Start your espresso exploration and expand your coffee horizon with us. With many different origins, blends and roasts to choose from, a bean as unique as you are is waiting to be discovered.

Mochas for Men Donation Day

Mochas for Men Donation Day will be held on Friday, November 16th this year.  This will be our 5th annual event.  $1 from every mocha purchased on this day will be donated to local men’s health care.

November is branded as “Movember” to spotlight men’s health issues.  These include both prostate and testicular cancer as well.  The Human Bean wants to support this movement in our local communities.  Therefore we host the annual Mochas for Men donation day.

The Human Bean has a large variety of Mocha drinks that can be made hot, iced, or blended too.  They can all be purchased on this day as part of the fundraiser.  In addition we have two monthly specials that are both Mochas.  The Gent is a praline and caramel mocha.  And The Lumberjack is a peanut butter mocha.

Come support local men’s health on Friday, November 16th!  Learn about other ways The Human Bean gives back HERE.

2018-11-30T12:35:57+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day Offers a Free Espresso Shot

We celebrate National Coffee Day every year on September 29th.  We will be celebrating at The Human Bean by giving away a free extra shot of espresso at participating locations.  This will be offered to anyone who orders an espresso drink that day.  You can view our full menu of espresso drinks here.  This day a great reason to express how much we love our caffeinated beverage.  People all over the world love coffee and drink it daily.  It only continues to grow in popularity.  It also boasts a long list of health benefits.

national coffee day

But it also has another purpose.  This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.

Farm Friendly Direct

The Human Bean supports the coffee growers and the fair trade business through our Farm Friendly Direct Program.

Farm Friendly Direct’s program involves paying growers a premium for their coffee.  100% of that premium goes 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.  And growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing as well as investments into their local communities.

Farm Friendly Direct funds have built a water treatment plant in Guatemala and completed the build of deep solar water wells in Tanzania and Kenya.  We have also planted 15,000 trees in the region of El Salvador and built a new schoolhouse and supported the salary of a teacher in the Papa New Guinea community. These are just a few examples.

As you can see, we try our best to celebrate coffee every day of the year and not just on National Coffee Day!

2018-11-30T12:40:11+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

80th Human Bean Location Opens

80th Human Bean location opens in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday, September 18th!

This new Human Bean location is owned and operated by Josh Veentjer and Aly Koehnke of NW Coffee Group, LLC.  They also own locations in Clackamas, Wilsonville and Portland.  They opened their first Human Bean franchised location in 2014 and continue to expand each year as well.  This flagship location is the first of a new contemporary northwest prototype design. It consists of an open walk-in café paired with the traditional drive-thru window too.

new location beaverton oregon

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 80 locations in ten states.  67 of those are franchised locations and 13 are 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.  We have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

The new Beaverton Human Bean is at 14435 SW Tualatin Highway, OR 97005.   Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Phone is 503-747-3401.  You can follow them on Facebook at @thehumanbeanwilsonville

2018-11-30T12:40:37+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

Human Bean Fall Flavors

Human Bean fall flavors are here!  In addition to the always popular Pumpkin Pie, which is our September monthly special, we have a whole menu of special Human Bean fall flavors that are sure to be favorites!

human bean fall flavors

Try our handcrafted cold brew but add real caramel sauce to it!  And customers love our Haystack which is a blend of butterscotch and vanilla in a mocha.  If you love Chai tea, then you have to try our Coconut Chai for a twist on the classic.  Our Cinna Bean is a spicy sweet blend of cinnamon and vanilla in a latte.  And try something new with a fruit infused Blackberry Frost which is a Snowy Breve with blackberry flavors.  And lastly we have classic Pecan Pie flavors of praline and caramel in a drink!

To view our complete menu of delicious drinks, click HERE.

2018-11-30T12:43:22+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: |

78th New Human Bean Location in Boise, Idaho

Another New Human Bean Location!

We will open our 78th new Human Bean location, on Friday, July 6th, 2018 in Boise, Idaho.  This will also be the 10th franchise location for the Human Bean of Treasure Valley!  The Human Bean of Treasure Valley franchise locations are owned and operated by Alex and Wendy Furioso.  They also own locations in Boise, Garden City, Nampa, Meridian and Caldwell.  They opened their first Idaho franchise location in May of 2011. The double drive thru window building is located on West Lake Hazel Road and they will additionally celebrate the opening with drink specials Monday and Tuesday, July 9th and 10th.

boise new location

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 78 locations in ten states, 65 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.

Lake Hazel Boise Contact Information

The new Lake Hazel Human Bean is located at 10771 W. Lake Hazel Rd., Boise, ID 83709.  Their hours will be 5am – 9pm M-F, Sat & Sun 6am-9pm.  Their phone is 208-362-1159.  You can find them on social media at @TheHumanBeanIdaho on Facebook  and @thehumanbean_id on Instagram.

2018-11-30T12:46:48+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , |

New Locations in Hayden ID & Springfield OR

Hayden, Idaho

The Human Bean opened their 76th location, on Tuesday June, 26th 2018.  The new Hayden, Idaho location is owned and operated by Alicia Addy.  Addy also owns another Human Bean location in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho that she has been operating since 2008. The new double drive thru window building is located on North Government Way.

