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Welcome! We Are The Happy Bean Project!

The Happy Bean Project is more than a cup of coffee. We believe in connecting with one another and bringing a little taste of happiness to the world.

The Happy Bean Project is a nonprofit online coffee shop! All profits and donations fund coffee events! Our team of volunteers go to homeless shelters, mental health facilities and the streets to make coffee for the people.

Through coffee, we are able to show those in need that we care about them, giving them hope and a person to talk with while sipping coffee. We also provide resources for people suffering with bipolar, PTSD, depression, anxiety and more.

The goal is to save lives, to help prevent suicides and to get people talking about mental health.

The Happy Bean Project hosts a Video Talk Series with guests that are willing to talk about their struggles with mental health. We also discuss how they manage, overcome “day to day”struggles and life struggles.

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UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS!

Hello! Here are some of our Upcoming New & Events, so you know what we are up to. In the coming months, we are going to be volunteering at various homeless shelters throughout the North Carolina area, as well as partaking in several events in California, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Canada.

Please contact @shanthehappybeangirl if you live in one of these areas, and would like to help volunteer.

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New Happy Bean Non-Profit Status!

We are proud to announce that all profits from online sales and donations will go to The Happy Bean Project Non Profit Organization!

The Happy Bean Project we will be working with other coffee shops around the world that will donate weekly to our project. Each event The Happy Bean Project will be serving a new coffee that was donated. This makes it less about the coffee and more about the mission. Also helps with costs for the project so we can reach more struggling people. Lastly it involves other small business in a charitable project. This way other small coffee shops get exposure for helping people suffering with mental illness, people on the streets and the homeless community living in shelters. Anyway that you can help with our project is very appreciated!

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New Video Talk Series!

The Happy Bean has started a Video Series with guests that are willing to talk about there struggles with mental health and how they manage and overcome day to day and life struggles.

The goal is to save lives. To help prevent suicides and to get people talking about mental health.

Wanna Be On The Show? Email Us!

We Are Extending Our Cause To Include Other Coffee Brands That Like What We Are Doing!

The Happy Bean Project we will be working with other coffee shops around the world that will donate weekly to our project. Each event The Happy Bean Project will be serving a new coffee that was donated. This makes it less about the coffee and more about the mission. Also helps with costs for the project so we can reach more struggling people. Lastly it involves other small business in a charitable project. This way other small coffee shops get exposure for helping people suffering with mental illness, people on the streets and the homeless community living in shelters. Anyway that you can help with our project is very appreciated!

HAPPY BEAN FEATURED PRODUCTS!

M240 BLEND

Our delicious dark blend comes in both grounds and whole beans. Its aggressive flavor and aroma along with heavy body and lasting finish makes it the perfect DARK roast!  

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STRONG & HAPPY BLEND

 Being active and healthy is a big key to happiness! Our "Strong and Happy Blend" is the perfect way to start your day and give you the kick start to a strong and successful day.  The light blend also has the option of purchasing grounds and whole beans. 

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HAPPINESS IN A CUP MEDIUM BLEND

This perfectly balanced medium blend is what so many people have been waiting for! Be on of the first to try The Happy Beans signature blend "Happiness in a cup".  With a rich full body, roasted hazelnut aroma, and a taste of chocolate this medium roast is a crowd pleaser. 

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  • ABOUT THE FOUNDER, SHANNON LOUISE!

  • Hello, I am Shannon Louise! Since working as a barista at 16 years old I fell in love with the impact coffee can make. I loved how happy the customers were every time they drove thru. I know how hard life can be sometimes and it’s amazing that something as small as a cup of coffee can make someone’s day better. I am now a Active Duty Artillery Marine and the Founder of The Happy Bean Project. With the help of an amazing team of volunteers we go to homeless shelters, mental health facilities and the streets. We make coffee for people struggling with mental heath issues and the homeless. Though coffee we are able to show these people in need that we care about them. Giving them hope and a person to talk to while sipping coffee.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER, SHANNON LOUISE!

Hello, I am Shannon Louise! Since working as a barista at 16 years old I fell in love with the impact coffee can make. I loved how happy the customers were every time they drove thru. I know how hard life can be sometimes and it’s amazing that something as small as a cup of coffee can make someone’s day better. I am now a Active Duty Artillery Marine and the Founder of The Happy Bean Project. With the help of an amazing team of volunteers we go to homeless shelters, mental health facilities and the streets. We make coffee for people struggling with mental heath issues and the homeless. Though coffee we are able to show these people in need that we care about them. Giving them hope and a person to talk to while sipping coffee. HELP FUND THE HAPPY BEAN PROJECT!

THE HAPPY BEAN PROJECT EVENT LEADS!

Here you will find out information about the HAPPY BEAN LEADS, the cities and states they volunteer in, how to donate to their events, and if you need to contact them in regards to their events to volunteer, then please go to the donation page!  Or you can contact @shanthehappybeangirl.

