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Human Bean Remodel for Original Ashland Location


THE HUMAN BEAN REMODEL IN ASHLAND, OR IS AN INVESTMENT TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS


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!

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.

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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.

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’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. 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.

Single-sided Drive Thru Opens in Newberg, OR

Single-sided Human Bean drive thru opened  April, 2014. The Newberg community gave a  warm welcome to the single-sided drive thru, Kimberly Jackson, Portland Regional Manager of The Human Bean said, “What a welcoming town Newberg has been!  It warms my heart”.

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Newberg, Oregon

Newberg Oregon is located about 35 Miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. Most noteworthy, rural forests and farmlands. Also the Willamette River creates a natural bowl around the community. The Chehalem Mountains provide a special backdrop for the 23,000 residents. Furthermore, the prestigious George Fox University is just a block away from the Human Bean.

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Order Station featuring Menu Board & Speaker Post

Single-sided Drive Thru is Unique

Newberg features a single-sided drive thru. As a result customers place their order at the order station. This design was developed by The Human Bean corporate team. The corner lot was in high demand so a single-sided drive thru was developed.  Also Opposite of the standard double-sided drive thru of the brand. The new order station features a visual menu board, audio speaker post and headsets for the baristas. This effective ordering station allows The Human Bean to maintain the speed. As a result giving us greater flexibility when choosing new corporate or franchised site locations.

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Newberg Baristas Loving Their Headsets

Efficiency and Accuracy

Along with increasing efficiency and accuracy, the Newberg stand prioritized upholding The Human Bean’s exceptional customer service. Greeting customers using headsets rather than face-to-face interaction was unfamiliar. Consequently our talented Newberg baristas quickly adapted and soon it became second nature. “Having a good time with customers at the order station makes it even more enjoyable for them when they pull up to the window and see a smiling face!” said Shelby.

Opens Up New Opportunities

The Human Bean of Newberg’s success has been a direct result of the hard working and enthusiastic people. The Human Bean team and of the overwhelming support from the Newberg, Oregon community. Additionally, the success of Newberg represents exciting opportunities for The Human Bean brand. Most of all at the corporate level and through franchising. Finally, the innovative order station and single-sided drive thru design is proving to be a game changer for our brand development and we cannot wait to explore its potential.

June’s Bean of the Month | The Human Bean

The Bean of the MonthIt’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! 

June Bean of the Month

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.

Giving Back | The Human Bean Boise

Boise Human Bean Giving Back

Giving Back:

The Human Bean of Boise, Idaho is giving back to the community. 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!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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