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Farm Friendly Colombia Project

March 08, 2018 // // The Human Bean is proud of our Farm Friendly Direct program.  This program was created to make a positive difference in our coffee world and to help improve lives within the communities where our coffee is grown.  This is done through both socially responsible and direct coffee sourcing.  This sourcing comes directly from the growers.  Additionally we fund many improvement projects in these local coffee growing communities.  These projects provide clean water, solar energy, education and more.  Colombia is the origin of our latest initiative and the 12th country where we have funded a project like this.

Part of the Farm Friendly Program is sourcing our coffee directly from the farmers.  This also involves paying growers a premium for their coffee. 100% of that premium is then going to farm and community projects. This direct purchasing relationship is mutually beneficial both for The Human Bean and the grower. A consistent and constant supply of the highest quality coffee is then guaranteed to The Human Bean.  The growers and their local communities also receive above fair-market pricing.

The Colombia Farm Friendly Project consists of building and also repairing septic and sanitary units within coffee growing communities.  This is a three year project.  Our deadline to complete this project is April of 2018 for Year 1. The goal is to build 55 total new units.  We are currently at 73% progress of our goal.  We are in the process of building four out of six new septic tanks.  21 out of 27 new sanitary units are complete.  Lastly, we have repaired 15 out of 22 sanitary units. 

The units provide a quality of life increase for all of the farmers and community members where they are built. There will be a total of 51 target producers that will be positively impacted by this project and 36 have already been impacted. In addition, we have also done many other projects like the Colombia Farm Friendly project.  These include putting in shade trees in El Salvador, placing water wells in Tanzania and building a “fun pump” which produces clean water through children playing on a merry go round in Kenya. Other countries we have done projects in include Malawi, Rwanda, Honduras, Sumatra, Guatemala, Papa New Guinea, India & Costa Rica.

About The Human Bean

With a passion for creating happy people and their love of coffee, they opened their first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for convenient, quality coffee & espresso grew and soon after opening their original location in Ashland, they 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.

Their commitment to developing the best drive-thru espresso led them to franchising The Human Bean’s brand and system in 2002. They are proud to announce that The Human Bean has expanded to 72 locations in ten states, 59 of those being franchised locations and 13 being corporate locations. They expect to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to their goals for this exceptional brand.

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They 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, they have the tools needed to be the consumers' brand of choice.

Media Contact:

Jackie McGrath
Director of Marketing
The Human Bean
(541) 608-0564

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