MIGUEL CASTILLO - HBP LEAD - SANTA ANA

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  • RALEIGH HAPPY BEAN EVENT

  • Event we did in North Carolina for the Homeless, and people with Mental Health Issues.

RALEIGH HAPPY BEAN EVENT

Event we did in North Carolina for the Homeless, and people with Mental Health Issues. Donate To North Carolina Events

Testimonials!

The Happy Bean is the best online coffee shop we at Ciaran Interactive have ordered from. Staff are exceptional! Customer service is absolutely on par. And the Strong and Happy Blend is OUTSTANDING! Exceptional flavor!

Ciaran James - CEO
  • THE HAPPY BEAN EVENT WILMINGTON NC

  • Another AWESOME Happy Bean Project event to help the homeless, and people with mental health issues.

THE HAPPY BEAN EVENT WILMINGTON NC

Another AWESOME Happy Bean Project event to help the homeless, and people with mental health issues.

The Happy Bean Community!

Amanda Dubord

Coffee fuels me, inspires me and brings happiness throughout my day.

Knowing I can give back to NAMI, (15% proceeds) helping those with mental health issues just by drinking @thehappybeancoffeeshop is a no brainer.

I support this brand, how it gives back, and the military members behind the scenes working hard to make people happy.

“A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.”

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Maggie Hundshamer Moshier

When I got pregnant with my daughter at the end of my second enlistment I chose to depart the military to be a mom. I never realized how hard it was. I needed human contact that wasn’t a baby to talk to. So I went back to contracting and shipped off to Afghanistan for a year. I was sexually assaulted overseas by someone I thought was my friend and I chose to resign and come home after 11 out of 12 months overseas. Then I came home and met my husband. A few months before we were married I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I lost my hair, gained a ton of weight, lost my boobs, and I felt lost. My husband got to leave to go to work everyday and I envied him as I laid in bed fighting for my life. I considered suicide more times than I could count. I found friends on the internet like you that inspired me to keep fighting. I was told this August I am now in remission and have since become an advocate for many things. I got to work with some amazing veteran companies, tell my story in numerous documentaries and even ended up making it In a commercial! I found people to talk to, got some meds to help me cope, and now I’m doing better than ever! Never be scared to reach out for help!

Maggie Hundshamer Moshier, USMC

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James Nelson

I started out at the high school level as a teacher/coach and then went onto the college level as a Strength Coach. My story started during my coaching years at the high school level, one night I took myself to the ER thinking thinking I was having a heart attack, after several hours of test they discovered I had an anxiety/panic attack. Took me a few days of trying to deal with this on my own before going to the doc for help. I was diagnosed with GAD & Depression and was medicated and it went down hill from there. All of my friends (whom I worked with for over 14 years) thought I was just losing control and I even told them what what was going on. I left my job and went to the college level. I only continued to drown myself in work and physically and mentally went down hill. After a year and a half I stepped down and took a lower paying job with MWR Navy. My dad was active duty for 28 years and i thought it was a perfect opportunity to give back. After 2 great years i ran into some people that pretty much had had bad ideas on how things should be done and this only mad life darker. After fighting through this I feel I'm starting to get back on track. I'm creating a program with our fitness programs and Fleet and Family Services To create a monthly plan of action to help bridge the gap of mental health awareness and fitness no matter what level of fitness you have. As a male I see how there is a astigmatism that follows us around saying men cant be that way! I want to eliminate that and show people that it's ok for a man to talk about insecurities and other mental health issues. I have virtually started life and career over again, this point in time it's a focus about me and trying to help others. 

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Keighly

Ever since I was in middle school I have always struggled with my mental health due to bullies or my self esteem. I would always isolate myself inside my room and never come out. It would slowly get worse and worse. Doctors visit weren’t any help either. It was Depression and Anxiety that stuck to me like glue. I always thought I was never good enough due to that fact I had acne and wasn’t pretty or clear faced like the other girls. I would wear makeup to cover up my insecurities. My anxiety was built up every day as soon as I parked my car in front of my high school because I knew something would be said about my face or my smile. I was terrified and anxious to walk in. One day before practice one of my close middle school friends that always stuck by me asked why I always wore makeup. She never had said anything before about my face or made a comment on my appearance. I broke down crying and told her I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin. She then had brought over makeup wipes and helped me wiped off my face. After she saw me without makeup, she told me “you don’t need makeup those are your beauty marks” and ever since then I have been comfortable enough to not always wear makeup when I go out. I started to get comfortable with my body,face, and mind.  I started to take control of my life and how I should feel and when I should feel it. Yes, sometimes I have bad days but it doesn’t have to be like that everyday now. I would love to say that maintaining healthy relationships with not only yourself but others also helps a lot. Encourage others to get better and fight because anyone can overcome anything! --

