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Blue Bottle Will Overtake The Handsome Coffee Brand By Summer's End

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A bag of Handsome Coffee Roasters coffee beans (Photo by Roland Tanglao via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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When Oakland's Blue Bottle Coffee announced in April that they bought out our city's beloved Handsome Coffee Roasters, things were still up in the air about what would become of the brand. Now, a spokesperson for Blue Bottle says that Handsome will be completely gone by August, and will fully transition into Blue Bottle.

Although Handsome's brick-and-mortar cafe in the Arts District still bears its name, it will eventually become Blue Bottle's first L.A. coffee shop by late summer. Even though the brand will be gone, Handsome's co-founder Michael Phillips and director of coffee Charlie Habegger have joined the Blue Bottle team in L.A. And you might just see your old favorite Handsome baristas at Blue Bottle since they offered them new jobs there as well.

You can already see some of Blue Bottle's selections at the coffee shop and they will be rolling out some more items, including their New Orleans Iced Coffee this weekend.