Colombia Farm Friendly Project is our latest initiative to help improve the quality of life within the communities where our coffee is grown.¬† The Human Bean is proud of our Farm Friendly Direct program.¬† This program was created to make a positive difference in our coffee world.¬† This is done through both socially responsible and direct coffee sourcing.¬† This sourcing comes straight from the growers.¬† Additionally we fund many improvement projects in these communities.¬† These projects provide clean water, solar energy, education and more.¬† Colombia is the 12th country where we have funded a project like this.
Coffee farmers in Florencia, Manizales Colombia
Farm Friendly Direct Trade Coffee
Part of the Farm Friendly Program is sourcing our coffee directly from the farmers.¬† This also involves paying growers a premium for their coffee. 100% of that premium is then going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is mutually beneficial both for The Human Bean and the grower. A consistent and constant supply of the highest quality coffee is then guaranteed to The Human Bean.¬† The growers and their local communities also receive above fair-market pricing.
Family members of local coffee farmers
Colombia Farm Friendly Project
The Colombia Farm Friendly Project consists of building and also repairing septic and sanitary units within coffee growing communities.¬† This is a three year project.¬† The goal is to build 55 total new units.¬† We are currently at 73% progress of our goal.¬† We are in the process of building four out of six new septic tanks.¬† 21 out of 27 new sanitary units are complete.¬† Lastly, we have repaired 15 out of 22 sanitary units.¬† The units provide a quality of life increase for all of the farmers and community members where they are built.
An example of a new sanitary unit
Farmer Jose Betancur and his family showing their new sanitary unit
Producer Luis Soto showing the new sanitary unit at his farm
In addition, we have also done many other projects like the Colombia Farm Friendly project.¬† These include putting in shade trees in El Salvador, placing water wells in Tanzania and building a “fun pump”¬† which produces clean water through children playing on a merry go round in Kenya.
While it may not seem like it when you are sipping on delicious mocha, your purchases have helped support us in community projects all over the world.¬† Providing an ethically sourced cup of coffee is important to us and you as our customers help make this happen!
Coffee for a Cure 2017 Totals are in! We raised $228,532.97 for breast cancer patient care during our 12th annual event! Thank you for your support!
On Friday, October 20th, Human Bean locations in eleven states raised $228, 532.97 during their ‚ÄúCoffee for a Cure‚Äô donation event. Proceeds from beverage and pastry sales were donated locally by each location to fund mammograms and follow-up care to women who are uninsured or under insured with breast cancer.
Coffee for a Cure 2017 Totals
Over the past 12 years The Human Bean has raised over $1,283,577.24 to help fight breast cancer.¬† Last year we raised just over $200,000 so we are thrilled to have increased our donation amount by so much in one year!¬† Each location picks a local foundation to donate to so these funds stay in our local communities.¬† We are thrilled with the amount of customer support we receive on this day each year!
The Medford based company currently operates and franchises 69 locations in 11 states. For more information on The Human Bean, please go to www.thehumanbean.com.
Our 12th annual breast cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, will be held on Friday, October 20th.¬† All proceeds on this day from all of our 69 locations in 11 states will be donated to local breast cancer agencies.¬† This has become a hugely successful and effective event for us and we are so happy that we are able to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer!
Coffee for a Cure – The Impact
In Oregon alone, between Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center we have helped fund approximately 1600 mammograms or about 145 per year.¬† This is along with follow-up care and ongoing patient support.
Last year was our 11th annual Coffee for a Cure event and we raised $202,448.89 for a total of $1,055,044.89 to date!
Coffee for a Cure – The Story
When hurricane Katrina hit we had a donation day to help support the Red Cross. The following year we decided we wanted to make our donation day an annual event.¬† We wanted to help each of our own communities by doing so. Therefore each location donates to their local community. After talking to people we found out Oregon and Washington had the highest rates of breast cancer in the country (at the time). Everyone we knew had someone in their lives that had been affected by breast cancer. So we thought it was a cause that really could help people in our communities.
We work directly with local foundations.¬† They allocate the funds to help the patients that need help the most; uninsured or under-insured. Since starting Coffee for a Cure 12 years ago we have lost a barista, a franchise owner, family and friends. We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how¬†our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment.¬† We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education.
Truly it is the core of what The Human Bean is about, giving back and supporting our own communities.