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Michael Zinni

Hello:
42 yr old disabled Marine vet (6323 96-03). My story is I blew my right knee out 2x in the Corps and have nerve damage in my neck from a CH-53E generator dropping on my shoulder. All of this has not stopped me from trying to get fit again after my 4th neck surgery. I am an avid coffee drinker (as all marines are) and would love to try your coffee.
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Michael Zinni SGT

Krystal Landrove

Since I was 7 I was raised by my mom (grandparents prior to her). Her thing was to leave my brother and I alone for hours on end, arriving at 01-03 in the morning. She would fail to pay bills like the light, rent and water. We would suffer from hunger, lack of clean clothes and basic things like tooth brushes or toilet paper. It was the roughest 7 years of my life. From hunger, being bullied for being the stinky fat kid to having to use dirty socks as pads because my mom was gone for 3 days when I first started my period at 12. I’ve wanted to end my life as a 12 year old, thinking it would bring relief. My saving grace was people who met me and my brother who ended up wanting to help us. Through life I’ve learned to push forward and keep fitting, even if ending sounds so easy. I am now a mom of two, and I want to do everything I can for them. Make sure that thoughts of ending life isn’t what they think of as young kids or adults. I am going to be starting a new chapter in my life that will have me as a single mom of two, and active duty in the US Navy. I will be trying to find balance, stay sane and be the mom my kids need me to be. It’s gonna be a long journey, but I’m ready.

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Tech_Nasty

People usually butcher my last name so I go by Tech. I am a typical kid who grew up in New York City, who dropped out of physical therapy degree in college and then joined the Army. I joined in 2010 and have been on three deployments so far. During my second deployment I was in a tragic UH-60 crash in Afghanistan, I managed to save just about everyone. I later after months with WTB in Colorado I was cleared to go back to duty where I took my second chance at life in stride. I PCSd to Hawaii to knock out some schools such as Air Assault and Ranger school, my last couple of months stationed in Hawaii I was blessed to make it on the Best Ranger team to represent my division in the annual event. I came back to Colorado to make it to my final goal (post-accident) of another deployment. I help young individuals set goals physically and try to lead by example. As a NCAA Division II runner I gained alot of experience in mental toughness and pushing physical limits and I share all my experience!

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Thomas Kiselow

My active duty time came to an end on September 1st of 2001, ten days before 9/11. During my service I was lucky enough to serve with some of the greatest men and women I will ever meet. I also was both lucky and unfortunate enough to serve overseas in Kosovo in 1999, during which I saw what the evil in the world was truly capable of.  When I finished my time, I came home and like most of us buried what I had seen and what I had gone through. Ten days after I came home that would change. On 9/12 I received my first of what would be 3 Frost calls from the reserve unit I checked into. Since we were not getting activated at that point, on 9/13 I packed up my rescue equipment that I had acquired from my time with the Jacksonville rescue squad and the Onslow County SIRT and traveled to Ground Zero from my home in NJ. For 3 days I dug through rubble with some of the bravest and most selfless first responders I have ever met. I met people from all over the world who came to New York to simply do their best to help.  Growing up, we always approached feelings in what I like to call the "John Wayne" method. We didn't talk about our feelings, we buried them, or we drowned them in a bottle like most Irishmen.  For years I battled depression and suffered from PTSD, but I never realized how bad it was until I was in a car accident in 2004 with my best friend. We were hit by a drunk driver, and my best friend and love if my life died on the way to the hospital. I myself spent 28 days in a coma, broke 19 bones, lacerated my spline, bruised my heart and collapsed both lungs. After I woke up, I was told about my accident and that my best friend had died. I fell into a depression that lasted months. I drank almost every night just to be able to sleep. I slept at most 2 hours at a time because my nightmares would wake me up. I thought about ending my life more times than I could count. I floundered and suffered for years until I was lucky enough to meet some great men and go through a certain program to deal with my issues. After which I came home and co-founded a great organization with two Marine brothers. We started the Ma Deuce Deuce or MA22 to help vets deal with PTSD and CRS and to help end the 22 a day suicide epidemic.  From when we have started just over three years ago to today, we have raised over 150,000.00 to help our local veteran community and do our best to end the 22 a day.  When I read why you were starting the Happy Bean Coffee Shop, I had to support such a great company and as well as a fellow Marine and veteran.  I hope there are great things for you in the future and you succeed in all that you take on!

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LATEST PICTURES FROM OUR NORTH CAROLINA HAPPY BEAN CREW!

We had an amazing event where we came together as a community, and had a great event. Our volunteers were amazing and we met some awe-inspiring people.

SOME OF OUR COFFEE DONATORS FOR OUR EVENTS!

The Happy Bean Project accepts donations from coffee businesses around the world. At each donation event The Happy Bean Project serves a new brand of coffee that was donated to our project. This makes it less about the coffee and more about the mission. Also helps with costs for the project so we can reach more struggling people. Lastly it involves other small businesses to participate in a charitable project. This way other small coffee shops get exposure for helping people suffering with mental illness, people on the streets and the homeless community living in shelters.

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