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New Human Bean Eugene Location

The Human Bean Eugene will be opening soon!

The first Human Bean location¬†opened¬†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.¬† This was done¬†through corporate development and approved franchises. Today, The Human Bean has grown to¬†60 locations in 9 states.¬† The¬†majority are¬†still operating in its home state of Oregon. We are also excited to bring The Human Bean to another¬†city in Oregon this month; Eugene, we know you’re ready for us!

About Eugene, Oregon

Eugene is Oregon‚Äôs second largest city following Portland with over 160,000 residents. It¬†is home to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!).¬† It also¬†earned the title of, ‚ÄúTrackTown USA‚ÄĚ, after being the birthplace of athletic mega-brand Nike and hosting multiple Olympic trials.

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Bringing The Human Bean to “TrackTown USA” is Eugene native, Lauren Karcher. ‚ÄúI have a love affair with this city,‚ÄĚ says Karcher.¬†¬†“We feel so fortunate to open the very first Human Bean here”. The culture of The Human Bean brand is ‚Äúkind, genuine and fun.‚Ä̬†The Human Bean also¬†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.¬† This¬†fosters¬†both convenience and customer service.¬†‚ÄúThe drive-thru lets¬†our customers stay inside their warm cars, get their favorite drinks quickly, and still gives us time to connect with them!‚Ä̬†says Karcher.

Karcher chose to¬†build The Human Bean Eugene franchise¬†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,‚ÄĚ says Karcher.

Karcher‚Äôs goal for The Human Bean is to expand the brand everywhere she can.¬† She also wants to focus on the Eugene area. ‚ÄúOnce we find the sites, I will do everything I can to make it happen,‚ÄĚ 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 and the Human Bean Eugene¬†to our franchise family.¬† We can’t wait to see the successes to come from the new Human Bean¬†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.

Opening Soon, The Human Bean Missouri

The Human Bean Missouri will be opening soon and will also be the first in the state!

About the Human Bean

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 The Human Bean’s convenient, consistent and customer focused¬†brand¬†grew and soon after opening in¬†Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Oregon and steadily grew to¬†nearby¬†states.

This season, we are excited to announce that we are bringing The Human Bean to state number 9 with the opening of our 58th location in St. Joseph, Missouri!

Missouri

Located along the Missouri River and about 60 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph is rich with history.  It is also home to almost 80,000 residents. Among those residing in St. Joseph is HB franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek.

About Erin Albright-Milek, Owner

Albright-Milek discovered The Human Bean while vacationing in Albany, OR. She fell in love with the¬†brand.¬† She was also¬†impressed by the qualified¬†baristas that took her order. Once she tasted¬†her Snowy Mocha with¬†The Human Bean’s signature chocolate covered espresso bean on top, she was hooked!

After visiting additional¬†locations and learning more about the¬†brand, Albright-Milek discovered¬†The Human Bean Franchise offered something special.¬†The fun atmosphere and positive spirit demonstrated by the baristas was contagious.¬†¬†“We¬†want to¬†offer the¬†same great experience in our area,”¬†said¬†Albright-Milek.

In addition, The Human Bean’s focus on community involvement excited and inspired¬†Albright-Milek. Since 2002, The Human Bean’s largest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised over $850,000 for local breast health centers. Along with her interest in participating in Coffee for A Cure, “we’d also¬†like to show support for other organizations in our immediate area as well,” said¬†Albright-Milek.

Albright-Milek and her team are working hard to open their first stand on 4414 Commons Drive in St. Joseph by early March. Once they become great at what they do and establish The Human Bean within the St. Joseph community, they also plan to eventually expand the brand to the Kansas City area.

The Human Bean expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand. If you are interested in learning more about The Human Bean franchise opportunities in areas that remain available for development, please refer to the Franchise page.

Human Bean Food Drive

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.

human bean food drive

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’ve all been waiting for, the reveal of the ticket winners.

The winners of our ticket raffle are…

  • 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!

Celebrating Premium Espresso

espresso croppedThe Bean of the Month features online coffee & premium 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 also enjoy 15% off with the promotion code below.

Human Bean Premium Espresso

Sorano Espresso: This is our lightest roast espresso with subtle hints of berry and also 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 too.

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

SWP¬ģ Decaf Espresso:¬†Swiss Water Process¬ģ 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 also¬†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.

Explore Single Origin Coffees

The Human Bean offers several Single Origin Coffees.

Try a coffee. Sip a coffee. Love Single Origin coffees.

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Expand your coffee horizon with The Human Bean. This month, our online store is featuring seven distinctive coffees.  These coffees originate from seven unique countries. Welcome the balanced and also flavorful Single Origin Coffees.

