Fort Collins Visit

Fort Collins Visit Information and Guide for our Franchisee Conference this August.  We have 9 locations (one is a mobile coffee truck) in and around Fort Collins in Northern Colorado and just broke ground on a 10th.  This will be where all of our franchisees from around the country will meet up for The Human Bean Franchisee Conference in 2019.

Getting There

From the Denver Airport you will take a Green Ride shuttle to Fort Collins.They will take us to The Harmony Transportation station in Fort Collins.  Green Ride pickup location at Denver International Airport is on the East Side of Main Terminal, go out DOOR 505, take the crosswalk to ISLAND 5, go RIGHT until you get to the SPECIAL PERMIT sign.  You have a couple of options to get to the hotel from the Harmony Transportation station.  Depending on availability when you arrive they can shuttle your party straight to the hotel.  Otherwise, Uber is available and your best option.  Lastly, if you would like a private ride they can link you up with a Charter service by calling 970-226-5533.  https://greenrideco.com/schedules/

Weather & What to Pack

Weather in Fort Collins in the summer is around 80 degrees.  They say it is generally warm in the summer and sunny with afternoon showers that cool things off.  Expect 15 hours of daylight as well!  And mind the elevation.  Fort Collins is located at 5,000 feet above sea level.  They recommend you take it slow the first couple of days to avoid elevation sickness and heat exhaustion; this is  where you feel naseous or have a bad headache.  They recommend that you drink lots of water and always wear sunblock.  Layers are also recommended as the weather can change quickly.  Bring sunglasses, sun screen, lip balm, caps and a big water bottle.  Also pack a light rain jacket for unexpected showers.

Things to do

Fort Collins is known for it’s expansive open nature spaces around town and it’s vibrant Old Town downtown plus it is the location of Colorado State University.  There is white water rafting, wildlife watching, hiking and trail running, fly fishing, rock climbing and all kinds of winter activites.  Fort Collins is an extremely bike friendly and dog friendly town as well.  Dowtown Fort Collins is filled with art, museums, live music and good food.  There are many craft breweries in the area, including Belgium Brewing Company.  There is a new Poudre River Water Park that is opening summer of 2019 where you can kyak, tube and splash in the river.  You can find all kinds of things to do at https://www.visitftcollins.com/.

Places to eat

Our hotel, The Elizabeth Hotel, has several places to eat.  The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market has a variety of quality local foods and is open every day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch.  The Sunset Lounge in their rooftop cocktail bar.  They have craft cocktails and wines by the glass with an open air view of downtown Fort Collins.  Lastly they have the Magic Rat Live Music bar and venue that hosts a variety of live musicians.  And since the hotel is located in the center of Old Town you should be able to walk to many other restaurants and there are food trucks all over town as well.  Both New Belgium Brewery and Odell Brewery are also within walking distance.  We’ll be having dinner Saturday night at Ginger & Baker and it looks delicious!

 

2019-03-18T23:05:14+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

Oregon Chai Tea

Oregon Chai Tea is Good for the Soul

Oregon Chai tea is our favorite blend of spicy and sweet chai tea that we make in all of our Human Bean locations.  They were founded in 1991 and their products were inspired from a trip to the Himalayas where delicious chai tea was consumed.  The founders say they were searching for something to “fill their cup” literally and found it through chai.  Our Chai tea lattes contain clove, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger to give you the warm spiced chai flavor you love.

Oregon Chai Tea is Good for the Environment

Oregon Chai also only sources natural ingredients.  They get them from farms and plantations that foster recyclable resources and also promote ecological balance.  Oregon Chai concentrates are USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project verified.  They are also conscious of their packaging.  Their concentrates are 94% product and only 6% packaging.  All packaging is made with responsibly sourced materials.  The paper they use in their packaging only comes from forests where trees are replaced and biodiversity is maintained.

2019-03-06T19:31:49+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: HB Innovation|Tags: , |

St. Patrick’s Day Green Drinks

St. Patrick’s Day green drinks are a fun way to wear your green on March 17th!  Celebrate the Luck of the Irish by trying one of these green themed Human Bean drinks that day!

