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Drive Thru Coffee – 7 Reasons why we love it!

Drive Thru Coffee is one of those inventions¬†we wonder why no one ever thought of¬†any earlier!¬† We love it’s convenience and speed in our on-the go lifestyles.¬†¬†It has become a part of our daily routine.¬† Plus it’s one of the best parts of our day!¬† Here are 7 reasons why we love our Drive Thru Coffee from the Human Bean!

1) Drive Thru Coffee is Fast

The speed at which we can get that steaming cup of mocha or refreshing fruit smoothie in our hands is the number one reason we love Drive Thru Coffee.  There is no waiting around for your name to be called or looking for a place to sit.  The Human Bean has a large variety of drinks and they are all also made really fast!  With most locations having double sided drive thru windows they are also built for speed and efficiency.

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2) Drive Thru Coffee is Friendly

The smiling barista handing our Human Bean drink to us makes our day!  They are always friendly and know their regular customers by name.  If you visit often enough they probably even remember your drink order!  It might be a quick exchange but the excellent customer experience is part of why we come back over and over again.

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3) Drive Thru Coffee is Kid Approved

Moms and Dads know how hard it is to get small kids in and out of the car just to grab a quick cup of coffee!  Drive Thru Coffee seems to be made for them!  Tired parents can grab the quick pick-me-up they need without the unloading and reloading.  Plus the Human Bean has a full menu of Little Bean drinks like not-so-hot chocolate and fruit smoothies in spill-proof 8 ounce plastic cups that kids love!  Therefore parents love them too!

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4) Drive Thru Coffee is Dog Approved

Where else than a Drive Thru Coffee stand can your pup visit too?¬† And they also receive a treat of their own while they are there!¬† The Human Bean loves our furry customers coming thru our drive thru¬†windows to cheer us up.¬† We’ll always be ready with a dog bone or maybe even a whipped treat!

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5) No need to dress up when getting Drive Thru Coffee

Worried about who you might run into at the local coffee shop and how you look?¬† That is not a problem at a Drive Thru Coffee stand!¬† You get to stay in your car and you know your friendly barista doesn’t care!¬† Roll on through a Human Bean drive through after a long day of work, as soon as¬†you¬†wake up or for a post-work out pick me up with no worries.

6) No need to find parking when getting Drive Thru Coffee

Do you live in a busy city where parking is always a headache?  What to do when you just really need that cup of coffee?  A Drive Thru Coffee location is the perfect solution!  Human Bean has 68 locations across the country in 11 different states.  Find your nearest location and skip worrying about parking!

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7) There is always time for Drive Thru Coffee!

No matter how much of a hurry you are in and no matter where you are at there is always time for a quick stop.¬† Visit a Human Bean location today and we guarantee we’ll make it worth your while!¬† Plus we bet you’ll look forward to coming back!

Human Bean Ranked #2 as National Coffee Franchise

The Human Bean was ranked as the¬†No. 2 national coffee franchise¬†behind Dunkin’ Donuts in the specialty coffee world according to Entrepreneur magazine.¬† This was¬†on it’s 38th annual Top 500 franchiser list.¬† Overall, the Human Bean ranked #157 out of all franchise types.¬† A recent article in the Medford Mail Tribune details the history and rapid growth of the popular drive-thru coffee franchise on a national level.

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The Human Bean’s first drive-thru coffee franchise location was in Ashland, Oregon in 1998.¬† Nowadays, the drive-thru coffee market in Oregon is saturated with little margin for growth.¬† In a five-mile radius here there are about 45 drive-thru coffee locations where as¬†in other locations, like Reno NV,¬†there are¬†only about¬†six.¬† Also in many states there is no such thing as drive-thru coffee locations.¬† Therefore there is plenty of room for growth for the Human Bean as a national coffee franchise!

National Coffee Franchise Growth

Currently the Human Bean is in 11 states with 68 locations and sales are about $45 million annually.  At last count, Human Bean grinds about 400,000 pounds of coffee and espresso each year.  The Human Bean anticipates a total of 85 locations by the end of 2017.  There are several new locations opening every month with their two newest in Nampa, ID and Odessa, TX.  The goal by the end of next year is to have a total of 100 locations nation-wide.

The initial franchise investment runs between $174,000 and $669,000.  The Human Bean recently sold a nine-store market in the Phoenix, AZ area with the first one going in to Mesa.  Sacramento, CA and new locations in Colorado, Idaho, Texas are also in the works.

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There are currently 10 people in the Medford Corporate office handling administration, equipment support, vendor support and marketing.  Overall, the Corporate company has 160 employees.

In addition to being a growing company, the Human Bean is also a humanitarian company.  They have a direct coffee sourcing program called Farm Friendly Direct.  Beans are sourced from Africa, Latin America, or Asia and they have long standing relationships with their growers.  They are currently helping coffee farmers in Colombia develop their own clean drinking water wells.

Click here to learn more about this rapidly growing national coffee franchise and franchise opportunities.

Two new Human Bean Locations to open and be the first in their states of Ohio & Texas!

We have new Human Bean locations opening all over the US every month this year! We are so excited we are able to continue growing and adding to the Human Bean family!  Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas are the locations of our two newest drive thru coffee franchise locations!

New Human Bean Locations to open in Canton, Ohio on March, 7th!

