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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: , , |

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: , |

Healthy Human Bean Drinks

Healthy Human Bean drinks are offered at all of our locations.  Here are a few drink ideas that will help you stick to all of your New Year’s Resolutions and start 2019 off right!

Keto & Paleo

We know that many of  you follow a Keto or Paleo diet and we have many drinks that work for that!  Try our smooth rich Cold Brew coffee with a splash of Heavy Cream.  Or we have an amazing assortment of Steven Smith Teamaker teas that you can add honey to and they can be made hot or iced.  And don’t forget our amazing espresso, try an Americano with a splash of almond milk.

healthy human bean drinks

 

Sugar Free, Gluten Free & Dairy Free

We carry a large assortment of sugar free syrups so most of our drinks can be made in a sugar free version.  Just ask your barista and they can modify the recipe!  We also have Gluten Free options and dairy alternatives.  Our Soy, Coconut and Macadamia milks are both gluten and dairy free and can be added to any of our espresso drinks.  Our Caramel and Hershey’s syrup  as well as our Pumpkin Pie Sauce is gluten free!  Another yummy GF option is our Oregon Chai Tea.

healthy human bean drinks

Protein Powder

We carry a Vanilla Whey Protein powder that can be added to any of our smoothies or blended drinks.  Try adding it to a Granita for a post workout pick-me-up plus recovery! Half of a scoop of protein powder has 10 grams of protein and a full scoop has 20 grams!  It’s also available in a non-fat version.

healthy human bean drinks

Healthy Ingredients

Mate: This South American tea is rich in antioxidants and enhances your ability to focus.  Many people find it is a good alternative to heavily caffeinated drinks.  It also claims to enhance physical endurance, aid in digestion, support cardiovascular health and can help you control your weight.  All of those health benefits plus it’s delicious!!!

Matcha: This green tea is also full of antioxidants and boosts energy levels without the caffeine jitters.  It is also proven to boost your immune system so it’s great to drink during the winter months!  It is full of nutrients and vitamins and helps to protect against disease.  On top of all this, Matcha can also aid in effective weight loss.

healthy human bean drinks

Green Tea: Green Tea has many of the same antioxidant benefits of Mate and Matcha plus so many more!  Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesteral and helps prevent a range of heart problems.  Plus the ritual of sipping tea helps you slow down and relax due to a natural chemical called theanine that can provide a calming effect.

Acai Smoothie: Acai berries have been called a Super Food.  They are richer in antioxidants than many other berries and may have anti-aging and weight loss benefits as well.

Come visit your nearest Human Bean location today and try a variety of Healthy & Tasty drinks!

healthy human bean drinks

2018-12-26T23:21:49+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Categories: Coffee & Espresso, Farm Friendly Direct Trade Coffee|

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: , , , , , |