Sourcing Quality

The Human Bean Coffee Sourcing Bean

Matching Humans with Beans

Not only do we buy thoughtfully and seasonally, and ensure that coffee farmers are paid fairly — we purchase coffees that we have tasted, and that scored well above the specialty minimum standard in our own lab.

The Human Bean Coffee Red Cherry Beans

Sourcing With Care

The Human Bean sources and roasts specialty grade Arabica coffee, which is carefully rated by a certified coffee taster.

Roasting Quality

After sourcing great coffee, we work hard to create optimal roast profiles to showcase the quality, batch after batch. Our artisan roasting method combines traditional roasting with modern technology. A small-batch European drum roaster is outfitted with environmentally friendly afterburners, substantially reducing roasting emissions well below industry averages.

The Human Bean Farm Friendly Direct

Farm Friendly Direct Program 

This program pays growers a premium for their coffee, with 100% of that premium going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is mutually beneficial for The Human Bean and our growers. We are guaranteed a constant and consistent supply of the highest quality coffee, while growers and their local communities receive above fair-market pricing.

Farm Friendly Direct funds have: 

  • Built a water treatment plant in Guatemala
  • Completed deep solar water wells in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Planted 15,000 trees in the region of El Salvador
  • Built a new schoolhouse and supported the salary of a teacher in Papua New Guinea

Our Colombia Farm Friendly Project consists of building and repairing septic and sanitary units within coffee-growing communities. 

Swiss Water Process

Want to know the secret behind our amazing decaf? It’s Swiss Water® processed beans that have had their caffeine removed naturally without the use of chemicals, leaving the integrity and flavor of the bean intact. It only takes water, temperature and time. 

Smith Teas

Smith Teas are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon and blend quality and creativity with uncompromising good taste. Steep your day in exquisite full-leaf flavors, available in caffeinated and herbal infusions.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Nothing tops our own house-roasted espresso beans dipped in rich chocolate — which is why you’ll find one on every drink at The Human Bean! Can’t get enough with one drink? Pick up a bag at your local drive-thru or order online seasonally.