Coffee isn’t the only thing generating buzz at The Human Bean in Warrenton—new owner Alissa Trotter, a Medford native and graduate of the University of Oregon—is putting her stamp on the newly acquired business with a focus on giving back to the community.
Since recently taking the helm, Trotter’s Human Bean has already been spreading its roots into the community through many philanthropic projects.
On October 19, the coffee shop participated in the 13th annual Coffee For A Cure, a national event held from 4:45 am to 7 pm every October. Unlike many other similar organizations that donate only a percentage of their profits, The Human Bean donated 100% of its profits to the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation. The foundation plans to use the funds to provide mammograms to local women who are either un-insured or under-insured. In total, $3,500 was raised by the Warrenton location, while $264,000 was raised nationally by the coffee company. To date, The Human Bean has raised over $1.5 million.
Trotter was also very proud of a recent event, “Mochas for Men,” in which a dollar from every mocha sold on Friday, November 16, was donated to support men’s health causes in the community.
Trotter began her journey with The Human Bean as a barista and eventually worked on the corporate side of the company in marketing. When the opportunity to purchase the already-existing Warrenton location from the previous owners became available, she jumped at the chance and is enjoying becoming a part of the Oregon coast.
“I have always loved and appreciated that The Human Bean is so focused on charitable giving, because that is something very important to me,” said Trotter. “I am so incredibly grateful that the community has embraced us, and I love getting to know everyone who comes through!”