The Human Bean Missouri will be opening soon and will also be the first in the state!
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 The Human Bean’s convenient, consistent and customer focused brand grew and soon after opening in Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Oregon and steadily grew to nearby states.
This season, we are excited to announce that we are bringing The Human Bean to state number 9 with the opening of our 58th location in St. Joseph, Missouri!
Located along the Missouri River and about 60 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph is rich with history. It is also home to almost 80,000 residents. Among those residing in St. Joseph is HB franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek.
About Erin Albright-Milek, Owner
Albright-Milek discovered The Human Bean while vacationing in Albany, OR. She fell in love with the brand. She was also impressed by the qualified baristas that took her order. Once she tasted her Snowy Mocha with The Human Bean’s signature chocolate covered espresso bean on top, she was hooked!
After visiting additional locations and learning more about the brand, Albright-Milek discovered The Human Bean Franchise offered something special. The fun atmosphere and positive spirit demonstrated by the baristas was contagious. “We want to offer the same great experience in our area,” said Albright-Milek.
In addition, The Human Bean’s focus on community involvement excited and inspired Albright-Milek. Since 2002, The Human Bean’s largest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised over $850,000 for local breast health centers. Along with her interest in participating in Coffee for A Cure, “we’d also like to show support for other organizations in our immediate area as well,” said Albright-Milek.
Albright-Milek and her team are working hard to open their first stand on 4414 Commons Drive in St. Joseph by early March. Once they become great at what they do and establish The Human Bean within the St. Joseph community, they also plan to eventually expand the brand to the Kansas City area.
The Human Bean expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand. If you are interested in learning more about The Human Bean franchise opportunities in areas that remain available for development, please refer to the Franchise page.