The Human Bean - Keizer, OR
The Human Bean Keizer is directly influenced by the organization’s mission to be “rooted in relationships and growing on a vision of global betterment.” The concept for this space was informed by the process of making coffee - from growing the beans to pouring a latte. The design highlights the role The Human Bean plays in stewardship of coffee growers and makers.
With the goal of creating a familiar and comfortable environment, the team took a genuine approach to material and form for this space, using colors and textures evoking the rustic qualities of the coffee farming process, while balancing it with clean and inviting characteristics of a modern coffee shop. In the café there are a variety of seating types employed to create a comfortable environment for both interaction and reflection. A mural was developed and implemented by GMA as an expression of Human Bean’s mission. It achieves that goal, but also it helps to define the most social area within the café.