July’s Coffee Bean Special | The Human Bean

First of all  Bean of the Month is a great place to start expanding your coffee horizon. July’s coffee bean special is a light roast  perfect for your summer morning cup!

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Costa Rican is July’s Coffee Bean Special

Our featured coffee bean for July is Costa Rican! Congratulations to Clinton from Central Point, Oregon for being the first to guess it correctly on our Facebook! Please call us at 541-608-0564 and we’ll send you a POUND of Costa Rican Coffee to try for FREE. Thank you all for your participation & support, and don’t forget to enter to win next month.

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Origin:

Costa Rican is a Single Origin Coffee which means the coffee beans are not blends and are designated by geographic location. Furthermore, these beans were grown between 4000-5200 feet in the Naranjo region of Costa Rica.

Flavor:

Three words to describe this light roast are floral, fruity and balanced. This coffee begins with sweet floral aromas and delicate undertones of pipe tobacco. Also it highlights a medium body containing sweet notes of cocoa and graham crackers. Lastly, the quick finish makes this bean a perfect expression of traditional Costa Rican coffees.

Shop:

Finally, enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Costa Rican Coffee starting July 1st! Simply enter the promo code: SingleOriginCostaRica in your final step at checkout. Shop Costa Rica now.

Single-sided Drive Thru Opens in Newberg, OR

Single-sided Human Bean drive thru opened  April, 2014. The Newberg community gave a  warm welcome to the single-sided drive thru, Kimberly Jackson, Portland Regional Manager of The Human Bean said, “What a welcoming town Newberg has been!  It warms my heart”.

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Newberg, Oregon

Newberg Oregon is located about 35 Miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. Most noteworthy, rural forests and farmlands. Also the Willamette River creates a natural bowl around the community. The Chehalem Mountains provide a special backdrop for the 23,000 residents. Furthermore, the prestigious George Fox University is just a block away from the Human Bean.

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Order Station featuring Menu Board & Speaker Post

Single-sided Drive Thru is Unique

Newberg features a single-sided drive thru. As a result customers place their order at the order station. This design was developed by The Human Bean corporate team. The corner lot was in high demand so a single-sided drive thru was developed.  Also Opposite of the standard double-sided drive thru of the brand. The new order station features a visual menu board, audio speaker post and headsets for the baristas. This effective ordering station allows The Human Bean to maintain the speed. As a result giving us greater flexibility when choosing new corporate or franchised site locations.

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Newberg Baristas Loving Their Headsets

Efficiency and Accuracy

Along with increasing efficiency and accuracy, the Newberg stand prioritized upholding The Human Bean’s exceptional customer service. Greeting customers using headsets rather than face-to-face interaction was unfamiliar. Consequently our talented Newberg baristas quickly adapted and soon it became second nature. “Having a good time with customers at the order station makes it even more enjoyable for them when they pull up to the window and see a smiling face!” said Shelby.

Opens Up New Opportunities

The Human Bean of Newberg’s success has been a direct result of the hard working and enthusiastic people. The Human Bean team and of the overwhelming support from the Newberg, Oregon community. Additionally, the success of Newberg represents exciting opportunities for The Human Bean brand. Most of all at the corporate level and through franchising. Finally, the innovative order station and single-sided drive thru design is proving to be a game changer for our brand development and we cannot wait to explore its potential.

June’s Bean of the Month | The Human Bean

The Bean of the MonthIt’s never been a better time to enjoy The Human Bean in the comfort of your own home. Our premium packaged coffee is worth trying and the Bean of the Month is a great place to start! 

June Bean of the Month

As announced in our monthly emails, our featured bean for the month is Goose Hollow. This dark roast is sweet, elegant and rich. Goose Hollow coffee blend has a full body with dark malty notes and hints of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Goose Hollow is perfect for your daily morning cup and is just what you need to start your day off right.

Enjoy 15% OFF your purchase of Goose Hollow for the rest of the month of June! Simply enter the promo code: JuneGooseHollow in your final step at checkout. Shop Goose Hollow.

Giving Back | The Human Bean Boise

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Giving Back:

The Human Bean of Boise, Idaho is giving back to the community. Locations donated their all-day proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, February 28th. All 4 Treasure Valley locations raised a total of $4,800 to help find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The Cause:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a unique mission… to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is ever denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. For more information about St. Jude visit their website here.
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Recognition:

A special thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser by purchasing a drink or making a donation that day. Another shout-out to all the baristas who worked the fundraiser, we couldn’t have done it without your shining smiles and coffee craftsmanship. Last but not least, cheers to The Human Bean of Treasure Valley franchisee, Alex Coffee Boss Furioso, for making this great event happen!