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Partners in this location are Southern Oregon Owners, Moni Peterson & Dr. Mark Peterson along with Moni’s brother, Ron Watson, who lives in Canton. Ron says they had been brainstorming on a franchise to open in Southern Oregon for years but nothing had proved to be that appealing.

One day on his annual summer visit to the Rogue Valley they were sitting outside one of our many Human Bean locations for drive-thru coffee. They were talking while drinking their Human Bean coffee.  Then it dawned on them that maybe it would be a good idea to instead open a franchise in Canton, Ohio.  They would be the first to bring the Human Bean brand to the state. It turned out Dr. Mark Peterson had gone to school with one of the founders of Human Bean.  After getting in touch and learning more about the franchise, and meeting the other owners, the rest is history!

Choosing the Location

Choosing the location proved to be just as effortless. A small green square of land in the middle of a popular shopping Plaza had just been listed and met all the criteria. Ron thinks it will be a great Human Bean location because of all the traffic. There are 3 entrances/exits, 1 with a traffic light. It is also less than 1 mile from the Expressway and 24,000 cars pass by this location every day. Inside the Plaza is one of the most active Planet Fitness locations in Ohio, as well as a Sky Zone Jump center and many other attractions.

Ron has a background in Sales & Marketing & Graphic Art which will prove to be an asset in running Human Bean locations. They have plans to open 2 or 3 or maybe, even more, Human Bean locations in the area in the near future. Currently, they are looking at a location in Alliance, about 15 miles away.  Theyalso have their eyes on a couple of locations in North Canton about 5 miles away.

Ron says the process of working with the Human Bean to open his first franchise has been great. ‚ÄúA potential franchise owner called me for a referral the other day and I had nothing but good things to say,‚ÄĚ he says.

New Location to open in Odessa, Texas in May

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Owner Maurice Torano sums it up perfectly by saying, ‚ÄúAt Human Bean it‚Äôs about the customer ‚Äď it‚Äôs that simple and appealing!‚ÄĚ Maurice says he always admired the Human Bean, but didn‚Äôt really know much about them. Upon learning more, he says, ‚ÄúHuman Bean matches my style and values so much better than the other franchises.‚ÄĚ He finds this to be the main difference that sets the Human Bean apart, ‚ÄúThe customer service ethos is unmatched! It‚Äôs not about how to order, how to pronounce something, how cool the barista is or how urbane and up-to-the-second their image is, it‚Äôs about the customer.‚ÄĚ

Maurice’s Background

Maurice’s background is in commercial and real estate development in and around Southern Oregon and Northern California.  He found his way to North Dakota and re-invented himself in the oil and gas world when the real-estate market was hit in 2007. Maurice managed large scale projects for two major oil and gas service companies, eventually landing in West Texas. He noticed there were only 2-3 Starbucks for a population of over 300,000 people upon moving to Midland-Odessa in 2012. He saw the need for a drive-thru coffee franchise like the Human Bean.

Maurice is looking to open his first franchise location in Odessa on East University Boulevard, in early May. He plans to open additional Human Bean locations in Midland and Odessa before years end.

We are thrilled at the Human Bean to introduce ourselves to the states of Ohio and Texas! You can learn more about becoming a franchise owner and bringing the Human Bean to your area. Visit our website at: https://thehumanbean.com/franchise/

New Human Bean Location Opens in Lake Havasu AZ

Another new Human Bean location proves that 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.  This 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 Human Bean locations in the past six months in five different states.  These states include Missouri, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado & Arizona. The latest of which was the third location to open in the Lake Havasu area November, 14th. This new Human Bean location brought the total Human Bean count to 64.new human bean location

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.

Choosing a new Human Bean Location

Brain Baumkirchner said they chose this new Human Bean¬†location because many of their customers had constantly asked for it. ‚ÄúThe North side of town doesn‚Äôt have very many business establishments for the residents and tourists alike. Additionally this location has higher traffic when compared to the two other locations.‚Ä̬† 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, ‚ÄúThe Human Bean Team has become like a family for us.‚ÄĚ Human Bean co-founder, Dan Hawkins, states ‚ÄúBrian 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!‚ÄĚ

Baumkirchner sums it up nicely when he says, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs amazing to be a part of a quality brand and system that grew to 3 stores with proper management. Like I always tell people, ‚ÄėIf the coffee wasn‚Äôt superior and service was sub-par, we wouldn‚Äôt exist!‚Äô‚ÄĚ

The kind of growth Baumkirchner has experienced speaks for the brand as a whole.  The Human Bean shows no signs of slowing down on growth.  The company plans to open at least 19 more franchise locations by the end of 2017 throughout the US.  This would bring  the total to 82.new human bean location

 

Human Bean Remodel for Original Ashland Location


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

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

To see how we construct a new Human Bean remodel, view our video.

The new Ashland Human Bean remodel location was constructed with a prefab structure built in a nearby city and then moved by truck to the location.  It 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!

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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!

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!

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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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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Ultimate Gift Basket 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

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

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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!

July’s Coffee Bean Special | The Human Bean

First of all¬† Bean of the Month is a great place to start expanding your coffee horizon. July’s coffee bean special is a light roast¬† perfect for your summer morning cup!

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Costa Rican is July’s Coffee Bean Special

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‚Äôll 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. Furthermore, 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. Also 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.

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Finally, 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.