Discover the latest news on what The Human Bean is serving up in their stands today. From delicious drinks to awesome mugs, The Human Bean is always welcoming something new to our brand!

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: , , |

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!

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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: , , |

Human Bean Holiday Gift Ideas

Human Bean holiday gift ideas are endless but here are a few of our favorites! We guarantee we’ve got the perfect thing for all of the Human Bean lovers on your list!

Gift Cards

Gift cards always make a great gift!  You can purchase them at any of our 82 locations or online.  You can also give a gift card digitally through our Rewards App!  Many of our locations also run varying gift card promotions this time of year where when you purchase a certain $ amount in gift cards you may receive a free drink so check with your favorite location!

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To-Go Boxes

Our To-Go boxes are the perfect gift to bring to all of your holiday events!  They can be filled with coffee or hot chocolate or your favorite Human Bean espresso beverage and stay hot for hours!

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Gift Packs

We offer several gift package ideas for the Holidays.  We combine our logo mugs with our beloved coffee and chocolate covered espresso beans to please the coffee lovers in your life!

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Sustain Cups

Our popular new Sustain cups are an affordable and fun gift!  They are re-usable and recyclable too.  Plus the proceeds from these cups go toward supporting a clean water project that we are funding in the coffee growing region of Cladas, Colombia.

human bean holiday gift ideas

Human Bean Hydro Flasks & Mugs

Everyone loves our Hydro Flask travel mugs!  They keep beverages hot up to 12 hours and cold up to 24 hours.  They also come in a variety of beautiful colors.

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Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Our signature chocolate covered espresso bean that is placed on every cup can also be purchased in bulk.  Plus people love these things!

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

Human Bean Gear

We have a variety of hats, hoodies and t-shirts with the Human Bean logo.  Show your love for our coffee with some new HB gear!

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Human Bean Coffee & Espresso

You can buy all of your favorite coffee and espresso beans directly from our Roaster.  They are all Farm Friendly and delicious.

Human Bean Holiday Gift Guide

2018-11-30T21:56:23+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|Tags: , |

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: , , , |

Veteran’s Day Free Drinks

Veteran’s Day free drinks for veterans will be happening on Sunday, November 11th.  The Human Bean likes to honor those who have served or are currently serving by offering them a free drink on this holiday with a uniform or valid military ID at participating locations.

2018-11-30T12:36:21+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, What's New @ HB?|

Phoenix, Arizona Opens New Human Bean Location

Phoenix, Arizona opens new Human Bean Location number 82!

The Human Bean opened their 82nd location, on 11/02/2018.  This new Phoenix Arizona Human Bean location is owned and operated by Brian Sherrill, Greg Sherrill, Janet Sherrill, and Leslie Wilkerson. This location will be managed by Chandelle Camidge.  This is their second franchise location in Arizona, as they also own The Human Bean located at 29 S Power Rd in Mesa, Arizona. They have operated two locations in Klamath Falls, Oregon since 2003.

“It has been a complete blessing to be part of the Human Bean family for the past 15 years. We are very excited to be opening our 4th overall location and our second location in Arizona. This is the first Human Bean in the city of Phoenix and we look forward to serving the highest quality beverages to this this wonderful community, ” say the Sherrills.

phoenix arizona opens new Human Bean 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 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 newest Mesa Human Bean is located at 6502 N 16th St in Phoenix, AZ.  You can follow them on Facebook at The Human Bean of Phoenix Metro and on Instagram @humanbean.phoenix.az  Their hours are 5am to 9pm Monday through Friday, 6am to 9pm on Saturdays, and 6am to 8pm on Sundays.  You can reach them by phone at 602-368-6391.

2018-11-30T12:37:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|

Sustain Cup

We have a new “Sustain Cup” soon.  It is low cost, reusable and does good in the world.  You can buy it in our online store or at many of our drive-thru locations!

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Sustain Cup funds the Colombia Sanitation Project

The Human Bean has partnered with Portland Global Initiatives to help fund water treatment and plumbing facilities.  This will be for 168 coffee farms and their communities in the Cladas region of Colombia.  The proceeds of the Sustain Cups will also go toward this effort.  The cup is blue with a white design over the top showing the journey of coffee and the connection to water.  This is done in commeration of World Water Day.  The cups helps The Human Bean to highlight our current water project in Florencia, Colombia which you can read more about HERE.