Our coffees are sourced from prime coffee growing regions around the world.  From the high slopes of El Cachillo, El Salvador to the peaks of Chalalacktu Township, Ethiopia.  The single origin coffee collection also ranges in roast level and flavor to satisfy all coffee lover palates.

Check out all seven single origin coffees HERE to¬†find the perfect coffee for you to try. Then enter the promo code, CoffeeLover, at checkout for 15% off! Don‚Äôt wait, this discount doesn’t last long and the sooner you order, the sooner you can also enjoy!

Farm Friendly Direct Program

All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct.  These products have a unique opportunity to make a positive difference in our coffee world.  This is done through direct, socially responsible, coffee sourcing.

Farm Friendly Direct’s program involves paying growers a premium for their coffee.  With 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.  While growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing and also investments into local infrastructure.

Signature Coffee Blends

The Human Bean offers a variety of signature coffee blends that are all delicious in their own character.

We love coffee as much as you do and we also take great care from sourcing responsibly to blending creatively to ensure the perfect cup.

Explore and save 15% on four expertly blended coffee beans varying in taste, origin and roast level. A coffee blend as unique as you are is waiting to be found. Shop Coffee Blends Now.

Four Premium Coffee Blends
French: Our darkest roast with a pronounced heavy body, a smoky kick as well as a sweetness that balances the profile while anchoring the finish. Shop French.

Morning: This light roast blend features bright & crisp flavors and also finishes with sweet notes of berry and stone fruit that balance this delectable cup. Shop Morning.

Mt. Tabor: Smoky black pepper notes build on this medium roasted, mildly acidic blend and roasted nut flavors round out the profile too. Shop Mt. Tabor.

Goose Hollow: The flavor and aroma of spice & tobacco combined with delicate almond flavors make this dark & malty blend perfect for your morning coffee experience. Shop Goose Hollow.

Choose your favorite Coffee Blend, SHOP NOW & SAVE 15% w/ the promo code: CoffeeCode 

Farm Friendly Direct Sourcing
We pay our growers a premium for their coffee & espresso beans through our Farm Friendly Direct sourcing program. All our purchases benefit coffee growing communities by financing farm and public projects. Feel good knowing these delicious coffee beans were sourced from farms that received fair compensation. Learn more about our socially responsible stewardship program HERE. 

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.

Newly Opened Locations

The Human Bean has two newly opened locations!¬† These¬†two beautiful franchised locations opened¬†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.newly opened locations

Warrenton, OR

The Human Bean of Warrenton opened on October 4th and is the second Human Bean location opened by franchisees Kristi and Adam Israel. ‚ÄúWe 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,‚ÄĚ 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.

newly opened locations

Community involvement is highly important to Warrenton franchisees,¬†Kristi and Adam. ‚ÄúWe try to separate ourselves from other local coffee stands by really standing out as a supporter of the community,‚ÄĚ said Kristi. They are planning to participate in Warrenton community events the same way they also did in Seaside. They are ready to invest their time and resources to represent The Human Bean in a positive light.

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Wilsonville, OR

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.¬† This would all be¬†within the Portland metropolitan area. ‚ÄúWilsonville is a very nice community and having only been open for two weeks, we are off to a strong start,‚ÄĚ said Josh.

newly opened locations

The Human Bean of Wilsonville is unique. Instead of having two drive-thru windows, it features an innovative single sided drive-thru, plus¬†order station and menu board. ‚ÄúThe single-sided design allowed for greater flexibility situating the building on the lot.¬† We also¬†had the opportunity to offer an inviting expanded patio for our customers,‚ÄĚ 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 these newly opened locations and also¬†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!¬† We¬†also can’t wait to see where you bring The Human Bean¬†next!

Learn more about our franchising program HERE.

Football Food Drive Ticket Winners

Thank you again to everyone for supporting our 4th annual Football Food Drive on Friday, August 22nd. The one-day fundraiser was a huge success too.  We raised almost 3600 pounds of food for Oregon food banks. Your generous donations are making a difference in feeding the hungry in Oregon communities. Thank you!

football food drive

Shout-out to all you football fans who donated 3 or more cans and therefore entered for your chance to win a pair of college football tickets.¬†Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winners of our ticket raffle are‚Ķ

The winner of (2) tickets to the University of Oregon vs. Stanford game on November 1st in Eugene, OR is Nicole Stumpf from Gladstone, Oregon!

The winner of (2) tickets to the Oregon State vs. Arizona State game on November 15th in Corvallis, OR is Michele Parsons from Medford, Oregon!

Congratulations and we hope you enjoy the football games! Thank you again for all the support with this year’s food drive.¬† We have the best customers!

About the Human Bean

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.  Then 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 also offering the highest quality ingredients.  We have a passion for supporting our local and also global coffee communities.