Matcha

Our Matcha is rich in antioxidants and amino acids and also tastes pleasantly sweet and creamy!

St. Patrick's Day green drinks

Caramel Apple Smoothie

Try this delicious blend of green apple and caramel and give your tastes buds a treat!

St. Patrick's Day green drinks

Green Tea by Smith Tea

Smith Tea makes a variety of handcrafted green teas that taste delicious hot or iced.  You can also add a splash of your favorite syrup flavor!

Green Apple Rock Star

Need a delicious bright green pick-me up?  Try a tart and delicious green apple Rockstar!

St. Patrick's Day green drinks

Green Apple Italian Sodas

Our Italian sodas are handcrafted artisan sodas that can be made in any flavor you like but we recommend the green apple for today!

St. Patrick's Day green drinks

Secret Menu

We also have a variety of Irish themed drinks on our secret menu!  Try a Lucky Charm which is a Snowy with Marshmallow & Hazelnut!  Or how about the Kahlua Madness which is an Irish Cream Breve!  There’s also the Grasshopper which is a Creme de Menthe Mocha.  So many yummy St. Patrick’s Day green drinks to try today at your nearest Human Bean location!

2019-02-27T18:27:56+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

Location #83 Opens in Vancouver, WA

The Human Bean opened their 83rd location, on February 7th, 2019.  The new Vancouver, Washington location is owned and operated by Brian Magnussen of B&T Coffee/C&C Coffee.  Magnussen also owns another Human Bean location in Vancouver that he has been operating since 2013. The new single drive thru window building is located on NE 23rd Street.

Location #83 Opens in Vancouver, WA

The Human Bean’s commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has now expanded to 83 locations in ten states, 70 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

The new Human Bean of Vancouver is located at 16205 NE 23rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98684.  Their hours will be 5 AM – 8 PM Monday-Saturday and Sunday 6 AM – 7 PM. Their phone is 360-258-1073 and their fax is 360-314-4108. You can follow them on Facebook at @TheHumanBeanVancouver and at @humanbeanvancouver on Instagram.

2019-02-08T00:21:52+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

New Location Open in Madras, Oregon

Madras, OR – The Human Bean Opens 82nd Location

The Human Bean opened their 82nd location on February, 4th 2019.  The new Madras, Oregon location is owned and operated by Alex Frost, of ALF Enterprises Inc.  Frost is a first time Human Bean franchisee.  The new double drive thru window building is located on the corner of Plum Street and Highway 26.

The Human Bean’s commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has now expanded to 82 locations in ten states, 69 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

The new Human Bean of Madras is located at 40 NE Plum St., Madras, OR 97741.  Their hours will be 5 AM – 9 PM daily. Their phone is 541-615-1662. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @thehumanbeanmadras .

2019-02-04T19:05:30+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from The Human Bean!  Around here, coffee is our love language!  And we know it’s many of yours too!  Here are some great ideas that the sweetie in your life will be guaranteed to LOVE.

Valentine's Day Gfit Ideas

Gift Cards

The gift that everyone really wants to receive on Valentine’s Day.  You can purchase gift cards at any of our many locations, find one HERE.  Or you can send a digital gift card through our APP or buy them online HERE.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

There is just nothing sweeter than our chocolate covered espresso beans!  You can buy them  at any of our locations or online HERE.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Single Serve Coffee

For lazy mornings of cuddling at home we sell our same coffee in Single Serve cups that you can brew at home!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Make Valentine’s Day super sweet with a visit to your nearest Human Bean location to buy one of our Valentine’s Day gift ideas today!

2019-02-01T22:04:57+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

Run with Grace 5K

Run with Grace 5K is on Saturday, January 26th, and is sponsored by The Human Bean of Jackson County.