More Than Just Great Coffee | The Human Bean

Since the launch of our first location over 15 years ago, The Human Bean has experienced purposeful growth and an unwavering devotion to developing the best drive-thru espresso brand. We are more the just great coffee with a large variety of products. Recognized for our efforts and success, The Human Bean has been honored with awards over the years. Finally throughout this blog, I will share The Human Bean’s local to nationwide recognition.The Human Bean CoffeeHistory

A passion for creating happy people, 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 and soon after opening our original location in Ashland. Since then we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean baristas are known to be friendly and experienced. Because we offering the highest quality ingredients. 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 51 locations in eight states. The Human Bean has 38 franchised locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees. Since they share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.

Nationally Acclaimed

Every year since 2010, The Human Bean has earned a spot on Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 500 franchise list. Entrepreneur Magazine recognizes successful franchises poised for growth in their annually released Franchise 500®.  Franchise 500® is known as one of the best and most comprehensive franchise rankings in the world, because they analyze companies by important factors including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of system. The Human Bean is proud and privileged to be ranked among such successful franchised companies.Entrepreneur 2013 (1)To learn more about our drive-thru espresso franchise opportunities, please refer to the Franchise Page on our website.

Local Awards For Best Coffee

The Human Bean holds the same appreciation and pride for our locally recognized awards. Southern Oregon’s, The Mail Tribune, reveals the Rouge Valley’s favorite places, people and activities in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Voted on by the people, the Readers’ Choice Awards truly represent the best of Southern Oregon. Voted #1 in Best Coffee 8 times in the last 10 years. Our greatest gratitude goes out to the loyal customers who voted for us.

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Sneak Preview, the second largest publication in Oregon, releases the “Best of Medford Oregon” annually. IThe Human Bean has taken home the #1 spot 3 times out of the last 5 for the “Best Place to Get Coffee” along with more local awards. Additionally, the Jackson County Chamber voted The Human Bean best business in 2011. We could not have received any of these awards without the love and support of our local community. Thank you Rouge Valley!

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Part Two- A New Year, A Healthier You!

Finding the perfect espresso combination can be tricky, but expanding your coffee knowledge makes all the difference. In part one of A New Year, A Healthier You!, we learned three basic guidelines to ordering a healthier drink: substitute your milk with a fat-free or dairy-free alternative, add a zero-calorie espresso shot when possible and replace your regular syrups with the sugar-free variety. For more details on these tips, check out part one. In this post, I’m putting those tips and tricks into action and sharing three tried-and-true delicious coffee beverages all under 200 calories!

As coffee lovers, we want a drink that flawlessly balances the Three C’s of Coffee

1. Craving– This C cannot be ignored when creating a desirable drink. We need a drink that tastes delicious, is full of flavor and satisfies our taste-buds with every sip.
2. Caffeine- It’s no secret that this C promotes productive mornings, keeps us alert and gives us that extra boost of energy throughout the day.
3. Calories- Keeping this C in mind leaves us feeling good and guilt-free long after drinking. The last thing we want is coffee-remorse.

With the tips from part one and the C’s of coffee in mind, I have crafted three easy-to-order    coffee options that are sure to please all taste palates and are all 200 calories or less!

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Hot Coconut Almond Latte

Espresso topped with frothy almond milk and sugar-free coconut syrup.

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Iced Vanilla Chai Latte

Oregon Chai split with non-fat milk and a scoop of sugar-free vanilla syrup tossed over iced.
Top with nutmeg and cinnamon sprinkles for even more flavor!

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Lo-carb White Chocolate Granita

Three shots of espresso, splash of half & half, vanilla Lo-carb powder and sugar-free white chocolate syrup blended to perfection.

You now possess three tried-and-true 16 ounce Human Bean coffees all under 200 calories and they are sure to satisfy the three C’s of coffee: craving, caffeine and calories. These ideas are a great start, but don’t hesitate to switch things up to uncover the perfect combination for you.

Already found a great combination? Share it! A Healthier you!

We want to know your great coffee ideas! Share your own low-calorie coffee favorite on our    contact form here. Tell us what tips & tricks you use to keep it health conscious and how it satisfies the three C’s of coffee.
I will pick the top three coffee recipes and feature them in our next A New Year, A Healthier You! blog post. The winners will receive a $10 Human Bean recharge card to enjoy a few of their   favorite drinks on the house. So don’t wait, send in those recipes now!

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