Franchisee Bill Walton said he was unfamiliar with The Human Bean prior to opening the Lewisville location.

The longtime Flower Mound resident stumbled across the chain after conducting a Google search and became interested in owning one.

“I loved the people, loved the concept, loved the idea,” he said. “I started to look for a site after getting approval from [the company].”

The Human Bean’s Lewisville location opened in April 2021. It is one of two in North Texas.

The Oregon-based drive-thru franchise was founded in 1998 and has over 300 locations open or in development in 20 states. The Human Bean offers seasonal drinks and a variety of hot, iced or blended coffees. Its menu also includes teas and frozen treats.

Walton does a little bit of everything as the franchisee, including hiring and maintaining equipment, he said. He can be found at the Lewisville location almost every day.

“I touch everything in the business,” he said.

The Human Bean offers many drink combinations. One of its signature drinks is the Snowy Mocha, which is a creamy blend of smooth white chocolate, espresso and steamed milk that can be ordered hot, iced or blended. The Mexi Mocha is also a popular cinnamon-based specialty drink. All drinks are topped with a chocolate-covered espresso bean.

“[The Lewisville baristas] came up with a ‘Mexi Blanco,’ which is kind of a combination of the [Snowy Mocha] and the Mexi [Mocha],” he said. “It's very popular.”

One of the things that makes The Human Bean unique is its double-sided drive-thru, Walton said. Its demographic is slightly older, ranging from 20 to 45 years old, he said. The Human Bean’s drinks are also not as sweet compared to other coffee chains.

The Lewisville location also offers food, including the bestselling almond croissants and spicy jalapeno biscuits.

“I've got a partnership with [Main Street Bistro & Bakery] in Grapevine,” Walton said. “I get bagels from [Starship Bagel in Lewisville]. We partner up with local companies from the standpoint of getting some of the fresher stuff.”

The Lewisville location values connecting with the community and giving back, Walton said.

“We do a lot of work with Lewisville High School,” he said. “I get involved with Keeping Lewisville Beautiful. There's a lot of things that we would do with the local community.”