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Coffee Lovers Rejoice!  The Human Bean Drive Thru is Now Open in Alpharetta!

Baristas at The Human Bean will begin pouring coffee and other specialty beverages at 870 McFarland Pkwy, Alpharetta GA near exit 12 on 400 North, beginning this Saturday November 4th. Customers are invited to come get a first taste of the drive-thru’s offerings, including specialty-grade coffee, real-fruit smoothies, whole-leaf teas, and hot breakfast items to-go.  


Locally owned by Aaron Nickelson and a longtime friend, Nickelson says our team of happy Human Beans look forward to providing all our customers the highest quality products and exceptional customer service — all with a signature chocolate-covered espresso bean on top. 


“We’ve got an excited team who have been training and preparing for this grand opening,” says Nickelson. “They’re ready to start sharing the energy here and serve the friendly faces who come through our drive-thru in Alpharetta.”  


With a reputation for cheerful baristas and sustainably-sourced coffee, The Human Bean coffee company has grown from a single location in southern Oregon to a nationwide brand over the last 24 years. Drive-thru stands throughout the U.S. are primarily owned and operated by individual franchisees like Nickelson, who have a passion for bringing “coffee with a smile” to their communities. 


The Human Bean franchise CEO, Dan Hawkins, attributes the company’s growth to a community-minded mentality and treating everyone “like a kind human bean.” With quarterly charity donations and many smaller local initiatives, the company strives to make staff, partners, vendors, and customers feel valued. 


Customers can join the feel-good vibes by participating in several fundraising events throughout the year, including the brand-wide Coffee for a Cure Day in October and Mochas for Men in June. All of The Human Bean drive-thrus participate in the fundraisers each year, and collectively raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for women’s and men’s cancer prevention and treatment.  


All of the money raised by the Alpharetta drive-thru location will stay in the community and be given to a local organization of the staff’s choosing. 


Customers are invited to get a taste of what The Human Bean in Alpharetta to offer from Monday-Saturday 5:30am – 8pm and Sunday 6am - 8pm, and can prepare for their visit by finding The Human Bean drink menu and Rewards App online.  




About The Human Bean 

With a passion for creating happy ‘Human Beans’, the company’s drive-thrus around the U.S. have established a reputation for friendly baristas, high-quality coffee, and innovative flavors. The Human Bean opened its first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland, Oregon in 1998, and currently supports over 300 locations open or under development in 25 states.   


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