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.

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4th Annual Food Drive

The Human Bean held their fourth annual food drive on Friday, August 22nd.  They were overjoyed by community and customer support. Along with all the smiles, The Human Bean customers enjoyed drink discounts.  Plus they had a chance to win college football tickets with their donations during the one-day event. All food donations were kept local and benefited food banks in each community.

annual food drive

The Human Bean believes that no one should ever go hungry, no matter the time of year. “We choose to hold our annual food drive in mid-summer each year.  This is when food donations reach their annual lows,” said Jackie McGrath of The Human Bean. “There are many food drives during the winter holidays.  But summer is when supplies run low and the need is high.”

A huge thank you again to everyone for supporting our annual Food Drive and making it a success. Your generous donations are making a difference in feeding the hungry in your community. Thank you!


About the Human Bean

With a passion for creating happy people and 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.  Soon after opening our original location in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Southern Oregon. The Human Bean quickly established a reputation for having friendly and experienced baristas and also 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 66 locations.  This is in ten states, 53 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. We expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination as well as commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand.