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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!

Supporting Local & Global Communities

Giving back is important to The Human Bean.
From sponsorship to event involvement to donation days, our team is committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve locally and globally.

The Human Bean of Treasure Valley held a donation day benefiting a local and worthy children’s cause called the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, on Friday, June 24th. This year marked the 4th annual Jayden DeLuca Fundraiser and 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 generously donating or purchasing a tasty beverage in Treasure Valley on June 24th.

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We are proud to recognize another Human Bean region in Northern Colorado who is giving back in big ways both locally and globally.

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado hosts many “Guest Barista Days” where members of the community join the baristas in the stands and interact directly with customers to 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.

Read more about her eye-opening experience here: My Trip to Haiti…

The Human Bean of Northern Colorado encouraged customers to donate basic medical supplies that 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.

New Locations in Missouri, Oregon and Colorado!

Summer is here and The Human Bean is busy bringing delicious drinks and positive vibes to new places this season!

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St. Joseph, Missouri is OPEN & looking GREAT

Just this month we’ve opened two new locations in St. Joseph, Missouri and Newport, Oregon. We have another location opening soon in beautiful Loveland, Colorado too. If you are lucky enough to be a frequent visitor to any of these cities, be sure to take note of their addresses. The next time you’re in the area, swing by for a delicious drink and give a warm welcome to the newest addition to our Human Bean family.

Monday, June 20th, marked the 1st day of Summer and the opening day for the first Human Bean in our ninth state, Missouri! Located conveniently off HWY 169 at 4414 Commons Dr., The Human Bean of St. Joseph features a jaw-dropping double-sided drive-thru design and is now open from 5am to 9pm daily.

Like many franchisees, St. Joe franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek, first fell in love with The Human Bean after stumbling upon one while visiting central Oregon. The amazing experience she had at the Human Bean location in Albany, OR stuck with her and she knew she had to learn more.

So many SMILES on opening day!

After visiting additional locations and researching more about the brand, she realized The Human Bean Franchise offered something special. She was impressed by the qualified barista who took her order, the extensive product offerings and exceptional drink quality she received. Additionally, the seamless drive-thru design added convenience to her experience that is unparalleled to conventional sit-down cafes. “We want to offer the same great experience in our area,” said Albright-Milek.

 

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The Newport, OR team is ready to serve you!

Almost 2000 miles west of St. Joseph, another Human Bean location opened its doors along the Oregon Coast in Newport, Oregon! The Human Bean of Newport celebrated their grand opening with the friendly Newport community on Wednesday, June 8th.

Newport’s tight-knit community is what attracted Human Bean franchisee, Troy Haugen, to this region. This gorgeous coastal city offers lots of natural beauty, outdoor activities, an appreciation for arts and “some of the most friendly people around,” said Haugen.

Haugen is excited to establish Human Bean in the Newport community with future plans of opening more locations along the coast. “We all deserve a good quality cup of coffee,” said Haugen.

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Loveland marks drive-thru location #7 in Northern Colorado!

Last, but certainly not least, The Human Bean of Northern Colorado is bringing delicious drinks and exceptional service to the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado!

Located at 6180 Crossroads Blvd, just East of Hwy 25, The Human Bean of Loveland marks the 7th Human Bean location in Northern Colorado and features a double-sided drive thru, large awnings and a spacious walk-up area. This location opened their doors on Saturday, July 2nd.

Follow The Human Bean of Northern Colorado on Facebook for updates on what city they’ll bring The Bean to next!

The Human Bean expects to continue growing through approved franchisees that align with our brand and share the same commitment to our goals. For more information about The Human Bean franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Page.

Celebrating Earth Day with Reusable Bags

Friday, April 22nd marks Earth Day 2016.

In celebration of Earth Day, we are giving customers complimentary reusable shopping bags with their drink purchase that day while supplies last. Check with your favorite location for participation.

From shopping to groceries, you’ll love finding new ways to reuse your bag! And you’ll feel good using an eco-friendly bag vs disposable, single-use, plastic ones!

Over the years, The Human Bean has provided customers with over 80,000 reusable bags on Earth Day. Just think of the thousands of plastic bags we saved by making this small change!

