The Human Bean strives to capitalize on the growing premium beverage market. Join us in providing consistent & delicious products with exceptional customer service.

Franchise - Coffee

What Makes Us Better

Unlike nearly all other franchises, we do not charge percentage-of-sales royalty fees. We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee and other supplies ordered from our franchised locations. 

At The Human Bean, we work as a team with our franchisees; our franchisees don’t work for us by paying high royalties or charge percentage-of-sales royalty that take away from their bottom line. 

Our goal is for Human Bean franchisees to enjoy the returns from their investment while receiving the benefits of being part of The Human Bean franchise. 

Our building designs aren’t limited to double-sided drive-thrus. We offer a single-sided design with a menu board and order station that maintains the speed of our double-sided locations. In fact, our newest corporate store uses this design and we have found that it increases accuracy.  Click here to learn more. This innovative single-sided design paired with the order station increases flexibility when choosing site locations.

Having successfully managed several corporate locations ourselves, The Human Bean franchise team delivers the experience and expertise to assist you from start to finish in opening your own The Human Bean Espresso Drive-Thru business.

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Franchise With Us

Want to learn more or have questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page.

View our video to see how a new Human Bean franchise location is constructed.

Succeed With Us

There are many key components to a successful espresso drive-thru:

  • Site selection
    • Ease of entry and exit
    • High traffic volumes (at least 15,000 cars per day)
    • Located on main morning drive with great visibility from street
    • Superior and consistent product
    • Friendly and efficient staff
      • Specialized barista hiring & training
      • Building design
        • Equipment layout
        • And much, much more

With minimal overhead costs, successful espresso drive-thrus have the potential to earn high-profit margins.

Through successfully operating our 13 high volume corporate espresso drive-thrus, The Human Bean franchise system is highly refined in drink preparation, specialty training and overall drive-thru operations.

What We Offer

Human Bean KioskFrom finding the perfect site to specialty training, our corporate team is ready to help:

  • Site selection assistance
  • Preliminary site plan design
    • Architectural drawings of building choices
    • Full equipment schedules for high volume drink production
    • Complete Operations Manual
  • Full branding with Trademarked name and logo
    • Branded signage, graphics & marketing tools
    • Branded Arabica coffee blends from our farm friendly programs
    • Branded cups and other merchandise
  • Specialized training prior to and during opening

Want to learn more or have questions? See below for our frequently asked questions.

Frequently ASked Questions

Costs may range from $346,825-$835,225 depending on the site development specifics of your location. If you choose to purchase land, those costs will elevate. 

The Human Bean does not offer financing, but we do have relationships with several third-party financing options and a team member on staff to walk you through the process and make those introductions.  

Our Franchise is recognized as a Franchise Registry Verified Franchisor with FRANdata. 


3-weeks at our training facilities and corporate location located in Oregon. Training includes both classroom and live hands-on drive-thru training on procedures that range from machine maintenance to drink production to inventory control.

We do not collect a royalty fee on sales.  We earn revenues from bulk sales of coffee beans, cups, lids, and other supplies to our franchisees. All locations do contribute 1% of gross sales revenue to a Brand Fund for the promotion of the THB-branded product and drive-thrus. 

The Human Bean is pleased to help support programs that go beyond our immediate responsibility as a specialty coffee retailer. “Farm Friendly Direct” not only plays a vital role in creating relationships that will ensure the supply of superior coffees, but it also promotes conservation and sustainable coffee growing practices.

Franchising The Human Bean

This is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. We offer franchises only through our application process. Tell us about yourself through our online franchise application.

Franchise Opportunities

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. source tracking