This annual community event is held to honor the life of 15 year old Grace Holt.  All funds raised from sponsors and registration go toward a scholarship fund for students in fifth grade through high school to attend camps, clubs, or activities of their choice.  The whole idea is to help kids that are in financial need.  The event is also to honor Grace’s legacy and to remember her life.  Grace’s mom Susan Holt says, “When Grace died I knew I wanted to do something to honor her memory; something good and positive.”  The slogan for the event is “Kindness Matters” and attendees are encouraged to paint messages of hope on rocks.

Last year there was a large show of support from the community for the event and they are expecting it to grown again this year, it’s 3rd year.  The Human Bean will donate coffee and hot chocolate to be served to the runners and walkers before and after the event.

2019-01-25T21:59:27+00:00 January 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Human Bean Ranked #217 in Franchise 500

The Human Bean ranked #217 in Franchise 500 list in 2019.  Entreprenuer.com describes this list as their ‘definitive ranking of 2019’s strongest franchises’.  Restaurants, including coffee franchises, continue to be a growing category on the list.  We are proud to have ranked within the Franchise 500 list for several years now.  More than 1,000 companies applied for this year’s ranking.  We are also proud to be in the top half of the 500 companies that made the list in 2019.  Companies that make the list are described as ‘revealing the latest trends’.  As well as ‘continuing to evolve to keep going strong year after year’.

The Human Bean ranked #217 in Franchise 500

The Human Bean ranked #217 in Franchise 500

About The Human Bean

Our commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led us to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. We are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 81 locations in ten states. 68 of those being franchised locations as well as 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth.  This will be done through approved franchisees that share the same determination and also a commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

The Human Bean has plans to grow rapidly this year.  We’ll be expanding into new states and opening many new locations.  In early 2019 there will be new locations opening in Oregon, Arizona, Kentucky, California and Washington.  There will be more new locations opening in additional states as the year progresses.  You can see a complete list of our locations here.

Franchise 500

Unlike nearly all other franchises, we do not charge percentage-of-sales royalty or marketing fees. We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies ordered from our franchised locations. Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their investment while receiving the benefits of being part of The Human Bean franchise. You can learn more about becoming a Human Bean franchise owner here.

2019-01-17T20:31:15+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, HB Innovation, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

Colombia Farm Visits

Colombia farm visits were made by a group of Human Bean team members in early November of 2018.  They were joined by Portland Global Initiatives.  Together The Human Bean and PGI have partnered on a clean water and sanitation project that is currently ongoing in the Cliadas region of Colombia.  You can read more about that here.  They were able to visit many of the farms that provide us with our Farm Friendly Direct coffee from Colombia.  And they also got to meet many of the farmers and their families.

One highlight of the trip was presenting the farmers with checks for the dividends.  They were able to earn these by selling the coffee directly to us and forgoing the use and cost of a middle man.

colombia farm visits

The sanitation units being built are essentially clean bathrooms with running water.  The farmers take great pride in having a functioning sanitary unit.

Most of the coffee farms are located in extremely remote areas.  It take hours to travel over bumpy roads to get there and to transport the coffee.

The coffee is picked when the coffee “cherry” or fruit is the perfect shade of red.

Then it is dried and stripped of it’s parchment to reveal the green bean inside.

The Human Bean has also been selling Sustain cups to raise additional money for this project.  You can learn more about them here and purchase them here.

2018-12-19T21:58:11+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Farm Friendly Direct Trade Coffee, Giving Back|Tags: , |

Human Bean Coffee Lover Erika Reyes

Human Bean coffee lover, Erika Reyes, is one of our biggest fans. Erika is a fashion and lifestyle blogger from the Pacific Northwest. She is also a mom to three girls and was recently married to a guy she describes as “the man of my dreams”.  Erika regularly posts pics of The Human Bean and talks about her favorite drinks and why she loves our brand!

human bean coffee lover erika reyes

You can follow her on Instagram @_erikarey to get tips on fashion, beauty, travel, and lifestyle, as well as coffee! Check out her most recent blog post where she talks about her “Five Must Haves for Winter”. She includes our Hydro Flask logo mugs as one of them!  You can follow Erika on Instagram @_erikareyes or on Facebook @erikarey_.  And you can check out her blog page erikareyes.com!

2018-12-14T22:13:55+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |