On the beautiful morning of Sunday, February 25th, Phoenix Elites came together at The Human Bean in Tempe. It was truly a “Parking Lot Party” at the coffee shop’s first-ever stand in the Valley. The morning was full of music, mingling, backyard games, prizes, sweet treats, and of course plenty of caffeine. It was only fitting that Elites received a Yelp coffee mug along with Mocha Crème Power Crunch Bars when they arrived and checked in to the event on Yelp. Jams provided by DJ Curtis Whipple could be heard from afar that drew Elites in. In addition to the tunes, he brought backyard games for attendees to enjoy. The best part, he woodcrafts these games himself. Giant Jenga, Cornhole, Connect Four, and more!
Next, the lovely staff at The Human Bean began to bring out samples of crowd favorites. First, a Snowy Mocha, which is a white chocolate espresso drink served hot. Next, was a Green Tea Smoothie and word on the street is that this tasted just like green tea ice cream! And lastly, a Java Chip Granita, which is a blended java chip espresso drink. Each sample was topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean, the shop’s signature touch. As Elites sipped on their samples, they also enjoyed scrumptious Butta Cakes. This local company sells their cakes at The Human Bean. There’s a reason for this, as the treats paired so nicely with the drinks!
Local business owner, Todd, gave a quick overview of The Human Bean’s history, and answered any questions that Elites had. Elites were delighted to learn about the family that operates the stand, and the fact that they moved here from Medford, Oregon just to open this location. As the morning wrapped up, The Human Bean graciously provided guests with any full-sized drink on the menu.
A huge thank you to the wonderful team at The Human Bean for hosting this coffee lover’s affair! We wish them immense success here in the Valley. Another big thank you to DJ Curtis Whipple, Butta Cakes, Power Crunch, and Yelptern Connor G. for capturing the morning! Relive this memorable event by reading the reviews and viewing the photos.