Have questions? It’s only human. Read our frequently asked questions below for quick answers, and feel free to reach out via our contact form to schedule a conversation with our franchise team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to start a franchise?

Costs may range from $552,350 - $1,058,850 depending on the site development specifics of your location. If you choose to purchase land, the costs will elevate.

What are the financial requirements for owners?

Franchise candidates must have a minimum net worth of $400,000, and a minimum of $200,000 liquid assets.

Do you offer a finance program?

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.

How much is the franchise fee?


What are the ongoing royalty fees?

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 franchise partners. All locations do contribute 1% of gross sales revenue to a Brand Fund for the promotion of the THB-branded product and drive-thrus.

What kind of training will I get?

Two trainers are invited to spend three weeks at our training facility in Oregon. Training includes both classroom and live, hands-on drive-thru training on procedures that range from machine maintenance to drink production and inventory control.

Is The Human Bean Coffee sustainable?

The Human Bean is pleased to 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 top-quality coffees — it also promotes conservation and sustainable coffee growing practices.

How do I get started?

Tell us about yourself through our online application.