Oct 16, 2023 | Member News

NORTHERN COLORADO, (October 17, 2023) – For September 29, National Coffee Day, Human Bean Northern Colorado combined their love for coffee and animals to turn the day into a fundraiser for Animal Friends Alliance and Big Bones Canine Rescue. One hundred percent of sales from drip coffee, iced coffee and toddy sales on that day from all 10 locations were donated to those two shelters. A total of $2,852.20 was raised, giving each shelter a donation of $1,426.10

“The high cost of living is having an effect on animal shelters,” explained Krista Smith, Assistant Director of Operations for Human Bean Northern Colorado. “Many people are being faced with the difficult decision of surrendering their pets resulting in full shelters. These funds will help while new homes for the animals are found.”

A check for $1,426.10 was presented to Animal Friends Alliance on October 11, 2023.
(photo of check presentation to Animal Friends Alliance)
Pictured from left to right are:
Bailey Payton, Will Maestas, Hannah Hostak, Matthew Speer (holding Frankie the dog), Krista Smith, Amanda Schroeder, Rachel Rasmussen, Bailey Rutter and Hannah Brennan.
Located in Fort Collins, Animal Friends Alliance provides comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. Visit to learn more about Animal Friends Alliance.
A check for $1,426.10 also was presented to Big Bones Canine Rescue on October 11, 2023.
(photo of check presentation to Big Bones Canine Rescue)
Pictured from left to right are Krista Smith and Kristie Fisher.

With locations in Windsor and Wellington, Big Bones Canine Rescue is a volunteer-run nonprofit. They successfully rescue over 2,000 dogs a year from predominately out-of-state locations with a high need for help. Big Bones Canine Rescue helps all types of dogs including giant breed, seniors, medical, mutts and purebred dogs. Visit to learn more.

About Human Bean Northern Colorado: Human Bean Northern Colorado has been locally owned and operated since 2004. Now with 10 separate locations and one mobile coffee truck, The Human Bean has become known as the leading coffee drive-thru in northern Colorado. For more information on The Human Bean’s community involvement, visit
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6505 W 29th Street, Greeley, CO 80634
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