The Human Bean 

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Client: Maurice Torano

Assistance: Business plan, projections, financing

Business Description: Snack and Non-alcoholic beverage bar

City: Odessa, TX

County: Ector


The SBDC staff met Maurice after a local banker referred him to our office. After telling us about his idea, we immediately started working on what would become the Human Bean-Odessa location. Maurice had previously worked in real estate and had experience with construction as well, but was employed in the oil & gas industry. We worked diligently on the business plan, projections, and financial planning for this business for two years due to many unforeseen circumstances, but it all came together perfectly. Our office was present at his grand opening.


The Human Bean was awarded a grant from the Odessa Development Corporation in June of 2019. Maurice second location is under construction in Midland, Texas while also having over 11 employees in the Odessa location. Our center is proud to be a part of this successful business and looks forward to assisting with the others to come.