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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.

Trieste Human Bean Espresso

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Premium Beans & Responsible Sourcing make Great Human Bean Espresso

Each month, The Human Bean features a unique bean to encourage Human Bean¬†lovers to expand their coffee and espresso horizons. Therefore there¬†are countless¬†blends, roasts and origins to choose from, Isn’t it time you found a¬†bean personalized¬†to your unique preferences? Best of all, you will also receive 15% off the featured bean all month long with the coupon¬†code provided below.

From now through 2014, enjoy 15% off our premium Trieste Espresso Bean. Named after a well-known cafe in San Francisco, this eloquent medium roast perfectly compliments a good book, warm blanket and also fuzzy socks.

Origin: Blended & Roasted for a Premium Bean
Our Trieste Human Bean Espresso is a blend of distinctive beans from Indonesia and South and Central America. These beans grow at varying elevations and climates. This contributes to the unique, yet harmonious, espresso flavor.

Flavor: Bitter Sweet with a Rounded Finish
This medium bodied espresso blend showcases hints of berries, nuts and oak. This blend is the perfect balance in a dark roast. Three words to describe the flavor of this roast are sweet, chocolaty and also robust. 

Farm Friendly Direct: Socially Responsible Sourcing

 Share our vision of global betterment. Farm Friendly Direct is a program that pays growers a premium for their coffee. With 100% of that premium going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is beneficial for both The Human Bean and the grower. We are ensured the highest quality coffee while growers and their communities receive above fair-market pricing and community support through investments into public projects. For more information about Farm Friendly Direct, click HERE.

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Enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Trieste Espresso through 2014! Simply enter the promo code: EnjoyEspresso in your final step at checkout. Shop now.

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.

teramo

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, ‚ÄúCaldwell is an awesome growing city. They have done nothing but welcome us with open arms.‚ÄĚ The new Caldwell location demonstrates The Human Bean‚Äôs mission. Delivering quality products with exceptional customer service. ‚ÄúWe are happy to be here, and happy to give them a great product,‚ÄĚ said Alex.

Eye Catching Location

Along with offering quality products and great service, the Human Bean of Caldwell‚Äôs eye catching curb appeal is unique from the typical Human Bean location. ‚ÄúWe wanted a building design that catches people‚Äôs attention,‚ÄĚ said Alex, ‚ÄúA design that makes them stop and look because it has never been done before.‚ÄĚ 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.

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

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, ‚Äúcomfort‚ÄĚ, 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