while wearing a casual but sporty outfit as well as in a dress for a great holiday party look. Photo Courtesy of: stylecredential.blogspot.com

Trends list courtesy of: Glamour.com