Human Bean will open on 99W in April
New business Popular coffee franchise seeks to give back locally, internationally
The vacant space adjacent to the Key Bank parking lot on Villa Road is slowly being transformed into a Human Bean a growingly popular coffee drive-thru company.
Jackie McGrath, Human Bean marketing director, said theyve been looking to expand to Newberg for a while.
Weve been looking at properties for a couple of years now, McGrath said. Its definitely somewhere they thought was good.
The franchise may seem like just another coffee spot, but McGrath said theres something that makes them different from all others.
Something that makes us different from other coffee companies is our coffee sourcing program, Farm Friendly Direct, she said. We actually go to the farmers who grow the coffee and negotiate a price. We pay at or above market price.
But thats not all they do. McGrath said they also look to do something for the farmers community.
Say were in Africa, we might build a water system if they dont have one, or pay teachers, she said.
That community support applies locally as well.
We do different events throughout the year. In October we have a breast cancer donation day, she said. We donate all the funds from drink sales we make that day locally to the local hospital for mammograms for the uninsured or under-insured women, or for check-ups, whatever the need is in the community.
She said they try to do different similar events throughout the year.
We try to be a positive part of each community, she said.
The new location is expected to open in April.Add a comment