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Handsome Coffee Roasters

Map & Directions 582 Mateo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013


LA Weekly's Description

In early 2012, Handsome Coffee Roasters opened a coffeehouse in downtown’s Arts District, in a gorgeous minimalist warehouse building (lots of white! metal everywhere! loft ceilings!) that makes the place less resemble a coffee bar, retail space and open roastery than a seriously upscale meth lab. The hopped-up brainchild of former Intelligentsia employees Michael Phillips (2010 World Barista Champion), Tyler Wells and Chris Owens, Handsome quickly became a destination spot, and not only for coffee. Pop-up taquerias and farmers markets have installed themselves nearby, while the locals flock to Handsome as, well, one would to one’s dealer. Rightly so, as the coffee produced here is pretty stunning. Order a pulled shot, or a cup of brew made to exacting standards from beans sourced from Honduras, El Salvador, Kenya, Colombia -- or wherever and whatever your barista recommends. Sometimes these decisions are best left to the experts.

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  • LA Weekly on 07/28/13

    A gorgeous minimalist warehouse that makes the resembles less a coffee bar, retail space and open roastery than a seriously upscale meth lab... Also featured at the 2013 LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast!

  • Taste Terminal on 01/06/12

    The L.A. coffee bar offers Espressos for $3, Espresso + Steamed Milk-3 oz./5.oz. $4, and 1oz Espressos for $5. Brewed Coffee will be sold at market price ($4-$9). Open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM.

  • AskMen on 03/02/12

    Ask anyone on staff about what will satisfy your mood, and definitely take a look at the enormous roaster.

  • Michael M. on 02/25/12

    Overheard at HCR:Q: Do you do pour-overs?A: No, we just make consistently good coffee.

  • DTELS LA on 02/12/13

    A coffee shop for only the most sophisticated of coffee lovers since they only serve straight coffee and straight espresso. No lattes, no cream, no sugar. Novices need not apply.

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