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Our Story

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 and 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 offering the highest quality ingredients.

The Human Bean was founded in 1998 with a commitment to developing the very best coffee drive-thru in Southern Oregon. Early success led to franchising the brand and system in 2002. The Human Bean brand currently has over 150 locations open or under development in 19 states. The Human Bean will continue growth through approved franchisees sharing the same determination and commitment to the goals of this exceptional brand. 

The Human Bean Drive-Thru Franchise

We expect additional growth through approved franchisees throughout the nation. Moving forward, the brand will stay true to the successful operations on which The Human Bean was founded. With exceptional products, attractive and efficient facilities and an exceptionally trained and qualified team, we have the tools needed to be the consumers' brand of choice. 

If you are interested in learning more about coffee franchise opportunities in areas that remain open for development, please refer to the Franchise page. 

If you are interested in employment please visit our Jobs page.

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