The new Human Bean of Hayden is located at 8712 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.  Their hours will be 5am – 7:30pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 6am-6pm. You can follow them on social media at @TheHumanBeanNorthIdaho on Facebook and at @thehumanbeancdahayden on Instagram.

hayden ID location

Springfield, Oregon

The Human Bean will open their 77th location, on Monday, July 2, 2018 in Springfield, Oregon.  The new location is owned and operated by Joe & Cathleen Karcher and their daughter, Lauren Karcher of JCK Coffee Company.  “We are so excited to be joining the Springfield community!! We can’t wait to better serve Lane County with another location.”  The Karchers own four other locations in Salem, Keizer and two in Eugene and this will be their 5th location, the first one in Springfield.  The double drive thru window building is located on South 14th Street and Main Street.

The new Springfield Human Bean is located at 160 South 14th St., Springfield, OR 97477.  Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Their phone is 541-780-6856.  You can find them on social media at @thehumanbeaneugene on Facebook or Instagram.

springfield OR location

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 77 locations in ten states, 64 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.

2018-11-30T12:47:24+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |

Buy One Get One Granitas!

Buy One Get One Granitas (BOGO Granitas!)

Buy One Get One Granitas will be offered on June 21st, as a celebration of the first day of summer at participating locations!  Just tell the barista “BOGO Granitas” at the window when you order your first Granita and you will receive the 2nd Granita of equal or lesser value for free (valid up to 20 oz. size).  Granitas are a delicious blend of frozen espresso and you can add flavor or real caramel or chocolate sauce!  This is a great time to try one with a friend!  Or…we won’t tell if you decide to drink them both yourself either!!!  You can still earn rewards by paying with our new App too!

View our full menu of frozen treats and more HERE.

2018-11-30T12:47:35+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Giving Back|Tags: , , , , |

Human Bean’s 75th Location Opens – Eugene, OR

Human Bean Opens 75th Location

Human Bean Opens 75th Location in Eugene, OR

Human Bean opens 75th location in Eugene, OR, on Tuesday May 8, 2018. The double drive thru window building is located on Chad Drive just off Coburg Rd.

The new Eugene location is owned and operated by Joe & Cathleen Karcher and their daughter, Lauren Karcher of JCK Restaurants.  “We are so excited to be expanding the brand in our hometown! We love The Human Bean so much and what the company stands for and are so grateful for the opportunity to grow in this community,” says Lauren Karcher. The Karchers also own three other locations in Salem, Keizer and Eugene as well.  They are planning on opening a 5th location in Springfield soon.

Eugene’s 2nd Human Bean is located at 2809 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408. Their hours will be 5am – 9pm daily. Their phone is 541-515-6161.  You can find a full list of all Human Bean locations here.

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 also proud to announce that with the opening of this location The Human Bean has now expanded to 75 locations in ten states. 62 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth and have plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-11-30T12:49:14+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

Portland Oregon new Human Bean location is now open!  The Human Bean opened their 74th location on April 18th of 2018.  This is the first Human Bean to be located within Portland city limits.  It is located at 4385 NE Sandy Blvd.  Their hours will be 5am-9pm daily.  This location was completely remodeled and formerly hosted a KFC restaurant.  It has an open walk-in cafe concept paired with the traditional Human Bean drive-thru window as well.  This is only the 3rd of it’s kind for Human Bean locations.

Eater PDX refers to this location as The Human Bean’s first location in Portland Proper.  It is our first location within city limits.  Although we have several other locations within the Portland suburbs and surrounding areas.  The franchise owners of this location also own locations in Clackamas and Wilsonville.  Additionally there are locations in Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Portland Oregon New Human Bean

About The Human Bean Franchise

The Human Bean started  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 expanded to 74 locations.  The Human Bean is also in ten states. 61 of those are franchised locations and 13 are corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth.  There is also plans to open several more locations in the near future.

2018-11-30T12:51:06+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , , , , |

Swiss Water Process

Swiss Water Process for Decaffeinating Coffee

swiss water process

Did you know that chemicals are used to make most decaffeinated coffee?  But not ours!  We use something called the Swiss Water Process.  This particular method of decaffeination is different from the rest.  It does not directly or indirectly add chemicals to extract the caffeine. Rather, it relies entirely on two concepts, solubility and osmosis, to decaffeinate coffee beans.  This method is also exclusively used on organic coffee beans.

Swiss Water Process Step 1

The coffee beans first come from the finest growing regions around the world. They clean and hydrate them with pure, local water to prepare them for caffeine removal.  These beans are beginning their journey to becoming amazing decaf coffee.

Swiss Water Process Step 2

Then their Green Coffee Extract (GCE) is introduced to the beans and caffeine removal begins. Caffeine ventures out on its own, away from the coffee beans into the GCE.  This occurs until the ratio of soluble compounds in the GCE to the compounds in the coffee reach the point of equilibrium. Caffeine and GCE flow continuously through carbon filters.  This traps and seperates all the caffeine from the GCE. Then they refresh the GCE and use it again and again to remove more caffeine.

Swiss Water Process Step 3

For the next 10 hours, a team continuously monitors the process and caffeine levels in each batch they are decaffeinating. They monitor time, gauge temperature controls, and check the levels on the GCE flow. The result of all this loving attention to detail is worth it.  It produces 99.9% caffeine-free coffee that still tastes great.

Swiss Water Process Step 4

Lastly,  they ship the decaffeinated green beans to the roasters and the specialty coffee brands like The Human Bean.  The beans now become something special that is ready to brew and enjoy.

swiss water process

You can purchase our decaffeinated coffee online here.  Or just order your favorite espresso drink to be made decaf at the nearest Human Bean location.

2018-11-30T12:55:10+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, HB Innovation|Tags: , , |