Because supplies are limited, bags will be given on a first come, first serve basis on Earth Day (limit 2 bags per vehicle). Most Human Bean locations are participating, but check-in with your favorite stand before Earth Day to be sure.

Visit our Facebook Earth Day Event Page for more info & updates and join the event for a notification reminder the morning of Earth Day.

See you at The Human Bean for delicious drinks & reusable bags on Earth Day! (4/22)

New Building for Original Ashland Location

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THE HUMAN BEAN IS INVESTING IN NEW STANDS TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS


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

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

The new Ashland location 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!

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!

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.

3 Tips to A Guilt-Free Drink

Happy 2016 fellow coffee lovers! Searching for a beverage you can feel good about drinking? Well we’re happy to say, Your Search is Over at The Human Bean.

Whether you are counting calories or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016, this post will expand your coffee knowledge and give you the power when ordering your favorite drinks at The Human Bean. We offer almost limitless options on our menu. From dairy-free alternatives to protein powder, we are always striving to provide the highest quality ingredients for our customers. While all these choices are great, they can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we created this post to guide you when ordering your next drink at The Human Bean.

Here are THREE simple tips to turning your favorite drink into one that satisfies your coffee cravings without the guilt!

1.)    Add a Scoop of Protein Powder! 

You asked and we delivered! We now offer a vanilla protein powder at most of our locations. You can enjoy this new product as a Granita (w/ espresso) or as a Smoothie (w/out espresso). You can also add a scoop of protein to any of your current favorite blended drinks! With 20 grams of protein per scoop and an optimal amino acid profile, our protein powder drinks will keep you full and focused all day!

Barista Tip: Add a half scoop of protein to your favorite fruit smoothie flavor for the perfect afternoon snack!

2.)    Fat-free or dairy-free anyone?

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 can also be a great option for creating a health conscious 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. Try soy, almond or coconut milk in your next coffee!

3.)   Add a shot? Why not!

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.

If too much caffeine is a concern of yours, ask your barista for an extra decaf shot of espresso.

You now hold three simple tips and tricks to creating a delicious, yet healthier coffee option. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your new coffee knowledge. Remember, you can have your coffee and drink it guilt-free at The Human Bean.

Cheers to Years of Coffee & Community

There’s so much to be excited about this summer at The Human Bean! Many of our Human Bean locations are celebrating business anniversaries by giving back to the most important aspect of their business, the customers they serve of course!

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All three Grants Pass, Oregon locations celebrated their second year of ownership on July 1st. Promoting their anniversary as Customer Appreciation Day, The Human Bean of Grants Pass was beyond excited to recognize their loyal customers and the feeling was mutual. Grants Pass customers were 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!

Also to celebrate noteworthy anniversaries this summer is The Human Bean of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and The Human Bean of Seaside, Oregon. The northern Lake Havasu City location is thankful for 10 great years and can’t wait to celebrate such a milestone with their recently opened 2nd location on the south-side of town.

The Human Bean of Seaside celebrates 8 wonderful years mid August this year. Seaside franchisees couldn’t be prouder of the community involvement they’ve established in Seaside and are bringing their same lively spirit to their Warrenton location which opened last October. “We try to separate ourselves by really standing out as a supporter of the community,” said Seaside franchisee. Another successful year in business proves their efforts are appreciated, congratulations Seaside!

See what these locations are up to now on Facebook! Like their page to receive updates on specials, events and much more!

The Human Bean of Grants Pass | The Human Bean of Lake Havasu City
The Human Bean of Seaside

Concerts in the Park Sponsorship

It may have been 106°, but The Human Bean brought The Breeze to Concerts in the Park in Southern Oregon.

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The Human Bean is a proud sponsor of Jackson County’s weekly concert series called Concerts in the Park coordinated by Medford Parks & Recreation. Last week, they pushed their sponsorship even further by providing free iced tea to those attending the concert. Featuring their sweet summertime iced tea called The Breeze, HB 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 and the community event  was a huge success overall. The Human Bean takes pride in the active role they play within the community and they look forward to supporting similar events in the near future.

Mochas for Men

MFM sm poster2 (1)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. Our passion for giving back to the communities we serve inspired us to create the 1st annual Mochas for Men. 

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.