Food & Drink

Gourmet coffee spot coming to Harrodsburg Road corridor

The Human Bean, an Oregon-based coffee chain, will be opening a coffee kiosk in Lexington. The store will be primarily drive-through, with a walk-up window and limited seating outdoors only.
The Human Bean, an Oregon-based coffee chain, will be opening a coffee kiosk in Lexington. The store will be primarily drive-through, with a walk-up window and limited seating outdoors only.

A new coffee chain is coming Lexington: The Human Bean will be opening its first Kentucky franchise here sometime next year.

The shop will be at 1946 Harrodsburg Road and have a drive-through window for quick pick-up. Plans for the site show a small kiosk with ordering menus and seven parking spots. It also will have a walk-up ordering window and a small patio for outdoor seating.

Franchise owner Akash Hira said that what drew him to The Human Bean, besides the great coffee, was the Oregon-based chain’s mission to give back to the local community and to source coffee and ingredients responsibility. Hira said that each location also gives back to the local community.

The Human Bean’s coffee menu includes espresso and lots of specialty coffee drinks, Steve Smith teas, chai or mate lattes, fruit smoothies and Italian soda.

Other than readying the site, construction has not begun, Hira said. It’s expected to begin by the end of the year.

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