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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!

Convenience in each Coffee Pod

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Brewed coffee fans, you’re in luck– The Human Bean offers the coffee you love for sale by the pound and now as single-serve, ready-to-brew, coffee pods!

coffee pods2Human Bean baristas grind French roast coffee beans fresh every morning and brew it throughout the day with state of the art air-pots to ensure the best flavor in every cup.
Enjoy the same freshness and flavor at home with convenient Single-Serve Coffee Pods.

The Human Bean coffee pods are packaged in 12-packs with a whopping 12 grams of coffee filling each fully-recyclable pod. Best part is, the pods fit in all single-serve coffee brewers giving you peace of mind when purchasing.

Find Single-Serve Coffee Pods online or at a stand near you! 

The Human Bean’s single-serve coffee pods are available in 4 classic coffee varieties for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home or office.

Bring home House, French, Italian or SWP Decaf (Swiss Water Process).

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Bringing The Bean to Eugene

The Human Bean opened location #1 in Ashland, Oregon in 1998 but it didn’t take long for the brand to build a reputation for excellent coffee & customer service. The Human Bean soon expanded to surrounding cities and across Oregon through corporate development and approved franchises. Today, The Human Bean has grown to 60 locations in 9 states with a majority still operating in its home state of Oregon. We are excited to bring The Human Bean to another city in Oregon this month; Eugene, we know you’re ready for us!

Eugene is Oregon’s second largest city following Portland with over 160,000 residents. It is home to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and has earned the title of, “TrackTown USA”, after being the birthplace of athletic mega-brand Nike and hosting multiple Olympic trials.

Bringing The Human Bean to “TrackTown USA” is Eugene native, Lauren Karcher. “I have a love affair with this city,” says Karcher, and “we feel so fortunate to open the very first Human Bean here”. The culture of The Human Bean brand is “kind, genuine and fun” and it strives to give back locally through fundraisers and sponsorships. The Human Bean will be a natural fit for the community-minded city of Eugene.

Along with the brand, Eugene residents can expect many benefits from The Human Bean’s drive-thru design. The Human Bean features a double-sided drive thru that fosters both convenience and customer service. “The drive-thru lets our customers stay inside their warm cars, get their favorite drinks quickly, and still gives us time to connect with them!” says Karcher.

Karcher chose to franchise with The Human Bean after visiting many locations around Oregon. “While I am very much hooked on the drinks, the culture and the people of Human Bean is really why I fell in love,” says Karcher.

Karcher’s goal for The Human Bean is to expand the brand everywhere she can, focusing on the Eugene area. “Once we find the sites, I will do everything I can to make it happen,” says Karcher.

“I am blessed to help start and end people’s day with a positive vibe & delicious drink.”
-Lauren Karcher

The Human Bean corporate team is elated to welcome Karcher to our franchise family and can’t wait to see the successes to come from the new Eugene location. For updates about this stand & grand opening dates, LIKE The Human Bean Eugene Facebook Page. For more information about franchising, visit The Human Bean official website here.

Celebrating Espresso

espresso croppedThe Bean of the Month features online coffee & espresso varieties to help you discover a new favorite.  With many unique origins, blends and roasts to choose from, a bean as unique as you are is waiting to be found! This month, try any or all four distinctive espresso beans and enjoy 15% off with the promotion code below.

Sorano Espresso: This is our lightest roast espresso with subtle hints of berry and toffee flavors. Aptly named after an ancient medieval town in Tuscany.

Teramo Espresso: Award winning espresso served in our stands. This classic medium roasted espresso blend combines dark chocolate with deep smoky accents.

Trieste Espresso: Named after a well-known cafe in San Francisco, this balanced medium roast compliments a good book, cozy blanket and fuzzy socks.

SWP® Decaf Espresso: Swiss Water Process® is a 100% chemical-free way to remove 99.9% of caffeine from coffee and espresso beans. This gentle process maintains the distinctive origin and flavor characteristics to enjoy anytime of day or night. Learn more here.

Save 15% on all Human Bean premium espresso beans for the entire month of April. Use the promotion code Espresso1998 on the last step at checkout to receive your discount. Shop now.

Cheers to a Healthy & Tasty New Year!

Rarely do Healthy & Tasty go hand and hand, so naturally our response is, “What’s the catch?” But lucky for you and your New Year’s resolution to live a healthier lifestyle, there is no catch. We are featuring two drinks this season that offer you the best of both worlds. The Acai Berry Smoothie and Mate Latte. Both taste delicious & leave you feeling great and guilt-free.

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Fruity Acai Smoothie
Our Acai Smoothie contains nature super fruits like acai berries, bananas, blueberries, blackberries and pomegranates. These fruits pack the Acai Smoothie full of antioxidants associated with increased energy and a stronger immune system. Best part is, Acai Smoothies taste great and are dairy-free. Try a delicious & nutritious Acai Berry Smoothie to kick-start your morning or for that much needed afternoon pick-me-up.

Frothy Mate Latte
The aroma and delicate flavors of herbal mate are sure to add a touch of relaxation to your busy mornings. Balanced with the creaminess of steamed 2% milk or other delicious non-dairy substitute, the Mate Latte is frothy, warm and sure to satisfy. Herbal Mate is also known for boosting metabolism and balancing mood and energy. Enjoy a Mate Latte hot, iced or even blended.

Pro-Tip: Add a flavor like vanilla or white chocolate to your Mate Latte for a touch of sweetness.

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.

New Caldwell Location is Turning Heads

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

Caldwell is a western city in Idaho with almost 50,000 residents, 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 of delivering quality products with exceptional customer service. “We are happy to be here, and happy to give them a great product,” said Alex.

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.

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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 in Caldwell and throughout Canyon and ADA Counties.

June’s Bean of the Month

photo (16)It’s never been a better time to enjoy The Human Bean in the comfort of your own home. Our premium packaged coffee is worth trying and the Bean of the Month is a great place to start! 

As announced in our monthly emails, our featured bean for the month is Goose Hollow. This dark roast is sweet, elegant and rich. Goose Hollow coffee blend has a full body with dark malty notes and hints of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Goose Hollow is perfect for your daily morning cup and is just what you need to start your day off right.

Enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Goose Hollow for the rest of the month of June! Simply enter the promo code: JuneGooseHollow in your final step at checkout. Shop Goose Hollow.

The Bean Gives Back

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The Event:
The Human Bean of Boise, Idaho locations donated their all-day proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, February 28th. All 4 Treasure Valley locations raised a total of $4,800 to help find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The Cause:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a unique mission… to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is ever denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. For more information about St. Jude visit their website here.
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Recognition:
A special thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser by purchasing a drink or making a donation that day. Another shout-out to all the baristas who worked the fundraiser, we couldn’t have done it without your shining smiles and coffee craftsmanship. Last but not least, cheers to The Human Bean of Treasure Valley franchisee, Alex Coffee Boss Furioso, for making this great event happen!