The Handsome Coffee team of Tyler Wells, Michael Philips, and Chris Owens tend to bring to mind the grownup coffee world’s version of teen heartthrobs. Each of these individuals comes laden with accolades; their years of experience in coffee have made them each well-known and respected names in the industry. So it seems disrespectful to compare them to Backstreet Boys, or Hanson… but then, they did choose to name their company “Handsome.”
Marketing messages aside, the Weekly‘s Rose Tosti had largely positive things to say about the trio’s coffee products, as she lamented the fact that Handsome Coffee is only available in one Seattle location (Tougo Coffee Co.):
The one thing that stands out to me about Handsome espresso is actually texture. This is an unusual defining feature in a coffee, for me, so it stands out a lot. If you’ve ever eaten a good chocolate truffle finished with a dusting of quality cocoa powder, you’re familiar with that lingering dry, bittersweet sensation on your lips and the tip of your tongue… not really a flavor in itself, but more of a brilliant texture that makes you think intently about it, and about the flavor that preceded it, and about how much you wish that there was one more truffle still left in the box.
Handsome espresso finishes that way.
The full story: Seattle Weekly