Sustain Cup is Environmentally Friendly

Additionally these cups are reusable up to 30 times and also BPA free.  They are a great way to start getting your daily Human Bean drink in a reusable mug and doing your part for the environment.  In fact they are more affordable than your average travel mug.  Did you know that all paper cups are not recyclable?  There are more than 16 billion paper cups that are landfilled annually in the US alone.  With the Sustain Cup you’ll see 50% less environmental impact in just 10 uses compared to paper cups.  You’ll break even in only 4 uses.  This estimate is measured in carbon footprint across lifecycle.

Reuse, Recycle, Repeat

sustain cup

Reuse this cup over and over.  It’s dishwasher and microwave safe for hundreds of times!  Then when you are done with it, recycle.  This is a 100% recyclable cup.  It’s actually Upcyclable since it’s made of FDA food grade BPA-free material.  And then repeat, by letting us make your next cup.  Together we can turn old cups into new ones!  You can learn more about the sustain cup on their website as well.

2018-11-30T12:38:32+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Categories: Giving Back, HB Innovation, What's New @ HB?|Tags: |

Kingman, Arizona New Location #81

Kingman, Arizona new location #81 is now open!  They opened their doors on Monday, October 22nd.

The Human Bean of Kingman is owned and operated by Brian and Juls Baumkirchner, and this is their 5th Human Bean location. They also own and operate 3 locations in Lake Havasu as well as one location in Bullhead City, AZ.  They have been family owned and operated Human Bean franchisees since 2006.

Brian Baumkirchner says of opening this recent location, “We have wanted to open a Human Bean in Kingman for some time now.  Seeing the final stages and actually opening our doors is so exciting!  The city of Kingman has been tremendous to work with and the entire community has welcomed us with open arms. We are so proud to now be a part of this community.”

new location kingman

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 with the opening of this location, The Human Bean has expanded to 81 locations in ten states.  68 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.  We also have plans to open several more locations within the next few months in Arizona, as well as in Washington and Oregon.

This newest location is located at 2651 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman AZ and is open Monday-Saturday 5am-7pm and Sunday 6am-7pm.  You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @thehumanbeanwesternAZ

2018-11-30T12:39:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: What's New @ HB?|Tags: , , |

Coffee for a Cure 2018

Coffee for a Cure 2018 will be held on Friday, October 19th.

Our annual breast cancer fundraising event, Coffee for a Cure, will be held on Friday, October 19th.  All proceeds on this day from all of our 80 locations in 10 states will be donated to local breast cancer agencies.  This has become a hugely successful and effective event for us.  We are so happy that we are able to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

In Oregon alone, between Providence Foundation and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center we have helped fund over 1600 mammograms or about 145 per year.  This is along with follow-up care and ongoing patient support.

Last year was our 12th annual Coffee for a Cure event and we raised $228,532.97 for a total of $1,283,557.24 to date.

Where Coffee for a Cure began

We got the idea for this annual fundraising event back when hurricane Katrina hit and we had a donation day to help support the Red Cross. The following year we decided we wanted to make our donation day an annual event.  We wanted to help each of our own communities by doing so. Therefore each location donates to their local community. After talking to people we found out Oregon and Washington had the highest rates of breast cancer in the country (at the time). Everyone we knew had someone in their lives that had been affected by breast cancer. So we thought it was a cause that really could help people in our communities.  So, this Friday, October 19th, Who are you buying a drink for? Please share with us on social media by using the hashtag #whoareyoubuyingadrinkfor

We work directly with local foundations.  They allocate the funds to help the patients that need help the most; uninsured or under-insured. Since starting Coffee for a Cure thirteen years ago we have lost a barista, a franchise owner, family and friends. We are happy to say that since starting the donation day how our funds are used is beginning to change. More people are insured, getting early detection and surviving the disease. We now support patients with expenses while going through treatment.  We also help with a lot more preventive scans for early detection and education.

Truly it is the core of what The Human Bean is about, giving back and supporting our own communities.  Please visit any Human Bean location on this day and make a purchase and all proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer care center in that community.  We will also have tumblers and Hydroflasks with the Coffee for a Cure logo for sale that day.

2018-11-30T12:39:48+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: 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.

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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: , |