The Human Bean Food Drive was held on Friday, August 25th.¬† This was our 8th annual event.¬† Human Bean customers who participated in the one-day event received drink discounts in exchange for food donations.¬† Also, in Oregon, they received a chance to win Ducks or Beavers football tickets if they donated 3 items or more.
With the majority of food drives held during the winter months, many local food banks run lowest on food supplies during the summer.¬† The Human Bean recognizes this need and believes that everyone deserves a nutritious meal, no matter what time of year.¬† Therefore we choose to run our annual event during the summer months as a way to give back to our local communities when most needed.
Each participating Human Bean location chose a local food bank to support.¬† In Southern Oregon, food donations went to Access.¬† In Northern Oregon, food donations went to Oregon Food Bank as well as FISH Emergency Services in Newberg and a local church food bank in Canby.¬† Between all of the 13 corporate Oregon locations over a thousand pounds of food was donated!
Human Bean Food Drive Results
Kyle Hummel with Oregon Food Bank reported back after the Human Bean Food Drive, “So the grand total was 187 pounds which will allow us to provide 159 meals to the community!¬† Or help out 159 of our neighbors in need!¬† Pretty awesome!¬† I hope you are as proud of those numbers as we are; to be able to support almost 160 people is wonderful!”¬† This was from only 3 locations in Northern Oregon and yes, we are very proud of these numbers!
The winners of the Oregon football tickets were chosen randomly after the drive was completed.¬† Donors who entered were able to specify which team tickets they would like to win.¬† Carol Snider of Eugene won tickets to the Beavers vs. Stanford game and Kristin Davidson of Grants Pass won tickets to the Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats game.¬† Congratulations to them both!
Join us for our Coffee for a Cure donation day Friday, October 21st.
Coffee for a Cure day is when¬†a simple purchase can make a huge difference. When you purchase your favorite beverage¬† or pastry we donate the proceeds locally to provide low income mammograms, education, and post diagnosis support.¬† We also have pink ribbon breast cancer mugs and other merchandise available for purchase that you can buy to show your support of this great cause.
Please join us for an amazing beverage from The Human Bean on our donation day; Coffee for a Cure and feel great knowing that your purchase is going directly to help someone in your community in their fight against breast cancer.
Join us¬†this 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 2016.
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.
This is our staffs favorite event of the year! They work very hard to get everyone served and have a blast doing it! They love that they touch people’s lives where they live. Please join us and be a part of our celebration: Together we can make a difference!
From sponsorship to event involvement to donation days, our team is committed to making a positive impact¬†in the communities we serve locally and also globally.
Human Bean Gives Back for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation
The Human Bean of Treasure Valley held a donation day benefiting a local and worthy children‚Äôs cause.¬† This was called the Jayden DeLuca Foundation and was held¬†on Friday, June 24th.¬†Additionally this¬†year also¬†marked the 4th annual Jayden DeLuca Fundraiser.¬†¬†All five Human Bean locations in Treasure Valley participated by encouraging customer donations and donating 30% of their daily sales directly to the cause.
The donations raised by this event will support technological progress¬†in the development¬†of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported the Jayden DeLuca Foundation by purchasing a tasty beverage in Treasure Valley on June 24th.
We are proud to recognize another Human Bean gives back!
Guest Barista Days
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado¬†hosts many “Guest Barista Days”.¬† These are where members of the community join the baristas in the stands.¬† This way they can¬†interact directly with customers¬†and also¬†promote their cause. In addition to encouraging customer donations, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado gives 10% of their daily sales to the guest barista. They hosted one of their very own managers¬†as a Guest Barista in support of her recent trip to an orphanage in Haiti on Thursday, June 23, at their¬†location in Evans, Colorado.
The Human Bean of Northern Colorado also encouraged customers to donate¬†basic medical supplies.¬† They would send to the orphanage in Haiti where¬†their manager visited. A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated! Because of you, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado was¬†able to provide a large¬†donation of medial supplies to support children¬†in Haiti.
Human Bean Sponsorship for a Team in a Local Bike Race was a fun time for all!
The Human Bean is a proud supporter¬†of the communities we serve. Through fundraisers, donation days and sponsorships, we’ve raised and donated thousands of dollars for countless organizations over the years. ¬†For example, our biggest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised¬†over $850,000 for community¬†breast health centers since 2002. Learn¬†more about Coffee for A Cure here.
