One of America’s favorite coffee destinations, The Human Bean, is set to commemorate its 25th anniversary this June, celebrating a journey of brewing success that began with a humble drive-thru location in southern Oregon.
Living by its motto “a little kindness goes a long way,” The Human Bean has grown into an expansive network of over 300 locations either open or under development across more than 25 US states. The secret to their longevity? An unwavering commitment to the core values of quality, community, and integrity, according to its franchise partners according to their team.
“We knew we wanted to be a part of this amazing company. The Human Bean doesn’t make you feel like you are a number. You feel like family,” says Laura Stark, a franchise owner from Texas, reflecting on the company’s unique blend of business acumen and community spirit.
As part of their silver anniversary celebration, The Human Bean has launched a revamped website featuring a dedicated online store, easily accessible nutritional information, a gallery of vibrant drink photos, and highlights of their annual charitable campaigns.
The revamp also includes a separate, franchise-focused portal aimed at enticing prospective partners. This comprehensive resource outlines the steps from site selection to operations, offering a glimpse into the robust support system provided by The Human Bean’s corporate team.
Scott Anderson, the company’s COO, emphasizes their readiness to assist potential partners at every step of the journey. “Every applicant speaks with a founder during the development phase, and other franchise owners always offer their support, too,” he says. “It’s a really special community, and our partners who have grown with us are a big part of this 25-year milestone.”
The Human Bean’s 25th ‘Beanniversary’ promises to be a fun-filled celebration, with visitors in June being offered a limited-edition Happy Birthday sticker while supplies last. So, as the espresso continues to flow, the company looks forward to serving its loyal customers and reflecting on its remarkable two-and-a-half-decade journey.