In addition to large-scale fundraisers like Coffee for A Cure, The Human Bean also values supporting smaller¬†local events too, like the “Brewhaus Cross”. The Human Bean supported this event by sponsoring a¬†¬†race team from Southern Oregon’s¬†Marty‚Äôs Cycle Bicycle Shop. The Brewhaus Cross is an exciting 4 day bike race held each September that benefits local Search & Rescue.
The bike races were held over the summer on Thursday the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of September at the Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, Oregon. During and after¬†the race, bikers and supporters enjoyed yummy Brats and beer from Jacksonville’s Schoolhaus Brewhaus Restaurant.¬†Since 2004, this fun local¬†event has raised over $200,000 in cash and equipment for¬†Josephine County Search and Rescue. The Human Bean is proud to support¬†Marty‚Äôs Cycle Bike Shop’s race team in such an awesome community event!
Holiday Lights is a fun event every year!¬† Nothing says happy holidays more than delicious hot chocolate,¬†sparkling Christmas¬†lights and¬†also supporting the community!¬†This season The Human Bean¬†celebrated¬†all these things and more on Dec. 22nd at Greystone Court¬†during the¬†Access Inc. Hot Chocolate Sponsorship.
Greystone Court is located in Medford, Oregon and every¬†winter the entire neighborhood brightly shines. Each house on the block is gorgeously decorated with countless holiday lights.
About Holiday Lights
More than 5,000 cars drive through Greystone Court annually¬†to catch a glimpse of¬†these lights. Access Inc. has made this event one of their greatest annual food drives by encouraging members of the community¬†to bring canned food and cash donations. In support of Access Inc. and to spread holiday cheer, The Human Bean added to the event for the third year in a row by providing free¬†hot chocolate to those attending.
The Human Bean served 20 gallons and over 450 cups of complimentary hot chocolate that evening. Faces of children from ages 1-92 gleamed as they enjoyed the beautiful lights while sipping on warm hot chocolate. Needless to say, we’ll definitely be back next year.
A big shout-out¬†to everyone who¬†supported our 6th annual Human Bean Food Drive on Friday, August 21st. Thanks to your help and generosity, the one-day fundraiser was a huge success!¬† We raised almost 4,000¬†pounds¬†of food! These donations will make¬†a difference in your¬†communities by supporting local food banks when they need it most.
A special thank you to all you football fans who gave¬†3 or more donations to our Human Bean food drive.¬† And to those who also¬†and entered online for your chance to win a pair of college football tickets.
Now the moment you‚Äôve all been waiting for, the reveal¬†of the ticket winners.
The winners of our ticket raffle are‚Ä¶
The winner of (2) tickets to the University of Oregon vs. USC (University of Southern California)¬†game on November 21st in Eugene, OR is Staci¬†Wytcherley¬†from Grants Pass, Oregon!
The winner of (2) tickets to the Oregon State vs. Stanford¬†game on September 25th in Corvallis, OR is Daniel¬†Johnston¬†from Medford, Oregon!
Congratulations to both¬†ticket winners! Your¬†tickets will be shipped to the address you provided.¬† Feel¬†free to contact us with any questions. We hope you enjoy the football games as they both should be very¬†exciting!
Again and again, we are reminded of how amazing our customers are!¬† This Human Bean food drive was no exception. Thank you all for the support!
It may have been 106¬į, but The Human Bean Sponsorship¬†brought The Breeze to Concerts in the Park in Southern Oregon.
The Human Bean sponsorship of¬†Jackson County’s weekly concert series called Concerts in the Park is going through the summer.¬† This concert series is¬†coordinated by Medford Parks & Recreation and is held at the new Medford Commons outdoor space.¬†Last¬†week,¬†they pushed their Human Bean sponsorship even further by providing free iced tea to those attending the concert.¬†They featured¬†their sweet summertime iced tea called The Breeze.¬† Human Bean¬†baristas served overheated concert enthusiasts refreshing green iced tea sweetened with a splash of lemonade and raspberry.
Everyone who tried The Breeze had nothing but great¬†things to say.¬† The¬†community event ¬†was a huge success¬†overall.¬†The Human Bean takes pride in the¬†active role they play within¬†the community.¬† They look forward to supporting similar events in the near future.
We have many other delicious and refreshing drinks like this to offer on our Human Bean menu.¬† With a passion¬†for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew and soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas and offering the highest quality ingredients.